The red pill has awakened us to the state of the societies we live in today.
Yet the more you see the state of human civilization today (especially in modern societies), the more it seems to heading the path of the societies which suffered (or in worst cases, were eventually destroyed) in the past. We may speculate as to what went wrong which led to this present state, but an important analogy (and lesson) we can learn from to draw a parallel to the state of modern societies is that from the biblical story of Moses and his people.
An important analogy to the state of modern humanity
Moses is an important prophet in the Abrahamic religions, and according to the Hebrew Bible, he occupies an important position as a former Egyptian prince later turned prophet, religious leader, deliverer of the Israelites and lawgiver, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed.
When Moses returned from Midian to Egypt after attaining his prophethood, he performed various miracles with divine help: e.g. his rod transformed into a serpent which swallowed up the Pharaoh’s magicians’ magical snakes, the subsequent plagues which ravaged Egypt, and the splitting of the sea during the exodus of his people, which saved them from destruction at the hands of Pharaoh’s hordes.
In spite of all the miracles he performed with divine help, one trait consistently revealed itself in the behavior of his people: a lack of true faith, or belief. Call it either ingratitude, or indifference, or a reluctance to move out of their comfort zones (or possibly even a defeatist Stockholm syndrome due to years of humiliating servitude to the Pharaoh), Moses’s people constantly exhibited a lack of belief in him. Thousands of years later, the same lack of faith or belief can be seen in modern societies.
Just as with Moses’s people, “faith” is the casualty in modern societies
The power of belief is the most powerful force influencing human behavior (religion is one prime example of that). Either by abundance or even a lack of it, faith in something or someone is what often drives humanity—for mankind has always acted according to its beliefs, which has primarily influenced its actions through centuries. In today’s world, however, it is common to see modern men to live in a state of skeptical disbelief. Why?
Flawed laws, hypocritical interpretation of religion and deceptive societal doctrines have all failed the common man throughout the centuries – even more today—which further drives him into disbelief. Feminism, gyno-centric social indoctrination, and similar vapid modern social constructs which seek to undermine his identity as a man lead him to an scarifying abyss of skepticism, from which he finds it excruciatingly difficult to ever extract himself out—so as to learn to trust again, to learn to believe again.
But before delving deeper into this, questions which need to be asked are: Are having laws in general, bad? Or is anarchy on the other hand, the solution to modern society’s ills?
“Laws” need not be necessarily bad.They can serve as beneficial limits to define and lend structure to a society, thus leading to its development on intellectual, economic, as well as cultural levels. Nature itself reveals limits or structures which lend to it balance.
A classic example would be that of the solar system: each planet revolves round the Sun in its own definite orbit which limits its movement. If there were no definite planetary orbits, a collision course would’ve ensued and we probably wouldn’t even been alive today. The simile of these orbits are just like laws: meant to lend meaningful structure to our lives, and the societies we live in.
In the end, we all have limits which define what is “enough” for each of us. Even our lives are limited and finite. But laws (or limits) become poisons when they become shackles of hypocrisy to destroy faith, belief or trust. A common example is the state of the modern man. More often than not, he feels cheated by the same modern system of laws and doctrines he was raised to believe in – fighting an unnatural war against his own masculinity and identity.
This has led to the destruction of the faith of the modern man in today’s world, where life is full of illusions generated by the hypocritical matrix he lives in. No man is immune to this deceptive assault on his beliefs; even the honorable self-sacrificing soldier.
Everything a lie. Everything you hear, everything you see. So much to spew out. They just keep coming, one after another. You’re in a box. A moving box. They want you dead, or in their lie… There’s only one thing a man can do – find something that’s his, and make an island for himself. If I never meet you in this life, let me feel the lack; a glance from your eyes, and my life will be yours. – First Sgt. Edward Welsh, THE THIN RED LINE (1998)
This realization he experiences then can lead him to either: choose to yield to the same emasculating modern social system, or choose to disbelieve everything (even if something might be true and good for him) – because believing itself has failed him. In a world where lies hold more power than truths, he then begins to see society as a despairing place where to believe in something could be a societal pretext to lure him into a snare.
