by Jon Rappoport

May 5, 2012


“We the People…”


Underneath that formulation is the Individual.


“The people” is a convenient term for “every INDIVIDUAL.”


This has been lost in translation. It has been garbled, distorted, just as the proprietor of an old-fashioned carnival shell game distorts the audience’s perception with sleight of hand.


Are “the people” a group? Are we all crew members, tasked with designated functions, wearing uniforms, working on a space ship? Well, that’s the ultimate Globalist formulation.


However, from the point of view of the free individual, things are upside down. It is HIS power that is primary, not the state’s, not the government’s, not the group’s.


From his point of view, what does the social landscape look like?


The most significant factor is: THE OBSESSION TO ORGANIZE.


I’m not talking about organizations that actually produce something. I’m talking about organizations that PLAN MORE ORGANIZATION OF LIFE.


If you want to spend a disturbing afternoon, read through (and try to fathom) the bewildering blizzard of sub-organizations that make up the European Union. I did. And I emerged with a new definition of insanity. OTO. The Obsession to Organize.


OTO speaks of a bottomless fear that somewhere, someone might be living free.


Jack True, the groundbreaking hypnotherapist I interview in THE MATRIX REVEALED, had a few things to say about this “mental disorder”:


If you put a few dozen colored blocks on a table in front of an adult, he might arrange them in patterns and structures. But some adults would prefer to form a committee to study how the blocks could be arranged, and a committee to evaluate the first committee.


That’s a joke, but it’s based on reality. I’ve had patients who are constantly looking for ways to fend off life through organization. Their psychological filters are so fine almost nothing gets in.


In a light trance, without any suggestions from me, they begin categorizing. Everything in its place, everything with a name and a label and a defined connection to other labels. It’s quite fantastic.


On some level, these people actually believe a tree thinks of itself as a tree and an ant thinks of itself as an ant. You know, with the LABEL.


It’s not an accident that elite groups like the British Royal Institute [of International Affairs] are kissing cousins of the British biologists who spend years and years devising more precise definitions of sub-sub-sub species.


When people like this gain political and economic power, they look at the world and see large areas of ‘unorganized threat.’ Whatever is unorganized is, for them, by definition, a threat.


Once in a great while, when you can shake one of these obsessives out of his habit, when you can get him to perceive reality more directly, he feels like he’s come out of a dream. I mean that literally. He was in a dream.


You can see this dream operating when the task forces of psychiatrists get together to form new definitions of mental disorders. They’re splitting hairs of hairs that don’t even exist. But they think they do [exist], because without them they’d feel lost…”




I had early experiences of this when I began painting in 1962. The walls and compartments collapsed. Energies that had been kept apart flowed together. Lakes and rivers joined the ocean, finally.


The effect of this was enormous. I experienced a power that had been hidden from me.


I was suddenly an individual sprung from the group. Problems I had been puzzling over dissolved and disappeared.


Becoming joined with my own power was fluid. It came through to me as almost a physical process.


The trigger for all this was painting spontaneously in my studio, in somewhat the same way Asian Zen painters had been working for centuries.


Looking back on it now, it’s obvious that one of the effects of painting was: un-organizing a learned synthesis I’d acquired. I was offloading a “comprehensive mental strategy” tied to the way language was supposed to construct reality.


Perception of your own increased power is a function of cracking open the egg of your old, habitual, subconscious world-view. Your own fixed abstraction of reality.


These aren’t theoretical matters. They’re more real than the sensation of driving a car at 150mph on the highway. They’re more immediate than the taste of food or walking in a hurricane or trading punches in a boxing ring.


Flashing forward to 2001, when I began writing on the Web, I found myself joining together 1) everything I was learning about the Matrix with 2) my work and experience as a painter. One side was the vast organization-operation of the elite global planners, the nuts and bolts of which were being described to me by former insiders who had contacted me; and on the other side was individual power as it can actually exist, beyond the structures and shapes of that Matrix.


I wanted to explain the process of Matrix-building, so my readers could understand it at the level of engineering. And I wanted to reveal how individual power could reconnect walled-off interior energies and thereby exceed the influence of the Matrix.


Current technological civilization depends on fixed structures and forms and ideas and methods and systems. It succeeds brilliantly. But the side effect is a tendency to view reality through those lenses. And in the process of doing that, a person, as Jack True expressed it, “unconsciously invents a huge cabinet of drawers, and he puts what he labels as various kinds of energies into those separate closed compartments. This is draining. This cuts him off from power. This inhibits him from expressing power.”


Ellis Medavoy, retired propaganda insider and operative, whom I also interview in THE MATRIX REVEALED, explained it from his side of the Grand Game: “ALL propaganda, in one way or another, is aimed at prolonging amnesia in individuals about their own power. It’s much easier to do this when the individual has ALREADY put himself in a dream. The dream is: ‘I don’t have Mississippi Rivers of energy, I don’t really have power that amounts to anything, I don’t understand what power means.’”


