Exopolitics Journal, vol. 4, no. 2
from ExopoliticsJournal Website
'Track two’ or 'citizen diplomacy' offers the opportunity for private individuals or ‘citizen organizations’ to open communication channels and develop agreements between nations experiencing diplomatic impasses and/or violent conflict.
Citizen diplomacy has been shown to be an effective process in helping establish diplomatic relations and developing suitable confliction resolution strategies for difficult global conflicts. Extending the practice of citizen diplomacy from the global arena involving international actors, into the exopolitical arena involving different extraterrestrial civilizations is both possible and necessary.
This is due to the long history of
secrecy, hidden rivalries and low intensity conflicts that exist
between extraterrestrial races and government agencies.
There is a need for private citizens to
establish communications with extraterrestrial civilizations; play
roles in mediating between different extraterrestrial groups and
global humanity; establishing track two diplomatic relations with
extraterrestrials; and assist official diplomatic relations between
government agencies and extraterrestrials or what might be described
as ‘track one galactic diplomacy’.
When those communicating with extraterrestrials recognize the vital interests of all parties directly affected by negotiations, then we have "principled negotiations"…
...for Representing Earth in Diplomatic
Interactions with Extraterrestrial Civilizations
We witness examples of this with ambassadors and diplomats stationed at national embassies around the world to promote their national policies. Diplomacy can be defined as:
Individuals appointed to diplomatic
positions are typically accountable to the executive and/or
legislative branches of government of their nations. In the United
States, ambassadors are nominated by the President and appointed by
the U.S. Senate.
This ‘official’ form of diplomacy has existed for thousands of years and examples are found in the monarchs of early kingdoms who appointed representatives to meet with foreign powers; and establish treaties with other kingdoms to promote peace, trade and/or protection of each other’s citizens.
In the recent era, diplomacy has increasingly been defined in terms of diplomats representing the national interests of their states which transcend moral principles or global imperatives.
According to Henry Kissinger who wrote the influential book, Diplomacy, international diplomacy is based upon the judicious advancement of a state’s national interest above all other considerations including moral principles or global interests.
The concept of ‘national interest’ evolved from the statecraft of Cardinal Richelieu of 17th century France who was the first ‘modern’ leader to contend that universal morality was trumped by the pragmatic concerns of the nation state.
Richelieu was Prime Minister of France from 1624-1642. He diplomatically and militarily allied Catholic France with Protestant German Princes and the Ottoman Turks against the Catholic Hapsburg Empire on the basis of France’s raison d’etat (reason of state or ‘national interest’).
This was something that appeared to be shocking and immoral in the Christian world, but nevertheless became the official policy of France. Since the thirty years War 1618-1648, the concept of national interest has subsequently become the basis of diplomatic interactions and the chief concern of diplomats representing their nation in the global community.
Morality and ethical concerns, in the
centuries since Cardinal Richelieu first introduced the concept of
raison d’etat, have increasingly played second fiddle to a state’s
national interest when these came into conflict.
These meetings led the Eisenhower administration to establish agreements with extraterrestrial civilizations based on the national interest of the U.S.
There was an absence of any moral imperative to inform the general public due to the profound nature of this initial contact between extraterrestrial civilizations and a major Earth government. This policy was merely a continuation of the now well established doctrine that national interest would trump morality whenever they came into conflict.
The result has been that the vital
interests of US and other national citizens have been violated, at
least at an individual level.
The meetings and consequent agreements established between extraterrestrial races and the U.S. government have been kept secret. The information of these meetings and agreements continue to remain highly classified, and off limits to the most senior of elected political officials. This even includes Presidents such as Clinton and Carter who were denied access to documents detailing the extraterrestrial presence.
More surprising is that even senior military officers are often kept out of the loop as exemplified in the case of Vice Admiral Thomas Wilson who in 1997 served as the intelligence chief for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Wilson was denied access to classified
projects involving UFO technologies that he learned about through
This indicates that diplomatic
relations with extraterrestrial civilizations have proceeded despite
the secrecy surrounding the existence of extraterrestrial races, and
the secret contact established with the U.S. and other major world
It’s very important to closely examine the question of who represents Earth in diplomatic relations with extraterrestrial civilizations.
