Those on the dissident right are beyond familiar with the concept of red-pilling at this point.
A reference to one of the most memorable scenes in the first Matrix film, “taking the red pill” refers to the acceptance/realization that the geopolitical and social narratives peddled by the Establishment and its mainstream media allies are complete nonsense intentionally intended to deceive — that the world as presented by those forces is a lie.
But the red pill analogy generally doesn’t go much beyond than that. And that’s a shame, because The Matrix analogy can be taken further and used to illustrate some important geopolitical and economic realities of our age.
Cameron Crowe has caused a stir amongst the politically-correct crowd by casting Emma Stone in a role portraying a character of part Hawaiian, Chinese, and Swedish descent. Evidently “Asians and non-Asians alike asked why they didn’t pick an Asian actress to play a character who is part-Asian”. Once again we see the multiculturalists’ real-world accuracy for me, not for thee attitude when it comes to the portrayal of race in popular culture.
First of all it’s worth noting that actors are indeed actors. They, by definition, pretend to be someone else for a living. If one is to complain about Emma Stone portraying someone from an ethnic group to which she in fact does not belong, why should one be satisfied with Brits playing Americans, or straight people playing gay people, or twenty-year-olds portraying seventeen-year-olds, or 21st century human beings portraying 2nd century human beings? (more…)