by Stephen Bassett
August 11, 2009
AMDC Exopolitics Examiner
Stephen Bassett is a
political activist and the executive director of the
Paradigm Research Group and the political action
committee X-PPAC. He is the creator of the Paradigm
Clock and a political columnist and commentator. He can
be reached at : PRG@paradigmresearchgroup.org
Within the framework of the exopolitical advocacy underway "Disclosure"
is defined simply as the,
"formal acknowledgement by world
governments of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human
Most would agree that day will be a
pretty big deal.
As the Disclosure event nears it is not surprising that people who
have considerable emotional investment in the UFO/ET issue are
becoming excitable. This will likely continue and intensify. Before
too many hyperventilate and pass out all together it might be useful
to visit again what Exopolitics is and is not.
Exopolitics is simply a new field of study - one that might more
appropriately be called "exopolitical science" – and any chemistry
or physics major will tell you, like political science, exopolitical
science is not really a science. No surprise there.
“Political science” is an academic field of study and “politics” has
a more personal, grass roots usage.
The same will be the case with the new
genre. However, without the mainstream academic study of
“exopolitical science,” the term "Exopolitics" is presently used in
For now the terms “Exopolitics ” and “exopolitical science” are not
yet recognized by standard dictionaries or encyclopedias, but they
will be soon enough. Inculcation into mainstream curricula will take
longer and will not happen until after Disclosure.
"A new world if you
can take it."
American colleges and universities are
increasingly reactionary, electing to follow and not challenge
either authority or the status quo. Certainly the unwillingness of
nearly 5000 institutions of higher learning to engage the UFO/ET
issue over six decades is the greatest intellectual failure in
history. Tenure überall.
Is Exopolitics a “movement?” Only in the sense that an effort is
underway to place it into the aforementioned dictionaries,
encyclopedias and colleges. But there will be many exopolitical
movements, initiatives, etc. with the Disclosure movement being the
most important at this time.
Is Exopolitics trying to replace Ufology? No.
Ufology is the scientific study
unidentified flying objects.
science) is the study of the social and political history,
implications, projected future and engagement of the UFO/ET
Ufology, by proving the
helped trigger the emergence of Exopolitics. There are many
instances in history when scientific developments generated great
political implications. This is another such instance.
Why is Exopolitics important right now? Further understanding of the
UFO/ET phenomenon is blocked by a formal government policy of
containment – the truth embargo. Going forward requires changing
this policy, and that is a political matter.
Will Ufology and Exopolitics ever be comfortable with each other?
Not likely. The same tensions that exist between politics and
science will be manifest in the new genre.
Pure science is a magnificent pathway to
more precise understanding of the natural world. Political science
is a messy, murky, imprecise attempt to understand the actions of
human beings in societies. The raison d'etre of science is to
develop theories and prove them. In political science nothing is
“proved.” Human and institutional actions are observed, recorded and
analyzed. Some of this data might be used to “predict” future
events, but with a precision closer to that of calling point spreads
for college basketball games.
Nevertheless, government policy, however derived, has great impact
on the lives of billions of people every day. Government does not
serve science, science serves government and is often abused by
policies which are barely coherent let alone “scientific” in their
So, how is this new field of endeavor doing? Not too bad all things
If you were to study in any depth the
earliest days of the emerging fields of physics, chemistry,
astronomy, and yes, political science, you would find chaos, bizarre
concepts, endless battles over every new idea, and even bloodshed.
In this instance there is the non-trivial fact the U.S. government
deliberately worked to undermine the citizen science/activism,
distort the process of understanding and withhold the truth.
An enormous pressure built up due to
this “truth vacuum.” Consequently, as the issue has moved toward
resolution there has been a counterbalancing explosion of
speculation and engagement of every aspect of the UFO/ET phenomenon
and its history from every possible angle. The pendulum has
undoubtedly swung too far in the other direction as pendulums are
wont to do. Things will settle down with time.
What has been the most important contribution of Exopolitics? Its
most important contribution has been the reaching out to the greater
mass of people who do not care about the science of this phenomenon,
but very much care about the governmental dysfunction behind the
truth embargo and want to know what impact the UFO/ET issue will
have on their lives and their country.
Exopolitics conference was held in Sitges,
Spain near Barcelona. Nearly 1400 people paid to attend
and the average age of the attendees was between 30 and 35, which is
much, much younger than audiences in the Unites States at this time
for UFO/Exopolitics conferences. Exopolitics is spreading across
Europe quickly because the truth embargo was not fully installed
there. Europe simply followed the U.S. lead with a minimum of
internal propaganda targeting the issue.
So it is that we are in transition toward a political resolution of
the truth embargo and the formal introduction to the world of the
reality of an extraterrestrial, non-human (as we know human)
presence engaging the planet Earth. Think of it as a birthing
process in which the labor has been going on for sixty-two years and
the screams of the mother can be heard all the way to the moons of
Ufology vs. Exopolitics? No. Ufology and Exopolitics. Both are
needed and both will be recognized for the contributions made.
So many researchers who worked decades
to understand the phenomenon have passed without seeing the core
acceptance of the truth of the matter. When Disclosure takes places,
there is no one in the UFO/ET realm that will not benefit.
In times past activists were generally despised for being an
unwanted nuisance and truly despised when they were right. Whether
or not they ever appreciate the exopolitical advocacy for
Disclosure, the old guard researchers of Ufology will be vindicated
and be a presence in the post-Disclosure world. The power of the
World Wide Web will ensure this.
The beauty of the coming paradigm shift in world view is that
everyone crosses the paradigm line together. No one is first. No one
Perhaps in this new world everyone will
get along. Riiiiight.