The lost idea
By Jon Rappoport
October 30, 2010
Over the last 60 years, there has been a massive propaganda campaign to convince the public that all great ambitions, morally speaking, should be pursued on behalf of Other People.
In other words, the creative individual ought to be working to supply the masses with what they need.
This is insanity and moral bankruptcy parading as canonized altruism.
It presumes the existence of a Collective, whose hopes, dreams, fears, and needs are the only focus of great creative achievements.
Children, especially, are pounded with this fairy tale. Ads and public service announcements feature children acting like grotesque miniature adults, proclaiming they want to “make a contribution to the world.”
The basic truth is, the creative individual decides how, why, and for whom his accomplishments are intended—if he think about these things at all.
Often, the creative individual simply implements his vision, period. That’s the long and the short of it.
There is no “target audience.”
However, when is the last time you witnessed an awards ceremony in which an artist or inventor was praised for SATISFYING HIMSELF?
It never happens in this brainwashed culture of the Collective.
And that culture has existed since the dawn of time.
I dare say Van Gogh, Cezanne, Piero Della Francesca, Rembrandt, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Tesla, Harold Ridley—the list goes on without end—once they were truly engaged in the creation of a masterpiece, couldn’t have cared less about the masses or humanity or the Collective. They were working. They were in the middle of the fire of the creative process.
This may be a bitter pill for professional victims to swallow—since they think they must be the focus of all progress—but it’s the truth. And it exposes the weighty lie that “we all must think of others before we think of ourselves.”
That’s a principle that was designed to produce, in the long run, slaves. Slaves with masters who turn the screws, masters who work to manufacture an ever-expanding populace which considers victimhood to be a badge of honor.
To say I DON’T WORK ON BEHALF OF OTHERS sounds criminal, because the propaganda mills are operating 24 hours a day.
It goes further than that. In our society, it is fashionable to fasten on to vital ideas and pervert them to serve small purposes. Therefore, we see the fluttering geese of Wall Street mouthing I DON’T WORK ON BEHALF OF OTHERS to justify their money-grubbing existences.
In a democracy which has lost complete track of the foundations of the Republic and its underlying meaning, the highest ideals are pulled down to accommodate venal morons who are obsessed with inflating their importance. Thus, we arrive at a society that is a cartoon of its former self.
Nevertheless, the free individual creates. The truly free individual goes on.
In the long run—and the long run is very, very long—the free individual triumphs.
The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com