Michael Salla’s Exopolitics: The Political Implication of Aliens
In academia there’s very little room to stray from your field of specialty, let alone the areas of study deemed worthwhile by the ivory tower. And no one is more familiar with this stringency than Dr. Michael Salla, a man with an impressive resume that culminated in an associate professorship teaching international politics at American University.
But about five years in to his teaching, Salla stumbled upon a deep rabbit hole of overwhelming evidence in the world of ufology and became quickly ostracized for expressing interest to colleagues. Undeterred, he continued his research independently, pioneering his own brand of government study he dubbed ‘Exopolitics.’
Today Salla enjoys notoriety as one of the most recognized names in his field, continuing to refine exopolitics’ definition as the political implications the existence of extraterrestrial life has on Earthly politics.
Salla’s Expolitics Institute
Today, when he’s not speaking at conferences, penning a new book, or appearing on Gaia programming, Salla is updating his website exopolitics.com and running the Exopolitics Institute, a non-profit educational organization in Hawaii, where he resides. The institute is chaired by another recurrent Gaia guest Paola Harris, as well as extraterrestrial investigator Neil Gould. Listed among its advisory board one finds a slew of recognizable names in the world of ufology, including Jaime Maussan, Freddy Silva, and James Gilliland.
Salla’s Exopolitics Institute offers a number of programs for those seeking to learn more about the world of ufology and extraterrestrial life. Students have several options ranging from a certification course to a comprehensive expolitics diploma.
Salla notes that exopolitics is significant whether you believe in the extraterrestrial hypothesis or not. For hardcore skeptics, many can accept the premise that it’s only a matter of a time until we discover extraterrestrial life in the cosmos, and when we do, there will inevitably be political implications. And for those who believe there is already an extraterrestrial presence either covered-up or within plain sight, there are obvious implications as well.
That’s why the Expolitics Institute has created its own UFO news programs to gain public attention and promote debate on the topic. The goal of these programs is to bring awareness to…
“an interdisciplinary scientific field, with its roots in the political sciences, that focuses on research, education and public policy with regard to the actors, institutions and processes, associated with extraterrestrial life, as well as wide range of implications this entails through public advocacy and newly emerging paradigms.”
In addition to these channels, Salla et al. have even created the exopolitical version of Wikipedia, known as Exopaedia – an exhaustive taxonomy of extraterrestrial races, terms and their historical context. They really did their homework here!
The Hawaii Star Visitor Sanctuary Program
Though Australian by birth, Salla has made the island state of Hawaii his home. But he also realized that much like his home country, Hawaii was once inhabited by an indigenous people before the imperialistic powers that be, fomented a coup and annexed the island nation as a state of the U.S.
Prior to U.S. occupation, the Kingdom of Hawaii proclaimed itself a neutral nation under King Kamehameha III, in 1854. More than a century later, the U.S. government issued a statement of apology to Hawaii in 1993 for its imperialist overreach, recognizing Hawaiians’ sovereignty as a people. Using this precedent, Salla helped a group of representatives in the reinstated Hawaiian Kingdom establish the Hawaii Star Visitor Sanctuary – an area for benevolent extraterrestrial life forms to land and be greeted peacefully by ambassadors, if and when they arrive.
The impetus for such a location, aside from Salla’s work, stemmed from the Hawaiian traditional belief – oddly similar to many other disparate native groups – that their people were brought to Earth from the Pleiades star system, also known as the Seven Sisters. The official document proclaiming the sanctuary’s establishment was signed May 28, 2014.
The sanctuary is located in the Kalapan region on the Big Island of Hawaii and is regularly open to visitors.
For more insight into Dr. Michael Salla’s work check out this episode of Cosmic Disclosure:
When Will We Advance to a Type 1 Civilization on the Kardashev Scale?
What is the Kardashev Civilization Scale?
The Kardashev Civilization scale is a hypothetical scale by which civilizations advance technologically, measured by the methods and quantities of energy they are able to harvest. Currently, we fall somewhere between a Type 0 and Type 1 Civilization on the scale.
What is a Type 0 Civilization?
A Type 0 civilization is one that has yet to harness all of the energy output of its planet. This type of civilization is still in the process of utilizing unsustainable energy sources like fossil fuels.
What is a Type 1 Civilization?
A Type 1 Civilization on the Kardashev scale can harness and store all of the energy from its home planet. We haven’t quite achieved this level yet, but it is believed we will probably reach it soon. Many consider humans to be somewhere around .07 or .08 on the scale.
Nikolai Kardashev’s Theory
We like to believe our society is technologically advanced, we’ve mastered our environment and we’re progressing forward exponentially. And while Moore’s Law is holding up with the rate at which computing power has advanced, we barely rank on the Kardashev scale.
And yes, this scale is hypothetical, but it is plausible if we are to consider how we might inevitably ascend to the next level. That’s why Nikolai Kardashev devised his eponymous scale, ranking civilizations primarily on the ways in which they harness energy. And from there it goes on to assume a number of other intriguing possibilities.
Kardashev is a Russian astrophysicist, who developed this thought experiment in 1964. And though we haven’t quite reached the first level on his scale, we are a relatively new civilization by his standards. The amount of time required to reach his successive stages often requires millions and sometimes even billions of years. If a civilization can survive long enough to ascend one level without self-destructing, its chances dramatically improve in continuing to further levels.