Obama's critics might be willing to concede that he does instill genuine hope of profound social changes for many around the world, and does facilitate greater networking between U.S. government and citizens. These benefits, according to his critics, pale in significance to the stranglehold on policy created by corporate interests that control key personnel in his administration. 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.
Such criticisms are short sighted insofar as they profoundly underestimate the impact that consciousness change has on the policy making process. 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changes ultimately led to private citizens mobilizing to force political elites to shift their support away from outdated ideas and policies.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: "Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come."
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: www.faxonwashington.org 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 UFOs and extraterrestrial life is on the horizon.
The infusion of new ideas, relationships and ways of looking at the world does ultimately bring about profound policy changes. Insofar as President-Elect Obama embodies and facilitates profound consciousness change in the U.S. and around the world, he does ultimately represent change you can believe in. 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.