Although he’s been rocking the “Red Pill” alias for years now, Detroit’s Chris Orrick will now be going by his government name moving forward—thanks to some bozos on the internet who took the same Matrix reference and dragged it through the mud with hate and ignorance.
“Over the last couple of years, I’ve noticed a growing movement on the internet called ‘The Red Pill’ that continues to gain momentum. They spew hate and ignorance, in a totally misconstrued interpretation of the famous scene in the movie ‘The Matrix’ that we both draw inspiration from. I tried to ignore it, but given my own values and principles and especially given the current political and social climate that we live in, I couldn’t live with myself being associated with their bullshit. From now on I’m going by my real name. You can call me Chris.”
“The American Dream is one of the most dangerous ideologies our country has created,” Chris says. “It assumes that if you’re smart enough and work hard enough, anyone can climb the socioeconomic ladder. It neglects the reality that many in our country and in our world begin their lives with a socioeconomic head-start; be it race, sex, money…
“The privileged and advantaged can’t help but shove their ‘hard-work’ and ‘can-do attitude’ in our faces, masquerading their lottery style births as some kind of ambition that the rest of us don’t have. Fuck Your Ambition. We don’t love it and don’t believe it.”
Directed by Kris Mercado (De La Soul, Joey Bada$$, Open Mike Eagle, etc), “Your Ambition” takes aim at the Trump era ambition with “The Skull” invading New York city to remind everyone that although your 401k may be doing well, it doesn’t mean your vapid soul is any less empty.