But can the modern man be blamed wholly for this view? Nope, especially when the society he is raised in itself suffocates him with a deceptive environment of contradictions.
Imagine the moral resolve of an average man in a society which itself bombards him with messages which incite him towards instantaneous sensual gratification and degeneracy. Not all fingers in the palm have the same size, and so does the sincerity and strength of every man’s “morality” and belief when tested: some will eventually fail, and fall for the bait.
Such commonly seen real life scenarios are where modern societal laws and constructs hypocritically and constantly fail modern men, and destroy their beliefs – leading them to a world of never ending skepticism and disbelief which scar their minds and personalities forever.
Furthermore with the simultaneous promotion of degeneracy by modern societal constructs, modern humanity, after having its trust broken, lives in skepticism to laws in general. The sad thing is – even if a deliverer ever came with true laws to reform civilization – he would be shunned and constantly berated, just like how Moses was, due to the destruction of faith in a deceptive modern world.
The degenerate hypocrisy of the feminist matrix of modern societies has thus successfully influenced modern men negatively enough so as to destroy their ability to even trust or believe.With the death of male authenticity, modern men are raised to soldier against true masculinity, and become dispensable tools. It is indeed, a war against men – with men being brainwashed to fight against each other, and their own identities.
Mankind’s “faith” today is more often than not addiction to comfort and pleasure
In The 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene states:
DESPISE THE FREE LUNCH: JUDGMENT
What is offered for free is dangerous-it usually involves either a trick or a hidden obligation. What has worth is worth paying for. By paying your own way you stay clear of gratitude, guilt, and deceit. It is also often wise to pay the full pee-there is no cutting corners with excellence. Be lavish with your money and keep it circulating, for generosity is a sign and a magnet for power.- Law No.40, The 48 Laws of Power
Furthermore, he elaborates this law with several examples, one of which is the story of Moses and the Pharaoh from The Book Of Government Or Rules For Kings, written in the eleventh century. The story explores about Moses’s impatience for the destruction of the Pharaoh :
Moses was impatient for God to destroy Pharaoh quickly, and he could not endure to wait any longer. So he fasted for forty days and went to Mount Sinai, and in his communing with God he said, “0 Lord, Thou didst promise that Thou wouldst destroy Pharaoh, and still he has forsaken none of his blasphemies and pretensions. So when wilt Thou destroy him?”
A voice came from The Truth saying “O Moses, you want Me to destroy Pharaoh as quickly as possible, but a thousand times, a thousand of My servants want Me never to do so, because they partake of his bounty and enjoy tranquility under his rule. By My power I swear that us long as he provides abundant food and comfort for My creatures, I shall not destroy him. “
Moses said, “Then when will Thy promise be fulfilled?” God said, “My promise will be fulfilled when he withholds his provision from My creatures.If ever he begins to lessen his bounty, know that his hour is drawing near.”
The story further states that Pharaoh’s destruction eventually occurred when he gradually reduced the provisions of his Hebrew slaves. The conclusion derived from this story reveals an important lesson on how to secure power and secure the submission of others:
Nothing is better than generosity… If a man is rich and desires, without a royal charter, to act like a lord; if he wants men to humble themselves before him, to revere him and call him lord and prince, then tell him every day to spread a table with victuals. And those who have acquired renown in the world have gained it mainly through hospitality, while the miserly and avaricious are despised in both worlds.- from LAW 40, The 48 Laws of Power.
It could be argued from reading the above text, that probably the Israelites willingly consented to submit to Pharaoh, and constantly lacked belief in Moses, because they were accustomed to the provisions they got from the Pharaoh, in spite of the humiliating servitude to him.
