“I believe it is easier for people to survive on this train if they have some level of insanity. As Gilliam well understood, you need to maintain a proper balance of anxiety and fear and chaos and horror in order to keep life going. And if we don’t have that, we need to invent it. In that sense, the Great Curtis Revolution you invented was truly a masterpiece.”
Editor’s Note, 7/21/19: This hasn’t been brought up to me so far, but just in case it does. My term “The Green Pill” was based off of the drug Chrono in the movie Snowpiercer (a movie that literally uses red and green pills as plot devices), and I used it as an example of a possible new positive meme outside the blue pill/red pill binary (yes, I know there is also a black pill now).
This was a post I first wrote at least four years ago, and is not a reference to the recent Pepe-induced alt-right “Green Pill” idea I’ve just seen literally five minutes ago. I realize this is now a “soiled” meme and if you think the proper further step is to censor something I wrote & put it down the memory hole in order to protect the populace from my filthy ideas, please let me know. Tnx.
1999’s The Matrix was, once upon a time, ground-breaking not only in terms of cinema but because of its seismic impact on “conspiracy culture.” If writers in alternative media were struggling to communicate their views on New World Order oppression and the illusory nature of reality, Matrix was like the handy CliffsNotes version that told it all in bright shiny pictures.