So what exactly are the red and blue pills? Lots of people talk about them, often with different perspectives. We will explore here one perspective as to what they are.
In my parent’s time, both men and women were raised with certain expectations as to what they should be, how they should act and how they should view the world. The rules associated with this were mostly simple to understand (and mostly easy to follow) and effectively afforded a compromise between the desires and responsibilities of men and women such that both received much of what they desired. Furthermore, when operating as a married unit, synergistic benefits, where the whole was more than the sum of the parts came into focus. This is the starting point of what we today call the blue pill.
So along came much material wealth and fast on its heals was Feminism. It was said that some of the rules were unfair, and would require major reworking. Others needed only minor tweaking (or slight reframing) they said. Still others rules (mostly the ones benefiting women the most). All of this happened over 60 years time, bit by bit, such that its cumulative effect was not noticed by most. This is where we are at today. The rules are now complicated, especially if you are a fella. The myriad of manifestations of the obfuscated interactions of them are just to much for a typical fella (or gal) to comprehend; especially if the institutions are deliberately covering them up. In the end, the rules either explicitly favor what women believe to be what they want, or they through subterfuge, indirection and propaganda favor what women believe that they want.
Notice the believe what they want caveat. Most of these have some unfortunate issues associated with them, being either emphasizing short term gains at the expense of long term results or degrading society as a whole at everybody’s expense. And then there are the children, and the cost to them.
So what is the red pill? It is an attempt to make sense of the blue pill rules; to explain what they are, and their manifestations upon the individual and upon society. With the major institutions aligned against you, it was difficult for one person on his/her own to figure out the total picture. Furthermore, being on your own, and being so not aligned with the received wisdom, may make one doubt their thinking. But then the web happened. Groups of interested people could come together, compare notes, develop ideas and put together a model that explained what was happening; to show the complex interactions of the new rules and how they played out. Many of these people were disaffected by the system and truly wanted a model that matched the true reality, not the received wisdom. For armed with this, they could either venture forth and improve their lot in the actual system, perhaps come to peace with what had happened to them, or maybe a combination of both.
Note that there are many beneficiaries of the present system. Typically these are young women. They like what they saw when they were young, and therefor support the system forever. Yet, it does not benefit them as they get older; it does not benefit their children, it destroys the synergy of marriage of the old system and it demotivates men. As a combination, these red pill truths should be enough for women as a whole to back off of Feminism, but this will never happen. The blue pill system is entrenched. All of the blame for poor results will placed elsewhere. When consuming and using the red pill, keep all of this in mind.
Addendum by Deti,
I dunno, man. I don’t know that men were out there looking for something that matched what was actually happening. I suspect a lot of men were just feeling around in the dark. They know something is wrong. They know their relationships keep failing. They know they keep striking out with women. They know their lives aren’t all that satisfying.
They just have this nagging feeling they can’t shake that something’s wrong somewhere. Something’s not working the way it should. Other people know things I don’t know. I missed something along the way. Or everyone else is doing it wrong.
The Red Pill has credibility because it provides the fullest, most accurate explanation of the current sexual and relationship marketplaces, how they work, and how sexual attraction works, as well as the importance of sexual attraction in attracting members of the opposite sex.
Women don’t like The Red Pill because it lays bare women’s sexual depravity and predilections, and shines a klieg light on those depravities and predilections.
I wish this weren’t true. You just do not know how much I wish The Red Pill wasn’t true. I wish the world wasn’t like this. But it is, and we have no choice but to move forward in the world we’re in, not the world we wish we were in.