"This is your last chance. After this there is no turning back. You take the blue pill: the story ends, you wake up 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." - Morpheus, The Matrix

'Red pill' has become a popular phrase among cyberculture and signifies a free-thinking attitude, and a waking up from a "normal" life of sloth and ignorance. Red pills prefer the truth, no matter how gritty and painful it may be.
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Part of a trace program. It's designed to disrupt your input/output signal so your location can be pin-pointed.
You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and trip your balls off.
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The red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, are a popular cultural meme, a metaphor representing the choice between: Red Pill: A life of harsh knowledge, desperate freedom, and the brutal truths of reality. Blue Pill: A life of luxurious security, tranquil happiness, and the blissful ignorance of illusion. It probably originates from the movie "Matrix".
The Matrix's red pill of truth has long been a symbol for the online misogynists of the men's-rights movement.
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Red pill is the concept that what is presented as truth by the corporate press is, in fact, a carefully constructed narrative designed to keep some very unpleasant people in power.
My comfortable illusions fed to me by Fox and CNN were shattered when I realized we weren't nation building in the Middle East, but serving the interests of military tech corporations and politicians at the cost of peoples lives. I'd taken the Red pill.
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The original "Red Pill" is from a scene in the 1999 film The Matrix.

Morpheus offers Neo two pills. The red pill will answer the question “what is the Matrix?” (by removing him from it) and the blue pill simply for life to carry on as before. As Neo reaches for the red pill Morpheus warns Neo “Remember, all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.”

Why is the choice between what you believe you know and an unknown ‘real’ truth so fascinating? How could a choice possibly be made? On the one hand everyone you love and everything that you have built you life upon. One the other the promise only of truth.

The question then is not about pills, but what they stand for in these circumstances. The question is asking us whether reality, truth, is worth pursuing. The blue pill will leave us as we are, in a life consisting of habit, of things we believe we know. We are comfortable, we do not need truth to live. The blue pill symbolises commuting to work every day, or brushing your teeth.
If you want to get ahead in this company you need to take the blue pill and believe all the Vision and Values slop the management vomit up. Otherwise take the red pill and see what a shit show this is
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accepting reality for what it is, as you see with your own eyes, and not accepting what other people tell you reality is
jimmy took the red pill and now precedes with every new situation extreme caution.
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A reference to the matrix used in politics.

"You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up 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."

Usually means that a Liberal has become more right winged.
Person 1: "Omg, Jennifer told me that she no longer feels she is Gender Queer!"
Person 2: "Perhaps she is now Red Pilled."
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