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Originally posted by 38181
How did BOB go from 2nd LT to a Sgt Major? Was he demoted for some reason? Wikipedia is lacking his information.
[edit on 26-10-2008 by 38181]
Kerry Cassidy: We have gotten the most incredible response to your interview. I have to say it’s actually been the most popular of all our interviews...
BD: That’s nice to hear.
KC: ... and I think that there is a reason for that.
BD: Well, thank you.
KC: I think that in many ways you put yourself on the line, and you actually embody the curiosity that was, like, rampant in all of us. And you did it at a time when... and in the military, no less. And you broke rules, and you kind of stuck it out. You’re just... You’re like...You’re just... I don’t know... a one-man disclosure project, as far as I’m concerned.
BD: Well, thank you, Kerry. That’s very kind of you to say that. But let me explain something. I was a “normal human being” for a big portion of my life. You know, I was a career military, no-nonsense kind. I wore a crew cut. When I learned what I learned in 1963, ’64, ’65, it changed my life. It changed my way of thinking. And I became obsessed with what I had learned. And, over the years, I’ve learned so much more.
And as I may have mentioned to you earlier, I learned a little bit; I wanted more. You know, talk about an addiction! When you start learning some things about a subject that is so profound... The more I learned, the more I wanted to know, and the more I wanted to know, the more I learned, and the more I learned, the more obsessed I became, and...
You talk about losing your paradigm. My old paradigm literally crumbled around my knees. You know, the world that I thought I lived in, I learned was not the world that I lived in. And the reality that I looked around and thought I saw was not the reality that exists, that much of what we see is an illusion. It’s a result of our own illusions.
We... we humans sometimes, rather than face reality, we create a little world of our own. You know, we get up and go to work. We raise the kids. We buy a house. Buy a car. Take a vacation. Go on about our lives. Try to save money, put a little in the bank for the kids’ college. And live a “normal life”.
And then I learned that there’s no such thing as a “normal life”, that the world that exists is not at all what we think it is. And the more I learned... As I said, my old paradigm crashed around my knees, and... [sighs]
I’m sitting here in front of you as a human wreck, you might say, you know, as to what I used to be. Because I lived in a world that was kind of cut and dried. Oh, you know, do this, do that... You pay your bills, you... It’s not that way at all!
Originally posted by kindred
He says Aliens wouldn't allow a nuclear war and would intervene if we used nuclear weapons. Meanwhile 2000 nuclear detonations later, the Aliens are no where to be seen.