The individual vs. the goo

The individual vs. the goo

by Jon Rappoport

December 31, 2014

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)

“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” one group? 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 monolithic corporate State’s.

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


I’m not talking about organizations that are actually streamlined to produce something of value. 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.


Current technological civilization depends on fixed structures and forms and methods and systems. In certain respects, it succeeds brilliantly. But the effect is a very strong tendency to view reality through compartmentalized lenses.

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?

He can take Prozac, or Paxil, or Zoloft?

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 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?

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

And then all psychological and physiological and mental and physical and emotional and perceptual and hormonal processes undergo a major shift, in order to accommodate to a reality, a space in which the individual has virtually no power at all.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t include this one: “power=greed.” Mountains of propaganda are heaped on people to convince them that having individual power to make something happen is the same as committing crimes against humanity.

Globalism=collectivism=Glob-consciousness. We’re all one Glob. We exist in that great Cheese Melt.

Even the radical Left of the 1960s, who rioted at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, because they believed the nominee, Hubert Humphrey, and his allies wouldn’t stop the war in Vietnam…even that radical force on the Left eventually gave in and morphed into romantic sentimentalists who came to love the State under Obama.

Sooner or later, it comes down to the question: does the individual conceive of himself as an individual, or as part of The Group?

Shall the individual discover how much power and freedom and imagination he actually has, or shall he cut off that process of discovery at the knees, in order to join a group whose aims are diluted and foreshortened versions of consciousness and freedom?

The individual answers these questions overtly, with great consideration, or the questions answer and diminish him through wretched default.

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. Groups.

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.

Exit From the Matrix

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 world.

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 or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

18 comments on “The individual vs. the goo

  1. middleway says:

    Brilliant synopsis of the current human dilemma! The entire scenario is a construct, a massive edifice whose seed was germinated in antiquity. The path of inquiry that leads one to the origins of the entities that maintain and propagate the powers of the edifice is as dangerous as it is arduous. The path is littered with the decaying memorials to those historical figures that attempted to counter its power. The individual decision to peruse any form of serious inquiry requires one to recognize and overcome their extensive intellectual indoctrination and psychological conditioning. Insight is denied those who fear the charged web of negative consequences. A key point to consider: Accept and assimilate the reality of your impending death, the indoctrinated trance will dissolve and the forbidden gate that has remained locked to your inquiry, opens….

  2. Geofizz says:

    Awesome article. Thank you, Jon. For both of your websites and all that you share. It’s about each and every individual becoming an artist at living. Crazy can be fun.

  3. David Marino says:

    “try to fathom the bewildering blizzard of sub-organizations that make up the European Union…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.” An American, I lived in Italy for a few years, and OTO was ingrained so deeply into just about every Italian’s psyche that it drove a lot of people nuts. I am not kidding. The lives of most people were so patterned that they would ask you where you would be at a certain time of day, and they expected you to be there every day at that time, because that’s how it is with them. Its crazy. In every little town you would find a large multi-story building – an Insane Asylum. There was a need. The jeaolousy that an American had the gall to think he/she could determine his/her fate (might be living free) – that was too much for them. That person would be ostracized with furor. The Obama era was/is all about tightening the reigns on the American psyche so as many people as possible see that they cannot live as free individuals (so they will have the mindset of Europeans) – it worked with many.

  4. brusplace says:

    The Norm is an equation, and therefore does not apply to humans. But we have been conditioned to think that we are not NORMAL, because we don’t fit the mold to the tee.
    Lets rejoice in our individuality and put these parasites in with the outgoing garbage.

  5. From Québec says:

    In the USA, you are now put on a terrorist list if :

    – You are a Libertarian or a Veteran
    – If you refer to the Constitution
    – Love freedom
    – Pay cash
    – Own guns
    – Have food storage
    – Own gold or silver
    – Listen to Alex Jones
    – Are anti GMOs and anti vaccines, anti-wars
    – Talk about abolishing the Federal Reserve
    – Have a Ron Paul sticker on your car’s bumper
    – Wear a T-Shirt “Don’t thread on me”
    – Etc.

    KUDOS to American citizen who are already on a terrorist list.
    You are not part of the Sheeples going blindly to the slaughter.

  6. tracykolenchuk says:

    There is no light without a dark to put it into. There is no freedom without constraint. Adam was perfectly free, because there were no constraints. As soon as God intruded, the first rule came. Thou shalt not eat from the tree of knowledge. When Eve came, they were both constrained by the existence and desires of the other. However, humans have some intelligence. We need to decide to use it. We can choose design laws that constrain freedoms, or laws that enable freedoms. The goal of every government should be to design laws that create and enable freedoms for their citizens. Unfortunately, its much easier for people to design laws that restrict freedoms, even in the name of ‘freedom’.

  7. seamlessone says:

    The individual doesn’t really care about the glob/herd of clones. The glob/herd doesn’t care about the individual at all either, because the glob/herd can’t even conceive of such a thing, nor does it even notice the individual. The individual is mostly anonymous and is naturally invisible to the herd. The individual is not a threat to the herd because the individual doesn’t oppose the herd nor does the individual seek to reform or destroy or revolt against the herd. The herd is slow, visible, predictable, and poses no threat to the individual.

    The herd of clones is one mass, one sea, which flows into other seas, and forms clouds and rains on mountains and flows over waterfalls. It is a sea of fragmented brains, all alike. Just another natural wonder.

