SWALLOW THE RED PILL (Re-vist)
The state of the “News” over the past week regarding the debate over the “Debt Ceiling/Default” has inspired the “re-post” of this prior post. As, now more than ever it is critical for everyone to “Swallow The Red Pill”, and wake up to what is going on around us.
What is the significance of Swallowing the Red Pill?
What is the Red Pill?
This analogy comes from the original 1999 film “The Matrix”
When Morpheus offers Neo a choice; take the Blue Pill and
go back to his status quo, or take the Red Pill and
wake up from the control of The Matrix.
Here is the actual dialog from this key scene in the
M – I imagine that right now you’re feeling a bit like Alice,
tumbling down the rabbit hole, huh.
N – You could say that
M – I can see it in your eyes; you have the look of a man
who accepts what he sees because he’s expecting to wake up.
Ironically, this is not far from the truth.
M – Do you believe in fate Neo?
N – No
M – Why not?
N – I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life.
M – I know exactly what you mean.
M – Let me tell you why you’re here, you’re here because you
know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it
you’ve felt it your entire life. That there is something wrong with
the world, you don’t know what it is, but its there, like a splinter
in your mind driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you
to me. Do you know what I’m talking about?
N – The Matrix?
M – Do you want to know what it is? The Matrix is everywhere, it is
all around us, even now in this very room. You can see it when you
look out your window, or when you turn on your television. You can
feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay
It is the world that has pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
N –What truth?
M- That you are a slave Neo. Like everyone else you were born
Into bondage, born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste.
or touch, a prison for your mind.
Unfortunately no one can be told what the Matrix is, you have to
see it for yourself. This is your last chance. After this there is no turning
You take the Blue Pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed, and
believe what ever you want to believe.
You take the Red Pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep
the rabbit hole goes. Remember, all I’m offering is the truth, nothing more
Neo takes the Red Pill from Morpheus and swallows it.
Of course The Matrix is just a movie. But it is uncanny how this
scene in the film mirrors what is happening all around us these days.
This is why the Soles Of Passion recommends Swallowing the Red Pill and wake up to the reality around us. Art and music are not solely a way to escape reality, they are also a reflection of reality. A creative delivery system or “fusion” between the mind, our senses, and the world we live in. To quote the character Morpheus again; “there is something wrong with the world, you don’t know what it is, but its there, like a splinter in your mind driving you mad”. The Soles Of Passion strongly encourage you to regularly follow the alternative news/information sources, as linked on our website to learn about what is really going on around us.
There truly is a battle going on to control your mind. Time to wake up, and like Neo Swallow the Red Pill.
Red Pill scene from The Matrix film