For those of you that haven’t seen the Matrix movie you must have been living under a rock. This article is not a movie review it is an article to introduce you to the cult following and the impact the movie has had on our society. Pretty much all matrix movie reviews have totally missed this concept. The matrix movie framework has become analogy to life with many of the movie references becoming part of your everyday vocabulary. Did you even notice?
One Example is the references to red pill or blue pill men on dating sites!
The Social Construct
The movie centers around a completely fabricated reality lapped up by most of the inhabitants of the matrix. It is fabricated by the controlling party purely for the purpose of keeping the masses docile and manipulating them to conform with the agenda. The controlling party goes to great lengths to keep this agenda secret from the masses.
For those people still under the control of the matrix their indoctrination is so well accepted that ignorance becomes their desired state of being.
Having said that there is a small resistance fighting the indoctrination of mankind.
The Morpheus character is the leader of the resistance. He has the knowledge that the controlling party doesn’t want the masses to know. Morpheus also combines wisdom with action. His partiality to fighting makes him a very small but very powerful foe.
Without going into ridiculous amount of analysis here Neo represents mankind s ability to see the matrix for what it is combine knowledge with violence/action and for one person to beat the entire system. This makes Neo the ultimate soldier in the fight for truth but it also highlights to me just now open to attach the system is if one person can bring it all down.
Do yourself a favor and watch the above clip again if you haven’t seen the movie for a long time. This is the scene what Neo is offered a choice, the Red Pill or the Blue Pill. The Red Pill is his permanent way to unplug from the matrix, escape the social construct and learn the ugly truth. I say the truth is ugly become it is not for the feint hearted. The truth is clearly a bitter pill to swallow.
Taking the Blue Pill will throw Neo right back into the ignorant state of the social construct. This will put him straight back under the control of the Architect and his indoctrination will continue until he is a feeble follower not capable of resistance.
The Oracle is a stealthy character and probably one of the most important I reckon. Think of the Oracle was your own ego, it tells you want you think you want to hear, then you have to choose whether you want to take that course of action or choose your own.
For those people who believe in fate you may disagree and that is what makes the Oracle (your ego) such a complex character.
For those of us who believe their ego controls them you have already taken the blue pill and I see a life of conformance in your tea leaves.
I applaud the enlightened readers who can see their ego for what it is.
Cypher is the Judas of the story. For those of you reading this who don’t know what I mean by that he betrays his leader and trades away his freedom. Cypher, once tasted the red pill, make the decision to give up his freedom and all the work associated with it to plug back into the ignorant bliss what is the mainstream matrix.
Now the Architect is an interesting character to understand. This character is the creator of the social construct. Whilst he contains all the authority and power required to keep such an elaborate lie afloat he also recognizes the vulnerability and the inevitability that such a system of control (for no good) cannot be maintained forever.
Modern Day Red Pill Cult Following
As I said above the Matrix Movie is just one of those movies that seems to have become part of the culture and part of the social construct itself. It is like the controlling social elite use it to mock us.
Please leave a comment below if you disagree and still believe that you are a free agent operating within a Western culture.
How Does All This Relate To Our Lives
There probably have been times when you have felt like you are plugged into one of those human farms and being sucked dry of all your energy. You may be spot on. Not the human battery farm part but there are certainly plenty of people and plenty of corporations out there hell-bent on moderating your behavior and will use any means possible to cut you down to size. That is your personal social construct at work each day.
At each major life stage you get offered a choice to take the Red Pill or the Blue Pill.
The Red Pill in this analogy represents control of your own life (the road less traveled) and the rejection of the social engineering control thrust upon us all. It represents freedom, and all the ugly truth that comes with it. Humans are meant to be free.
The Blue Pill in this analogy is your choice to conform with the mainstream social agenda, plug back into cable TV and enjoy all the fruit that apathy provides. Unfortunately the fruit is also poison and will lead to your slow and steady decline if you let it.
The above mentioned life stages include your transition to adulthood, choice to marry, divorce, deaths, births and health events. In my case I got caught up in the divorce revolution and got the Red Pill shot down my throat at great speed.
The good news is that life unplugged comes with freedom and opportunities that the conformists could never even imagine.
Let me know your stories below and let me know if you share my analogy or have your own?
For me two serious red pill moments were when i first heard Briffaults Law or when I realised that my marriage had been hijacked by an unrelated third party.