You know the scene I'm talking about it. The woman in the red dress. It's only one minute long.

The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around. What do you see? Business people, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it. Were you listening to me, Neo, or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?

How do you interpret this scene? What do you think the scriptwriter / director / etc were trying to say?

It took me a long time to accept how quickly and happily the average person will lie to support the authorities.

We all lie, some of us lie more than others, and it turns out that some people tell lies like fish swim.

You can be having a conversation with somebody about the coronavirus and suddenly they will do as Morpheus explained:

They will fight to protect the system.

They will lie to you about an uncle who died from coronavirus last week.

If the conversation is instead about, say, 9/11, they will lie about knowing somebody whose aunty was in the towers.

They won't even think about it: the lie will just come out of their mouth like second nature.

On the off chance anybody challenges them on the lie, they will double down on the lie. They will argue.

We see this happen every day on subs like r/conspiracy and r/conspiracyNOPOL

There are people here who feel quite justified in lying about knowing victims of various events.

Coronavirus is the latest, but before that there was the Las Vegas shooting, Sandy Hook, Boston Bombings, etc.

They can post-facto rationalise it, e.g. 'I'm helping to save lives by making people be more careful about the virus'.

Want to see an example?

Here's somebody openly admitting to lying about knowing victims of the virus.

Jump to 13m 20s of this chat between 'comedian' Bobby Lee and Theo Von.

I'll give Bobby credit for at least being honest about it. If only more of these liars would later admit to their lies.

Who knows, maybe Bobby is lying about lying. People lie all the time. Some people lie like they were born to do it.

Next time you read a post from somebody on this sub or others, claiming to know people who died from the virus, what will you do?

Will you believe their story immediately because 'why would somebody lie about this'?

Will you believe their story because it is 'disrespectful' to doubt these kinds of claims?


Morpheus explains that the lemming masses will lie to protect the system. Right now the system is based on the idea that a deadly virus is killing people all over the world. Therefore if you dare to doubt the official story, there's a strong chance that somebody in your vicinity will 'pull an Agent Smith' and suddenly begin defending the system's story. They will make up lies on the spot in order to defend the official story. Even when caught in the act, they will justify it with post-facto rationalisations. You are surrounded by these people. Especially here on reddit.