The Red Pill Is Radicalizing Without Substance

The Matrix launched a movement of embedding the symbolism of the red pill so deeply in society that Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump referenced it on Twitter several decades after the original film’s release. Their exchange departed from the original free-spirited Matrix by both referencing the so-called “alt-right” implications now associated with the red pillTake the red pill,” Musk tweeted in May 2020, seemingly implying to his followers that they need to wake up to the dangers of government overreach and paradoxically adding a red rose emoji—even though that icon is more closely associated with the Democratic Socialists of AmericaIvanka retweeted the sentiment, adding a perky “Taken!” for emphasis. “Fuck both of you,” Lilly Wachowski responded, reflecting what must be a deeply entrenched frustration with how the red pill metaphor has evolved. Read more (Bitch Media)

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