This may seem a bit weird, but what you are saying fits in pretty well with a theory of why we do not see aliens from galactic civilizations.
Essentially, the theory is that when civilizations become technologically adept enought to colonize the stars, their communications become so good that they are subject to destrutive ideologies that cause their demise.
There are many destructive ideologies out there, look at western civilization and consider Gaia worship, communism and socialism, and “global warming”. Any one of them might be enough to keep mankind from the stars.
destrutive should be destructive