March 8th, 1956
Solar Cross Tape: 2-B
''Greetings my brothers. I am known as Mon-Ka. I would speak with you at this time about an incident which happened during your early biblical times. As your scientists know, they count but nine Planet’s in your Solar System. (This was long before Pluto was 'demoted' to Minor Planet status) In actuality, there are twelve - nine of them visible, one destroyed and two not yet discovered! The one destroyed is our purpose in speaking.
In your Holy Works, there is a reference to Lucifer, the Son of the Morning, the Fallen Angel. The Lucifer that is spoken of was a Planet located between the two Planets you call Mars and Jupiter. It is called, in our language, Maldek - ‘Tongue of Fire’. It existed for many millions of years. It’s civilisation was greater than that of your Earth even in this day.
The people had gone through the evolutionary cycles of wars and strife and had finally reached a state of Spiritual Awareness. The two principal cities upon its surface were Karna and Vadur. There were 3 billion inhabitants in all, in these two great cities. Man had achieved the fulfilling of all his needs. Vadur was a shining jewel of beauty. Many of our Confederation people visited this city of man’s dreams. Here, there was enough beauty for all to share.
It came about, after this had existed for many hundreds of years, that the people of Maldek were exposed to the radiation of fissionable products, which their government chanced to be exploring the possibilities of. Here a great disaster took place. A missile containing Cal-nutronite, their most terrifying force yet developed, was somehow tampered with and it exploded over the suburban areas of Karna. The radiations which were loosed into the atmosphere of Maldek seared the minds of all the people everywhere upon its surface. A form of madness (radiation induced) infected all of these people.
Kara accused Vadur of having intentionally causing this accident.The people, inflamed as they already were, declared that a retribution should be extracted from the Vadurian continent. I need not say of what followed. Envy, greed and hatred, fanned by the slow-falling dust, laden with this radiation, brought about the loss of all reason in these people. A war of nuclear weapons grew to great proportions.
We of the Confederation, bound by the Laws of our unity (the Galactic Pax) could not intervene in this situation. Although many delegates of our people went and pleaded with both powers on Maldek, we could not impress upon them the foolishness of what they were pursuing. Finally, after repeated warnings were not heeded, we withdrew and stationed one of our remotely controlled observer craft, a Chronomonitor, near the Planet to record and to broadcast the events of this Planet’s dying moments.
It is for you, people of Earth, to decide which you will have — a repetition of that fate which overcame Maldek; or a fate predicted upon a great destiny of Co-operation and Service, of Love and Light, of Interstellar Co-existence.
I say this to you, oh people of Earth. The force fields of the Planet you call Saturn, which you described as rings and the asteroid belt contain that evidence which once existed as a Planet similar to your own. The date of this event can be determined by your own Holy Works.
Think well of which future you and your people desire. The causes and the events will be caused more by your own doing than by any intervention which we might be allowed to bring about.
Let us see how you, people of Earth, decide.''
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