Oh, my, goodness… I’m super-busy today (and doing a bit of blog-detox after a recent post-and-comment frenzy) but I can’t not blog the red-pill/blue-pill thing. (Watch for updates because there’s no way I’m going to finish in the time I have.)
“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.
I’ve been an absolutely rabid ‘Matrix’ fan ever since the first film came out, though the increasingly sordid, lame and over-reaching sequels left me mostly flat, and co-director Larry Wachowski’s increasing perversity destroyed any blue-pill illusions I might have harbored that a movie drenched in and apparently architected to showcase Christian spiritual themes (as well as various sophisticated philosophical tenets) must have been made by a saint in order to have ‘punch’ and change lives for Christ.
But I’m getting way ahead of myself. The rabbit hole on this one goes very deep — far, far deeper than the barn-door opportunity the comment provided to heap well-deserved criticism on a ‘plan’ that’s half-baked at best, but mostly aimed at infecting the world with the cold, dead hand of centralized government bureaucracy and culture of death.
(gotta love the Spanish subtitles!)
In a comment last night here, Gretchen, who blogs at ‘The Sign of the Mustard Seed’ wrote of Obama, “isn’t it amazing how evil exposes itself?” while Eowyn, who blogs at ‘Gio’s World’, remarked, “BHO’s ‘star aligning’ comment is arrogant, presumptious, and obliquely-but-deeply sacrilegious.”
Evil does have a funny way of ‘outing’ itself and it’s counter-intuitive. You’d think that the best liars would be good at hiding their ‘tells’, but it’s been my experience (though I’m not a poker player) that they’re usually only any good at hiding the kinds of tells they would look for in other people like them.
In other words, BHO’s so-routine-that-it’s-no-longer-even-a-story tendency towards ‘gaffiness’ may or may not indicate any awareness on his part of the Matrix references (I’ll be he was, subliminally)… but if he was, he would not have thought much of it — and certainly not given any credence to what I’m about to lay out.
Several years ago, I had a few minutes to chit-chat with the father of a friend of daughter Sunny’s as I was waiting to pick her up from a group sleep-over. Mixed Jewish-Christian couple (him/her). Very nice, very smart, both of them. Sunny’s friend is still a friend but now a lesbian — totally different story. Anyway…
I’m chatting with this other dad at the door and he mentions that the kids were just finishing up watching The Matrix. My eyes lit up.
“You know it’s a Messiah movie, don’t you?” I asked. He looked at me as if in shock. He’d seen it, but he had no idea. Most people don’t.
What I didn’t have time to tell him was that the script can (and has been) broken down at a line-by-line level with intricate scriptural references that are clearly not accidental. In another (Old Testament) vein, someone even wrote his Harvard Divinity School thesis on it (‘Generation Exile and Neo Restoration’). It’s not surprising that it ‘works’ on that level too since the OT was designed by God to point to Jesus.
I knew all that because I had recently finished teaching The Matrix to a high school group (which included Sunny) at a liberal church we used to attend. That multi-week showing and discussion drew the biggest crowd that my co-teacher and I had ever drawn (and were ever to draw) for that ministry there.
I had studied the film extensively before deciding to take the risk and show it. (I’m not sure I’d do that now, but it ‘worked’ at that time in that context). And I had come to the conclusion, as have others, that it was explicitly designed around Christian themes, down to the tiniest details.
Does that make it perfect? No. Substitute for scripture? No. Interesting? Yes. Dangerous in the wrong hands, i.e., if the blind are leading the blind? Yes, like nearly everything in this world. Useful ‘bridge’ to a more explicit Christ-witness conversation? Absolutely. Like nearly everything in this world.
Here’s a quick, ‘lite’ but useful ‘take’ on it at HollywoodJesus. (One of my regular reference stops when I was doing film ministry.) The really interesting stuff can be found over at Awesomehouse.com (the cover page of which I screen-shotted above; on the site, it moves!) The material there goes so deep that I once suspected it might be an arms-length cover for the studio and/or the directors. I’ve decided, after poking around there extensively, that that’s probably not true. Just a fan somewhere.
Like the premise, you have to click the red pill to enter, and then go through several progressive screens to get into the story and parallels. If you’re at work and you’re into this kind of thing, I’ll advise you to stop right now. If you’re anything like me, you’ll wake up four hours later with half a legal pad filled with notes and your head spinning. If you’re impatient and just want to jump to the hyper-linked outline, go here.
Where is this going? For now, just this:
We are all, in America and well beyond it, and very soon (months, I suspect) going to be forced to make the starkest and most important choices of our lives.
Many people will not even know that they’re making a choice of this magnitude. (Not choosing will entail a choice, btw.) Many will assume that the best, clearest life- and self-preserving choice is so obvious that they’ll make the wrong choice for their eternal souls without even thinking about it.
And that’s what satan wants us to think. Or, rather, not think. That it’s obvious. That it’s easy. That only a fool would take the red pill and go through the stark physical, mental (doubt) and emotional pain, suffering, deprivation and persecution that go along with the red pill which is truth.
I’m talking about far more than simply national healthcare communist death-care. As in the Matrix movie, a system of control is being thrust upon us by a someone who is literally an alien… to this country. It doesn’t take a scripture geek, or even a believer, to see that.
There’s an entire scenario mapped out in the secular-sourced HPH ‘bots’ report that practically curled my hair when I read it because it could have been lifted right out of Revelation 13:17 (“no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.”)… and it’s forecast, albeit with heavy caveats and only modest confidence levels, to begin emerging this fall.
The ‘mini-scenario’ (part of a much larger, far darker one) describes a revolt against attempts at mass vaccinations and/or national healthcare. The oncoming flu season and rising death toll from it then provide an excuse for more coercive, ham-handed measures at comliance such as restricting access to bank accounts or government services. It goes on from there.
Bottom line: BHO seems unable to hide his ‘tells’ from those of us grounded in faith and scripture. We can see this. Many can’t.
A big choice is coming, folks. Why not make it today? Would you wait until the gun went off to begin training for the race of your life? For the trial of your life? For the trial of your family? For the trial that will determine your eternal destiny? Those who have ears to hear, let them hear…
UPDATE: Don’t like the scenario I outlined above? Try this chilling twist:
The version of President Obama’s universal health care plan pending in the U.S. House would require “end-of-life” counseling for senior citizens… At issue is section 1233 of the legislative proposal that deals with a government requirement for an “Advance Care Planning Consultation.” …One of the most shocking things is page 425, where the Congress would make it mandatory absolutely that every five years people in Medicare have a required counseling session… to recommend “palliative care and hospice” for seniors.
Mark my words: What starts as an option will turn into an accounting trade-off. And so long as the government is the one with the power to make that trade-offs, encouraging premature death will be always be cheaper.
Why not just go back to war and cigarettes?