a reply to: Springer
Here's my take. The way it's being presented to Tom and by Tom is purposeful. On Tom's side, things that people would scoff at "rationally" they
will "suspend disbelief" for during a novel or movie. If the entertainment piece is "based on real events" it just adds a bit of cool factor but
people generally consider it entertainment more than any kind of serious journalism.
When the non-fiction comes out, it will change form and I imagine Tom/whomever is hoping that people's interest in the non-fiction underpinnings of
the "stories" will increase as the "entertainment" factor grabs hold.
Tom is a good choice for this. He has a large fan base and name recognition in a field completely unrelated to government or corporate interests
involved in the story. He has proven himself capable of making things happen creatively. He's not so super famous that he's got paparazzi all over
him, so he can go about his business.
I think it is NOT "oh here is Tom DeLonge - FINALLY we can spill the beans on UAP/UFO/Aliens! Woot!"
I think it was a synchronistic convergence of "Those in the know" coming to the conclusion that they couldn't keep everything under wraps anymore
without, perhaps, great risk to those whom they claim to protect. Tom happened to show up and solved a problem for them when they needed it solved.
National Security secrets don't get shared unless there is a need to know, and "we the people" are pretty much down at the bottom of the list of
"people who need to know."
Anyway, back to speculate on the "why."
I'm thinking, based on Sekret Machines, that there is a risk to humanity. That risk, which is fueling disclosure could be in the form of withheld
technologies that could, perhaps, help us not destroy ourselves and our planet.
They could be defenses against an encroaching "Other" that has motives that might be scary, and that they can't simply pull a defense out of their
pockets without a bit of explanation, so to speak.
They could WANT to openly fight Others because they have gotten themselves into deep doo doo somehow and pissed them off, but it's easier to claim
they are the heroes (that is my personal worry = that "disclosure" of "motives" of the Others is a lie and that we stupidly blundered into starting a
war with an advanced enemy - or - they are making the Other's into an enemy by projecting onto them human motivations of conquerers. I guess I'm a wee
bit distrustful...) It could be a play in the direction of creating a World Government in order to "come together" to fight the Others, regardless of
the Other's interest or lack of interest in us as a species/planet with resources. It could be a combination of things.
Anyway. I could be totally wrong on all of the above! I look forward to hearing the interview. Thanks for letting us know your understanding of
what level it is coming from, but it truth or lies or a bit of both.
edit on 7-5-2016 by AboveBoard because: (no reason given)