You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.
That’s the opposite of what that old snake oil salesman Joe Biden is selling. His basic value proposition, expressed in his campaign roll-out video is: elect me and Trump becomes a historical anomaly. America returns to the noble march of progress which finally began to be realized by Obama. Elect Trump and keep tumbling down the rabbit hole, where all moral certainties are subject to question.
In a nutshell: Biden is offering the Blue Pill. Elect Joe and we all get to wake up safe in our beds, and believe whatever it is we want to believe… about why he puts his hands on women and girls in the way he does. Etc.
Blue Pill Joe, the most unlikely of progressive heroes. Avuncular yet radical. One-time opponent of the forced integration of schools. Supporter of building as much border fence as possible, as high as possible. Supporter of the mass incarceration of poorly socialized black men. Supporter of the invasion of Iraq. Serial groper. Now, sworn enemy of “white man’s culture”, where husbands would beat their wives to death if only it were legal.