The article finds it necessary to try to explain the reference to “red pill”. It comes from a movie called “The Matrix”. I don’t know how many people tried to explain the movie to me. None of them connected. Finally I watched it on a flight to Japan. Rantingly’s link sent me to NewsMax which gives this explanation as part of the story.
“In ‘The Matrix,’ the full phrase is about seeking the truth, with Morpheus telling the main character Neo that ‘You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.’ Neo takes the red pill.”I have never been able to remember which pill reveals reality to you until I realized that red is associated with the right and blue with the left. How appropriate. NewsMax quotes a Fox reporter who obviously missed the whole point of the Musk tweet.
“However, Fox News reported Monday that the phrase has become slang for people who abandon liberalism to become conservative.”Yeah. That is the whole point. Musk was pointing out that Progressives* live in a world of fantasy and make believe. People who read the Fake News take a steady diet of blue pills so that they can return to their sheltered snowflake existences and never be disturbed by reality.
Has Musk really emerged from his lefty loft? Only time will tell. Fox News seems to be moving the other direction.
*(Liberals, educators, socialists, communists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, etc)
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