You could say we’re going through this right now. Societies riddled with oppressive regimes, wars of dubious necessity, pandemic diseases, declining standards of living. Everywhere you look there seems to be more law and less freedom. The aliens have been watching. And when they decide the people have been chewed enough they descend with all sorts of gimmicks and gadgets, fancy fertilizers, healings, teachings, etc. They’re everything a public that has been ridden long and hard wants. They promise to make it all go away. And it does. Or it seems to. Trouble is, you’re not buying it. And neither are a lot of people. You go to work and the people who were goofing off on the internet arcade game sites are constantly on the mothership’s website. Eventually your indifference to the new benefactors gets noticed. You get questioned as to why you’re not “down with” new arrivals are doing for the people. The aliens are suddenly at the center of sheep consciousness. So when the talk starts up about registering everyone so they can make sure we all get the help we need or whatever the trumped up excuse is, you’re one of the folks who doesn’t show up at the center.