Taking the Red Pill

What is a Red Pill?

The term redpill is a pop culture term that was popularised via the 1999 film ‘The Matrix’. In the movie, a Redpill is the term used to describe a human who has been freed from the Matrix, a fictional computer-generated world set in 1999. Bluepill refers to a human still connected to the Matrix.

Redpills appear to have either seen “glitches” within the Matrix (e.g. a book continuously respawning on a shelf, regardless of attempts to remove the book), or question their lives within the Matrix, refusing to dismiss strange events. These are the people most likely to recognize the Matrix as an illusion.
According to Morpheus, leaving the Matrix can be traumatic, particularly to those who have lived in it too long. As a rule, crews only offer the red pill to those younger than 18. After that, the risk of denial and psychotic episodes from the reality of separation is much higher. The exception to this rule (as seen in the movies) is Neo, whose age is around 30 when he is released by Morpheus.

By now you must have read about Joseph Stack. The MSM is busy trying to label him as a kook who did not want to pay taxes and hated government. I see this case as someone who took the red pill rather late in his life. If you read his manifesto, you will see what I am saying. Let me highlight a few paragraphs and you can make up your mind:

We are all taught as children that without laws there would be no society, only anarchy. Sadly, starting at early ages we in this country have been brainwashed to believe that, in return for our dedication and service, our government stands for justice for all. We are further brainwashed to believe that there is freedom in this place, and that we should be ready to lay our lives down for the noble principals represented by its founding fathers. Remember? One of these was “no taxation without representation”. I have spent the total years of my adulthood unlearning that crap from only a few years of my childhood. These days anyone who really stands up for that principal is promptly labeled a “crackpot”, traitor and worse.

Why is it that a handful of thugs and plunderers can commit unthinkable atrocities (and in the case of the GM executives, for scores of years) and when it’s time for their gravy train to crash under the weight of their gluttony and overwhelming stupidity, the force of the full federal government has no difficulty coming to their aid within days if not hours? Yet at the same time, the joke we call the American medical system, including the drug and insurance companies, are murdering tens of thousands of people a year and stealing from the corpses and victims they cripple, and this country’s leaders don’t see this as important as bailing out a few of their vile, rich cronies. Yet, the political “representatives” (thieves, liars, and self-serving scumbags is far more accurate) have endless time to sit around for year after year and debate the state of the “terrible health care problem”. It’s clear they see no crisis as long as the dead people don’t get in the way of their corporate profits rolling in.

How can any rational individual explain that white elephant conundrum in the middle of our tax system and, indeed, our entire legal system? Here we have a system that is, by far, too complicated for the brightest of the master scholars to understand. Yet, it mercilessly “holds accountable” its victims, claiming that they’re responsible for fully complying with laws not even the experts understand. The law “requires” a signature on the bottom of a tax filing; yet no one can say truthfully that they understand what they are signing; if that’s not “duress” than what is. If this is not the measure of a totalitarian regime, nothing is.

The intent of this exercise and our efforts was to bring about a much-needed re-evaluation of the laws that allow the monsters of organized religion to make such a mockery of people who earn an honest living. However, this is where I learned that there are two “interpretations” for every law; one for the very rich, and one for the rest of us… Oh, and the monsters are the very ones making and enforcing the laws; the inquisition is still alive and well today in this country.

The significance of independence, however, came much later during my early years of college; at the age of 18 or 19 when I was living on my own as student in an apartment in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. My neighbor was an elderly retired woman (80+ seemed ancient to me at that age) who was the widowed wife of a retired steel worker. Her husband had worked all his life in the steel mills of central Pennsylvania with promises from big business and the union that, for his 30 years of service, he would have a pension and medical care to look forward to in his retirement. Instead he was one of the thousands who got nothing because the incompetent mill management and corrupt union (not to mention the government) raided their pension funds and stole their retirement. All she had was social security to live on.

Instead I got busy working 100-hour workweeks. Then came the L.A. depression of the early 1990s. Our leaders decided that they didn’t need the all of those extra Air Force bases they had in Southern California, so they were closed; just like that. The result was economic devastation in the region that rivaled the widely publicized Texas S&L fiasco. However, because the government caused it, no one gave a shit about all of the young families who lost their homes or street after street of boarded up houses abandoned to the wealthy loan companies who received government funds to “shore up” their windfall. Again, I lost my retirement.

