Introduction to Special Edition:
Exopolitics Journal 2:4 (2008). ISSN 1938-1719
This Special Edition of the Exopolitics Journal brings together a unique collection of articles that clarify the relationship between exopolitics and public policy. In the first article, I examine the emerging discipline of exopolitics from the perspective of how it fulfills a functional need for the study of extraterrestrial life. Whether or not one accepts evidence that extraterrestrial life is currently visiting Earth, there is nevertheless the need for systematic study of the public policy implications of possible extraterrestrial life.
This is exemplified in the 1961 Brookings Institute study commissioned by NASA on behalf of the U.S. Congress. Titled Proposed Studies on the Implications of Peaceful Space Activities for Human Affairs, The Brookings Report devoted several sections to discussing the public policy implications of extraterrestrial life. Delivered to the U.S. Congress in April 1961, The Brookings Report described the potential impact of extraterrestrial life or artifacts being found on nearby planetary bodies. To date it forms the most important available documentation that public policy analysis of extraterrestrial has been conducted and is taken very seriously by senior officials. Alternative terms such as UFOlogy or SETI simply arent suitable for the emergence of a rigorous academic study of the public policy implications of extraterrestrial life. Just as the term exobiology has been increasingly used in biological considerations of possible extraterrestrial life, so too exopolitics fulfills a functional need for public policy considerations regardless of ongoing debates over extraterrestrial visitation.
Geo-Political Considerations of the Roswell Cover-Up,
Douglas McClure, M.A., an international relations expert and
retired South African civil servant, examines the public policy
implications of the 1947 Roswell Crash. Citing some of the most
recent evidence to have emerged to validate the crash of an
extraterrestrial vehicle at
third article by British based researcher David Griffin, M.Sc.,
analyses the impact of extraterrestrial life on global population
reduction strategies. He argues that such strategies may be
fatally flawed by not accounting for the extraterrestrial factor.
The next article is the final installment of Grant Camerons 2004 X-Conference. His paper gives helpful insights into some of the public policy issues secretly handled by military departments and government agencies. Initiatives undertaken during the Eisenhower, Nixon and Carter administrations reveal some of the public policy decisions taken regarding disclosure of extraterrestrial life is presented. Cameron shows how media resources are used, when necessary, by the covert agencies responsible for handling and leaking extraterrestrial related information. He gives us more of an idea of how the public education efforts secretly orchestrated by the CIA and cooperating agencies since the Robertson Panel has been historically handled.
Colliers final installment of his previously unpublished
2002 lecture is the fifth article in this Special Edition. He
reveals more information about galactic history and the way
in which some extraterrestrial civilizations have colonized
the Earth and established their own
final article is the 2008 Earth Transformation Conference presentation
by Bolivian contactee, Luis Fernando Mostajo. Luis described
his experiences of being taken off planet by extraterrestrials
who used a teleportation device to transfer him to Ganymede,
one of the moons of Jupiter. He also described experiences of
meeting with Ascended Masters and being physically taken to
an ancient civilization hidden under
Finally, consideration of public policy issues concerning extraterrestrial life would be incomplete without mentioning the Galactic Freedom Day Initiative taking place on 8/8/08. On that auspicious day that marks the start of the 2008 Olympic Games, a global positive intention exercize will be conducted whereby all secret agreements concerning extraterrestrial life are declared Null and Void. As articles in this and earlier editions of the Exopolitics Journal make clear, there have been a number of official agreements reached concerning extraterrestrial life and technology. Some of these agreements have even emerged from direct negotiations with extraterrestrials. None of these agreements have been publicly revealed, let alone ratified in ways consistent with constitutional processes. The Exopolitics Journal is proud to announce that it will join the list of organizations sponsoring the Galactic Freedom Day Declaration. Please visit the website of this important initiative that is being sponsored by leading organizations and websites dedicated to the study of extraterrestrial life.
The July 2008 Special Edition of the Exopolitics Journal is available for free online at: http://exopoliticsjournal.com/ .
E. Salla, M.A., Ph.D.
Chief Editor, Exopolitics Journal
July 1, 2008