Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Exopolitics: Institute for Exopolitical Affairs Inc.

Exopolitics: Institute for Exopolitical Affairs Inc.
By Ed Komarek
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The field of Exopolitics, which is still in its infancy, has some similar characteristics to the field of Fire Ecology in its early period of development in the 1950's and 1960's. In this paper I would like to explore some of these similarities and insights and how they may be applied to the emerging field of Exopolitics.

My father Ed Komarek Sr. was perhaps the most prominent fire ecologist of the 20th century. He, along with a small group of scientists and plantation owners, realized in the early part of that century, the incredibly destructive impact that the U.S. Forest Service and other governmental agencies crusade to eradicate fire from the natural environment was having on the natural order.

A well funded propaganda campaign and a policy of fire suppression was in full swing in the 1920's that featured a pitiful small bear called Smokey The Bear that somehow had lost his home and family in a catastrophic fire. Pictures of Smokey cropped up everywhere across the U.S. with the slogan, Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires. This campaign eventually went worldwide. This crusade that had the full power and backing of the U.S. government and seemed unstoppable. A few brave naturalists and ecologists risked their scientific reputations to stand up and do battle even when threatened with jail time for burning the woods. Over the period of the rest of the century these few very dedicated individuals managed to turn the tide of a false belief founded upon a deep seated fear of fire. This false belief was due to an ignorance of how nature operated and was promulgated amongst city dwellers and high level government officials. The belief that fire was bad for the environment, and the fire suppression policy that followed, was overcome through a steady adherence to good science and the truth.

Because fire destroyed homes and whole cities it was erroneously reasoned that fire had to be bad for nature too. Nothing was further from the truth and the consequences are still being felt today where a century of fire suppression in our national parks and forests is still taking its toll. A hundred years accumulation of dead material from fire suppression in Yellowstone National Park for instance set the conditions for the catastrophic high intensity fire that burned most of Yellowstone to the ground. This is no isolated instance but is still happening worldwide because of the well intentioned but misguided policies throughout the 20th century. My father became obsessed with stopping this outrage to nature.

Most of the earth is a fire ecosystem. Periodic and catastrophic fire play a very large role in most of earth's ecosystems from the tropics to the arctic. Plants and animals have become adapted to fire over millions of years. Fire is responsible for much of the diversity of plant and wildlife species on the planet. Some plants are adapted to frequent periodic cool fires that sweep the forest clean on a annual basis so fuel does not accumulate to catastrophic proportions. Most natural fires for millions of years were low intensity fires ignited by lightning. When man came on the scene he further effected the natural order burning even more frequently to create habitats conducive to a culture of hunting and gathering.

No hunter gatherer wants to struggle through brush, briars and vines infested with ticks and chiggers to find game, roots or berries. Fire kept the woods open and park like, and the prairies and savannas free of trees and brush. In fire environments trees evolved insulated bark while the grasses and legumes on the forest floor had their roots protected from fire by the soil. In areas such as Alaska and Siberia natural fires are of a more catastrophic nature. Fires do not burn in a uniform manner so some places get a lot of hot fire while other places get only cooler fires. This makes for a wide diversity of habitats for plants and animals. (For those interested in the role of fire in the environment I would suggest reading the book, Fire In America, by Payne or go to this site for some articles by Payne. http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us/tserve/nattrans/ntuseland/uselinksfire.htm Payne wrote the books that my father wanted to write but never got around to doing because of his scientific work. The Tall Timbers website is: http://www.talltimbers.org/ )

As the reader can see there are some real similarities between the emerging field of Fire Ecology and that of the now emerging field of Exopolitics. Both fields have had to deal with a well funded government propaganda and suppression campaign designed to manipulate public opinion and to suppress the truth. The suppression of public knowledge and understanding in both cases seems to have begun with the best of intentions but then later spiraled out of control and into the hands of special interests. My father was fond of the saying, "The road to hell is paved with the best of intentions."

A further similarity is that the founders of both movements are what my father like to call "mavericks". A maverick is a cow that refuses to follow the herd, deciding to go its own way often at great personal sacrifice. "Grin" These "mavericks" as my father called them are very independent people and work not for money but out of love of their work and the benefit to humanity and to nature. The problem that these "mavericks" have is that because they are so independent they have trouble working together and are few in number.

From the beginning my father realized that if these independent individuals could get coordinated and work together they would be much more effective in achieving their collective goal of ending worldwide governments fire suppression policies and propaganda operations. My father went to great lengths to study the literature and search out these independent people. Keep in mind that this was before the internet where he had to corresponding via snail mail over periods of years. Soon he began traveling, meeting key individuals and developed lasting friendships. His friends and associates showed him around their part of the world and he did the same when they came to this country.

My father Ed Komarek Sr. realized the importance of getting all these people in communication with each other and organized the first Fire Ecology conferences. There were lectures at these conferences but the most important event was a barbeque and bonfire on Tall Timbers Plantation in the evenings. At the bonfire "mavericks" socialized amongst themselves on a full meal, let down their guard and began, what were to become strong friendships and collaborations. The conferences lead to what became a multimillion dollar organization in a few years called, Tall Timbers Research Inc., to promote the understanding and use of fire in the United States and around the world. In the end my father said he succeed in his goal to a large degree because he outlived his opponents. A new younger generation came into the field without the fear of fire characteristic of the old guard and so were able to understand the truth.

I think we in the field of Exopolitics can learn something from these early Fire Ecologists. Those few independent individuals that are moving this field forward need to better organize themselves. Today we have the internet and we need to be using it to the best of our advantage. The key individuals in the emerging field of Exopolitics need to improve communication amongst themselves so as to better work to develop projects and strategies to achieve their collective goals, just as has happened in the field of Fire Ecology.

I propose the creation of a Institute for Exopolitical Affairs and as a first step toward this end that the key individuals in the field create together a internet forum to which only they can post. The forum should be open to the public but the public should not be able to post directly. If the public wants to post then a second forum should be opened to comment on what is going on with the more limited forum. Members of the public should be able to submit posts to one or more members and if deemed worthy by that member then the member can post it to the limited board.

I personally am aware of several very good ideas for moving our field forward that several independent individuals are working on with limited success. I believe these ideas should be discussed and debated on such a forum to see which ideas are most important and to develop the resources needed to fund these projects. I envision a Exopolitics forum similar to the Stardrive forum, moderated by Physicist Jack Sarfatti, and used by top physicists and consciousness researchers to solve collective problems of physics and consciousness.

The ultimate objective of the forum would be the development of an Institute for Exopolitical Affairs Inc., a worldwide organization, to promote disclosure and relations with highly ethical ET civilizations and races. This would have to be a group effort with all the key people involved. Such a institute would improve the stature of Exopolitics and attract funding on a worldwide basis.