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VANCOUVER, B.C. - The "Origin of 'Exopolitics'" has multiple meanings. This Internet colloquey between Dr. Michael Salla, author of "Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence" (Dandelion Books, 2004), and Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd, author of "Exopolitics: Politics, Government and Law in the Universe" (Universebooks 2005), illustrates a common ground: "Exopolitics has been a branch of human knowledge since time immemorial, albeit in different guises."

Please feel free to comment on this colloquey at the end of this article.

Thank you. Exopolitics.com



From: "Ecologynews"
Date:  Sat Jan 29, 2005  7:29 pm
Subject:  RE: Origin of "Exopolitics"

Hi List - There was an ongoing discussion over on ufodiscussion as to the origin of "Exopolitics."
I hope to put some context on the discussion there with this post, with the open question:

"We can leave for future discussion the larger question: "Exopolitics has been a branch of human knowledge since time immemorial, albeit in different guises."

BTW, I have signed the Petition to the U.S. Senate and urge everyone here to do so as well, and to pass the Petition onto your friends and networks.


Ufodiscussion: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ufodiscussion/message/3608

From: "Ecologynews" Date: Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:16 pm

Subject: Origin of "Exopolitics"

Hi List - Jeane Manning asked me last week what my relationship with Dr. Michael Salla was, and I humourously replied, "Oh, Michael's one of my students." Jeane, who is the author of "The Coming Energy Revolution," and co-author of "Angels Don't Play this HAARP" with Dr. Nick Begich was inteviewing me for a forthcoming article on Exopolitics for the April 2005 issue of Atlantis Rising (she has taken over the column formerly written by the late Eugene Mallove). Jeane's question - what are the origins of "Exopolitics" - is an interesting one now that this "New Kid On the Block" is acquiring reality in the world.

There is a very narrow, technical answer to that question of the origin of "Exopolitics", and broader approach to the history of our human understanding of how a Universe inhabited by intellegent civilizations might be organized. Exopolitics has been a branch of human knowledge since time immemorial, albeit in different guises.

The "narrow issue" of the origin of Exopolitics is this: My book, Exopolitics: A Decade of Contact, first publicly defined the formal field of Exopolitics (the dynamics and study of law, governance and politics in the Universe). The publication of Exopolitics in the year 1999-2000 set into motion a number of subsequent milestones, as the formal field of Exopolitics developed. This followed with my vists to the 2000 Bay Area UFO Conference, my Exopolitics presentation at the 2000 ET Town Hall organized by Steve Bassett at Santa Clara, CA.

ET Town Hall Toes Party Line By The Electric Warrior October 17, 2000


and subsequent my 2000 Exopolitics article in UFO Magazine.

You can read an adaptation of the 2000 UFO Magazine Article at:

Towards a Decade of Contact: Preparing for re-integration into Universe society by Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd http://exopolitics.blogs.com/exopolitics/2004/06/towards_a_decad.html

One of the first Exopolitics milestones was the subsequent development of the work of Dr. Michael Salla at Exopolitics.org, and his subsequent book, --"Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence" (Dandelion Books, 2004). Michael published his first paper on Exopolitics, "The Need for Exopolitics: Implications of Extraterrestrial Conspiracy Theories for Policy Makers & Global Peace," on Published January 20, 2003, about 18 months after I first published my book Exopolitics: A Decade of Contact, and cites my book in footnote (39) "Alfred Lambremont Webre, Exopolitics: A Decade of Contact (Universe Books, 1999). His book is available online at http://www.universebooks.com/"

Michael Salla and I first met face to face on July 22, 2004 at the Space For Progress Forum, held in the House Caucus Room of the U.S. House of Representatives, where I was a panalist presenting on the Space Preservation Treaty to ban space-based weapons. Michael was then on faculty at American University, and I contacted him and invited him to the Forum, where we spoke and then met the next day in an intense enjoyable 3 hour collegial discussion at a Starbuck's in Chevy Chase, MD.

Michael's website is Exopolitics.org:


Mine is Exopolitics.com:


This does not mean that Michael's approach to Exopolitics is the same as mine, any more than two political scientists or two social scientists need have the same approach to an issue.

