Cascadia definitely a Fifth World nation
Cesidian political science states you are "something" — eg, a nation, a town, or a state — if you strongly and indisputably project that image in the world, and/or you are recognised by an equivalent "something".
As written in a previous article , Cesidian political science general rule number one is this: you are "something" — eg, a nation, a town, or a state — if you strongly and indisputably project that image in the world, and/or you are recognised by an equivalent "something" — ie a nation, a town, or a state.
If the entity has a strong influence over a real world or tangible hamlet, clan, band, micronation, family business, or unincorporated organisation, it is a micronation, a polity, and at least a Sixth World nation.
If the entity has a strong influence over a real world or tangible parish (or new religious movement/alternative religion), nation, tribe, diaxenospitia, alternative IGO, small business, or local non-profit, it is definitely a Fifth World nation.
If the entity has a strong influence over a real world or tangible village, state, confederation, neotribe, nation or people IGO, national company, or NGO, it is definitely a Fourth World nation.
The whole theory, and it is a lot more than mere speculation, is shown in the table below:
From time to time, the campaign for a free and independent Cascadia gets a push in the mainstream media. That, by the way, can happen to a micronation which has entered the lowest stage — the "ground floor" stage, if you will — of the Fifth World. However, a development has recently occurred that shows that Cascadia is now something more.
Recently the idea of British Columbia (Canada), Washington and Oregon (US) forming a separate state got its support from an unexpected source: the world's largest UFO religion, the Raëlian Movement.
Raëlism (also Raelianism or the Raëlian Movement) is a UFO religion that was founded in 1974 by Claude Vorilhon, now known as Raël. An adherent of the new religious movement or alternative religion of Raëlism is a Raëlian.
Raëlians teach that life on Earth was scientifically created by a species of extraterrestrials, which they call the Elohim — while this belief may seem peculiar, Cesidians, ie members of the Cesidian Church, also share this belief.
Raëlians teach that messengers or prophets of the Elohim include Buddha, Jesus, and others, who informed humans of each era — while this belief may seem peculiar, Cesidians, ie members of the Cesidian Church, believe that Adam, Buddha, Christ, and Messiah are four men, but one soul.
Raëlians also hold on to more cosmopolitan views of the world, have more liberal views of sexuality, but this does not occur without some level of intolerance — joining the Raëlian Movement requires an official apostasy from other religions.
Moreover, according to Raëlian spokesman David Dunsmore, the Raëlian Movement is becoming more accepting of the idea that life would be much more peaceful, democratic, and non-violent if the world was made up of a multitude of small, independent states, each built by people united by the same culture, language, or religion. In other words, Raëlians seem to be embracing, more and more, the validity of the micronationalist political philosophy, and an independent Cascadia fits into that idea very nicely.
So Cascadia is definitely a Fifth World nation, since the polity has begun to have a strong influence over a real world or tangible parish (or new religious movement/alternative religion).
Cascadia does not appear to have moved into the lowest stage of the Fourth World yet.
UFO religion backs idea of free and independent Cascadia
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