After all, we private citizens have been kept out of
the loop on the reality of extraterrestrial life, does that mean we
have no relevance when it comes to representing the interests of our
planet with off-world visitors?
This narrow reading of
who represents the Earth, as far as galactic diplomacy is concerned,
would lead to three models of diplomatic representations for the
Presumably, the United Nations (UN) would represent the global interests of all states rather than the national interests of any one particular state.
It’s worth pointing out that
the United Nations directly represents the interests of its member
states; and, at best, only indirectly represents the interests of
the world population
This appears to have been the case thus far due to the minor role played by the United Nations in dealing with the extraterrestrial presence.
For example, the UN General Assembly passed a decision in December 1978 (Decision 33/426) to ,
The requested agency/department was never created and the decision was not acted upon.
This vividly demonstrates the lack of support the United
Nations has had from major powers in seriously playing a role in the
Consequently, a narrow interpretation of who represents the Earth
leads to the answer, major world governments and the multilateral
institutions which they comprise and dominate.
A definition that also goes beyond the concept of ‘national interest’, which has become the primary focus of diplomats advancing the welfare of their nations. This broader definition involves Earth having different constituencies that may have diplomatic standing among extraterrestrial civilizations.
The vital interests of these constituencies go far beyond the concept of national interest relating to modern nations and international diplomacy.
...that need to be Represented in Getting to Yes
This is a constituency that undoubtedly has representational status for extraterrestrial civilizations as evidenced by the agreements which have already been reached between ‘shadow government’ representatives and some extraterrestrial groups as will be discussed in the next two chapters. However, such ‘representative status’ is not exclusive which leads to the examination of other constituencies that extraterrestrials, to varying degrees, might recognize as legitimate.
After all, some extraterrestrial visitors might
recognize that world politics, as presently set-up, doesn’t really
represent the vital interests of humanity generally, let alone the
rest of sentient life on the planet.
In analyzing Dolphin communications and intelligence, Dr Michael Hyson claims that:
Other cetacean researchers such as Dr John Lilly, Timothy Wyllie and Joan Ocean have found that dolphin/whale communications are based both on their highly complex sonar abilities and on the use of telepathic communication.
Consequently, the intelligence and communicative abilities of cetaceans, and other intelligent animals such as elephants that also have large brains, is something that some extraterrestrial visitors might recognize.
This would give cetaceans, elephants and possibly other intelligent sentient species on Earth’s surface and oceans, diplomatic standing among extraterrestrial civilizations despite the former’s lack of technologically developed societies.
they each have their own vital interests that need to be considered
in any negotiations that directly impact upon them.
Evidence from a wide range of sources including government whistleblowers, contactees and remote viewers give credence to the existence of such subterranean races that have technologies far more advanced than surface humanity.
According to Brad Steiger, for example, these ancient human civilizations went underground many millennia ago:
Furthermore, according to a range of whistleblower and contactee testimonies, there appears to be a group of Reptilians who are indigenous to Earth.
contend that most if not all UFO reports are actually sightings of
the ships of these subterranean races rather than beings from other
worlds. Each of these subterranean civilizations has their own
vital interests that again need to be included in negotiations that
directly impact upon them.
The ‘Gaia hypothesis’ is based on the theory first promoted by a former NASA scientist, James Lovelock in a 1979 book, that the Earth is a sentient being which regulates the evolution of life.
While Lovelock doesn’t believe Gaia’s sentience is the same of the ancient Greek concept of a goddess with "purpose and foresight," his reference to Gaia as a global tree would at minimum make it sentient enough for its vital interests or needs to be considered by some extraterrestrial visitors.
hypothesis that Earth is a sentient being that exhibits
consciousness and life, at least insofar as it is self-regulating,
is something that we can expect some extraterrestrials might
recognize. We cannot overlook the Earth itself or ‘Gaia’, as an
important constituency in diplomatic relations with extraterrestrial
civilizations insofar as it is self-regulating, and therefore has
These constituencies presumably have some standing among the various courts, councils and alliances that make up the various extraterrestrial civilizations that I will later identify are visiting the Earth.
