The likelihood is that you are not red-pilled


This article was originally published at On May 5, 2018, where Adam Piggott publishes regularly and brilliantly. You can purchase Adam’s books here.

There is a certain predictability that goes with the general response to any of my articles that cause controversy. The standard line goes something like this: the article in question creates an uproar that usually consists of arguments centered on misdirection, strawmen arguments, ad hominem attacks and outright lies; I write a follow-up article that rebuts all of the usual bullshit; crickets.

Typically the first article will receive anything from 50 to 100 comments on my site, XYZ magazine and its Facebook page. The follow-up article will usually be lucky to get a total of 5 comments.

It has happened so many times that sometimes I wonder why I bother writing the follow-up. I’m still wondering.

There has been a great deal of talk over the last 12 months of people being “red-pilled.” It is the label de jour of the moment. The Z Man has noticed this trend as well.

“One of the stranger bits of the current year is how people all over the ideological map are claiming to be “woke”, “aware” and “red-pilled” despite believing things that directly contradict things other “woke”, “aware” and “red-pilled” people believe.”

The reality is that people cluster in herds and organise themselves in hierarchies so that they feel safe with their place in the world. They create for themselves a habitat that to them feels secure. They then spend an inordinate amount of time finding other people who feel the same way, while investing even more time in convincing themselves that whatever it is or who it is that they are currently following is the be all and end all of life, the universe and everything.

This investment is done not so that they can be right or so that they can know truth; it is so they can belong.

The act of being red-pilled is not just about being ‘woke.’ In fact the waking part is one of the final steps on the journey. By the time you have awoken you have already done most of the hard work, you just didn’t realise it on a conscious level.

The real key to being red-pilled is the ability to think for oneself. This ability is anathema to the act of belonging to a group or a crowd. The two must be mutually exclusive. General acceptance is a very big sign that someone is full of shit and trying to sell you something.

This is nothing new. It has been known for millennia. But it doesn’t matter as in general people do not want to have to really think for themselves. It is much safer and much more comforting to place ones faith in an external belief and to then rigidly hold to that dogma in the face of any contradictory evidence. People prefer to kill themselves and die still believing rather than face the horrible reality that not only have they been lied to, not only did they fall for it, but that they wanted to fall for it all along.

It took me about 23 years in my adult life to become ‘woke’ as we now call it. The number of other red-pilled men that I know is very small indeed. But there is no red pill community as men who are red pilled don’t seek a community. There is no red pill leader because men who are red pilled don’t seek a leader.

The act of being red pilled is simultaneously an act of freedom and a burden. The freedom is that you can now see. The burden is that you are almost alone.

This is the reason that I continue to write on the internet and record podcasts. While I don’t seek a community I do very much like to exchange ideas as it is for my own benefit.

At the top of this page is the link to my personal beliefs and opinions. At that page is the following quote:

“Please note: as an adult I reserve the right to alter or change the following positions based on new and relevant information as it comes to hand. Contrary to what many of you may think, it is not a sign of weakness to act in this way. Those who hold rigidly to their opinions in the face of all contrary evidence practice dogma. And those who would criticize someone for changing their opinion are infantile and will not be engaged with here.”

I don’t shake things up just to see the cage rattle. I do it because I have seen something that I hadn’t seen before and I am bound by my obligation to seek truth to reveal it. My real name is on this blog so that I have skin in the game. In the past the push-back and insults I received were a source of stress. Now they hardly register for me at all. It is not because I don’t care, it is because I don’t see the point in caring.

It is relatively simple to get a lot of people angry. It is much harder to get someone to change their mind.

Hence the disparity between the comments on the article that riles them up and the follow-up that explains why they’re full of shit. It’s one thing to threaten someone’s belief system. It’s another thing entirely to then go and back it up.

You are most likely not red pilled. Not even a little bit. The most that the majority of people manage to do is to replace one belief system with another. The most common belief system is to just follow someone and take their every pronouncement as ‘just brilliant, man.’ You get to join a club, be surrounded by other people who think the way that you do, feel warm and fuzzy, and collectively turn on anyone so foolish as to question your current deity.

If you really want to be red pilled then you have to begin the task of attempting to think for yourself.

Get back to me in 20 odd years and let me know how it’s going.

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Adam Piggott writes about all things red pill and nationalist right. He examines what it means to be a man in the modern world and gives men advice beyond the typical 'how to pull chicks', (although he does that too.) He plays the guitar, smokes cigars, drinks wine and rum, rides motorbikes, is bad at cricket, and distrusts any man who has no redeeming petty vices. He lives with his wife in Melbourne where he does his best to be a reality check to any Millennials or progressives so unfortunate as to cross his path.
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    • Jai_Normosone

      I’ve never seen this one… It’s gonna take me some time to read through it…

      • W. Hunter

        It makes a lot of sense when you link events together.

  • Tele Synth

    Great post! Please understand that when the mob angrily try to shut you down for your wrongthink, they aren’t trying to debate, its their weak attempt at empowerment.They feel a million people are agreeing with them. Personally that terrifies me, but group thinking people crave the acceptance.

  • Repeal fake marriage

    I am not ‘red pilled’ as I have never agreed or subscribed to socialist or progressive thought. Hence no need to take one. Because I never got ‘blue pilled’. There is much I don’t know, but I do know I detest post modernist progressive Marxist ideology.

    • Tele Synth

      I lucked my way through school and early work days by not fitting in and thinking everyone else also put independent thought as the highest ideal and priority a I did. I consider myself far better off and happier because of it.

    • W. Hunter

      Blue pill works miracles…… 😉

  • Is this the 44d chess I keep hearing about?

