"That is when it hit me like a bolt out of the blue. She is right - many people are tuning out today. Why? They have been programmed to do so during the past eight years under Obama."
Got ya! Okay, this was a bit of false advertising for today's thought. Besides, the Bird does have SOME standards of decency! This article is going to be about something different. It will be about something I have been thinking about quite a bit as of late. And yes, it does have to do with a blue pill - only this is the pill as described in the Matrix trilogy.
One of my social media friends went on a mini-rant the other day. She was flabbergasted that more people did not get engaged in being informed about the highly volatile issues we are having today. Some people are just tuning out. That is when it hit me like a bolt out of the blue. She is right - many people are tuning out today. Why? They have been programmed to do so. This is the hangover from the eight years of the Obama Administration.
Someone asked me a few years ago, about mid-term through the Obama term, how I thought he (Obama) could always be so disconnected. I thought for a minute and then replied. Obama saw the world as he wanted to look - not how it actually was. And that is what the Wachowski's wanted to get across when they wrote the Matrix trilogy. Taking the blue pill allowed one to escape seeing what was really happening in the world. Obama took the blue pill for eight years.
Today, we do not have a "blue pill" President. On the contrary, we have a very "red pill" President. And that has caused many of our young people who have been programmed by Obama to one of two things: 1) check out and not be a part in helping to fix things, or 2) become a snowflake, wear a p***y hat, and look for a "safe zone" to hide.
I will say once again what I have told my kids many times. Checking out is a dis-service to you and as well as your country. People my age are "past tense". We have had our run. Many of us are retired now. Our grand kids are the future. They will be the inheritors of what our kids leave them. To use baseball terminology, the grand kids are in the on-deck circle. Our kids are now up to bat. If our kids choose to "check out" at the plate, they will not do very well for the team.
My social media friend was right to be frustrated. We do all of us, need to be informed and involved today. As most of us know, the world is a mess and getting messier every week. Is it tough to watch what is going on after taking the red pill? Absolutely. But this country has been through some very tough times in the past. And we got through it by staying awake and aware. If we had taken the blue pill during World War II, our country would not be around right now.
The little blue pill. I hate what it has done to this country. I hate that it has put some of us into a zombie like state with our knowledge of current affairs. The irony of course for those who saw the Matrix trilogy is this - talking the blue pill still kept you imprisoned.
I guess the bottom line is this. If chance does favor the prepared mind, our minds need a lot more preparing - and soon. The world will not wait for us.