Red Pill people generally bring the following assumptions to a debate:He is on to something here.
Blue Pill people generally bring the following assumptions to a debate:
- They believe that there is exactly one reality, and that truth is what accurately describes that reality. The better a statement describes reality, the more true it is. They are factual absolutists.
- They believe that whether something is “good” or “bad” is a matter of opinion, and that all systems of morality are things societies invented to get a result, and it is therefore pointless to argue about whether something is “evil” or not, instead of about what effect it has. They are moral relativists. ...
- They believe that reality is subjective, and what is “true” is simply a matter of who you ask. What is called “truth” is simply a codification of someone’s perspective, and it is therefore pointless to argue about what is “true“. They are factual relativists.
- They believe that there is exactly one set of moral laws, which human beings have gradually discovered in a historical climb towards ethical perfection (or degeneration). Certain people are ethically better or worse based not only on what they do, but also on what they believe. They believe that different ethical systems exist, but they can be ranked from ethically worst to ethically best based on a sort of meta-ethics whereby they can be tested for degree of compliance with the one absolute set of ethics that underlies reality. They are moral absolutists.
Like the Red Pill people, I often post about human nature, and I am primarily concerned with just understanding the facts. I am not trying to get men to behave more like women, or vice-versa. Just to understand their nature. Blue pill people do not accept facts about human nature.
It is only the Blue Pill people who go around condemning others for stating facts.
Others use the term Red Pill somewhat differently. Usually it means accepting realities of human nature, in spite of almost everyone telling convenient lies.