Exopolitics: The Ultimate UFO Disinformation Operation?



Pardon me if I no longer remain politely silent as I am read preposterous pronouncements from the so-called “exopolitics” clique, who apparently think that throwing enough crap up against the wall will not only make it stick but give it credibility and significance.


In one recent email, we are informed of this gem, a…coveted award from exopolitics for:


“Intellectual Courage: Exopolitics Institute founder Dr. Michael Salla for his refusal to abandon his work in developing the field of exopolitics in the face of losing his academic career standing (he did), his job (he did), and his work status in the United States (he did).”


Now, for those of you who don’t know, they’re talking about the same Dr. Salla who wholeheartedly endorses, and shamelessly promotes, a known charlatan and fraud, in the person of “Alex Collier”, a recently re-invented individual, who’s nonetheless (according to Salla) a “genuine, life-long Andromedan contacee”, an enormous claim for which Salla is completely unable to provide one iota of credible evidence…naturally. Despite numerous requests from me – over several years – the good professor refuses to provide any substantiation for “Collier’s” lunatic “predictions”, so shameless is his hucksterism of the “Collier” carnival.


So, are we really dealing with a person possessing “Intellectual Courage”, or more likely someone who’s so lacking in qualifications, credibility and character as to have been given the bum’s rush out academia, employment and work status in this country?


And what is the last refuge of scoundrels who can’t find it in government or academia? Well, it’s the new safe harbor of “exopolitics”, the latest self-serving, cobbled together alliance of wishful thinkers, fantasists and conmen who share a common interest in, and an even more enormous lack of knowledge about, UFOs.


Let’s also give a dishonorable mention to Alfred Webre, who, along with Salla and Bassett, unashamedly promotes the completely unsubstantiated (to say nothing of illogical and moronic) notion that there are “benevolent extraterrestrials walking among us”. That’s right, ETs are strolling around everywhere, presumably taking a vacation from eons of boring, peaceful existence and traveling in space (and perhaps even time) in order to enjoy our overpopulated, polluted, warlike, greedy, self-destructive world, which is obviously amply populated by fools and idiots, with too much time on their hands, who invent such scenarios.


But wait, there’s more! Dr. Salla and his, how can I put this politely, imaginative cohorts also want to sell you…the Brooklyn Bridge, or the dopey New Age version of it, in the form of (are you ready?) trainings and, get this, certification in such well established, scholarly and credible academic areas of study as:


a. Exopolitics Certificate - Entry level certification provides the core conceptual understanding so you have basic competency in writing about, researching or investigating exopolitical issues.


b.. Galactic Diplomacy Certificate - Second level of certification provides both the conceptual skills and diplomatic training so you can practice citizen diplomacy in extraterrestrial affairs.


c.. Exopolitics Diploma - Third level certification designed for those intending to teach or train others in exopolitics.


(NOTE: As Billy Meier’s U.S. representative, I can assure you that he has not enrolled in any of these “programs”, even though they’re led by these obviously much more experienced people than himself, people who most certainly must have more than the 67 years of actual, in person, on board, UFO/extraterrestrial contacts than Meier himself has had.)


Again, is there any wonder, any remaining question, as to why Salla was given the boot by established, reputable, academic institutions, employers, etc. – and apparently barred from academic employment in this country?


Yes, indeed, “exopolitics” the latest assembly of pathetic poseurs and wishful wannabes, delightfully free of any self-policing, scientific standards of evidence and proof, or actual knowledge about anything extraterrestrial, who gleefully seek to soak up the limelight with an abundance of irrelevant and unsubstantiated bilge, in the process of which they further relegate the entire, real controversy and worthwhile substance of the UFO debate to the realm of ridicule and irrelevance. And might that not be the actual goal of the ego-driven architects of this flimsy, foolish enterprise…in other words, could it actually be a deliberately disguised disinformation operation?


Why else do we perpetually encounter people and tactics designed to divert us from finding and seeing the complete, real truth about UFOs? The truth about UFOs and extraterrestrials absolutely should be known but you won’t find it with exopolitics, or its very self-serving “leaders”.


I guarantee that.


Even though I’m adamantly anti-conspiratorial, it appears that exopolitics, being run by this bunch of delusional, self-serving quacks, may be the ultimate, most ingenious UFO disinformation operation yet created to derail full disclosure…especially about the Meier case.


Case in point, during our last meeting together, in Los Angeles, in February, Steven Bassett openly acknowledged to me - several times - that he recognized the authenticity of the Billy Meier UFO case. (He certainly should acknowledge it; the Meier case is the only scientifically proven, still ongoing (more than 67 years) actual UFO contact case, containing tons of still irreproducible physical evidence and volumes of specific, scientific and world event related information…large amounts of which were published years, even decades, before “official” discovery.)

And, while Bassett knows it’s true, he has steadfastly refused to allow the Meier case to be presented at his X-Conferences. The oh so earnest Mr. Bassett proceeded to inform me that it “wasn’t time yet” for the (67-year long!) Meier case to gain more public exposure, certainly not through his X-Conference. Instead, he assured me, April 2009 would bring the much sought after “government disclosure” and then, perhaps, it would be “the right time” for the Meier case.


Please understand what I’m saying here. Steven Bassett, the promoter of the X-Conference, who quite loudly professes his devotion to revealing the truth about the UFO cover-up, knows that the Meier case is authentic and is keeping that information from you and the rest of the world. And, as fate would have it, April 2009 has come and gone, the government didn’t buckle under the, er, monumental pressure of the UFO disclosure brigade and the next round of irresponsible, self-indulgent nonsense from exopolitics is arriving in almost daily emails.


So the hubris of the, very excitable, Bassett is such that he puts his own, obviously failed if not irrelevant, agenda above putting the most important story in human history in the forefront of public discussion. And that despite his professed passion for the truth coming out.


Does this not sound more like disinformation and deception than… disclosure?


Not surprisingly, I am persona non grata at many UFO events for having the bad taste to actually criticize other so-called “UFO researchers”, especially those in exo-politics, politics and “diplomacy” being antithetical to telling the truth. For people involved in this aberrant form of politics, the exopolitics folks are indeed mighty thin-skinned. I guess I should just bite my tongue when I hear about “genuine lifelong Andromedan contactees”, certification in “Galactic Diplomacy” and the pressing problems of “how to talk to a ball of light”.


Had the proponents and organizers of exopolitics possessed the courage, selflessness and regard for humanity to have put the Meier case in the forefront of their efforts – years ago – it would have been impossible for all of the media to marginalize, to continue to suppress discussion of it.


Instead, their self-indulgent, fruitless mental masturbation results in yet another squandered opportunity, all in the vain hope that presenting long irrelevant, unproven, dead-end “UFO cases” and huckstering intelligence-insulting “certification programs” will perpetuate their careers.


Bassett, Salla, Webre et al know that to assist with the Meier case would put them out of a job and out of the limelight.


Well, we can’t have that, can we? So, in favor of speculation over substance, they continue to frantically peddle a remarkably ineffectual

effort, generating more heat than light. Instead of focusing on chasing lights in the sky, believing that every UFO is extraterrestrial in origin (they’re not, most current sightings are secret military craft) and ineffectually pleading with the government to, well, not behave like the government, why hasn’t exopolitics been vigorously exploring and promoting the examination of the Meier material that is intended to help us assure…our future survival?


Decide for yourselves then if exopolitics is just the work of delusional, self-serving wannabes, or the most ingenious UFO disinformation operation and campaign.


Or if it could actually be…both.


Michael Horn



May 4, 2010