The Exopolitics model that my book defines is: "Exopolitics, as a discipline for understanding Universe society through its politics and government, may turn our dominant view of the Universe upside down. Exopolitics posits that the truest conception of our earthly circumstance may be that we are on an isolated planet in the midst of a populated, evolving, highly organized inter-planetary, inter-galactic, multi-dimensional Universe society." http://www.universebooks.com

Another milestone in the development of the field of Exopolitics was the First Exopolitics Conference, held in Washington, D.C. on April 17-18, 2004. Organizer Stephen Bassett called me in 2003 to ask my permission to use the term ”Exopolitics,” as the Conference he stated was inspired by my book 1999-2000 book Exopolitics [That is how Steve and I first met at the 2000 Bay Area UFO Conference - over Exopolitics]. Steve invite me to be a keynote speaker at the Conference. I declined for then legislative/political reasons, and gave the Conference my blessing, and the rest is history.


Now you may ask, why was I not front and centre and in the public eye with Exopolitics in the years 2001-2005? That is a fair question. The last public event I organized in 2001 was a joint Conference by the Institute for Cooperation in Space and the Disclosure Project (Dr. Steven Greer; Dr. Carol Rosin; and myself were the Speakers) to a capacity crowd at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C. on September 9, 2001! Both Carol and myself are Disclosure Project witnesses.

Subsequent to that, I became deeply engaged in the effort to have the U.S. Congress pass the Space Preservation Act, and the judgment (both by U.S. Representatives and NGOs involved) was to separate the issues of disclosure and space-weaponization, at least in the arena of the U.S. Congress, for the time being.

Consequently, I passed on Steve Bassett's invitation to be a keynote speaker at Exopolitics Conference I.

I have accepted to be a Speaker at Exopolitics Conference II, and am continuing the work for the Space Preservation Treaty to ban space-based weapons on an explicitly Exopolitical basis wherever the perceptual "framework" of the audience is receptive.

Our Campaign is at: http://www.peaceinspace.org

The 2005 EXOPOLITICS is a whole evolution beyond the original 1999-2000 online Exopolitics, and I sincerely hope you all will take an interest and read the book.

We can leave for future discussion the larger question: "Exopolitics has been a branch of human knowledge since time immemorial, albeit in different guises."

Warm regards, Alfred Lambremont Webre

Vancouver, BC

Exopolitics.com: Politics, Government and Law in the Universe



From: "Dr Michael Salla" <[email protected]>

Date: Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:52 am

Subject: Re: Origin of "Exopolitics"

Aloha Alfred, it's good to hear from you and thanks for clarifying some of the background of exopolitics. It's funny how others view the origins of these terms and assume that there's grandstanding and ego over who coined and first used such terms such as exopolitics. I had a look at the UFOdiscussion list and was surprised to hear that some were reflecting that I was somehow grandstanding in the use of the term and presenting it as my own which is definitely not the case.

Nevertheless, such discussion over the term exopolitics is a good sign since it means that the term is starting to grow in importance and is being more widely used. That may mean that it will soon burst into the mainstream which will be good news for those of us that first took the initiative to put our reputations on the line to promote exopolitics. I'm sure at some point there'll be debate over the origin of the term as though that was as important as what the term stands for which after all is the critical question here. As you point out, exopolitics has been happening since time immemorial so we are just putting old wine in a new bottle when it comes to coining terms like `exopolitics'.

Let me say at the outset that when I decided to write about the political implications of what I had decided was an extraterrestrial presence that was not disclosed to the general public, I began to look for an appropriate term to use. Some of the terms such as ufology and exobiology where inappropriate, and terms such as 'galactic politics', 'interplanetary politics', etc., looked clumsy. Since exobiology was widely used and accepted as the correct term for discussion of life that had an extraterrestrial origin, I thought that exopolitics would also be suitable social science term for what I had in mind.

When I did a search for the term 'exopolitics', I found Exopolitics: A Decade of Contact on the web as an ebook that was approximately 22,000 words in length and divided into two parts, and published under the rubric of Universebooks which appeared to be a site created for your work (http://www.universebooks.com/).

Now due to its length there might be some debate whether "Exopolitics: Decade of Contact (1999)" was `a book', `an ebook', `a monograph', `a treatise', etc.; and whether my Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence (Dandelion Books, 2004) was the `first book' or `first published hard copy book' on exopolitics.

I'll let others debate all that but what I can conclusively say is that as far as I could discover, you were the first to start using the term `exopolitics', and that your forthcoming book Politics, Government, and Law in the Universe (Universebooks, 2005) will be a very important contribution to this emerging field of exopolitics. I'm looking forward to getting a copy and seeing your thoughts on how this field of exopolitics can be understood and developed.

In peace and friendship Michael S.


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