Tuesday, 29 December 2009
20:20 visions and murals with metaphors.....
Morpheus: "The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us, even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window, or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, or when you go to church, or when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes, to blind you from the truth."
Neo: "What truth?"
Morpheus: "That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage, born inside a prison that you cannot smell, taste, or touch. A prison for your mind. Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself. [Produces a box containing two colored pills, one blue and one red]. This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill, the story ends, you awake in your bed, and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. [Pause. Neo reaches for the red pill]. Remember: all I'm offering is the truth, nothing more.
[Neo swallows the red pill with a glass of water]."
Sometimes I wonder which the more dystopian world is: the one where Neo is trapped inside the Matrix and having a strange robot bug inserted into his body through his navel and where humans are used as a battery farm, or the one where I have to go into a nearly empty office building to pointlessly count the hours until I can come home again.
At least in his, when Neo takes that red pill, he wakes up in the real world and becomes the saviour of the human race. The closest I'm get to get to that is by going to work today in jeans and a t-shirt knowing that nobody who cares what I wear will be back in the office before New Year. Not quite the same thing.
Way to stick it to the Man.
I suppose I'll just have to wait a little while longer before Morpheus comes looking for me to show me how deep the rabbit-hole goes, eh?
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