All work is Art

All work is Art

by Jon Rappoport

October 28, 2015

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

“Why does the world have to be the way it is? It doesn’t. There is no rule about that. Nor is there is a rule that says a person’s life has to be what it already is. Daring to shoot for the stars is more real than anything around you. The dedicated artists who went all out, who were more reckless by far than their contemporaries—they are more important than all the prophets who ever lived.” (The Magician Awakes, Jon Rappoport)

It may be petty work. It may be boring work, repetitive work. In that case, it is petty, boring, repetitive Art.

All work, even when assigned to the letter by a boss, is invented by the person doing it, whether he knows it or not, whether he admits it or not.

All invention is some kind of Art.

It rises up and causes a conflagration, or it sits there like a dead afternoon in a cellar, but it’s Art.

There are endless reasons for exercising great caution in what one invents, but they are all a robot’s reasons. They infuse a sense of monotony. They are reasons for enlisting as a card-carrying member of Society. Sooner or later, the member’s hopeful expectations are broken.

He can spend the rest of his life picking up the pieces and trying to put them back together, or he can move on with a new idea that has fire in it.

If he does the latter, he enters a new territory, a new world. It has no mandatory language, no tired meanings. He becomes a different kind of soul. He becomes more of what he actually is. He flies, he crashes and burns, he flies again, and so on, because he is learning a species of knowledge that has no standard text.

If just one person does this, the world is not completely lost. If enough people do this, the planetary egg cracks, and something new emerges.

There is no cosmic rescue operation descending from the outside. That is a dud floated by persons who are too lazy and incurious to discover a flame within themselves.

Yes, I’m talking metaphysics here, in a way, but not the kind that has a structure and an organized tradition and a renowned reputation and a “perfect master.” This metaphysics is the moment that can be taken by anyone; seized, held, felt, expressed, projected, flown-with as an instrument of navigation into spaces unknown and uncharted—but always on the cusp of recognition and always longed-for.

This is not normal or average perception. This is not a matter of translating something realer than real into “citizen-language” for the masses. This is not a laboratory exercise. This is not a subject for those who cling to a brand of fully intentional ignorance and wear it like a badge, while drowning, bit by bit, in their own boredom.

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This is not the pretense of knowing only what everyone else knows and balking at something that carries the air of mystery with it. This is not agreeing with the extraordinary possibilities of life and then sitting back and watching the days pass.

This is not a treatment, a drug, a prescription, a solution to a specific problem. This is not mechanical.

This is not a staged effort to point the finger of blame at someone, in order to remain quiescent and passive and gray.

This is jumping into space with the idea of creating something and creating it with great intensity.

This is Art.

This isn’t the mind reacting to established patterns or recognizing familiar patterns. A machine can do that work far better than the human mind.

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 NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

5 comments on “All work is Art

  1. joanie says:

    Indeed, Jon,

    art by definition means “to be”
    thus, the state of “being” and the fact that we are beings, makes everything,
    and I mean, all that exists, “art”.
    Yes, tis true, that blob of a person may not be aware they are art.
    We learn from all art forms… :”)

  2. Here are a few of those standard behavioural requirements that have become euphemisms for the denial of art in the workplace:

    “Team player”

    “Prepared to follow our ‘tried and tested’ systems”

    “Provided excellent managerial support”

    Any one of those in “the brief” means you are an absolute, through and through slave.


  3. Rob says:

    T.E.A.M. = To Endure Alone Mostly

  4. No, you are wrong. All work is not art. It is however true that all art is work. Art is also INSPIRED. Art is not drudgery as you suggest. Work is an honest expression of our person. Craftsmanship is art. Assembly line manufacturing is not art. Slavery is not art. Art is when a technique is developed and demonstrated by cumulative efforts. Jackson Pollock was not an artist. Splattering paint on a canvas randomly is not art.

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