Tesla: Elon Musk tweets “Take the red pill” – what’s behind it

  • “Take the red pill”, Tesla boss Elon Musk tweets and creates confusion in the Twitter community again.
  • Musk could have referred to several things: the film “Matrix”, right-wing ideas, or the Republican Party.
  • In any case, Ivanka Trump reacted promptly. “I took the red pill,” she replied.

Next day, next puzzling Twitter message from Tesla boss Elon Musk. “Take the red pill,” he writes, leaving everyone confused. Really all? No, Ivanka Trump, daughter and advisor to US President Donald Trump, doesn’t seem confused. “I took the red pill,” she replies. What?

It is often not so easy to decipher, let alone explain, Musk’s world of thought. It is the same with its “red pill”. The tweet could basically refer to a scene in the 1999 film “Matrix”. Morpheus tells the protagonist Neo that he lives in a computer simulation and has the choice of taking a red or blue pill.

He says, “If you take the blue pill, the story ends, then you wake up in bed and believe whatever you want to believe. If you take the red pill, you will stay in Wonderland and I will show you how deep the rabbit hole is. ”It may be noted here that Musk seems to think that we actually live in a computer simulation. At least he doesn’t find this thought absurd. But why would Ivanka Trump answer this tweet?

Did Musk switch to the Republicans?

In fact, the “red pill” often appears on right internet platforms. The “red pill” is then more of a code word for the political awakening of right-wing extremists, which has manifested itself for some in Donald Trump’s election as US president. It could also simply be an indication of the popular color of Trump’s party. In the political color theory of the USA, red stands for the Republicans, blue for the Democrats.

The latter in particular would probably explain why Ivanka Trump reacted so quickly. And it would go well with Musk’s recent twitter news.

Musk, who formerly described himself as “openly moderate” and supported the democratic ex-presidential candidate Andrew Yang, has recently been ranting against corona measures by the democratically governed state of California. Among other things, he called the instruction to stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus “fascist”. Musk’s Tesla company in Fremont itself is affected by the shutdown measures. She has been standing still for weeks.

Then the circle could close. Because who is still railing against the shutdown and supporting Musk’s call to reopen the economy? Exactly, Donald Trump.

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