In the film “The Matrix,” the hero, Neo, is offered a choice between a red pill and a blue pill. The red pill would free him from a dream-world imposed on humanity and let him see reality.
Some conservatives aver that taking the “red pill” means for a former liberal or leftist to embrace the conservative philosophy.
In late April, Tesla CEO Elon Musk urged governors across the nation to start opening their states for business, tweeting, “FREE AMERICA NOW”, “Give people their freedom back”.
Musk has also commented: “If somebody wants to stay in the house that’s great. They should be allowed to stay in the house and they should not be compelled to leave. But to say that they cannot leave their house and they will be arrested if they do… this is fascist. This is not democratic. This is not freedom. Give people back their goddamn freedom … Everything people have worked for all their lives is being destroyed in real time. I think the people are going to be very angry about this and are very angry.”
Last week, Musk directly challenged California Interim Public Health Officer Dr. Erica Pan, who had barred Musk’s company from resuming business via a county-wide order. Musk responded by tweeting:
“Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.”
Source: Stillness in the Storm