Former United States Senator and unsuccessful 2008 candidate for both the Democratic Party and Libertarian Party Presidential nominations, Mike Gravel is scheduled to present a two-hour lecture on Sunday, 21 May 2017, titled “A NEW PARADIGM OF HUMAN GOVERNANCE” at this year’s Contact In the Desert conference near Joshua Tree California. Contact in the Desert is described as, “A weekend of exploration into ancient astronauts, extraterrestrial life, human origins, crop circles, UFO sightings, contact experiences and the need to know.” Other speakers include Graham Hancock, Erich von Däniken, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, Jacques Vallee, Laura Eisenhower (a great-granddaughter of President Eisenhower). Tickets are available HERE.
A Press Release by Contact In the Desert organizers titled: “For the First Time in History a US Senator Will Speak Publicly on the UFO Issue!” can be found HERE.
Senator Gravel’s presentation is an apparent expansion of the ideas he first presented in his 1971 book, Citizen Power which was updated and rereleased for his 2008 POTUS campaign. A description of his presentation states, “The new paradigm is direct democracy, where citizens are empowered to make laws at all levels of government. Lawmaking is the central power of government. Had the people been endowed with this power the government would never have been allowed to keep UFO knowledge from the people. The only way we can strip this power from government censors is to empower citizens with the sovereignty of governance by enacting the National Citizens Initiative for Democracy.”
In 2014 Senator Gravel joined former LP Presidential nominee Governor Gary Johnson’s Cannabis Sativa company. See prior IPR coverage HERE.
In May 2013, IPR ran an article titled, “Mike Gravel Interviewed About The Citizen Hearing On Disclosure” where the former senator was quoted as saying:
“Something is monitoring the planet, and they are monitoring it very cautiously, because we are a very warlike planet,”
The article is available HERE.
In September 2010, IPR ran an article titled “Mike Gravel: Both US major parties are corrupt, so let’s try direct democracy” available HERE.