The following is a transcription of a recorded interview, conducted at the August 13-14, 1960 meeting of the Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of America. It offers a glimpse into the motivations for Gabriel Green's campaign for high office and an overview of the party program.
Interview with Gabriel Green, U.S. Presidential Candidate (1960)
Interviewer: What made you decide to take on this campaign, aside from the other duties of your organisation?
Gabriel Green: Well, I decided as a result of a request from the Space People that I do so. At first I was very reluctant because I felt very humble with being asked to undertake such a responsibility. Frankly, at first, I really didn't feel that I wanted to take up on my shoulders such a tremendous project. But when the Space People talked to me about it, and pointed out that our civilization was doomed unless somebody took the effort, made the effort, and took the action to change the present direction in which mankind is heading that we would not very long have a civilization on this earth. And, like many others, my buddies in the service, I was in the war too, and I was fortunate enough to come back alive, and I feel that I owe something to my buddies, and to those who are yet living, to dedicate my life to attempting to resolve the many problems which mankind is facing now, and as a result of the advanced information with the Space People have over a period of many years have been a party to us, we now have this information in our possession, and I have decided to submit to their request to carry through with this program, to attempt to bring to the American people these solutions so that they may evaluate them for themselves, and decide for themselves whether or not they feel they have merit.
In: I see. When you say Space People, are you referring to actual personal contacts or psychic contacts?
GG: I'm referring to personal contacts with the people from other planets.
In: Now, are these individuals present in our civilization? Are they free, walking around--?
GG: Yes, there are many of them walking our earth, as fantastic as that will undoubtedly seem to many of our people who have not had the opportunity of becoming aware of the overwhelming existence of these people visiting our earth at the present time, which our flying saucer movement has accumulated over a thirteen year period of investigation.
In: What is the main difference between an extraterrestrial person and a person born on this planet? Is there any physical difference, or mental makeup difference, or anything of that sort?
GG: You would not be able to recognize any physical difference, although, in general, I would say they are perhaps better looking than the average earth person; although we, of course, have many very handsome people, movie stars for instance, and a great many very good looking people on our own planet. The difference would be, I would say, primarily, a mental and spiritual advancement, as well as having an understanding, a greater understanding of all that is, that means scientific and technological information, which allows them to live in a non-destructive society.
In: Will these people actively participate in your campaign, or merely offer suggestions during the campaign?
GG: There is a certain limit to which they can intervene in our behalf, or will intervene, and the limits of this intervention in behalf of the welfare of our people of earth depends on universal laws. All planets must go through an evolutionary period, and they know that it is impossible for people to learn anything if everything is done for them. They could, at any time, take over our earth between breakfast and lunch, and make robots out of all of us, but this would be against their universal laws, and against their principles. They are here to help us help ourselves, and we all know that you can hold a baby's hands, but you cannot walk for him: he must learn to walk for himself so he can do things on his own if the help that is given to him is to remain permanent.
In: Is the actual success coming in November or do you merely see an opportunity to bring your question to the people?
GG: Our main purpose this year is to attempt to get information about our plan before the public, and when our people understand this plan, it will sell itself on the basis of its obvious merit; but, and I say this, that if we receive sufficient publicity before November, we would be in the White House this year. I say that if we had 1/10th of 1% of the wealth behind just one of our candidates, that we could be successful in reaching the presidency in 1960. But if we are not successful this time, we will have a four year period in which to campaign, and present our plan to the people, and by that time, the Space People assure us, that we have a very excellent chance of being successful.
In: Thank you very much, Mr. Green. Best of luck.
GG: Thank you very much, it's been my pleasure.
The audio interview with candidate Gabriel Green, and other recorded interviews from the August 13&14, 1960 meeting of the Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of America (archive.org), has been made available courtesy Roy Trumbull.