The Canadian is really getting under my skin with its nonsense. First it was antivax scaremongering, now it’s conspiracy theories about a secret alien shadow government.
Why do our efforts as humans beings to affirm our quality-of-life seem to have been frustrated? If you asked yourself, your friends, neighbours, family members and others, you might find out some basic generalities. As humans, we prefer peace to war. We prefer to have our rights protected, rather than subverted. We tend to prefer to have our environment protected rather than destroyed. We tend to also prefer a caring society rather than to have a “survival of the fittest society” in which people who are not financially successful, are basically left to rot.
Our environment is being destroyed; war rages despite our desires for peace; and people are being left to rot in our communities, and globally. In Canada, for example, virtually 100% of Canadians polled wanted aboriginal treaty rights settled. Yet, in a supposedly developed democracy as Canada, there seems to be no hope for such a settlement. Why?
Dr. Michael Salla and his colleagues suggest that the apparent alien values which seem to be controlling humanity’s governance are literally ‘alien’. According to Dr. Salla, Earth’s problems can be tracked to an “unacknowledged extraterrestrial presence”, and that reality forms a major challenge in the public grasping political challenges for the affirmation of human quality-of-living on Earth.
If you know anything about my beliefs regarding alien life, you’d probably know how patently absurd I find the idea of an alien conspiracy. First, we’d have to be close enough to an alien civilization that the vast gulfs of interstellar space would be traversable. Second, they’d have to have technology to allow them to either cross those distances extremely rapidly, e.g. faster than light, or they’d need ways to protect themselves from the cosmic radiation that would otherwise tear their DNA (or DNA-like substance) to ribbons. Third, they’d have to give a shit about humanity and, despite their obviously extraordinarily high levels of technology to be able to get here and establish a sustained presence, not have the technology to simply wipe us out or wipe our brains.
Dr. Salla has a PhD in Politics. He’s an ufologist as a hobby only, and his career has in fact suffered from his slightly wacky beliefs, where he’s been dismissed from his position at American University for controversies driven by his views. Lending credence to his alien conspiracy theories by invoking his political doctorate is dirty play — the same sort of thing you get with pseudoscientists getting accredited in some other field then using the degree to cast a false credibility over their otherwise specious claims.
But it’s no big surprise that someone with an understanding of politics and a pseudoscientific belief in alien civilizations without evidence would come to the conclusions that he has. Politics has always been subject to certain individuals with less-than-altruistic motives gaining more power than they should ever have. These motives often are alien to people like us, who have the capacity for empathy and altruism and justice. But that does not make them literally extraterrestrial. The lack of evidence for alien civilizations notwithstanding, Salla formulated his ideas into a unified pseudoscientific field called “exopolitics”
The evidence Salla claims to have found for extraterrestrial civilizations, he literally found on the internet. He believes there are as many as sixteen alien civilizations that have directly interacted with humankind, driving most of the conflict on our planet. He also believes there are millions of people who have been abducted for experimentation, and not just short-term, but long-term permanent abductions. And all his evidence was obtained from people posting about their experiences on the internet.
And this is The Canadian’s go-to guy for their exclusive content about why the planet is so full of conflict.