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  1. Peter – you fundamentally miss the point that the Red Pill is the analysis of male to female gendered relationships within capitalist hierarchies of exploitation. The whole point of it is to 'wake' men up to the procedural and statistical facts that co-habitation, marriage, sex (procreation), sexual assault allegations, which leads to: alimony, child support, restraining orders, custody, (and to a lesser degree: wars and conscription, workplace death, suicide) etc. are all additional mechanisms that exist in society to extract wealth from men and give it to women.

    Now, I can be a critical feminist post-structuralist and not truly believe the Red Pill – but at least I can see it for what it is is meant to be. The Red Pill is not being annoyed at feminist media, it is about the terror of the legitimate threat of divorce and the division of assets in a world that already demonizes the masculine, it is the terror of experiencing the urge towards love and sacrifice (male) versus the material conditions that promote hypergamy (female). Your analysis of recuperation is really fascinating, but you miss the real core of the Red Pill.

    Anyway I highly enjoyed the whole section on antisemitism

  2. Can someone please tell me what is with the ongoing apparent joke of using a random picture of Jaques Derrida whenever a foreign sounding academic from history is mentioned?

  3. Ok…. I am a big fan of yours, a bigger fan of the Wachowskis, and a very open minded person…. And from Michigan. But I had to watch this video three times to understand what your point was.

    In the end, as I understand, you want to redefine the red pill, as the red pill is popularly defined. You want to try to bring it back to what the W's meant, after describing what it has become.

    Am I reading you correctly?

  4. What academic path could someone take if they wanted to be well equipped to seeing the world as it really is? I don't want to make videos or write books or scholarly articles, I just think it would be comforting to have a clear representation of reality in mind.

  5. The matrix is one of my favorite movies and honestly it and my general love of cyberpunk when i was younger probably helped contribute to my leftist politics(obviously my entire worldview isn't just based on fiction I like but it helped me start making connections when I was young) and the recent hot takes of "the matrix is bad actually" annoy the fuck out of me. It's a rare movie that while maybe a little dated in some aspects becomes more relevant with each passing year, not less.

  6. Most manosphere content explicitly states that women are only the enemy by proxy through abuse of state power. The hatred of the common red-pilled men towards women stems from the simple fact of confusing the instigator with the perpetrator. I'd add that women are just as capable of malevolence as men and as per biology far more likely to do so via manipulation of third parties, whoever that may be.

  7. Yes, Capitalism is inefficient, but it's the only system that works without actively forcing people to give up what they earned through mutually consented exchange. You can try and make sure everybody gets their "fair share," but it will slowly become more inefficient as the market supply shifts to make up for the disruptions caused by those regulations. Continue on long enough and you'll have to force people to tend to the farms with threats of physical violence, and that how the Soviet Union ended up where it did. The US also places its own regulations on a Capitalist framework, but ironically, this allowed huge corporations like Monsanto to take over the market-share of the food industry even more because there are only a few corporations who could adapt to all of the government regulations within that industry. Now thanks to their lobbying and having a majority control on the industry, food actually costs an outrageous amount compared to the prices of food outside the US.

    If you were stranded on an island you'd still have to work for food, shelter, warmth, etc. Capitalism allows this natural "work to survive" process to be exponentially easier due to the efficiency it creates, but of course you still have to work in that system. You can make things more equal with policies in the short term, but economics doesn't care about ideologies, only self-interest around those policies which the government enforces with violence. It's either that or make the little guy work more to cover his cost of living. Take your pick as to which type of coercion you like better. In the end, our own demands are the inescapable blue-pill.

  8. I don't understand why "serious philosophers" wouldn't talk about the Matrix, considering the requirements to even be in the movie… Such as taking a test to prove that they read and understood "Simulacra and Simulation" before they could be in the movie… (Only Lawrence Fishburne passed this test on the first try.)

  9. A few years ago, I discovored the true nature of our system. The realisation contributed to my fall into diagnosed severe depression. I'm 22 now and still haven't fully recovered from it to this day.

    I'm from a middle-class Swiss family. I've never had to starve, always had a roof over my head, had access to healthcare and education. So too do most Swiss people, yet we have one of the highest suicide rates of the world. It's the biggest cause of death among youth.

    This alienation capitalism creates, this utter hopelessness it brings on a individual level, this pointlessness of one's existence in it, is one of the worst things one can psychologically experience, I believe. No doctor, no medicine or therapy can fix this. They can only make it bearable — for a moment. The true cause is this system! It needs to go, replaced!

    This is one of the many reasons, why I became a communist.

  10. So if I could resume your video in one sentence it would be:

    you think that red pillers in order to fully thrive and be happy with their life on the long term, would be more effective by changing our capitalistic system instead of targeting others groups of disadvantages people like themselves.

    Am I right?

  11. The real saviour of matrix is agent smith. The system specifically chose neo to save the matrix not liberate humans.
    If you paid attention to the movie its clear that there is no exit from the matrix β€œthe outside” world neo supposedly awaken is also a part of the matrix this become even more clear when neo repelled machines attacking their ship on 3rd movie he was able to use some supernatural power even outside of the matrix because there is no β€œoutside” of the matrix. The system specifically built to cater towards the rebellious morpheus crowd because no matter how hard you try there will always be outliers who will reject the system so instead of fighting against them the matrix created an alternative reality for them which those people think they out-gaming the system.
    The reality of rebels is that they are bunch of conspiracy theorist larpers who thinks they are some cool woke people in reality they are just as in part of the system as the blue pillers are…
    Ironically this kinda fits in with todays β€œwoke” red pillers.

  12. Could you, uh, not play an extended clip from the Charlottesville rally in your videos? I'm sorta watching this without headphones, and I REALLY don't want that to be taken out of context.

  13. This reminds me of the way a lot of people still view the original RoboCop as just an 80s action movie and not a left-wing, pro-union, anti-corporation, anti-capitalistic satirical take on the Reagan era. Speaking of which, today, I criticised a right-wing Doom modder for adding an unarmed giant black guy as a melee enemy type to his RoboCop total conversion – which strikes me as not only tasteless given the current sociopolitical climate in the United States but also antithetical to the messages and themes the movie conveyed – and that got him so upset he had me permanently banned from the main hub of the Doom community… πŸ™

  14. Nice but:

    Neg, you're still miles better off voting for Democrats than Republicans. This needs to be pointed out for clarification: centrism is the enemy because it creates a gap between socially conscious activists and the power they need to improve the country.

  15. Here's the thing that people often forget about Reloaded; whatever other failings it had, the basic point of the movie was this:

    Are you sure you're actually out of the Matrix? Are you totally, 100% sure you have escaped the system? Are you sure that your actions are a genuine rebellion against the system?

    Because the point of that movie is that The One… is all part of their plan! Neo, Zion, the Red-pillers, they are all accounted for by the system. Neo never escaped; nobody was ever "woke".

    The rebellion is all part of the plan.

  16. Hey the Michigan DSA would love to have you! As a member,. Also a member of my local Michigan Socialist Party in Kalamazoo wanted a video editing for some praxis against landlords

  17. Yup heard the P word I'm out…

    I as a impoverished youth had to band together with any "identity" of person not based on skin color or heritage but similar socioeconomic and geographic correlation.
    tl;dr CLASSISM not identity politics

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