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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Battershill

The Truth Versus the Lie

Sometimes we need to ask ourselves if we want the truth versus the lie. The lie is comfortable, it’s what we are used to, always have known perhaps, and far easier than any harsh truths. Far too often, we go about life not acknowledging any elephants in the room, especially ones of our own making. Truth can be a bitter pill to swallow but one that can propel ourselves forward and thus, causing us to leave the safety of our cocoons. I suppose it’s like leaving smudges on a windowpane. Seeing the world somewhat obscured is just fine compared to cleaning the glass off, scared of what might be revealed.

In the movie, “The Matrix”, Neo is presented with two pills. “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe,” says Morpheus.

“You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”

You take that red pill and, like Alice, follow the white rabbit on an adventure, except this one is far from pleasant. You learn the stuff of nightmares. And for a long while, bad people have gotten away with so much. Crimes against humanity with no fear of retribution, no afterlife. Some are even told that this is all a game. So it’s okay to rape, pillage, or whatever else your ugly heart desires. Selling your soul to the devil while being presented with money, fame, power. Power to influence/control the masses, the sheep, us, as we are nothing but a commodity, the ants beneath their feet.

But there is a wild card in all of this. Surprise, surprise. There is an afterlife. And that afterlife is about as pissed off as the rest of us. “Revenge of the souls,” I often think to myself, and it’s time to see the truth instead of the lie. It’s time to acknowledge the elephant in the room and start questioning things which is healthy to do. Start wiping those smudges off the glass and take a hard look at reality. Like Neo, take the red pill and swallow it in if you haven’t done so already. Because the time of sitting around pretending that the world isn’t going to shit is over. Waiting for help is over. And yes, I’ve said this many times over. We got this. We can rise up, stand strong, and unite way easier than what they portray because that’s just the illusion of the Matrix. Fear too is another Matrix trap, so time to dial in and kick some butt Neo-style.


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