by Jon Rappoport
November 4, 2010
Freedom doesn’t come out of a dark place. It isn’t a wind out of a cave. It isn’t some primordial spell conjured to replace a desperate life.
Freedom is top-down. It starts from the best place in a man.
It has many counterfeits, exploited to gain sympathy and support, but these are unmasked easily and gauged from men’s actions.
The most despicable imitation is the propaganda that a whole people is about to be freed at once. Dependence on a ruling authority can be snapped like a chain, but freedom is the decision and vision of each man.
The word freedom is easily defined, but the implications are vast.
People are afraid of freedom.
They use the word to denote ever-increasing invented “rights.”
The SCOPE of freedom has been mangled by the mob, for the mob. The SPACE of individual freedom has been ignored. The ENERGY of freedom has been hidden.
When freedom is defined in terms of a group, the intent of the word and the idea fades out, by sleight of hand.
The group, the collective shield their eyes from the free individual, because the sight of him destroys their reason for being. The collective bakes its fear until it becomes a pudding of resentment.
The collective is the pretension of being an individual.
Those who can only define freedom in a half-light of boredom and fear are saddled in a culture of defeat.
You have the literal definition of freedom, and then you have the size of the words. It’s the difference between boarding and sailing a great clipper ship out on the sea and launching a toy on a little muddy pond.
At the beginning and in the end, the free individual is what the world is waiting for, no matter what the world says or how much it bleats, no matter how engaging the sentiments expressed by rulers may be.
The ship of freedom left the port in 1776. Since then, people have managed to turn it around and bring it back into dry dock. It’s festooned with decorations and glib ornaments, but it isn’t the same ship.
Freedom is the platform from which to create.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. 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 NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.