  • Noachideous

    Here’s some more that might assist with the swallowing of the RED pill…… a component of that pill is the realisation that the last two world wars ….. at least …. were fought for the creation of that which was made undead in 1948.

    That which was made undead at that Time point is presently occupied by bipeds whose exemplars claim themselves to be the singular purpose of the creation and all others supernal refuse and left overs from the creation.
    The implication is that completion of the creation demands the elimination of the supernal refuse and the disappearance of the leftovers.

    A Palindromic Number 316613 that points to 1948, and the number of the Divine …. 42.

    First dissecting the pairs esoterically.

    3 16 then 6 13 ….. Both of these point to 1948 by the following methods. By +x 3 16 is derived 19 then 48 for 1948. 6 13 is reduced to 42 58 then by +x 6 13 … 8 40 … 19 48 .

    Reconnecting for the Palindrome. 316613 … sums to 20 ….. Humans have 20 digits. Hence religious notions pertaining to Man created in the image of GOD 26 or 42.

    The Circle surrounding a Celtic Cross 33 implies 22/7 … or 3.14 … or 42 ..

    If the numbers 3 and 16 are placed in the upper spaces of a Celtic Cross and the 6 13 placed in the lower and then summed vertically, the number 929 is derived, another palindrome.

    Splitting that number symmetrically derives 91 19 and summing these two derives 110.

    110 is the six based, senary representation of the number 42…. and you should all know how to derive 1948 from the numbers 42 and 58.

    The sum of 9 and 29 amounts to 38 … it is the gematria of …….well …….YKW ?

    Readers should also note that the initial gematria of Square and Compass over G amounts to 19 3 / 7 …. 22/7 …. 3.14 … 42 .. the 1948.

    Humans have two Hands and two Feet for 88 66 … 64 36 … 24 18 … 42.. So why then are we all not jewel citizens of that which was made undead in 1948 ? After all …….. that which was made undead in 1948 was paid for mostly with goyische blood .

    And why should White People just …… go away now …. having paid that price in blood ….as much as any other.

  • 9x19parabellum

    “But you have been annointed by the the Holy One, and you all have knowledge. I write to you not because you do not know the truth but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.” 1 John 2:20-21

    • W. Hunter

      John 2:27

      But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

  • Jai_Normosone

    Only 18 comments at this stage; I guess you had better work harder on the first article 🙂

    The disclaimer is fantastic – mind if I steal it?

    “Please note: as an adult I reserve the right to alter or change the following positions based on new and relevant information as it comes to hand. Contrary to what many of you may think, it is not a sign of weakness to act in this way. Those who hold rigidly to their opinions in the face of all contrary evidence practice dogma. And those who would criticize someone for changing their opinion are infantile and will not be engaged with here.”

    Maybe a version needs to be written to reflect the average pill taker of the opposing team? (I word it this way as I haven’t worked out the red-pill (and I assume blue pill) thing. Is that a reference to The Matrix or did it exist long before that?

  • entropy

    Rephrasing: your first clickbait article triggers a satisfactory number of rubes but people are generally bored by your subsequent attempts to capitalise on the outrage.

    Also, fuck you talk about yourself a lot. Noone is asking. Save it for your next self-indulgent vanity publication.

  • Noachideous

    Remember that plan to delete Live bands at Canberra’s ANZAC Day March ? Here’s a letter to the Editor with the outcome.

    It is all part of the Get up and Get YT project. Is it part of a Fabian trend toward the deletion of Live … YT type music altogether ? Only a people who are unable to …… or have not need to muster live musical bands …… require what would ultimately be only ever heard as …..recorded music.

    The real reason is this …… Live Pipes, Drums and Brass in Australia are far too ….. HuWhite…. and that has to go in the new raceless disgrace that is modern day Oorstraelia.

    A live band …… loud, up close and in yer face is a useful recruiting tool for young’uns…. That component is likewise circumvented … and all part of the plan of racial deletion..

    Excluding community bands from Anzac Day march a major error

    1 May 2018 — 12:00am

    I agree with all who have highlighted the many inadequacies associated with the 2018 Anzac Day march. I would like to comment further on the botched plan which prevented community bands from participating in the march.

    Atmosphere along Anzac Parade pre-march was non-existent.

    In previous years the bands have added to the mood of the day. Pipe bands have performed solemn warm-up tunes and the community bands, in particular Canberra City Band, have played appropriate war-time songs as contingents gathered. This has always created a sense of anticipation about the impending march and ceremony of remembrance.

    Not only was that “sense of occasion” absent but the RSL also claimed, during defence of their “no community bands” decision, that a series of high-tech speaker systems would relay the live sound of the Royal Military College Band to all gathered along Anzac Parade.

    This plan failed miserably.

    When marching contingents finally did approach the Australian War Memorial, the live sound became mixed with both echo and the relayed sound, which had at least a half-second delay, resulting in utter confusion.

    This afforded absolutely no chance for contingents to be able to march in step, which was frustrating and annoying for all concerned.

    And what of the RMC Band itself? With the unexplained delays to the ceremony the band members were on parade on a very warm day for more than 2 hours. In trying conditions RMC Band members, as always, performed their duties admirably and professionally, but, with such a focus nowadays on health and safety issues, a better duty of care from the RSL planners was required.

    Planning and execution of the entire ceremony appeared inept on many levels.

    I strongly advocate for the return of all community bands, urge that the completely inadequate (and no doubt expensive) sound relay system be discarded and that focus on all aspects of the service be directed towards veterans rather than television broadcast time lines.