  8. brad says:

    If anyone doubts that the oligarchy is pursuing full spectrum dominance of the individual, just have a look at the UN’s Agenda 21 document published in 1992. It’s a master-plan of total control, a control freak’s dream. It’s also a true masterwork of Orwellian double-speak: “giving communities a large measure of participation” meaning ‘do as we say’; “integrated management” meaning ‘top-down control’; “predictable international trading system(s)” meaning ‘central planning of all global economic activity’; and my personal favorite, referring to people as “human capital” meaning ‘slaves’ — the definition of capital being ‘property you own from which you derive a profit’. I know of a local corporation that has recently changed its HR department’s name to Human Capital Initiatives (as if Human Resources wasn’t bad enough). The list goes on; It almost becomes a humorous read when you see the blatant double-speak. Another good read is ‘The Next Million Years’ by Charles Galton Darwin. On the bright side, many of my kid’s friends, the 20 something crowd, seem to be seeing through it; there’s hope for us yet.

  9. Reblogged this on undergroundinsights and commented:
    The individual is the largest minority. The State is a neurotic control freak.

  10. nikhilananda says:

    ALOHA JON: …. “…Even the radical Left of the 1960s, … even that radical force on the Left eventually gave in and morphed into romantic sentimentalists who came to love the State under Obama….” …. jon…. much of your writing is profound and provocative; however, this is a simplistic comment which has little meaning!…. those in chicago in 1968 were NOT “radical”; it was comprised of those who were AGAINST the vietnam war and were SUPPORTIVE of numerous progressive issues. when the authorities and police swarmed down on them, the “riot” erupted. “radicals” of the “60’s” NEVER accepted the moderation of the democrat party and many are still actively political with numerous progressive groups, such as the green party and other organizations. those “baby-boomers” who have “morphed” into supporting the more moderate of the two corporate-controlled major political parties were mostly “moderate” even in the 60’s. again, this is not a solid “locked in stone” description. however, i feel it is more accurate. … ALOHA from the north shore of maui……

  11. laurabruno says:

    Reblogged this on Laura Bruno's Blog and commented:
    This is an important article by Jon, as it explores the difference between “the collective” and “every individual,” which, in my opinion, is one of the pivotal challenges facing humanity right now. The temptation to look at everything in black/white, good/bad, positive/negative terms fails to account for successes like Maui’s GMO battle — in which a group of individuals fought for their local health, well being and freedom. That’s quite different from the Collective in which everyone’s the same and equal, with equal “rights” to be completely owned, monitored and controlled by the corporate surveillance State and a One World Everything. The subtleties warrant exploration.

    I will continue to press this issue, as I recognize the value of working together as individuals in order to create new options for ourselves and strengthen the power behind those options, in order to reject and escape the New Age Borg and the Corporate State. We cannot afford to fall for the smoke and mirrors pseudo choices imposed by a self-appointed elite who claims to want only the best for humanity. Really?! Because Google, mind control, transhumanism, mega-cities and spiritual enslavement are the best we can do? The best we deserve? According to whom?

  12. bob klinck says:

    The field exists for the flower, not the flower for the field. No beauty can be found in a homogenized society.

    And wage slavery, euphemized by the socialists (and now by politicians of every stripe) as “full employment”, is not freedom.

  13. Michael Burns says:

    Individual power is too frightening for most… it means taking responsibility for oneself, no falling back and blaming another for your faults, there are no systems to catch you when you fall/fail. You will have to get use to swimming ìn the big pond…alone in the abyss of your own mind, of being alone with one’s own creativity….and…imagination…Godddd I can imagine all kinds of things.
    You have to find another way to dress, talk…think. Can’t look like the Bieb anymore, or Miley twerking through Tim Hortons like you own it.
    Fuck ya ‘ ll have to come up with an opinion. A real one. Not that one you have been dragging around like a rock on a rope. And that silence of one’s own head…whoa it is terrifying, it can become like the roar of a massive ocean storm…shit….I can hear that spider walking across the floor…cell phone anxiety, OMG…”someone please call I am alone and that’s not normal”. I have no idea what to do here.
    Speaking of being not normal (and I am an expert at this, seriously…stop laughing), this psychotic knowledge has induced a new mental disorder, and that is “I am not normal”.
    Really…I am dead serious.
    I am almost positive they are searching for a medication for this…actually I know they have a medication for this, they are just waiting for numbers to climb, can’t have orphan drugs, no money in that…anyway.
    One is Normotic when they are in this state, 100% organic Normotic.

    normopathy (plural normopathies)

    1. The pursuit of conformity and societal acceptance at the expense of individuality.

    This definition seemed a little light to me. I mean really. They need some psycho rinky dink verbage here…wouldn’t ya say.
    I digress…
    This disorder involves hives, insomnia, sexual dysfunction. Staring at the wall.Hair pulling, self loathing. Weight loss, and personal neglect. People have committed suicide. They will even go to the point of keeping themselves constantly distracted. To avoid the terrible loneliness
    Has psychotic knowledge and the collective norm, consensus ideology pushed us to this extreme?
    And how long before the numbers on this disorder are really up?
    Paxil anyone?

    Peace homies

  14. Michael Burns says:

    A extreme case of Normopathy

  15. Are Yufreel says:

    Like Bill Gates and his ilk, happy to sicken vulnerable populations with toxic vaccines, while he stores heirloom seeds for himself and his family.

  16. Are Yufreel says:

    And lest we forget what the late, great, Groucho Marx said: ….”I would never want to join a group that would want me for its member….” ; )

  17. bjacob131 says:

    How many months later and I’m reading some of the same comments that I’ve made to myself or could it be that I’ve read this before? No worries – the path is getting clearer and it looks beautiful.

  18. bjacob131 says:

    “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent”.
    ~ Edmund Burke

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