Cartels of the Mind: a movie that never was

Cartels of the Mind: a movie that never was

by Jon Rappoport

November 14, 2014

“Dominoes of the collective begin to fall. The whole stinking structure collapses, a wing here and a wing there, and the robots open their eyes and turn off their cameras.”

Several years ago, after reading an article of mine, a producer approached me about writing a movie script. He wasn’t sure whether he wanted it to be a documentary or a feature. But he wanted it to be “heroic,” he said. And long. Five or six hours.

We had discussions. I sent him notes. The tentative title was, “Cartels of the Mind.”

He eventually wobbled, then disappeared.

Here are some of those preliminary notes. They’re not always sequential. And I’ve recently added one or two comments.

If you can’t see the background of a crime, you aren’t seeing the crime, you’re seeing the sensational effects, that’s all.

There are people who want their own minds to look exactly like the world. They want their minds to look like photographs of the world. This is what they strive for. The idea that they could invent something is so terrifying they opt instead for the world as it is.

This is what amused the surrealists. They started turning things upside down and inside out. They were reacting to humans who had made themselves into robots. Into robot cameras.

The Surveillance State is a robot camera. It captures everything, based on the premise that what isn’t Normal is dangerous.

The cartels of the world become the cartels of the mind.

At the outbreak of World War 2, the Council on Foreign Relations began making plans for the post-war world.

The question it posed was this: could America exist as a self-sufficient nation, or would it have to go outside its borders for vital resources?

Predictably, the answer was: imperial empire.

The US would not only need to obtain natural resources abroad, it would have to embark on endless conquest to assure continued access.

The CFR, of course, wasn’t just some think tank. It was connected to the highest levels of US government, through the State Department. A front for Rockefeller interests, it actually stood above the government.

Behind all its machinations was the presumption that planned societies were the future of the planet. Not open societies.

Through wars, clandestine operations, legislation, treaties, manipulation of nations’ debt, control of banks and money supplies, countries could be turned into “managed units.”

Increasingly, the populations of countries would be regulated and directed and held in thrall to the State.

And the individual? He would go the way of other extinct species.

For several decades, the pseudo-discipline called “social science” had been turning out reams of studies and reports on tribes, societal groupings, and so-called classes of people.

Deeply embedded in the social sciences were psychological warfare specialists who, after World War 2, emerged with a new academic status and new field of study: mass communications.

Their objective? The broadcasting of messages that would, in accordance with political goals, provoke hostility or pacified acceptance in the masses.

Hostility channeled into support of new wars; acceptance of greater domestic government control.

Nowhere in these formulas was the individual protected. He was considered a wild card, a loose cannon, and he needed to be demeaned, made an outsider, and characterized as a criminal who opposed the needs of the collective.

Collective=robot minds welded into one mind.

As the years and decades passed, this notion of the collective and its requirements, in a “humane civilization,” expanded. Never mind that out of view, the rich were getting richer and poor were getting poorer. That fact was downplayed, and the cover story–”share and care”—took center stage.

On every level of society, people were urged to think of themselves as part of a greater group. The individual and his hopes, his unique dreams, his desires and energies, his determination and will power…all these were portrayed as relics of an unworkable and deluded past.

In many cases, lone pioneers who were innovating in directions that could, in fact, benefit all of humanity, were absorbed into the one body of the collective, heralded as humane…and then dumped on the side of the road with their inventions and forgotten.

In the planned society, no one rises above the mass, except those men who run and operate and propagandize the mass.

In order to affect the illusion of individual success, as a kind of safety valve for the yearnings of millions of people, the cult of celebrity emerged. But even there, extraordinary tales of rise and then precipitous fall, glory and then humiliation, were and are presented as cautionary melodramas.

This could happen to you. You would be exposed. You would suffer the consequences. Let others take the fall. Keep your mind blank. Do nothing unusual. Shorten your attention span. Disable your own mental machinery. Then you’ll never be tempted to stand out from the mass.

The onrush of technocracy gears its wild promises to genetic manipulation, brain-machine interfaces, and other automatic downloads assuring “greater life.” No effort required. Plug in, and ascend to new heights.

Freedom? Independence? Old flickering dreams vicariously viewed on a screen.

