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| Episode #87 - The Red Pill
(Consensus Illusion and World Domination)
|⌚ Fri 11 January 2002 ☻Richard Moore, John McMurtry, John Stauber
Download Hour1 Download Hour2A recent science fiction movie called the Matrix is set in a future world where humanity lies sleeping in a drug-induced collective illusion, connected to a monstrous machine that is sucking the life out of them while they dream that they are free people living out real lives. The film's hero begins to wake and see through the illusion, and finds others who are also waking. He is told that he may return to his fairly pleasant dreams by taking a blue pill, or take a red pill and face the unvarnished truth. This week we address our collective social illusions and make the case we are in fact already the sleeping subjects of a totalitarian one-world government that views our lives much the way that we view batteries in a flashlight - use them while they work, trash them when expended.
Lyn notes that she thinks that this is the most important, provocative, and difficult material that we yet have presented on this program in the close to 2 years of its existence, an opinion echoed 12 years later by Robin about episode 685.
Some of this episode's content is repeated in episode 505 and episode 686.
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