Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Obama Movement - Kool-Aid Drinking or Redpill Swallowers?

Cross-posting and linking to my blog entry on

As Obama supporters, we've been being called Kool-Aid Drinkers for a while now from all sides, and some people within our own ranks are starting to use the term as if it's a good thing. Please stop. The reference to Kool-Aid Drinking either refers to taking LSD or, more often, to committing suicide as a show of support to your leader ala Jonestown - here's the Wikipedia entry about it - this is NOT a label we should be casually applying to ourselves!

I believe a more accurate label for us is Redpill Swallowers, a reference to Redpills from the Matrix Movie Trilogy - here's the relevant Wikipedia entry

"This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the Bluepill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the Redpill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes." -Morpheus to Thomas Anderson before he became Neo, from the film The Matrix, first released in 1999.

Exiting the Matrix can be traumatic, particularly to those who have lived in it for too long. It's scary. Change is unsettling and uncomfortable. Sticking with what you've always "known" is so much easier and more comfortable. This is part of the Truth behind HRC's appeal, especially amongst those who lack the education or even language capabilities to investigate her claims and so take the Bluepill way and take HRC at her word, taking comfort in the Clinton Machine's familiar spin cycle.

Me? I'm just another white woman GenX red-pill swallower here. And damn if it ain't one bitter, jagged little pill. Leaves an ache in your trache as it goes down, but it's the only medicine that will keep you awake and alert. It's this alertness, this intentional exiting of the Matrix that the politics of the past has created for us, that will produce change. It needs to be about more than just one man. It needs to be about us, at our most awake, alert, and attentive. It needs to be about We, the People, taking back our country.

Yes, we can.

Swallow the Redpill. It's not a placebo. The side effects are exactly what our country needs. The Bluepill is the path to ruin, individually and collectively.

Send the upcoming state's citizens as many Redpills as you can. It's definately not about Kool-Aid.

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