Tesla CEO Elon Musk got Twitter buzzing when he tweeted, “Take the red pill.” Ivanka Trump caused the platform to explode when she said, “Taken!”

In the movie The Matrix, Morpheus offers Neo a red pill to escape and witness reality: we’re all machines used to sustain the life of the robots that killed off our planet decades ago.

Neo could have taken the blue pill, which would have allowed him to remain in the Matrix.

People have used the phrase “take the red pill” since the movie came out in 1999. The phrase has become more popular as the government expands its powers.

“Take the red pill” especially applies during this Wuhan coronavirus fiasco.

A few weeks ago, the Alameda County public officer said that the shutdown must continue and did not give Tesla permission to open up.

Musk lashed out:

“Tesla is filing a lawsuit against Alameda County immediately. The unelected & ignorant ‘Interim Health Officer’ of Alameda is acting contrary to the Governor, the President, our Constitutional freedoms & just plain common sense!”

He also claimed that: “Tesla knows far more about what needs to be done to be safe through our Tesla China factory experience than an (unelected) interim junior official in Alameda County.”

Musk wanted to move Tesla to Nevada or Texas and pretty much dared officials to arrest him after he reopened the factory despite the orders.

The county caved and Tesla remains open.

So it’s not a shock Musk tweeted about the red pill or Ivanka.

But Matrix creator Lilly Wachowski got wind of the two tweets:

For crying out loud. Forget Ivanka. But it’s Elon Musk. The guy does and says stuff in order to rile up people.

Plus it’s pretty ironic that the woman (formerly Andrew Wachowski) that made a trilogy about breaking away from control and illusion would tell off anyone.

Then again, does the left ever recognize their hypocrisy?

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