Richard Dolan: Another Red Pill Junkie

I've been going through Rich Dolan's Truth Out radio archive this week. Truth Outh, in case you didn't know, is the show he has on the Global Radio Alliance network, which airs every Saturday night —And, like Tony the Tiger would say, it's G-r-r-r-r-eat!!

Listening to Fortean podcasts while I'm working has become second nature for me by now. Often times I find myself working on some project which doesn't require a lot of concentration effort on my part —Fixing a 3d model here, tweaking a computer rendering there, nothing too fancy— and that's where having the chance to put on my headphones while listening to a talking voice is very helpful.

My favorite podcasts are, in no particular order:

But, even with all those shows, I can run out of fresh podcasts very early in the week. So there's where Truth Out has come pretty handy. Richard's show lasts a whopping 3 hours, and since I already considered him one of the top researchers in the field, listening discussing his ideas and theories at length is a delight; on top of that I happen to fin find his tone of voice to be very relaxing, and that counts a lot in my book too, since that way I can pay attention to what he's saying while multitasking through my daily chores —those LOLcats ain't gonna get rated all by themselves, ya know!

Plus, he's a Rage Against the Machine fan! What more dare you ask??

So I was just listening to show # 8 (5/9/12), and while he was answering to a listener's question on whay prompted him to enter the UFOlogy field in the first place, he goes on to discuss the great impact that reading Timothy Good's Above Top Secret had in him. "I became obsessed!" he admits, and afterward he spent a great many nights looking up to his bedroom's ceiling pondering on the what ifs.

And that's when he revealed that, like myself, he's hooked on red pills.

On around -34:52, he says:

The reason that it's engaged me all these years. You know like in the movie The Matrix where famously Neo takes that red pill, and reality unfolds. He sees reality for what it is. I wish life were that easy! Of course it's never that easy.

I've taken countless red pills, because the way it is: you take one red pill, in other words you realized "Holy shit! UFOs are real!", now my whole world has just gone kaboom, but that doesn't end it. You stay with this reality for a little while and then you realize the waters get deeper still. And you realize that you have to account for abductions, you have to account for mutilations. You have to account for, what appears to be strange science and strange visits of inter-dimensionality.

And what I found myself is to being pulled by degrees into those deeper waters. I didn't plan to swim out into the ocean initially. I just planned to, you know, trips along the shore there, get my feet wet.

But the field isn't like that. And it seems like every 6 or 12 months I need to take a new major red pill! to account for my continually transforming reality.

Not even I could have managed to put it so eloquently. It's as if Rich had managed to understand what was going inside my own subconscious the moment I decided, for not particular reason (it seemed) to become the Red Pill Junkie.

So kudos to you Mr. Dolan. You've acquired a fan for life —and well-stocked supply of red pills to go along with it ;)