...for Diplomatic Relations with Extraterrestrial
While appointed officials have de facto power to participate in meetings and agreements with extraterrestrial groups, I will show how these operate with great secrecy and remain unaccountable to the citizenry of different nations who remain oblivious to the existence of such meetings and agreements.
Furthermore, elected political
representatives are denied this information thereby raising the
constitutional status of such meetings and treaties and the de jure
authority of these.
Article II, section 2, states:
However, this constitutional provision has been bypassed by a series of executive orders and congressional actions that make it possible for agreements to be signed and implemented without the consent of two-thirds of the Senate nor with the knowledge of the general public.
These extra-constitutional arrangements have dubious legal standing and while these may at most have standing for short periods such as national emergencies, it is extremely doubtful that their legal standing would be sufficient for a semi-permanent arrangement which has existed for almost 60 years.
In short, the diplomatic representatives of major nations that meet
and draw up agreements with extraterrestrial civilizations have
dubious constitutional validity, at least in the U.S., and very
likely also other democratic nations.
All species that have sentience, intelligence and the ability to communicate by telepathic or other means with extraterrestrial civilizations would have some diplomatic standing.
Included among these sentient life forms are the remnants of earlier
human civilizations and non-human (e.g., Reptilian) life forms that
have advanced technologies and communication abilities but are based
in subterranean areas. It would be reasonable to assume that
sentient life forms might already have diplomatic standing among
spend some time discussing this
Gaia hypothesis since this offers
some important insights into developing a comprehensive model for
addressing the question of who speaks for planet Earth.
As mentioned earlier, the Gaia hypothesis posits that Earth is a living consciousness that displays sentience insofar as it is self-regulating.
Therefore the Earth itself might be considered a viable actor in diplomatic relations with extraterrestrial races. If the Gaia hypothesis is accurate, then an important consideration is whether Gaia has an ‘intelligence’ or vital interests with which individuals can choose to align themselves.
Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis was based on the recognition that Gaia displayed a sentience that was similar to that of a tree and displayed an organic intelligence that was dynamically connected to the ecosystem:
While he did not believe Gaia displayed
‘purpose’ in the ordinary sense we would understand intelligent
life, he believed it communicated with the complex ecosystem in a
way that sustained life for all.
The human hero of the movie, is told that the spirit of Pandora is only interested in establishing planetary balance or harmony - planetary balance is Pandora’s vital interest.
Yet he is able to communicate
with her in a last desperate attempt to save the Na’vi. When the
Na’vi are defeated by the human invaders in a final confrontation,
Pandora itself, through its diverse animal species, awakens to
defeat the humans and their technology. Pandora was thus saved by
the interconnected nature of life on this fictional world, and the
ability of its indigenous peoples to communicate with the Spirit of
Pandora and protect its vital interests.
On Earth, this is often demonstrated by indigenous peoples whose lives are filled by rituals and ceremonies establishing a connection with the land, and communicating with it to establish ecological balance. Just as a simple organism has a survival mechanism that influences its behavior, so too Earth exhibits communicative tendencies with indigenous peoples aimed at maintaining planetary balance.
This suggests that the Earth, like any species, has at a minimum, a communicative component which makes it self-regulating, and demonstrates some degree of intelligence that promotes the evolution of sentient life in a way that maintains planetary balance or homeostasis as Lovelock describes it.
The intelligence and vital
interests of Earth is something that sentient species can choose to
align themselves with, and is a process that humanity is only
beginning to fathom.
It can be posited that the vital interests of
Earth are represented by those life forms, human or otherwise, that
align themselves with the intelligence and communications of the
Thus human or other sentient terrestrial species in alignment with the intelligence and vital interests of the Earth have diplomatic standing among extraterrestrial civilizations presumably willing to recognize the sentience of Earth, as a constituency in any negotiations affecting the whole planet.
Recognizing the Earth as a legitimate constituency in establishing diplomatic relations leads to the intriguing possibility that some portions of humanity may be more legitimate than others in representing Earth as an organic unit.
Rather than diplomatic representation of Earth being something that pertains solely to different nations with their elected representatives and appointed officials, it may be that individuals or groups in alignment with the vital interests of Earth may have greater diplomatic standing for some extraterrestrial visitors.
