The Group Is All

The Group Is All

by Jon Rappoport

March 17, 2015

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

“A single thought simultaneously held by several people isn’t some miracle. The course of history is a process of liberation from that circumstance, and the emerging miracle was one individual thinking his own thoughts. That was the great change. And now people want to reverse it. They want to go back. They want to call it evolution.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

More and more, education is entraining children to think of themselves as part of a group.

This is one basic way to cut off the consciousness of being an individual and what it really means.

The government, the State, has now become the beneficent leader of The Group, and if you need confirmation, just ask any politician. He’ll give you a sound bite or two.

People enmeshed in the current culture don’t realize that, as recently as 25 years ago, the promotion of America as One Group played like a faint tune in the far distance.

Now, it’s being urged by the State with wall-to-wall rhetoric straight out of some cheesy TV church; and the pastor-hustler is taking in contributions with one hand while doling out bribes with the other.

Only he’s got militarized police all over the land and an awesome surveillance apparatus to back him up.

But he loves you. He really cares.

And suckers from Maine to Chula Vista are buying in. Count on the brief appearance of some messianic figure in the Presidential Primaries who will try to out-Obama, Obama, if only as a keynote speaker at a convention.

Behind the freebies and the “we’re all in this together” lurks, however, the same monolithic State, obsessed with control. Domination.

The Individual is the target. The objective? Convincing people that conceiving of themselves as distinct from the herd is a delusional, outmoded, cruel, psychotic, hopeless act.

“You’re against The Group. You don’t care about humanity. You reject the force that is trying to bring aid to everyone everywhere: that force is government.”

This is part of the con. The hustler’s larger role involves strolling up to his mark and purring in his ear, making promises, offering sympathy.

It’s ancient.

It’s all about “we” and “us” and “everybody” and “humanity” and “the people.” It’s syrup poured on the innocent and the confused.

The Left argues that the mega-corporations are in charge. The Right argues it’s government. As Robert Anton Wilson once wrote: “They’re both right.”

The Corporate State, looked at from any angle, is in the business of reducing the individual to undifferentiated mush.

The technocratic wet dream of hooking 10 billion brains to a super-computer, and thus giving birth to “enlightened consciousness,” is the pseudoscientific version of a collective utopia. The “right answers” to all questions are fed back down a pipeline into every mind.

But it turns out there is the right to be wrong, which is to say, the individual has the freedom to dissent from any and all groups.

He can think, and act on what he thinks, without consulting a manual. He can perceive reality on his own terms. He can go further and invent realities.

He can oppose the mob and the machine.

If none of this ignites a spark in his mind, he can lie down and wait for the steamroller.

Somehow, the most diehard advocates of the State ignore American foreign policy: war, wholesale destruction. They studiously develop amnesia on that front. They don’t bother trying to probe the personality of a government that professes to solve the problems of 300 million people at home, when that government pursues perpetual war abroad.

“…when he [the independent individual] merges his person into an organizational structure, a new creature replaces autonomous man, unhindered by the limitations of individual morality, freed of humane inhibition, mindful only of the sanctions of authority.” (Stanley Milgram, “Obedience to Authority,” 1974)

Yes, inside The Group, authority takes over, and its prescriptions replace ethics.

“We are not talking about mere instinctive conformity — it is, after all, a perennial failing of mankind. What we are talking about is a rationalized conformity — an open, articulate philosophy which holds that group values are not only expedient but right and good as well.” (William H Whyte, Jr.)

Replacing individual values with group values invokes a formula: “the greatest good for the greatest number of people.” This is magnetically attractive for the young on two counts. One, it seems to involve a simple rational calculation. And two, it spreads “the good” around like jam to “everyone.”


Exit From the Matrix


Of course, it’s a total con. Who decides what the greatest good is, in any given situation? And who enforces it with laws and guns and courts and prisons?

“If she herself had had any picture of the future, it had been of a society of animals set free from hunger and the whip, all equal, each working according to his capacity, the strong protecting the weak…Instead—she did not know why—they had come to a time when no one dared speak his mind, when fierce, growling dogs roamed everywhere, and when you had to watch your comrades torn to pieces after confessing to shocking crimes.” (George Orwell, Animal Farm, 1945)

The Group does not move forward, it devolves. It reverts back to primitive impulses, while justifying its so-called principles as instruments of the highest order.

“One egg, one embryo, one adult—normality. But a bokanovskified egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide. From eight to ninety-six buds, and every bud will grow into a perfectly formed embryo, and every embryo into a full-sized adult. Making ninety-six human beings grow where only one grew before. Progress… ‘Ninety-six identical twins working ninety-six identical machines!’ The voice was almost tremulous with enthusiasm. ‘You really know where you are. For the first time in history.’ He quoted the planetary motto. ‘Community, Identity, Stability.’ Grand words. ‘If we could bokanovskify indefinitely the whole problem would be solved.’” (Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, 1932)

Yes, the perfect Group. Humans made in hatcheries, according to plan. Group identity replacing individual identity. The All of the All.

