March 22, 2021
faith testimony / politics
The movie, The Matrix, made popular the concept of taking the “Red Pill” or the “Blue Pill.” The matrix itself, of course, is posited as the life in which we live as slaves. Taking the “blue pill” allows us to cope within this matrix, believing what we see and accepting it all as it is presented to us by those who control the matrix. Taking the “Red Pill,” is a choice to see the truth and to understand what is really going on behind the scenes, who and what controls us, and how deep and wide this corruption extends.
After the 2020 American election, the people in our country were presented with such a choice. The population began to divide into those who took the Red Pill, and those who took the Blue Pill. I could feel it and I sensed it in conversations with friends and family. It was easy to see who took which pill. There were those who wore masks and those who didn’t. There were those who said the election was fraudulent and those who accepted the results and denied the evidence of fraud. And this denial went right up to the Supreme Court and our Congress, which convinced the “blue-pillers” that the matrix was true. But the red-pilled took to alternate media to learn and spread the truth about the evidence of election fraud and now, there are websites that list all the evidence and plenty of videos of eyewitnesses who signed affidavits, under penalty of prosecution for perjury. With regard to the virus, there were many credible doctors who testified about the truth of the origin and nature of the virus, the danger of lockdowns, and they gave information about wearing masks that were counter to the blue-pill narrative in the matrix, communicated by the main stream media with impressive consistency.
It appears that both the red and blue pills are very potent. Once you have taken one or the other, it appears to be almost impossible to reverse the formula without a great deal of shock to the system. What will be the shock that wakes everyone up? As I write this, we don’t know.
Recently on alternative media like Telegram, contributors are referring to a “black pill.” (Writers can be very creative). Evidently, the “black pill” is taken by the pessimists in the red-pill population. The black-pilled people predict the catastrophic destruction of society and the planet.
Few seem to refer to the most admirable pill of all, the WHITE PILL. Those who take the “white pill,” choose not to participate in the matrix. They are aware and awake to the reality of life and they have faith. My faith is in God and His purpose. For me, as a practicing Catholic, the “white pill” is the Holy Eucharist which is the body and blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, who promised, in John 6:53: “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.“
Those who take the “white pill,” are given the grace to face the reality of this life and understand the equal and more important reality of life eternal. They recognize God’s will at work in their lives and abandon their own will to His, speaking out against evil and spreading the good Word through positive action. I like that pill, don’t you? It gives me peace without blindness. Peace in truth and trust in The Lord. God bless you all.