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Is Neo a terrorist? Can we reclaim The Matrix from the alt-right?

Quick Hits 175 – What do the Matrix movies tell us about terrorism and what happens when reality emulate art?

The Matrix franchise has been around since 1999 and is a trilogy of very cool films. They are full of simulated violence in which humans are battling the machines which are using them to drain their lifeforce.

Matrix Resurrections is coming out in December: what do the films tell us about terrorism and what happens when reality emulate art?

Read mentioned article: Red-pilled: Can The Matrix Resurrections reclaim Neo from the alt-right?

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The Matrix Resurrections – Official Trailer

From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes “The Matrix Resurrections,” the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity.

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Director of the National Security programme at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

One reply on “Is Neo a terrorist? Can we reclaim The Matrix from the alt-right?”

The eternal struggle between democracy and totalitarianism, people like George Washington and Benito Mussolini. Yes, the American Revolutionaries were “terrorists”, to us loyalist redcoats up North. Why is it when Western Governments hoard exploit code, design remote access trojans, create lawful front doors and intercept private communications it’s for our safety. Yet when other nation states or private individuals do the same they are “cyber-terrorists”?

Someone, anyone with root access to any system can not only use their power for espionage; yet also simply turn the system off. It does not take any political, religious or ideological motivation for so-called hacktivists to cause damage. Maybe it’s just some bored kid hunting low hanging fruit for the lulz. Goldeneye 007 for the N64 (the theme of which you use for several of your videos) or DOOM for the PC are great examples of violence that is not real; like watching Shawn Michaels wrestle Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart. They are just graphics and code that show up on screens. In real life; when you die, you do not just simply restart the level.

In the end of the day, a true Freedom Fighter allows innocent defenseless civilians go about their normal lives in peace… either online or in the real world. Terrorists do not! Anyone with even basic rudimentary knowledge can do bad things to lots of good people in a short period of time; tools, knowledge and scripts are just a Bitcoin away. Also if any stranger tries to offer you a pill of any colour – refuse. They could either be LEO pushing bunk, or foreign intelligence services pushing cyanide.

Anyways, for the past few years many of these Alt-Right trolls were actually foreign funded provocateurs. The lesson of all this is enjoy life and stay safe. Thank you for ARPANET. Hack the Planet!

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