Individual greatness, imagination, creative power? A sunken galleon loaded with treasure that, upon closer investigation, was never there to begin with.

The Plan is all that is important. The plan involves universal surveillance, in order to map the lives of billions of people, move by move, in order to design systems of control within which those billions live, day to day.

But the worst outcome of all is: the individual cannot even conceive of his own life and future in large terms. The individual responds to tighter and control with a shrug, as if to say, “What difference does it make?”

He has bought the collectivist package. His own uniqueness and inner resources are submerged under layers of passive acceptance of the consensus.

And make no mistake about it, this consensus reality, for all its exaltation of the group, is not heraldic in any sense. The propagandized veneer covers a cynical exploitation of every man, woman, and child.

Strapped by an amnesia about his own freedom and what it can truly mean, the individual opts for a place in the collective gloom. He may grumble and complain, but he fits in.

He can’t remember another possibility.

Every enterprise in which he finds himself turns out to be a pale copy of the real thing.

The deep energies and power and desire for freedom remain untapped.

Yet a struggle continues to live. It lives in the hidden places of every individual who wants out, who wants to come back to himself, who wants to stride out on a stage.

Freedom and power again. The shattering of amnesia.

In this stolen nation.

The extinct individual returns.

Petty little hungers and obsessions become great hungers.

Dominoes of the collective begin to fall. The whole stinking structure collapses, a wing here and a wing there, and the robots open their eyes and turn off their cameras.

The vast sticky web called “the people” begins to disintegrate in roaring cities and in the mind.

A new instructive message appears on billboards and screens: “normal=crazy.”

Jon Rappoport

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 emails at

12 comments on “Cartels of the Mind: a movie that never was

  1. From Québec says:

    WOW! This movie has to be done. It MUST be done.
    I hope someone in the film industry will read your article and contacts you.

    This movie would blow up the whole system of enslavement by the Elites

    Let’s link this article in each big internet alternative sites that exist on the Web.
    Surely someone will be interested to make a movie out of it.

  2. henry says:

    The captured minds response to any alternative analysis of any story in a number of ways: Disbelief (that is just a conspiracy theory), Apathy (that’s their problem not mine), Apologists (of course they needed to take that action because they are smarter than us and they have thought things through), Agreement (this what should be done), Disempowerment (there is nothing that I do can do to change this so why try?), Alarm (we got to stop this from continuing).

    I have had conversations with Harvard graduates who believe that the individual doesn’t exist. Only groups exist. Each with members who do not think and leaders who do. The group attempts to out maneuver other groups to get their resources. Telling the truth is not a winning strategy for outcompeting other groups or keeping members in the group. If a lie can keep the group focused then the leader has the duty to lie. If he/she doesn’t then the other potential leaders will try to replace them. The leaders try to ostracize any member who tries to think for themselves. They label them mentally defective (conspiracy theorist, sexist, homophobic, racist, anti Semitic,…) in the hope that the disease does not spread. If the disease spreads, the cartels die.

    • From Québec says:

      Very well said Henry!

    • Michael Burns says:

      If the disease spreads, the cartels die…if the disease spreads…

    • middleway says:

      If the disease spreads, it will not be members of the cartel that die. Concepts propagated from the seed of Babylon are on the threshold of full fruition; any opportunity to counter has long passed. To perceive of these concepts as ‘future events’ is pure delusion of the highest order; it is happening now. I believe Jon understands the dynamics of humanities current dilemma fully. Close scrutiny of the medical/pharmaceutical industries renders the eugenic/reductionist aspects, obvious. (ref: 1 = 1,000 exchange rate) – (1,000 x 6,000,000 = 6,000,000,000 reduction objective)

  3. TPR says:

    That’s a shame that your movie “never was” because that is a GREAT title > Cartels of the Mind! Definitely worthy of a large brightly-lit marquee!

    Also a great ending > “Normal = Crazy”! 🙂

    You’re good with those one-liners!

    And for other reasons (fake news), I especially liked this quote:

    “If you can’t see the background of a crime, you aren’t seeing the crime, you’re seeing the sensational effects, that’s all.”
    –Jon Rappoport

    Isn’t that the truth! It’s a keeper. Good job!

