42-year ufology veteran Grant Cameron gives an excellent analysis of Tom DeLonge’s pitch for his new media venture, the To the Stars Academy and its heavy-hitting military-intelligence advisors.
Cameron says that this basically amounts to a gradual disclosure operation. DeLonge, who has a Facebook following of 500,000, a net worth of $80 million and an ego to match is being used to acclimate a new generation to the UFO phenomenon, similarly to how Bill Moore and Stephen Greer have been used in the past. Cameron believes the venture will not actually deliver what’s being promised. If the Pentagon and the CIA really wanted to disclose everything, they wouldn’t need Tom DeLonge to do it.
It gets curiouser. Cameron says that Chris Mellon, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, who in the To the Stars presentation describes an event where a UFO buzzed the supercarrier USS Nimitz had six months previously denied to a reporter that the US government knew anything or was withholding any information about UFOs.
Cameron notes that the team behind DeLonge are military and he doesn’t know if this venture might not be flipped into a new way to sell a war and increase the defense budget. DeLonge is a firm believer in “Evil Aliens” and has publicly said that he wants to “kill all the aliens,” which is troubling.
Cameron describes UFO experiencers and ufologists as being an oppressed social group, akin to ethnic minorities and the LGBT community and that, in the same way that the experience of these groups have been slowly acknowledged and mainstreamed, so too will an acknowledgement of UFO phenomena.