Plato and the Red Pill

In Plato’s classic allegory, a group of prisoners has been confined in a cave their entire lives. They have no knowledge of the outside world. They are chained and shackled, facing a wall, unable to turn their heads in any other direction. Behind them, a fire burns, its glow casting a flickering light. People pass in front of the fire, casting shadows on the wall… What happens when one of the prisoners escapes and learns what’s really going on? Continue reading Plato and the Red Pill