This is a revolutionary idea since it first appears odd that appointed officials of national governments would have less diplomatic standing than unappointed individuals and groups who claim alignment with the Earth’s vital interests. Nevertheless, the existence of Earth itself as an important constituency would be recognized by some extraterrestrial civilizations.
This raises the possibility
that some individuals/groups in alignment with the vital interests
of the Earth may have diplomatic standing among extraterrestrials by
virtue of this alignment.
The first is a narrow restrictive answer in terms of secretly appointed officials that represent different national governments or multilateral institutions such as the United Nations.
The second is far more comprehensive and involves recognition of a range of sentient life forms. Politically organized humanity is but one among several important sentient life forms and constituencies, including the planet itself. It is very likely that while extraterrestrial civilizations recognize the validity of the first form of representation, they would also give validity to the second.
This means that galactic diplomacy involving the Earth and its diverse populations, life forms and territories is far more open and eclectic than initially thought.
This raises the possibility of non-official forms of diplomatic representation involving portions of surface humanity that speak on behalf of the vital interests of other sentient species or for the Earth itself.
...in Diplomatic Relations with Extraterrestrial
This raises an intriguing possibility. Individuals, groups and even communities that align themselves with this intelligence or vital interests of the biosphere, and who ultimately have allegiance to Earth rather than to any nation, may have the necessary authority to represent the planet. As a corollary, such individuals also have representative status for surface humanity, which is politically organized into sovereign nations.
Humans living on Earth’s surface are both citizens of sovereign nations and citizens of the biosphere.
This implies that
both the representatives of nations and representative of the
biosphere, can legitimately speak on behalf of the interests of
surface humanity. In order to more easily refer to those
individuals/groups/communities that align themselves with the vital
interests of Earth and thus represent the biosphere, I will use the
term ‘Earth citizens’.
This suggests some tension is likely to arise as to who speaks with more authority concerning the future of Earth in diplomatic relations with extraterrestrial civilizations.
The tension described above is likely to be compounded by the wide difference in resources and legitimacy between ‘Earth citizens’ and ‘politically organized humanity’ or ‘national citizens’.
The former has great legitimacy due to its alignment with biosphere and respect/consultation with other sentient life forms on Earth; while the latter has all the resources of the modern state to support its appointed officials in diplomatic relations with extraterrestrials.
Given the telepathic nature of extraterrestrial civilizations and their expected recognition of different constituencies representing the Earth, it is highly likely that there will be tension between ‘Earth citizens’ and ‘politically organized humanity’.
The question that arises is,
‘Track Two Galactic
These are in addition to the official form which involves appointed officials who have the necessary authority to represent their nations in meetings and agreements with binding force for their governments and nations. In addition to official or ‘track one’ diplomacy, there is a ‘track two’ or ‘citizen diplomacy’ that involves private individuals, and ‘citizen organizations’.
These citizen diplomats engage in various initiatives to promote diplomatic solutions to important global problems. The term ‘track two diplomacy’ was coined by a former U.S. diplomat, Joseph Montville in 1981 to describe early attempts by private citizens and groups to intervene in diplomatic issues and international problems.
He describes track two diplomacy as:
most simple terms, track two diplomacy involves concerned
individuals and/or groups intervening in diplomatic impasses or
international conflicts to promote solutions and dialogue between
Fisher’s and Ury’s model of "principled negotiations"
outlined in Getting to Yes, offers a very popular model for
In 2002, the U.S. Department of State organized a
conference on integrating ‘track one’ and ‘track two’ diplomatic
initiatives which was attended by private citizens, non-government
organizations and members of the diplomatic community from the U.S.
For example, I received two grants from the U.S. Institute of Peace, which was created and funded by the U.S. Congress, to conduct track two initiatives to resolve the East Timor conflict.
