Beyond the Deep State
by Jon Rappoport
November 12, 2015
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)
These are wide-ranging quotes from my work-in-progress, The Underground.
“The famous American mystic, Edgar Cayce, used to do readings for patients while he was lying down in a state superficially resembling sleep. Perhaps you could say he dreamed the solutions to their problems. This is not entirely different from what the artist does. He dreams in ways that unhook him from the whole System in which we live. He dreams of solutions to problems that don’t yet exist. The Deep State is secretly devoted to boundaries, beyond which the mind is not supposed to go. Because Beyond is where freedom and power live. They don’t live like some sort of principled architecture. They live like great rivers, and you can travel on them forever.”
“The System in which we live is a kind of mutual admiration society: each interconnected piece confirms all the other pieces. People take this as ‘proof’ that the System is correct. What a marvelous delusion! But remove one piece, look at it, examine it closely, turn it over in your hands, notice its flaws, and the whole System trembles, because here is an element that doesn’t fit. Suddenly, it triggers a circuit-breaker. The lights go out. In the darkness, you discover you have night vision. You are able to see things you’ve never seen before. For example, the System’s skeleton. It is a kind of rigging; welded shapes thrown up to block off open space, endless space of the psyche that holds the potential for creations never before conceived, against which the skeleton is an old fatuous scarecrow in a churchyard…”
“The Deep State is a concoction of shadow deals among men that end up in the morning news, but in an entirely different form. Heroes and villains in the news are there to satisfy the public hunger for one kind of story, while the men in the shadows want their own sort of story…”
“It’s hard to imagine a time before history began piling up like a layer cake. I’m not talking about primitive periods; quite the opposite. I mean epochs of great sophistication and art and science—but with no particular impetus toward recording events. Centralization in general had not yet taken hold. There were many branches and rivers of learning. History really began when profound and secret deal-making began. History was invented as a means of covering that up.”
“At some point I decided I would be a fool if I wrote only for today. I also had to write for the future, and not simply the near-future. Time is not a straight line. It grows in many directions. Only when humans become robots operating at the behest of empires does time appear as one moving stripe. I’ve asked myself, why bother to crack open illusions if so many people want to embrace them? There is no Sunday school answer to that question. But there is exploration. There is a fleet of ships you can send out, and they go to many places. The only reason you would hold the fleet back is sheer and obstinate laziness. Otherwise, you send, and you go. The future is there. Nothing is decided. The glazed mind stays behind. And where he stays is fascism: control over details and more details. I make forays into details, in order to expose ongoing crimes. But that is a visit. Where I live, and where many other people secretly live, is in the undecided and entirely open future, which is as long as you want to make it.”
“The Deep State has no poetry, and that is the most important thing to understand about it. It has no poetic rhythms, and therefore it drives itself mad. It has technicians, and as they move closer to becoming full-fledged robots, they seek to make humans over in that image. I’m here to tell you that many people who consider themselves rebels against the State are actually expressions of it. They think in solid blocks. They organize and over-organize. They search for one hyper-rational solution after another, digging themselves deeper into cold space. They’re geometricians in their own prisons. They embrace the underlying matrices of those they consider their mortal enemies.”
“Logic and rational analysis are indispensable tools, when you need them, when they are called for. But there is something else in the human psyche, and it has no easy definition. It is the impulse to reach out through time, beyond time, to ideas and feelings and images that feed back to the soul an endless series of circumstances and inventions that have no counterpart in highly organized and centralized society. Great artists tap into that ocean. They tap into and create that ocean. They surpass all so-called ‘laws of the mind.’ You could say they are pointing to enormous decentralization, where power rests with the individual, who is not a citizen, not a member, not a piece, not a cog, but unique. Each individual, unique, if he wants to be.”
“Build a better organization to take over from the old organization? And this is the future we’re supposed to embrace with caterwauls of enthusiasm? This is the best we have to offer? You want an example of mind control? That would be mind control in its most precise form. Ignorance is the idea that you can take one oppressive structure and replace it with the same architecture, but drained of all malicious content. The architecture was the problem all along.”
“Let’s say, theoretically, a full investigation of the Deep State would take you 1000 miles. But there is a limiting factor. Once you pass a certain point, say, 500 miles, you become so wrapped up in details that you lose your own spontaneous life-energy. It drains away. You become the captive of your own investigation. And there is another thing. Beyond that 500-mile border, what you’re really dealing with is your own perception. That becomes the true subject, because the Deep State is doing everything it can to alter and shrink the dimensions of perception. So now your subject and intent should be: what can I do to expand my vision? My vision of what is possible. My vision of my own creative force. My vision of my own limitless access to the poetic nature of consciousness, freed from the platitudes of fools and buffoons. You know, even the word ‘freedom’ can be a platitude. And it is, when it is carried forward by humans who, unknown to themselves, view life as a series of blocks. They pick out one block and hold it up, as if it were a shining pair of wings. But a block doesn’t fly. It can’t. Holding it aloft can build a few muscles, but that’s all. Strongmen in a circus aren’t going to lead us or themselves out of the labyrinth, the System, the Deep State. They’re going to recreate yet another fascism, no matter what they call it.”
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.