People tend to think their own power is either a delusion or some sort of abstraction that’s never really EXPERIENCED. So when the subject is broached, it goes nowhere. It fizzles out. It garners shrugs and looks of confusion. Power? Are you talking about the ability to lift weights?


And therefore, the whole notion of freedom makes a very small impression, because without power, what’s the message of freedom? A person can choose vanilla or chocolate? He can watch Law&Order or CSI? He can buy a Buick or a Honda? He can take a trip to Yosemite or Disney World? He can pack a lunch or eat out at a restaurant? He can ask for a raise or apply for a better job with another company? That’s it? He can swim in his pool or work out at the gym?


Mostly, as the years roll by, he opts for more cynicism and tries to become a “smarter realist.” And that is how he closes the book on his life.


Or, if he is attracted to some form of self-improvement, it’s a matter of choosing between cliches. Which cliché sounds better? Which cliché seems to offer more hope for less effort? Which cliché will connect him to people who accept the same cliché?


And then there is this one: many people believe power is a monolithic force like a tsunami rolling over everything in its destructive path; therefore, who would want it?


Every which way power can be discredited or misunderstood…people will discredit it and misunderstand it.


Freedom in the political sphere assists the possibility of freedom in the individual sphere, and that second freedom is so poorly appreciated that it’s rejected as an illusion.


I’m saying there are whole universes of freedom. (And none of them have to do with The Group.)


The first real painting I ever made, in the summer of 1962, in a loft on 19th Street in Manhattan, relayed a message back to me: THIS painting is a world you want to exist; this is a world you’ve been unable to describe or explain—and now you don’t have to explain it because it’s there on the canvas. That was an electric jolt. I had never experienced that kind of feedback before. It changed my whole outlook on my life in a few minutes.


What happened there? The feedback was:


This is a new world you just made because you want it. LOOK AT IT. This is all your energy coming together. You’re using it to make a world that exceeds language, that breaks out beyond the ceiling of what language can produce.”


Whereas, on the other hand, the Matrix is a closed circus. Lots of tricks, lots of injections of “reality.”


Then, on top of that, we seem to be closed off from the circus! That’s right. Elites plot and plan and execute to make us think we can’t even get a ticket to the circus, so we naturally strain harder to sneak in and stay there, because if somebody tells us we’re not allowed in, we assume it must be important and desirable. The con of cons.


And eventually, we’re in the circus so long we can’t conceive of another reality. This circus must be It. This must be the only reality. How could I ever have thought there would be another one?


And now all psychological and physiological and mental and physical and emotional and perceptual and hormonal processes undergo a major shift, IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE US TO THIS ONE AND ONLY REALITY. IN ORDER TO PROVE THAT, YES, THIS IS THE ONLY REALITY THAT COULD EXIST.


And perhaps, in the circus, I’m the master with the whip and you’re the elephant, or you’re the master and I’m the elephant, and we switch back and forth, and we’re both trying to figure out what permanent, yes, permanent role we want to have in the circus. We’re jockeying for that role. That’s how we use our freedom.


Yes, this is pretty far-out stuff. I know that. So be it.


Language accomplishes wonderful and astonishing things. But it also shapes our view and understanding of reality. It limits that view. It hardens it over time.


Language is far more than a set of symbols. It’s the girders and beams and struts and floors and roofs and walls of the reality we accept. It’s the multi-faceted instrument we use to organize and over-organize our perception of reality. It’s the ultimate means of organization.


I’m not preaching a message about destroying language. That would be absurd. I’m indicating that it’s possible to break through to a place that is outside language. And that place is where we no longer have separate compartments of energy and power. The separate compartments are gone. Freedom and power take on a whole new significance.


As I continued painting in the summer and fall of 1962, I found myself in a state of mind I’d never experienced before. I no longer had a stake in the old game. Therefore, I could deal with that game and the people in it with an unexpected level of confidence.


I felt like an explorer who was going out every day into new worlds (that I was making in the studio)…and then at night, I would come back, and what I was coming back to was wonderful as well.


Decades later, when I began interviewing “Matrix insiders” who had defected from their work, I could approach these conversations as if I were talking to builders and architects and artists. In these interviews, the insiders saw and understood more about what they’d been doing than they knew before, because I knew they had hitched their wagons to a perverse version of art. I knew that in my bones, and I could talk to them on that level. I could get them to explain their nuts-and-bolts work in the same way an architect would describe a building he was designing.


We are all designing our lives as architecture, and in the process we are over-organizing them. We’re putting our energy and power into separate compartments. We think we’re missing details of our master plans, but actually we’re putting too many details into the plans. We’re falling into mechanical strategies that align us with the Matrix.


However, the more we understand the Matrix, the more we see how we’re cooperating with it, and then we can move away from that basis of operation.


The other half of my work involves developing techniques that put us in a direct uninterrupted line of access to our own power. Not the fragmented walled-off territories of that power. The whole unending ocean of it.


Jon Rappoport

The author of an explosive new collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, 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.