  4. Paul Tarsuss says:

    It’s guys like Rappoport that make you want to round up a Posse and force him to run for office. But then, you come back down….and realize that he’s made more sense than you were momentarily willing to accept. You can only put so many dollar store band aids on the Titanic before you realize that she was sunk long before our half hearted attempts began.

    A toast then, to New Wine skins!

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    Good Journies

  5. ozziethinker says:

    Good piece, Jon. However there is something else. Perhaps you missed it or perhaps you didn’t really want to delve into it. Ironically, I have just completed chapter seven of my unfinished book, “Dimensions, Deceptions and Demons”. The end of the chapter deals with reality (an illusion that does not support “causality”), souls and spirits. Here is the final paragraph:

    “Spirits, of course, are our angels; our messengers of virtue, our positive. Human beings would do well to remember every single one of us, no matter how he or she fits into the current moral etiquette, is guided by at least one spirit. Those that are branded the worst, the most evil, the cursed of society, all have spirits. The problem is not with the spirit but, rather, the method of human judgement. We all have a tendency to believe we were awarded protected, precious lives designed to cultivate the subjective [experience]. Yet we could not be more wrong. In fact our lives are designed to help us manage the external and once we have learned to be humble, meek, we are then in a position to inherit the Earth. Given our tendency to war, meekness must be a simultaneous, universal syndrome. At which point the external becomes the subjective as it is reason for existence. Looking at the higher dimensions and a final stage I call “cubed light”, each [light] cell is intricately mapped to its partner. All [cells] work zealously to a common cause. Self becomes superfluous.”

    • Michael Burns says:

      Very good Oz…superfluous! are you that sure, perhaps it is not enough. Maybe the right combination only comes along every one billion births. There seems to be a tendency in this physics for evolution to render down the common into finer and finer elements. In some cases only a few atoms are the end result…anyway…very interesting. I look forward to your book.

      I found it interesting that you are a lover of horses. I value them more than most humans. They are wonderful spirits.

      • ozziethinker says:

        I think “obsolete” might convey a better overall word. Superfluous is the correct word though. In this case the meaning would be “redundant”. To reach cubed light status you would need a million lives to the power of a million. It is the final realisation that, with all its differences, the parts are all equal (in the sense of “belonging”). I am hoping the book will be finished by March next year. We’ll see….

        As for horses, they have ancient minds. Now, very few will know or even realise, some of the characteristics of the red dragon are very similar to the horse. We (white, Caucasians) are all of the dragons lines, so maybe that tells you something 😉

        There was an ABC show (I am amazed it appeared on mainstream TV) which revealed claims of near death experiences. One example revealed an individual talking to trees (the very first man, long prior to so-called “Big Bang”, was possibly made of wood) and highly enlightened individuals (conscious) can connect to wood “sprites”. Another example was one who conversed with a horse regards a “past life relationship”. The “rerun” chopped out those two little segments; surprise, surprise!

        • Michael Burns says:

          I have had dreams, many times, of running with horses. You are correct they are ancients.

          I will tell you an old tale. I left home a very young, barely a man. A kind farmer took me in, and gave me a home, and after a summer of hard work, he rewarded me with a horse. A beautiful fellow, who became a very close friend and whom I had many a conversation with…that was forty years ago.
          When I dream of running, it is that same fellow that I run with…a million lives you say, but still that is only a blink of time, in this great thing that we live in.
          It’s Saturday night Oz my friend and I will have a drink to a horse who is long dead.

          “The wind of heaven it that which blows between a horses ears”- Arab proverb

  6. Afshin Nejat says:

    I say you have gotten right at one of the tender spots of the evil mind, you’ve located a structural feature of all that is evil in this world, and it is a very sensitive joint in the evil apparatus. I think if you keep hitting at this aspect of it, there is no way it will not be forced to respond, for we are looking at something so integral to the viability of all that goes on in the world, this “subversion of the individual”, that it must in fact be one of the supernodes of every malicious act that any person does to any other. It is the largely unspoken agenda of most “robotic” people in the world, to merge into various group identities, and to subvert and seek in any way possible to assist in the destruction of independent people, and most often by the tried and effective method of destroying what is independent WITHIN such people, such as their unique and unbowing moral conscience.

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