The Matrix

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"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."

The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by the Wachowskis that stars:

Plot

The movie depicts a dystopian future in which humanity is unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality, the Matrix, created by thought-capable machines (artificial beings) to distract humans while using their bodies as an energy source.[1]

When computer programmer Thomas Anderson, under the hacker alias "Neo", uncovers this truth, he "is drawn into a rebellion against the machines" along with other people who have been freed from the Matrix.[2]

Usage By Barack Obama

Barack Obama used a theme from the movie as an analogy for the real world. In 2009, speaking about health care reform in a primetime press conference, Obama encouraged Americans to take the blue pill, asking "If there's a blue pill and a red pill, and the blue pill is half the price of the red pill and works just as well, why not pay half price for the thing that's going to make you well?"[3]


 

Related Quotation

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Hollywood“The hierarchs of Hollywoodism want to possess and control your mind, as well as that of everyone else, and this possession manifests itself whenever you think in the terms they set. And they already possess your mind, at least partly, even if you believe they don't. Every time you like to quote the Matrix in your oppositional speeches, or movies like V for Vendetta... but in this case I have bad news for you, my friend. Even the Matrix, even V for Vendetta were injected into your head by the sorcerers of Hollywoodism, they are allegories that they put into circulation, it is not your own work. And they did it for you. To help you express your dissent better. And by expressing your dissent in the exact terms they have laid out for you, you demonstrate that you are wholly part of their immaterial realm, and by doing so you make it more stable. You don't believe it? Think about it closer.”Roberto Quaglia

 

Related Document

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Document:Boris Johnson is a threat to democracy itselfArticle18 June 2019Simon Wren-LewisWe can only hope that while most Conservative members want to live in a world where there is no spoon, enough voters prefer changing the real world in ways that enhance, rather than diminish, our democracy.

 

A document sourced from The Matrix

TitleTypeSubject(s)Author(s)
Document:The CFR and the New World OrderarticleNew world order
The Council on Foreign Relations
Charles Overbeck


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