I invited a group of East Timorese, and later prominent Indonesian citizens, to Washington D.C. to initiate dialogue that would produce an ongoing initiative to help promote a resolution of the East Timor conflict. In the subsequent meetings wide consultation occurred with members of the U.S. and Indonesian diplomatic community, and with the United Nations.
resulted in important breakthroughs which resulted in power sharing
documents that helped stimulate a diplomatic solution to the East
The most prominent citizen groups involved in track two diplomacy include,
The recognition and legitimacy given to individuals, or groups performing citizen diplomacy in international conflicts creates an important precedent when examining how diplomacy might be conducted with extraterrestrial civilizations.
Individuals and groups may be expected to conduct citizen diplomacy initiatives where there is a perceived need to assist official diplomacy and/or the resolution of conflicts involving extraterrestrial civilizations.
Consequently, ‘track two galactic diplomacy’ can be defined as the effort by private individuals and/or citizen groups to assist in improving diplomatic relations between extraterrestrial civilizations and national governments, and/or to assist in resolving conflicts between extraterrestrials and/or national governments.
may range from individual contacts that promote dialogue and
information sharing, to citizen groups working with
extraterrestrials to promote government disclosure, and resolving
conflict between government agencies and alien civilizations.
This significance is due to the expected recognition given to them by extraterrestrial civilizations as representatives of Gaia and other sentient species on Earth. Consequently, individuals and groups practicing citizen diplomacy may enjoy greater legitimacy and authority among extraterrestrial civilizations.
This is due to the alignment of ‘Earth citizens’ with the vital interests of planet, and with the aspirations of other sentient species.
This alignment means that
‘Earth citizens’ have ultimate allegiance to the biosphere and its
sentient species. Earth citizens’ may thus enjoy greater status than
the appointed officials representing sovereign nations, when it
comes to negotiating with extraterrestrial civilizations.
Such citizen diplomacy initiatives can result in meetings and agreements that have legitimacy among a range of extraterrestrial civilizations, and therefore significantly impact on global affairs.
A key question is how national security agencies would react to agreements or communications established by ‘Earth citizens’ through track two diplomacy with extraterrestrial civilizations.
This control by key national security agencies suggests that the initial response by such agencies to ‘track two galactic diplomacy’ initiatives by Earth citizens would be regarded either with extreme suspicion or outright opposition.
To a degree, the anticipated response by shadow government controllers of extraterrestrial information would parallel the initial response by foreign policy professionals and diplomatic community to the emergence of citizen diplomacy in international affairs in the early 1980’s. As noted earlier, this shifted from outright skepticism and dismissal, to eventual recognition and cooperation.
The response to ‘citizen
diplomacy’ by shadow controllers of extraterrestrial affairs is
likely to follow a similar pattern.
Painting of George Adamski meeting Orthon who emerged from a spacecraft.
The meeting was seen by six witnesses.
This is the
first documented case of "track two galactic diplomacy."
All describe extensive communications and interactions with
the extraterrestrial visitors.
These communications and interactions with extraterrestrials varied considerably depending on the contactee.
Essentially all revealed
that extraterrestrials were deliberately contacting private
individuals to disseminate information about the existence of
extraterrestrial civilizations, and the benevolent intentions of
extraterrestrials making contact.
These ‘contactees’ have consequently given public lectures, written books, formed support groups, and communicated with key elites. The purpose was to convey information given by extraterrestrials and convincing a skeptical public of the friendly nature of these extraterrestrials.
knowing it, these contactees were actually engaging in ‘track two
galactic diplomacy’ insofar as they represented that portion of
humanity described as ‘Earth citizens’ who were willing to
disseminate the truth about visiting extraterrestrial life and the
implications for global humanity.
For example, Enrique Castillo was invited to Washington D.C., from his native Colombia and he was subjected to a series of tests and interviews in a secret location by officials who did not identify themselves.
meeting, he was paid a sum of money, and not officially contacted
again. No news of these meetings and their conclusions were released
to the general public.
Apparently Collier was releasing sensitive information despite the official government position that since the closure of Project Blue Book, no government agency is actively investigating the UFO/extraterrestrial phenomenon.
I will discuss more of this officially sanctioned interference and repression in chapter six.
Control of the mass media has been the chief vehicle by which the shadow government could limit the influence of the contactees as well as the UFO phenomenon more generally.
The prospect that many more private citizens might experience contact with extraterrestrials and subsequently conduct ‘track two galactic diplomacy’ would be of extreme concern to government agencies.
