(CNS News) – Businessman Elon Musk and actress Kirstie Alley are two new celebrities to have apparently experienced a “red pill moment,” joining Kanye West in a move away from lockstep liberalism.
The “red pill” refers to a scene in the movie The Matrix. In the movie, a person is offered a red pill and a blue pill. The red pill “represents an awakening” and the blue pill “represents comfort and security… blissful ignorance.”
The red pill has become a symbol of having “your eyes opened to a certain kind of conservatism,” said Wired magazine.
Red pill is now used as a slang term for people who turn their backs on liberal ideologies to embrace more conservative views.
On May 17, 2020, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted, “Take the red pill,” to his 34 million followers. This came after Musk showed his disgust for the shutdown of businesses during COVID-19.
Despite the shutdowns, Musk opened his business before businesses were allowed to reopen. When told to close his doors again, Musk responded by saying he would move his business out of California if he was not allowed to remain open.
Ivanka Trump responded to Musk’s red pill tweet by saying, “Taken!”
Actress Kirstie Alley, best known for the movie It Takes Two where she acted with the Olsen twins and for her weight loss journey, tweeted about taking the red pill on June 29, 2020.
“Take the red pill… it’s a system not a person… unless u want years of ‘CHOP’ shops coming to a town near you… or your front yard… or inside your living room. Take the red pill. PS impeach Pelosi,” Alley tweeted.
Alley also came to the defense of the couple who were ridiculed for standing outside their St. Louis home with their firearms when protesters entered their private property and marched past their home.
“…Not hard to see why people fight so fiercely for the 2nd amendment. Defund the police? Do away with police? Watch cities and neighborhoods burn and say NOTHING. Summer of Love my a**. Summer of ‘Yeah 2nd amendment isn’t going away,’” Alley tweeted in response to Matt Walsh’s tweet about the couple.
Kanye West is perhaps one of the most famous celebrities to have a red pill moment in recent memory. Though he has not used the term “red pill” to describe his views, West seems to have had some sort of “awakening.”
The rapper has posted multiple photos of himself with President Donald Trump and often wears a MAGA hat. He even said that he and President Trump are like brothers who share “dragon energy.”
During an interview where West was promoting his album “Jesus is King,” he was asked about his worldview and about the black community. West said, “Democrats has us voting Democrat for food stamps for years, bro. What you talking about? Guns in the 80s, taking fathers out of the home, Plan B, lowering our votes, making us abort our children.”
“Thou shalt not kill,” West concluded.
On July 4, West tweeted, “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION
Also, in a July 8 interview with Forbes, West said that he believes “Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work.”
He further said that he would be taking black votes away from the Democrat nominee, and helping Trump. “I’m not denying it, I just told you. To say that the Black vote is Democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy.”