As a Political Blog, we are encouraged to address all branches of politics and therefore it is only befitting to discuss a political branch that has been generating much hype of late: Exopolitics. But what is it and why should we even take it seriously?
“Exopolitics is the study of law, governance and politics in the Universe” -- Alfred Webre
We are basically talking about extraterrestrial politics. This political branch is concerned about the existence of other species, extra terra, and their agenda (given the alleged evidence that they have been living among us for centuries): are they here to take over the human species or are they here to peacefully interact with us and help mankind to evolve?
If they have been either visiting or living among us for centuries, or even millennia, it should be safe to infer that immediate destruction of earth, and mankind, is not on those being's plans. Still, it would be interesting to know what sort of decisions these creatures have made concerning earth.
Assuming they have spent all this time studying us, we are to surmise that by now they have made a choice: which country to benefit most with their advanced knowledge, wisdom and understanding. If so, this would generate a deeper crisis because countries would want to chase after the so-called extraterrestrial beings to either inquire them about their mission on earth, to demand a discussion with “their superior officers” or to kill them to prevent their brethren from giving the edge to any of the countries of their choosing.
Why is this so interesting? Because having a technological and any other sort of edge would have severe geopolitical implications and a drastic impact on international relations. In sum, it would change the world order, it would change the way politics is done, it would change everything. But above all, it would force us to review our past and confront centuries, millennia, of historical fabrications.
Who are the Extraterrestrials, how do they look like?
The answer to the above question will depend on whom you ask:
- If the individual believes in G-d (the Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent) then he will describe extraterrestrials as beings similar to us, humans, but perhaps with an improved DNA – and this genetic assessment is being made based on what some Ancient Astronauts Theorists say. The book of Genesis relates that G-d Created Male and Female to His Image, and after they transgressed they were cast out of Eden and sent off to earth where other creatures already lived (like the Nephilim, for instance) – who were in fact this Male and Female, where they humans or were they Homo Superior? Only G-d Knows but it's an interesting question to ask nevertheless.
- If the individual rejects G-d (for lack of intellectual and spiritual ability to understand such matters) he will describe extraterrestrials as being monster-like creatures, or big-headed with black eyes, but this perception should be interpreted as a product of the individual's fears and lack of spiritual maturity.
- If the individual believes in the Creator but doesn't follow any Holy scripture, then he will attempt to describe extraterrestrials as these powerful beings that have been in the past described as gods. This individual will say that most of mankind has been deluded all this time, that G-d and His Angels are in fact extraterrestrials who created us for some kind of experiment on earth, and have been helping us to advance technologically while not allowing us to advance too much for the sake of our own preservation. In sum, this type of individuals accuse humans of being stupid, of bearing an inferior genetic code that makes them destroy each other and if it weren't for ET we wouldn't probably be here anyway- a very problematic position.
Are we ready to engage with these creatures?
We can hardly deal with each other let alone engage with the so-called Homo Superior. Therefore, we should question the billions invested on searching for something that we may not even be ready or able to confront. But let's assume that curiosity takes the best of us and, collectively, our spirits invite these creatures to reveal themselves and openly interact with us; how would we react? Imagine the mother-ships arriving, summoned by the alleged ETs living on earth, bringing their ambassadors who come to negotiate with humans:
Scenario A: CNN pundits react
Andrea Scooper: “This is a historic moment! The mother-ships have arrived, what a technological masterpiece (way beyond what our movie industry ever imagined), and we are curious to see their face!”
Floria Borgia: “I never thought I'd live to see this moment. This will have an incredible political impact. OMG, the door is opening...OMG, they look like us!!! Bring in the flowers and some gifts, let diplomacy take its course”
Christas Schmunpour: “I spoke to one of the alien officials and she told me they are pro-Palestine but wouldn't get into details”
Scenario B: Fox News anchormen react
Seamus Bannity: “This can't be good. If I were in the government, I'd be preparing those nukes right now! These people are on the top of the food chain, we need to get ready to fight them!”
Alan Shapiro: “They look like us! I wonder how much business opportunities they're bringing: technology, extraterrestrial minerals, free electricity for all, other stellar markets that for sure are interested in what we have to offer....”
Niall O'Malley: “Do they believe in G-d? That's what I want to know!”
Scenario C: WH reacts
Josh Nein-Ernest: “It's an honour for the White House to receive such honourable guests. It's rewarding to see that the investment made on NASA is finally paying off: a big shout out to all the ancient astronauts theorists out there – you were right, dudes!”
Scenario D: EU reacts
Francisca Mobellini: “It is with concern that we see America welcoming aliens into our political system. We are deeply concerned that new alliances may be being forged to sideline Europe, but we will see if the aliens bring a financial package that can save our dying economies. We will also try to confirm CNN's reported good news that the Aliens are pro-Palestine.”
Humour aside, exopolitics is of capital importance; however, this political branch requires serious answers to a couple of questions (that will be asked in the second part of this article) for the elements involved in explaining the discipline, so far, have not presented solid arguments and some of their inconsistent theories prevent us from taking the issue seriously.
(Image: Silicate Crystal Formation in a Disc of an Erupting Star/NASA)