Friday, January 20, 2006

Stan on Exopolitics

Stan Friedman e-mailed me yesterday to thank me for my "Salla Crosses the Rubicon" column. He was also kind enough to forward me a copy of his upcoming MUFON Journal column, which deals specifically with exopolitics. I asked him if I could print a few excerpts, and he said "sure". Here are some of my favourites (for the rest, check out the Mufon Journal).

Paul Kimball

by Stan Friedman

Exopolitics (extraterrestrial plus politics) is a word that has received a lot of attention over the past few years...

Dr. Michael Salla [has] participated in several conferences and seems to believe every whistle blower and contactee story ever told. His excuse for accepting the tales without evidence to support them, and in face of evidence that they are baloney, is that since the government covers up things about UFOs, they would, of course, also make it impossible to verify claims of the whistleblowers and, therefore, the claims must be true. So he is a big fan of Robert Lazar, all of Dr. Steve Greer’s sources, Colonel Corso, Sergeant Clifford Stone, 'Dr.' Michael Wolf Kruvant etc...

... Another major practitioner on the exopolitics scene is Steve Bassett who even ran quite unsuccessfully for the US Congress, on an exopolitical ticket. He has spoken at a number of conferences and hosted two of his own in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He has made an effort to raise funds for the movement, but has not been very successful so far, as a number of speakers at his last conference still haven’t been paid.

The third vocal supporter is Dr. Alfred Webre of Vancouver, British Columbia who was supposedly looking into extraterrestrial life for President Jimmy Carter until his program was cancelled. He is the author of Exopolitics: Politics, Government and Law in the Universe. To say the least, this is an ambitious effort. The book is a splendid example of research by proclamation. For example, he claims 'Universe civilizations function within our own interstellar Universe, as well as within other dimensions in the universe at large. Advanced civilizations exist in other dimensions parallel to our own'. I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. Of course, no evidence is provided...

... Salla and associates in January announced an “Extraterrestrial Civilizations & World Peace Conference” June 9-11, 2006, in Kona, Hawaii. The announcement says 'The conference will focus on compelling evidence to assist the peoples of Earth in establishing world peace, environmental protection, and spiritual upliftment….Extensive evidence supports testimony from a number of whistleblowers and contactees that some of these extraterrestrial civilizations specifically approached world governments to ask for an end to nuclear weapons development …and that they have acted to mitigate the most severe aspects of military conflict.' I believe he believes this, but can find no reason for me to."

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