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by Martin Place
You're all wrong. So, so wrong! The Matrix has nothing to do with Computers. The Matrix has nothing to do with Philosophy. The Matrix has nothing to do with Religon. The Matrix has nothing to do with History.
You are in 'The Matrix' by believing that it has. Forever trying to convince yourself that you have found the answer to 'The Question'. There is no 'Question'.
The movie is about 'Money and Control'. It's as simple as that people. Nothing more, nothing less. The "Battery" is a metaphor for the "The Dollar". The "Human Farming" is a metaphor for "Suburbia". The "Prison for your mind" is a metaphor for "Propaganda". The "You are a slave" is a metaphor for "Industry". "Morpheus" is a metaphor for "Apathy". "The Sentinels" are a metaphor for "The Police". "The Agents" are a metaphor for "Spies". "Zion" is a metaphor for "Faith". And "The Matrix" is a simple metaphor for "The World Around You". In other words, "Money and Control".
And "Wake Up", is exactally that. Wake Up!
It just seems so blatantly obvious to me. Like the Neo Nazi joke in "Two and a Half Men". I.E. Charlie plays Baseball for "Pavlov's Dogs". The number on the back of his jersey is 88. 88 meaning "Heil Hitler" in the Neo Nazi community.
They were being sarcastic, and you all fell for the joke!
Did You Know?
A reason for the 'sixth' One: In the TV show, 'The Prisoner', which contains similar themes to 'Matrix', the main character who seeks to be free from the hidden system of technological control which imprisons him is called 'No. 6'. But in the final episode, the ever-changing 'No. 2' who answers No. 6's repeated question, 'Who is No. 1?' puts the emphasis where it belongs for the first time: 'YOU ARE, No. 6.' (As opposed to 'You are No 6.') Indeed, No. 6 takes the monkey mask off the figure in the No. 1 chair and sees himself. Like Neo, the Prisoner's answer to his quest for freedom has always been within himself, as the Oracle so often tells Neo. Thus, Neo = No. 6, the sixth No. 1, but really, the first One.
- Suggested by Wes Howard-Brook