Rethinking the Red Pill/Blue Pill Paradigm

We need more Pills!

Dave Volek
Tiered Democratic Governance

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Neo is forcibly abducted from his gooey creche by Morpheus and other members of the Resistance. Neo emerges naked, slimy, confused, and scared. His world has been shattered.

The machines who run Earth had hooked up millions of humans to creches to extract their bioenergy, the fuel that keeps the machines going. They also had hooked humans into a big software program to entertain them, giving them the will to live. With the software, the humans believed they were having a wonderful life. But the reality is that they never left the creche they were incubated in. The will to live was necessary to supply bioenergy to the machines.

Neo is out of his creche and now knows how humanity has been enslaved. Morpheus offers Neo two pills.

If Neo takes the blue pill, he will be returned to the creche. His life will be comfortable and pleasurable. He will forget about his brief life outside the creche.

If Neo takes the red pill, he will join the resistance. The real world offers stress, suffering, war, and death.

A moral of this paradigm seems to portray a necessary loss or sacrifice to acquire the truth. The red pill/blue pill choice has been in many pop-culture allusions since the Matrix was released in 1999.

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Dave Volek
Tiered Democratic Governance

Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit http://www.tiereddemocraticgovernance.org/tdg.php