To survive, I was forced to cannibalize my savings and retirement, the last of which was a small IRA. This came in a year with mammoth expenses and not a single dollar of income. I filed no return that year thinking that because I didn’t have any income there was no need. The sleazy government decided that they disagreed. But they didn’t notify me in time for me to launch a legal objection so when I attempted to get a protest filed with the court I was told I was no longer entitled to due process because the time to file ran out. Bend over for another $10,000 helping of justice.

I know I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand. It has always been a myth that people have stopped dying for their freedom in this country, and it isn’t limited to the blacks, and poor immigrants. I know there have been countless before me and there are sure to be as many after. But I also know that by not adding my body to the count, I insure nothing will change. I choose to not keep looking over my shoulder at “big brother” while he strips my carcass, I choose not to ignore what is going on all around me, I choose not to pretend that business as usual won’t continue; I have just had enough.

I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

  1. the dude
    February 19, 2010 at 12:56 am

    on the one hand you promote consumption entitlement, which is only to support the highly consumer levered status quo, argueing against basing decisions on what individuals want to do with their savings, but then you are unhappy of government plundering our savings.
    Currently the government takes your tax money and gives it to the rich, directly or indirectly. That is the problem.

  2. Russel
    February 19, 2010 at 11:24 am

    The devious claim on a person’s idealism is the most disgraceful part of the system. Anyone who thinks the system is fair or just needs to do a serious re-thinking.

    Good example with this IRS guy. He saw the Matrix and got a big shock.

    It’s a wonder anyone is left within it these days. What’s it going to take?
    Most people still live in the matrix, but the matrix cannot survive if they wake up.

  3. Tom
    July 29, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    People are starting to wake up.

    There are people who are disseminating information on how to be “sovereigns” and lawfully, not legally rescind consent to be governed.

    Other people are taking control of their fictional identities (known as strawmen) and are gaming the system for their benefit.

    Things like income tax, property tax, 1040 forms are misunderstood things indeed.

  4. P Ray
    June 15, 2019 at 10:03 am

    A variant, the black pill, delivered much earlier and seemed comedic until someone thinks about the ramifications of a world where 80 – 90% of guys are considered tools, expendable or useful idiots:

    Dead Rising (Capcom, 2006)
    Jessie McCarney: You have blood on you.
    Frank West: Huh? Yeah. Must be from that girl I saved.
    Jessie McCarney: Girl? Was she hurt?
    Frank West: I offered to help her, but she took off.
    Jessie McCarney: Can’t really blame her for running from a guy with your looks.

  5. P Ray
    March 29, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    And what actually happens in reality:

    Women reward “attractive shitheads” while saying they “value personality”.

    And of course, if you challenge their lies you are an “incel” (They would say “misogynist” … but many “misogynists” get sex from women, so they have to use a more stinging insult)

    The alarm about “graduates can’t afford housing” is actually … “single female graduates can’t afford housing and won’t get commitment from the chads they get their dicking from, and won’t be around an unattractive man to get the money to afford housing”

    • P Ray
      March 30, 2020 at 8:18 pm

      Seen somewhere else, good explanation:
      When a hot young well desired prime girl has decided to reject you, you are one gesture away from the label “nice guy” being slapped on your forehead eventually, and the word around it will be spreading like wild fire, unless you undergo plastic surgery, change your identity, and escape to Brazil through odessa ratlines.
      There is almost no correct way of dealing with your predicament without you eventually ending up looking as a “nice guy” in her eyes, …
      1)sperg out and start listing tinder data to her; “omg dodget a bullet there, he’s an incel”,
      2)go full redpill and cut all contact with her? “I knew it, he was only after my body!”, 3)stay in wonderland and continue simping? “Why wont he take no for an answer, fckn creep!”

      Left out item 4)have what she wants, then you ask … “what’s in it for me if I help you?”
      Remember, women can only ignore men they don’t need anything from, or whom they think will not charge them anything (or if they do, it’s a price they can afford and are willing to pay).

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