I imagine that right now you're feeling a bit like Alice. Tumbling
down the rabbit hole?
You could say that. Morpheus: 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. Do you
believe in fate, Neo?
I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life.
I know exactly what you mean. 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 felt it your entire life. That there's
something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but
it's 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
The Matrix? Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is? (Neo nods
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,
or when go to church or when you pay your taxes. It is the world
that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else, you were born into
bondage, born inside a prison that you cannot smell, taste, or
touch. A prison for your mind. (long pause, sighs) 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
back. (In his left hand, Morpheus shows a blue pill.)
You take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake in your bed
and believe whatever you want to believe. (a red pill is shown
in his other hand) You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland
and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. (Long pause; Neo
begins to reach for the red pill)
all I am offering is the truth, nothing more. (Neo takes the red
pill and swallows it with a glass of water) Those few humans who
were either born into reality, or have successfully taken the
red pill, become the focus of the movie's story -- their attempts
to destroy the Matrix and liberate the mass of humanity that lives
completely encapsulated in their pods and the illusions fed to
them by the powers that be -- powers that will go to any length
to maintain the illusion.
not much different than our modern system of corporate government
and capitalistic socialism. The governing powers need things from
us, not the least of which is our consent. To obtain our consent
we are fed all manner of benefits. We are programmed from an early
age to believe that such benefits are necessary.
these benefits, a number of conduits are attached to each of us.
Adhesion contracts like Social Security, a driver's license; voter
registration for a pretended choice of social masters, bank accounts
where credit is manufactured for our use and other memberships,
registrations, licenses, deeds and permits to insure the conduct
of our affairs will be confined within the "matrix" of corporate
We are given
our own numbered "pod," a social net provided by the government.
Educated according to mandates of the state, our belief system
is further cultured by corporate media. There are various forms
of "welfare" should we succumb to poverty or disease. If we are
threatened or in danger we can call 911.
job of "securing" us is made easier by the massive database tracking
our movements, our finances, the location of our homes and businesses
and our tax records. When old age creeps up, we can rely on government
to take care of us.
interface combines to create a massive illusion of benefits --
the American dream. For the price of a promise to indebt our future
labors, pay our taxes and play within the system, there are seemingly
limitless toys, castles, comforts and consumables for those who
believe in this Matrix. For half our productivity taken in taxes
(the other half in payments) and the deeds and title to whatever
we think we own, government and its private affiliates will take
care of us.
To live in
this Matrix, all we have to surrender is any genuine sense of
independence, personal responsibility and our right to live freely
and actually own the fruits of our labors. And, like in the movie,
a contingent of agents are deployed to combat any renegade humans
who have a will for freedom from the Matrix which surrounds us.
expiained, "The Matrix is a system Neo, and that system is our
enemy. When you are inside, you look around, what do you see?
Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters, the very minds we
are trying to save. Until we do, these people are part of that
system and that makes them our enemies.
You have to
understand that most of these people are not ready to be unplugged
and many are so hopelessly dependent on the system, they'll fight
to protect it." Why will blue pill people fight to protect a Matrix
that enslaves them? It's all they know. And all their toys, castles,
comforts and consumables will be gone without the Matrix. Their
whole illusionary existence will evaporate, leaving them naked
the blue pill people in our current "real" world look at? They
refuse to acknowledge they are they are funding their enslavement
to a socialist homeland police state. Last month, a few "red pill"
people traveled to D.C. for an eloquent conclusion to Freedom
Drive 2002, exposing the fraud of the l6th Amendment, the IRS,
and the federal income tax. But the blue pill people remained
comfortably in their coma, ever willing to pay a tax they do not
owe. They fund Congress and the Nazi/moron president's implementation
of America's new Third Reich, so they can feel "secure." And what
greater "matrix" is there, than our current "fiat;' financial
that a piece of paper with the picture of a dead president has
the value of the number printed on it and that one dead president
is more valuable than another. We don't even consider that the
use of this dead president paper is the direct cause of our own
Have you ever
seen your bank account? It's not there. Only the slight-of-hand
practiced by the teller and the accountant behind the scenes makes
this illusion look real to the blue pill people.
How deep does
the rabbit hole go? Near the end of the movie, the Matrix's agent
Smith acclaims the virtues of the Matrix to the captive red pill
people's leader Morpheus: "Have you ever stood and stared at it?
Marveled at is beauty; its genius? Billions of people, just living
out their lives -- oblivious."
December 2002 Idaho Observer: Now that you're here, you have no
more excuse. You have to make a decision, as to whether you want
to take the blue pill or the red pill. You take the blue pill,
you simply close your eyes and nothing happens, your world stays
the same, you go to sleep, you wake up, you go to work, you get
your pay checks, you pay your debts, you pay your taxes...life
goes on as usual, until the day you die. You take the red pill,
your entire world changes, your eyes will be opened, you'll never
go back to sleep, your life will never be the same... I cannot
tell you what will happen to you, you have to live it, to know
it and to understand it. But one thing I can tell you... and I
guarantee it, that you will no longer be bound by the powers that
be, because the truth will set you free... forever.