Yet it appears that growth of citizen diplomacy in global politics could not be prevented and was eventually welcomed by the diplomatic community.
So too the growth in ‘citizen diplomacy with extraterrestrials’ or ‘track two galactic diplomacy’ cannot be prevented and eventually will be regarded as a complement rather than a threat by those conducting ‘official’ or ‘track one’ galactic diplomacy.
The following passage from the Special Operations Manual, a document detailing recovery procedures for extraterrestrial craft leaked to UFO researchers, describes the official secrecy policy adopted in April 1954:
Whistleblowers such as Master Sergeant Dan Morris outlined how key national security agencies such as the NSA would coerce individuals to maintain silence, and how these coercive mechanisms extended even up to the use of deadly force to maintain secrecy:
With a well known history of using even
deadly force to maintain secrecy over the extraterrestrial presence,
it might be questioned whether such coercive methods would be used
against individuals and/or organizations conducting citizen
diplomacy with ETs.
It appears that soft censorship techniques such as eliminating public records, limiting major media exposure, hacking websites, etc., are the preferred methods of limiting information on extraterrestrials as opposed to the use of deadly force which appeared to be more widely used in the past.
Nevertheless, the prospect that extraterrestrials would regard track two galactic diplomacy as providing a mandate for their activities would be of extreme concern to national security agencies.
This could lead to the use of
coercive measures to prevent citizen diplomacy with
extraterrestrials from occurring as far as possible.
Public disclosure of the extraterrestrial presence would lead to a thorough review of past secret government and corporate actions in maintaining secrecy, and some accountability for government officials or corporate employees who enforce present policies.
The history of the extraterrestrial presence is one where a variety of agendas and activities have been conducted in order to control humanity. There is quite likely going to be continued efforts of manipulation by some extraterrestrial groups who view humanity as a resource to be controlled and exploited.
The prospect that unsuspecting private individuals/groups might be used by ‘unfriendly’ extraterrestrial groups to undermine key national security agencies performing necessary roles in monitoring extraterrestrial races is very real.
This suggests that a high degree of discernment and education about different extraterrestrial civilizations is necessary for those individuals who find themselves on the forefront of citizen diplomacy.
A case which illustrates such a possibility is that concerning former Los Angeles Time editor, Phillip Krapf, and the extraterrestrial race he describes as the Verdants.
Krapf was ‘involuntarily’ taken into a Verdant ship where he saw a large number of civilians being subjected to a number of medical procedures.
Together with the nature of Krapf’s ‘abduction’ this casts doubt on the Verdants apparent ‘benevolence’.
When combined with the Verdants plan to establish a capital city in the American Southwest to be called ‘Genesis’ whereby their selected representatives would direct global events, the possibility that Krapf and others taken into the Verdants’ ship were being manipulated to bring about an extraterrestrial controlled world government looms as a strong possibility.
Krapf himself acknowledged the possibility that he,
He insightfully described how this may have occurred with his supposed contact experiences:
A combination of training, public education and networking by contactees and others conducting citizen diplomacy would go a long way to preventing any manipulation by unfriendly extraterrestrial groups.
This is the best safeguard to
ensure the integrity of citizen diplomacy with extraterrestrials
since the agendas and programs of national security agencies would
not initially be viewed with much sympathy by contactees.
Such individuals give very little legitimacy to the actions and concerns of national security agencies despite widespread public respect for such agencies. In particular, coercive actions by national security agencies against those active in citizen diplomacy would be strenuously opposed by those practicing or supporting this form of diplomacy.
The result would succeed only in undermining the integrity of this form of diplomacy, rather than preventing it all together. Since track two galactic diplomacy is an inevitable development in human-extraterrestrial interaction, a premium needs to be placed on maintaining a high level of integrity for this form of citizen based diplomacy.
This will prevent undue manipulation by ‘unfriendly’ extraterrestrial races, some of whom will be discussed in chapter three.
...through Citizen Diplomacy with
This is especially likely to be the case where ‘Earth citizens’ participate and thereby carry special representative status far beyond their population numbers. Extraterrestrials may find special advantages in working with Earth citizens who might be willing to agree to initiatives or projects that positively impact on the planet.
