by Michael E. Salla, Ph.D
President-Elect Barack Obama elicits a range of responses by observers of U.S. politics. At one end of the spectrum are his supporters who view him as the harbinger of great changes in the U.S. that will wipe away eight years of mismanagement under the Bush administration.
His supporters view his political appointments as pragmatic choices that will overturn Bush administration policies on a range of issues such as the economy, energy, environment, health care, and a disastrous Iraq war. Supporters point to him as the physical embodiment of the kind of change called for by Martin Luther King where people are judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
For many of Obama's supporters, he
physically embodies a profound change in U.S. society and
politics. They implicitly view him as a supporter of the deeper
policy changes desired by social progressives in a range of areas.
Obama instills in his supporters a sense of hope as perhaps no U.S.
President before him has done.
Furthermore, Obama's critics point to his senior advisors as tainted political figures from earlier Presidential administrations whose loyalties lies in the corporations that have previously employed or funded them. The oil and armaments industries are regularly cited as among the most powerful lobby groups that routinely sway Presidential administrations to support military solutions to international problems.
For Obama's critics, there is little
prospect of any real change by an Obama administration.
We need to distinguish between "policy
change" and "consciousness change".
Powerful lobbyists will sway political
representatives to vote consistently on a range of policies that
favor major corporate interests. As far as national security is
concerned, an Obama administration will continue to be swayed by the
same alliance of corporations, militant lobby groups and nations
that supported the Iraq war, and pushed aggressively for a new war
So in that sense, Obama's critics have
reason to be pessimistic about the prospects of any real change by
his administration in key policy areas.
Obama may or may not make any grand official gesture of racial reconciliation or apology for past injustices against African Americans. Nevertheless, his Presidency and the different minorities that comprise his Cabinet constitute a fundamental change in public attitudes towards minorities.
For many civil rights supporters, an
Obama Presidency symbolizes a fundamental consciousness change
in the U.S. body politic where merit determines one's suitability
for leadership roles. That will inspire countless talented
individuals in the U.S. and around the world to believe in
themselves and their ability to reach their fullest potential.
Change.Gov even gives each
individual their own webpage where they can track their opinions,
votes, and dialogue concerning the Obama administration. The Obama
transition team's use of the social networking tools will give a
younger generation of Americans a real sense that the Presidency is
Open and responsive to its citizen's concerns.
De Chardin's thoughts on a 'global
consciousness' were independently supported by theorists such as
Carl Jung who discovered archetypes of the 'collective
unconscious' of humanity. More recently, popular researchers such as
Gregg Bradden and Lyn
McTaggart have cited scientific evidence for the existence of a
unified global consciousness grid around the planet.
Global events such as,
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The first is the hope of racial equality that his presidency embodies by nature of Obama's own ethnic background. His father was a black Kenyan citizen of Muslim heritage that married his white mother from Kansas with a Christian background.
Obama also spent four formative years in Indonesia where he was schooled with local Indonesians who were largely Muslim.
Perceptions of racial inequality and
domination by European peoples and their descendents is still a
pervasive legacy of colonialism around the planet. Perhaps nowhere
was Obama's election celebrated more than in African and Muslim
nations that could easily identify with his background.
The social networking that the Obama
administration has initiated through its Change.Gov sight
will significantly impact on the development of a more unified
global consciousness. This will facilitate the free exchange of
ideas and establishment of relationships that will accelerate
consciousness change in a range of key policy areas.
The hope for a positive future and
social networking induced by the Obama administration are seen as
the proverbial velvet glove covering the steel fist of corporate
capitalism that will ultimately crush the hopes of many in the
U.S. and around the world.
Many historical events provide evidence of how changes in consciousness led to profound policy changes despite the opposition of powerful interest groups. Historic social movements such as anti-slavery, women's suffrage, civil rights, environment, peace, etc., all arose from consciousness changes among citizens the world over on key political ideas.
These ideas had been in place for centuries and led to official policies that were staunchly defended by those who saw them as part of the natural order of society. The consciousness changes ultimately led to private citizens mobilizing to force political elites to shift their support away from outdated ideas and policies.
As Victor Hugo, the celebrated French once said:
In the modern era, an idea whose time has come is that of the reality of extraterrestrial life and the public policy implications of a government cover up of this reality.
After Obama's election, a campaign began to have a million faxes or letters sent to President-Elect Obama asking for him to release classified information concerning UFOs and extraterrestrial life. The Million Fax on Washington campaign is one of the many initiatives that are part of the rapidly growing exopolitics movement that is focused on the public policy implications of extraterrestrial life.
The cover up of such life has for long
been a major concern for most interested in the reality of the UFO
phenomenon and the extraterrestrial hypothesis. Obama's appointment
of John Podesta as Co-chair of the Presidential Transition
Team, an open advocate for the release of files concerning UFOs,
signals a profound shift in official policy on evidence concerning
is on the horizon.
For those of us in the exopolitics movement, this leads to growing optimism that the resulting policy changes will finally reveal the truth about extraterrestrial life, and the advanced knowledge and technology they bring.
Have a Merry Christmas.