As we wait, today let’s take a look at what To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science founder Tom DeLonge had to say about his upcoming History channel series Unidentified documenting his efforts to convince the U.S. government to do more about UFOs, or, to put it less charitably, to implement the plans that DeLonge’s executive vice president and interdimensional space poltergeist researcher Hal Puthoff has been trying to get the government to put in place for more than four decades.
This response ran in Altpress as part of a longer interview about the revival of DeLonge’s Angels & Airwaves band, whose new album and tour he plans to use to promote his UFO projects.
My work has been largely unnoticed with my team over the past year. It leaked last week where the U.S. Navy is putting together formal reporting processes through the Department Of Defense for UFOs. Well, To The Stars Academy is the one that set that up. It took us 12 months: We started doing all those briefings. We brought everyone over to Congress and all this different stuff.
What perhaps stands out is that DeLonge speaks of the United States government as beginning to organize a response to UFOs, which of course would suggest that previously it did not. If DeLonge had to go to Congress to advocate for UFO reporting standards and military UFO response plans, that again suggests that they did not exist. Rather than a triumphant story of DeLonge achieving “disclosure,” as he had originally promised, we instead see that he, like Puthoff before him, is a vector of corruption spreading fringe ideas through the government and then presenting the results as confirmation that the government considers their (for profit) work important, and therefore worthy of generating still more profits. I can’t escape the feeling that all of the lobbying of the government is little more than an exercise in creating a faux governmental seal of approval to help legitimize the decidedly less authoritative TV shows, movies, music projects, and vanity science where the real money lies.
After all, DeLonge himself said that his governmental lobbying and History reality/documentary series will feed directly into his music. Imagine if Steven Hawking had only released the results of his work on space and time in the liner notes of a concept polka album. That seems to be about where we are with To the Stars, where entertainment and information have merge into a UFO infotainment chimera.
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