In the 1999 motion picture The Matrix, Thomas A Anderson is confronted with a choice; which is represented by a red pill or a blue pill, offered by the mysterious Morpheus. The red pill represents life changing knowledge, a one hundred and eighty degree shift in his mental paradigm. It begins an uncertain future, one predicated on faith; yet it will free Thomas from the subjugation and enslavement of a counterfeit holographic program, allowing him as reborn Neo, to truly see the real purpose… perceiving the reality of truth is testing and challenging; but yields the only lasting, rewarding path.
The blue pill, represents remaining deceived and held captive by those who do not have humanities best interests at heart. In a prison of contented complacency and self-indulgent servitude; a life confined in comfortable ignorance and docility, within a simulated reality.
Morpheus explains this to Neo, that the Matrix is an illusory world created to prevent humans from discovering that they are slaves to an external influence, while denying them from achieving their incredible potential. Holding out a capsule on each of his palms, he describes the choice facing Neo.
“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. 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. Remember: all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.”
Once one chooses either the red pill or the blue pill, the choice is irrevocable.
Neo takes the red pill.
This is the voice of one who calls out…