For example, in October 2003, a message allegedly from a group of extraterrestrials began circulating the internet accurately describing the exopolitical situation on Earth. They requested that ‘individuals without distinction’ decide whether they wanted the extraterrestrials to simply "show up".
The "Change the World" referendum generated
great interest and an internet petition granting permission to the
extraterrestrials to show up had over 12,500 signatures by April
It might be expected that those individuals and/or groups initiating such agreements or granting permission would be closely monitored and even subjected to harassment by national security agencies if this threatened to have wide impact.
For example, in the United States, U.S. citizens
participating in communications with extraterrestrials that result
in agreements of some kind, may be prosecuted under the Logan Act.
The Logan Act states:
To date, no U.S. citizen has been
successfully prosecuted under the Logan Act for conducting citizen
diplomacy. There is however the risk that private U.S. citizens that
participate in meetings with extraterrestrial visitors may be
prosecuted under the Logan Act.
This creates special tension since such individuals and/or citizen organizations hold no official positions and therefore have no representative status according to national security agencies, for participating in any agreements or approving extraterrestrial activities.
representative status presumably given by extraterrestrials to by
self-declared Earth citizens individuals and/or citizen
organizations by virtue of their being spokespersons for Gaia and
other sentient Earth species, make ‘Earth citizens’ an important
factor to be reckoned with, in the diplomatic dialogue over the role
played by extraterrestrials on Earth and the future of humanity.
An Earth citizen feels a calling to respond to what they perceive to be the best interests of Gaia as a planet, and the various sentient species that inhabit the Earth’s territories, oceans and subterranean realms.
As more and more humans develop such allegiances beyond purely national political loyalties and interests, and align themselves with what might be described as the vital interests of the Earth and other sentient species, Earth citizens become spokespersons for the biosphere.
It can be expected that such spokespersons for the Earth would be regarded by extraterrestrials and other sentient Earth species as de facto ‘Ambassadors of Gaia’ and thereby carry influence far beyond their physical numbers.
Earth citizens are subsequently more likely to experience contact with extraterrestrial civilizations.
Extraterrestrials view such individuals as having special significance due to their alignment with the Earth’s vital interests and desire to satisfy the aspirations of other sentient species. Contact with Earth citizens gives greater legitimacy to the various activities of extraterrestrial groups that make contact with global humanity.
Consequently, ‘Earth citizens’ are likely to find themselves engaged
in citizen diplomacy initiatives. This is due to their significance
as representatives of the Earth and the aspirations of all
terrestrial sentient species. They would receive special attention
by extraterrestrials who view Earth citizens as spokespersons and de
facto ambassadors for Earth.
‘Track one’ galactic diplomacy involves public officials who are secretly appointed by the shadow government and/or national security entities to represent the national interests of their nations and deal with the extraterrestrial presence.
Officials engaging in track one galactic diplomacy have all the resources and coercive potential of the modern nation state to support their activities, and collectively claim to be the official political representatives of global humanity and of the Earth’s territories.
Yet, in the eyes of a number of extraterrestrial civilizations, these official diplomats enjoy less legitimacy than earth citizens. The latter presumably speak with greater authority due to their alignment with the Earth’s vital interests and willingness to represent the vital interests of other sentient intelligent species.
In short, the question of who speaks with greater authority as a
representative for the planet Earth and her varied species, is
something that will directly impact on the choices made by
extraterrestrial civilizations to communicate and interact with
different parts of global humanity.
This suggests future tension as more of humanity comes to develop sympathies and outlooks consistent with the global interests of the planet and all sentient species, and declaring themselves to be Earth Citizens or ‘Citizens of Gaia’.
This is likely to herald tension between those portions of humanity respectively aligned either with their national political institutions, or aligned with a broader set of global interests that fall under the vital interest of the Earth.
National laws such as the Logan Act may come into more prominence, and used against private citizens meeting with and/or reaching agreements with extraterrestrial civilizations.
Nevertheless, citizen diplomacy with
extraterrestrials is an idea whose time has come, and has the
potential to transform a planetary reality based on national
interests that ignore the planet as an organic unity.