According to dictionary.com: "Red pilled refers to the truth behind the situation especially a truth that is difficult to accept."
Where Does Red-Pilled Come From?
"Red pill comes from the 1999 cult classic film, The Matrix. There’s a scene early on in the movie in which the main character, Neo, is offered two pills: a red one and a blue one. The red pill represents an awakening, but one that could be difficult and painful. Neo’s world will be changed uncomfortably if he takes the red pill, but he’ll be made aware of the truth of the world. The blue pill represents comfort and security. If he takes the blue pill, he’ll continue to live in blissful ignorance.
The concept has a precedent in the 1990 science fiction film Total Recall. In that film, one character offers another a red pill, which is said to be a symbol of his “desire to return to reality.” There’s no blue pill presented, however.
Red pill and blue pill have become slang for accepting truth even though it’s difficult, or rejecting it to cling to a comfortable falsehood."
I love the Matrix movies!
I Was Really Naïve
When I first started in the reining back in the 80's, I was really naïve. Life has a way of 'red pilling' us. I never would've dreamed back then that I would be witness to people drugging their horses for performance but mainly for lameness and pain issues.
Gosh I was so naïve! I would innocently ask why someone whom I knew to be a highly respected person in the horse industry, was doing with those injections. I really didn't know. I did my research and I soon found out. Today, thankfully many horse organizations have drug testing and I'm all for it. COV-ID1984 (term created by Leo Zagami . com) Another event that will give all of us an opportunity to be 'red pilled' is this coronavirus pandemic we are just recovering from. There is so much information from the news. Misinformation. Disinformation. Fake news. And somewhere hidden there's the truth. The one thing that the drugs and the horse industry that I witnessed taught me in the 80's is that what we are told in the mainstream media or mainstream anything is 'window dressing' - fake news. I taught myself to look for the truth - that it might not be where we expect it. And the truth is not always easy to comprehend. I believe we are in The Great Awakening. The big red pill moment for humankind. Buckle Up! We are all going to be 'red pilled' soon! May you be red pilled soon! As I always say: "The great thing about today is that everyone can go and do their own research themselves to find out the truth. Don't believe what you've been told." Putting My Spin on Researching The Truth Reinersue @KISS Reiners