The Matrix

Expanding the Red Pill/Matrix Analogy

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.