Thursday, July 23, 2009

Red Pill - Blue Pill: Re-Living The Matrix

Red Pill, Blue Pill, you decide.

Does this sound familiar?

Yup, the Matrix a 1999 movie staring Keanu Reeves offered the same choice as President Obama.

It's by no accident that the movie Matrix was a play on the ancient Heresy of Gnosticism (1st & 2nd Centuries).

You had those with the special knowledge that gave them the real truth.

Some look at Mr. Obama as one with that special knowledge. 'Only he can deliver us from the evils of the past.' ... or at least the Bush administration.

To some he is the new Moses, so to speak. We are actually reading about Moses in the daily reading of today.

Obama will supposedly lead his people out of the bondage of Dick Cheney.

But I digress...

Back to the Red pill, Blue pill comparison.

Here's an 'opinion' piece that makes the link between Obama and Keanu

"If there's a blue pill and a red pill, and the blue pill is half the price of the red pill and works just as well, why not pay half price for the thing that's going to make you well?" -- President Obama

In last night's press conference, President Obama seemed to be reliving that famous scene from The Matrix. The main character is offered a choice between a red pill that makes him see reality for what it is, and a blue pill that allows him to continue living in a pleasant world of illusions.

Last night, President Obama appeared to have taken the blue pill before his press conference. How else could he convince himself, the Congressional Budget Office's numbers notwithstanding, that his health care reform bill will not increase both health care costs and the federal deficit? How else can he continue to make the argument that a massive expansion of government spending on health care will solve rather than exacerbate the current problems? How can he repeatedly express such absolute certainty that such a measure will easily pay for itself several times over in the long run? Why can he not at least acknowledge the possibility that it will become a costly and useless trillion-dollar boondoggle that follows in the footsteps of his stimulus package?

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