I thought that this was quite funny. First off, we know that aliens only communicate with, and abduct, rednecks (I have no idea why this is, and motivation is one thing I've given up enquiring after). However, let's assume that those skinny, little, grey men with the almond eyes deign to talk to an officially-designated person...
UN prepares for 'first contact' with alien life
What could possibly be the civilized approach to greeting a life form so sophisticated that it's worked out how to travel at FLS? "Shoot," perhaps? That seems to be the civilized approach to every other problem, so why not this one? And, then, "we" could steal their technology, and make ourselves even more dangerous than we already are.
I think it's better that human beings never leave this planet, to be honest.