Superstar podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan recently told a comedy club audience that ivermectin, the anti-parasite drug used to deworm horses, is the red pill that will assist them in their personal transformation. “I never said I got the vaccine. I’ll tell you this, I took ivermectin and it’s part of my red pill regimen,” he said.
What Is The Red Pill?
The 1999 movie The Matrix wrestled with philosophical issues like How do I know what is real? Immanuel Kant, Renee Descartes, and Taoist thinker Zhuangzi were just a few philosophers who contemplated the matter.
The Matrix used blue and red pills metaphors. Each represented a choice. If one took the blue pill, then they would continue to live in the “fake” world that most people exist in. However, taking the red pill would launch the individual into the real world where they could be transformed into their true selves.
The atheist author, rhetorician, and gadfly Christopher Hitchen stated religion poisons everything. A strong case can be made that testosterone poisoning ruins everything. Such is the case for the red pill.
The Guardian Explains in the piece Swallowing the Red Pill: a journey to the heart of modern misogyny:
The name derives from a scene in the 1999 film The Matrix, in which Laurence Fishburne offers Keanu Reeves a choice: “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.”
The rabbit hole, in this case, is the “reality” that women run the world without taking responsibility for it, and that their male victims are not permitted to complain. This makes The Red Pill a continuous, multi-voiced, up-to-the-minute male complaint nestled at the heart of the so-called manosphere – a network of websites preoccupied with both the men’s rights movement and how to pick up women.
The red pill community is full of men who peddle a wide variety of conspiracy theories as well as workout advice.
Joe Rogan: Peddler Of Conspiracy Theories And Workout Advice
He had this to say about the recent comment by Rogan:
So, now some of you Joe Rogan fans haven’t read this far into the article and are screaming “fake news” and pounding the keys to type out your comments. That’s gravy. It’s as if you get gravy and then more gravy gets poured on top of it. It’s uber gravy.
As the Pink Floyd song goes Shine on you crazy diamonds.
Now, as the author of this satirical post, I’m going to type more words. Maybe you’ll click the link to the two articles. Probably not. Meh.
Rogan has yet to respond to losing his $100 million contract with the world’s largest streaming service Spotify.
In related news, Sam Harris states, “I can’t be Joe Rogan’s friend.”
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