After sitting through my counter-terror briefing a few years back, a SEAL team dubbed it The Red Pill Brief. The name stuck. Perhaps no other movie more presciently foreshadowed the political climate we find ourselves in today than the 1999 release of The Matrix.
A look at the iconic “Red Pill/Blue Pill” scene, along with a few others, will help explain seemingly abstract political warfare concepts like “pseudorealities,” “pseudo-science,” and “controlled oppositions.” The Left operates by imposing narratives. They are the products of mass line development.
On taking the Red Pill, Neo is shocked out of the matrix into consciousness where he finds himself submerged in a dystopian toilet. Neo’s act of becoming aware compels the matrix to take immediate action to disconnect him from the matrix and flush him.
Thus, Neo is shocked out of the pseudo-real construct that completely defined his universe and shocked into the living horror that is his real state.
Like the “Architect” in The Matrix, those in this world who would enslave others in their pseudoreality would deal with you the same way Neo was dealt with by the matrix.
Pseudorealities are enforced by narratives given the unearned status of an inevitable science when enforced as if When narrative enforcers recognize a threat to the pseudoreality, they take immediate action to isolate, silence, and, if necessary, destroy that person before he or she has the opportunity to pollute the narrative slipstream.
Neo is mortal. But, when his mind enters the dream-world of the matrix to do battle, his trained imagination allows him to acquire superhuman/transhuman capabilities. Only pseudorealities supported by pseudo-science allow people to think they could have, or could “evolve” into having such capabilities.
Neo himself cannot actually do in the real world what his imagination permits him to do in the pseudoreality. Adults conditioned to think of themselves in terms of comic book heroes are participating in their own infantalization.
For example, you can believe whatever you want in your own private pseudoreality, but the biological facts don’t permit the unscientific conclusion that a woman can be “trapped in a man’s body.”
Real science neither requires nor asks for assent. In contrast, pseudo-sciences, demand obedience to the narratives they propagate — even when these narratives conflict with hard science.
As such, pseudo-sciences are often positioned as scientific theories on the verge of validation.
For example, the pseudo-science of gender demands that one ignore the real science of sex. Imposing gender over sex is simply one example of how pseudo-sciences demand that blue pill people declare that 2 +2 = 5 and then ostracize those who won’t.
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