However, one can replace the words “generosity” and “hospitality” with provision of “pleasure” and “degeneracy” in the conclusion to understand how this applies to the state of modern societies.
The addiction to (or dependency on) comforts destroys both the ability to persevere against odds and the ability to perceive the real value of freedom in the long run, and this could be seen in the constant grumbling of Moses’s people during their stay in the wilderness after the exodus from Egypt.
The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” – Exodus 16:3 (NIV)
But just as with Moses’s people, the taste of pleasure and comfort is often seen to hold greater value than the taste of real freedom for modern humanity.
With the impetus of modern societies on the immediate gratification of the senses, and to abolish self-control, most people today willingly ‘enslave’ themselves to the pleasures they would receive – even if it could mean compromising on their freedom, honors, morals, and dignity. Very few would leave the comfort zones – which sometimes actually serve as their personal “thumbscrews.”
“Find out each man’s thumbscrew. ‘Tis the art of setting their wills in action. It needs more skill than resolution. You must know where to get at anyone. Every volition has a special motive which varies according to taste. All men are idolaters, some of fame, others of self interest, most of pleasure. Skill consists in knowing these idols in order to bring them into play. – Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658)
Earthly and sensual pleasure is real, tangible, and believable, sometimes even instantaneously obtainable for some; while honor, self-control and dignity are often viewed as abstract and sometimes unreal concepts in modern societies.
Because sensual pleasure is more realistic, the matrix of modern societies continue to promise and peddle comforting degeneracy to stun the modern man today into ignorance and secure his enslavement to the system, while at the same time indoctrinating him towards the pursuit of pleasure – and sometimes even rewarding him with it.
People are by nature changeable. It is easy to persuade them about some particular matter, but it is hard to hold them to that persuasion. Hence it is necessary to provide that when they no longer believe, they can be forced to believe. – Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
And once he’s tasted the pleasure of comfort and believed in it, it’s often difficult for him to unplug himself from it to pursue self-mastery to secure his freedom, especially when his society itself relentlessly indoctrinates him to relinquish his self-restraint and discard his options.
And after being sufficiently baptized by the modern society’s social matrix, if such a man is then ever forced onto the path of struggle, he often grumbles just like Moses’s people, wanting to return to his comfort nest of degeneracy.
I know what you’re thinking, ’cause right now I’m thinking the same thing. Actually, I’ve been thinking it ever since I got here: Why oh why didn’t I take the BLUE pill? – Cypher, The Matrix
Is this not the state of comfort-loving, blue pill men in modern societies? How many of these men would speak up and rebel against an emasculating system which indoctrinates them unnaturally against their masculine nature and freedom yet still rewards them with superficial pleasure, an example being commitment from substandard women?
And just like the Pharaoh of the Exodus, the matrix of modern societies exercises a similar control over these mass of modern blue pill men – by providing them comfort and “pleasure” (from even used trash, even if it may come at the cost of male honor and liberty). This provision of degeneracy and superficial comfort forces these men to believe in the system, and abide to it.
Pleasure supersedes values, dignity and honor in the modern world – and thus the pursuit of pleasure often presents itself as a modern day religion, and while becoming a “belief system,” rules and influences modern civilization more than ever today.
..…for we never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough. – William Blake
But the road to excess can sometimes also lead to the abyss of destruction especially in today’s deceptive world of illusions, where men have lost the ability to perceive and judge properly, let alone believe.
The hypocrisies of modern societies has thus contributed greatly to the destruction of faith in modern humanity. The modern man walks today through the minefield of hypocrisies and deceptions that the matrix of the society he belongs to has engineered for him—to tempt him to yield to a life of shallow pleasure which would blind him to the reality of his precious existence.
With so many around him who have already fallen for the bait, it’s up to him to take the red pill to realistically see and unbiasedly judge the world for what it is—without illusions—to reclaim his freedom and dignified identity.