Why bother with individual achievement? Why bother with “thoughts that separate one person from another?” Why-can’t-we-just-get-along becomes: why can’t we all think the same thoughts?

We can, with enough generations of programming. With synthetic production lines in birth-hatcheries.

Greatest good for the greatest number becomes a different kind of number.

For those who don’t want to take things that far, there are less radical versions of The Collective Glob in the propaganda mall. From the mystical to the political, there is a whole range of messages.

They all include the word “we”. For some reason, I never signed up for that “we.” Maybe you didn’t either. This article is for you.

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 NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

7 comments on “The Group Is All

  1. Inga Songbird says:

    I (had) an editor who encouraged me to use “we” all over the map of my memoir pages. The “we” did not feel good nor did it fit my story. She said, “OH, the “we” (instead of you or I) is what people are using now. And then I (had) a second editor mark up my pages with the same “we”.
    Jon, let me tell you what your blog has done for me. I stand up straight and tall now and feel empowered by your efforts and genius that is uniquely yours and yours alone. Thank you!

  2. From Québec says:

    “All rational action is in the first place individual action. Only the individual thinks. Only the individual reasons. Only the individual acts.”
    ― Ludwig von Mises

    Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual you have an obligation to be one.”
    ― Eleanor Roosevelt

    “The world each person creates for himself is a distinctive world, not the same world others occupy.”
    ― Dean C. Barnlund

    “Being yourself in a world which wants you to be someone else is the highest possible attainment.”
    ― Bryant McGill,

    “Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of your reality is not their reality.”
    ― Shannon L. Alder

    “Enjoy being YOU, because no one else can do that for you!”
    ― Heather Romiti

    http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/individualism?page=6

  3. ozziethinker says:

    Your timing is immaculate (for me), as always, Jon.

    Whether you can accept that Caucasian man, being the product of some nasty looking entities, was moved off planet by the Atlanteans (of Atlantis) between 102,000-33,000BC doesn’t matter. I can say our common denominator is fearsome independence against the “borg”. A tiny excerpt from by (in progress) second book “A New World Order” may make interesting reading:

    “That is why the Ants made every effort to steer clear of Draco domains. Even so, through energetic connections they could not avoid indirect relationships with the Anunaki and other dishonourable energy fields (though, it must be stressed, the culture behind the Rainbow Serpent lore is very positive). Incidentally, the “reptoid” shape shifting Asuras and Rakshashas of the Vayu Purana sound very much like the menacing Chitahuri that caused all the problems in Africa. As in the legends behind the Kali-ma (the dark princess), they appeared as “demons” and “ogres” “devouring human beings”. However, in this case, the human bodies would be dead and reanimated for consumption (zombie lore). Strange accounts of spirit sorcerers and vampires also populate these myths. Ancient Greek writers (Ulysses and other tales) talk of the need to consume (narcotic?) lotus flower to access the Atlantean realms. Any balanced reader would conclude that if realms were “physical” they would have needed to be experienced in an altered state.

    Recently I was presented an analogic dream of what I presume to be the Anunaki. Ahead of me was a platinum blond haired man with a rather tortured long face, lightly bearded, and he was looking about the garden area as a lion scowls. The problem I could see was he appeared to be affixed to a block, stone or wood I could not say as it was covered with fine leaves. There was no colour in this garden area, just a blackish green in half light. Yet the face stood out with a radiant white pallor. The strangest notion occurred to me. The creature ahead of me was not merely some hapless, disregarded lost head. It was the whole grounds, the entire scene. Could it be possible for the body of an Anunaki to manifest as a whole world; all life attached? Could they be a higher genetic layer that manages entire life systems, just as we manage our cells? If so, we may not know. Assuming, for instance, at the grand design, we were all part of the same energetic being; then the power of communion would have a magical effect, plausibly? If forces were against the manifestation of the whole, a “complete Anunaki”, might not they activate a false matrix to disrupt thought processes, inhibiting any prospect of communion? That is why the disrupters’ mission, ultimately, is always to divide and conquer.”

    Best
    OT

  4. nansye says:

    Reblogged this on nansye's Blog and commented:
    Great article; especially helpful for children! who are being bullied. It’s okay NOT to be part of the hive-mind.

  5. 4bluesun says:

    Reblogged this on 4bluesun and commented:
    C&E create the nature of Reality

  6. David Brenner says:

    Guess it’s time to reread Rand’s “Anthem”.

  7. northcascadian says:

    Ironically, I, a relatively conscious individual, found myself, via the anti-war movement, rubbing up against “progressives” “leftists” and worker owned cooperatives. Foolishly, I did not recognize how dangerous the “group mind” really was in the current “politically correct” paradigm. Words to watch out for; “safe space”, “trigger words”, and finally, when they came for me, “massive violation of safe space policy” (a close reading of the ideology of “safe space” finds one in an illegal settlement in Palestine.)
    Other words of the group mind as reflected in the Jacobin’s of the current age are “fuck the police” (“we’re the police”). A “Consensus of Scientists”. Finally, Identity politics and victim hood via the all powerful and all evil white male.
    Jon keep up the good work!

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