By Chandler Morrison, Sports Editor—
What if I told you that there was a wasteland in the midst of the most politically active spaces in the United States? What if I said that there was a group of individuals who were silent because the world told them their views were irrelevant?
What if those individuals were sitting next to you in class, standing behind you in the line at Crossroads, or passing you by on the walkways between buildings?
You can choose the red pill or the blue one. It’s your choice. If you choose the latter, you will experience instant popularity–or at least non-hatred–among your peers.
You’ll find that most individuals will support your stance on a college campus and that you’ll preach tolerance while you chastise anyone with opposing views. You’ll teach coexistence as you as you think that someone who chose the red pill does not deserve to roam the face of this earth. They feel they must make up for all the wrongdoings of the last two to three centuries of racism and slavery, standing with the minorities and praying for their votes in November. Case and point, Elizabeth Warren’s claimed a lineage of Native American origin, even using it in 1993 to get into the Harvard Law School. She was celebrated as the ‘first woman of color’ in the Harvard Law program. All of this before being revealed that less than 2% of her ancestral heritage was Native American. Translation, she has more caucasian in her DNA than ivory in ivory soap.
“You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe,” Morpheus said to Leo in an enlightening scene from ‘The Matrix.’ “You take the red pill – stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”
The problem comes when the ones who take the blue pill are called out by those that take the red one as readily as daily vitamins. They moan and they whine that they are still being oppressed by conservatives. If you mention the five letter word that begins with T and ends with Rump, they go ballistic and are automatically offended.
He calls out Warren’s bluff and it turns out he was right. The world inside the Matrix is flabbergasted because their reality was crushed.
The college conservative sits by idly and listens to the ones who take the blue pill as they rant on about a politically correct culture because they felt personally victimized by somebody’s non-threatening, common sense rhetoric. They remain silent for fear of being made a mockery out of because their morals and ideals stand strong and seem unfair. Newsflash, life isn’t fair, and you would know it if you didn’t receive participation trophies from the time you were as tall as one.