Understanding The Matrix


red pill blue pill

In the famous red pill scene from the Matrix movie trilogy,  the lead character, Neo, is told by Morpheus – his soon to be mentor –  that the world Neo has always believed to be real is actually an illusory prison.  Morpheus explains to his initially disbelieving protégé:

“The Matrix is everywhere.  It is all around us….You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth…that you are a slave Neo. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage – born into a prison that you cannot smell, or taste or touch – a prison for your mind. Unfortunately no one can be told what the Matrix is.  You have to see it for yourself.”


Morpheus goes on to offer Neo an opportunity to choose between “The Red Pill” and “The Blue Pill”.  If he chooses the former he will learn the shocking and initially disorienting Truths of life in the Matrix. If he chooses the latter, he will wake up in his bed forgetting he ever met Morpheus, in the same state of ignorance that has characterized his whole life thus far.


Central to the purpose of this website is the desire to help us all grasp that, in reality, we do indeed live in a real life version of “The Matrix”, a web of deceit and manipulation that teaches – and tirelessly works to convince us –  that we are separate from one another in a world where global conflict, and personal struggle against each other, are inevitable.

Here is video that shows some of how this world view is imposed upon us:


The Matrix is Real (5:26)

The clip above is from the classic 1981 Movie “My Dinner With Andre”, which you can watch in full at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWB6ZOhduvU. In a truly prescient manner, this film offers a vision of how we humans have been increasingly drawn into endorsing values, social structures and ways of being in our world that together offer us life in a malevolently constructed “reality” that is the antithesis of our species’ highest potentials.


And here is a simply explained pathway toward extricating ourselves from that synthetic “reality”

Terence Mckenna- You Must Have A Plan (5:47)

Just as Morpheus explained to Neo, the Real Life Matrix: “is all around us….You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes…(but)…You have to see it for yourself.”  This invisible yet omnipresent system of deception and control permeates every aspect of our lives. It uses TV and the media to direct our attention toward trivial past times. It fosters preoccupation with the pursuit of excessive wealth and material possessions.  It sexualizes everything it possibly can.  It seeks to numb us to the suffering of others – teaching us to pity the starving masses but never to investigate why our stomachs are full and theirs are empty. As in the days of the Roman Empire we are offered Panem et Circenses – “Bread and Circus” – meaningless distractions and materialism in implicit exchange for our willingness to avoid questioning the ultimate source of our comforts and pleasures.  


Our controllers even hide from us the torturous processes by which we are fed! Here is an ingenious spin off from the Matrix movies – called “The Meatrix” – that zeroes in on the realities of modern factory farming that have nearly destroyed family farming, replacing it with an approach to feeding us that maximizes corporate profits and undermines nutritional value, embracing cruelty to animals as if it were a virtue:


The Meatrix (4:52)

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If you are outraged by what you just viewed in the “Meatrix” video, and if you would like to take positive action to support both family farming and  humane animal treatment, be sure to regularly visit the “Take Action” page of The Meatrix site.


As we begin to shed our blindfolds, the true nature of “the world that has been pulled over our eyes to blind us from the truth” becomes increasingly apparent.  In fact, I trust you have read this article this far because you and I already share common misgivings about the truthfulness of a great deal of what we are being told by our corporately controlled government and its mainstream media spokespeople.


If you are an old guy like me you may have been wondering for decades “What was the real deal behind the murders of President Kennedy, his brother Bobby, Martin Luther King, Malcom X and so many others?”


Or maybe your own misgivings started out with concerns about the validity of the 2000 and 2004 presidential vote counts, in light of the strongly contradictory exit polls.  If so read “Code Red”  – Jonathan Simon’s remarkable investigation into computer based vote counting fraud – to learn much more about the insidious and ongoing nature of election fraud.


Maybe along the way you got a brief unscripted glimpse of the needless, devastating horror that our country imposed upon Iraq.  Or perhaps you are old enough to remember the costly lies we were told about Vietnam and Central America.


Or maybe it was the events of September 11th, 2001 that finally caused the shocking and disorienting truth of our predicament to crash down upon you like the buildings we watched in horror as they collapsed to dust on that tragic and terrifying day!


No matter how you began to question the consensus version of “reality”, hopefully, you have already started having thoughts you wish would go away about what really happened on September 11th, 2001?!  And no doubt your concerns will grow all the more troubling if you explore websites like “9/11 Review” or the “Fairy Tale from Hell” pdf, or if you watch Ed Asner investigate the mysterious collapse on 9/11/01 of World Trade Center Seven.


Then one day you watched the The Matrix Trilogy, and suddenly you began to wonder if our entire planet had perhaps tumbled down Alice’s rabbit hole and landed us squarely in the world of Neo and his friends, where very little of what appears to be true has anything at all to do with how things really are!


This was my experience, as well.  But having recovered my own sanity, now I am committed to co-creating the pathway to the collective liberation of all of us who feel imprisoned by this illusory matrix. That path to our freedom requires joining our voices with others as we develop alternative avenues of gathering and disseminating reliable information.  This is why I created the “Imagine Peace and Plenty” website.


If per chance you have not seen the movie “The Matrix” please do watch it sometime soon.  Alternatively, link here to Richard Moore’s excellent article “Escaping The Matrix” or go to his website at www.cyberjournal.org for multiple links that explore “The Big Picture”.


And now there is challenging work that lies ahead for all of us who have awakened within The Real Matrix – though frankly, there are times I wish I hadn’t taken that red pill! Don’t you also have that wish at times?!  Fortunately it is way too late for that for me, and I am hoping the same is true for you.  But if at times you do yearn to go back to sleep:


Take a “pause that refreshes”… like this brief uplifting video clip.
– Take comfort in knowing you literally have millions of allies all over this planet.
Take action based on accurate knowledge and rooted in compassion. Link here for action steps you can begin to take right away. Or to gain more understanding of “How the Real Matrix successfully traps us in its prison for our minds” link here to go on to “Tools of the Matrix”.


And remember always: “The Matrix cannot hold us if we are determined to break free!”

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