Earth Culture and the era of imagination
by Jon Rappoport
December 30, 2015
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“There is the craziness you can see from ground level, while you’re in the muck and investigating it. And then there is the craziness you see as you float up above the muck. From a height, you obtain a different view of the insanity. You see culture. You see what culture really looks like, when it’s heading down a trail of failure without consciousness.” (Preparatory Notes for Exit From The Matrix, Jon Rappoport)
There is an Earth Culture, and, yes, it is heavily influenced by controllers who make all sorts of war on the population, but it is also an organically deteriorating mass of small-minded concepts that presuppose we are living in small spaces.
As a reporter, I’ve spent 30 years drilling into a number of these concepts, in order to expose them as shams and scams. Deep medical fraud has been one of my targets.
Good science and good technology have taken us to good places, but increasingly science is occupied with promoting lies and fake realities, in order to achieve political objectives; and technologies are being deployed by people to render themselves incapable of distinguishing between closed systems and free open life.
Consider the issue of vaccines. Getting down into the morass of information on this subject, several things become apparent (and I have covered them in detail): vaccines contain highly toxic elements; studies claiming safety are mainly based on short-range observation; in the US, the apparatus for reporting serious adverse effects is broken and inoperable; the most reasonable estimate of vaccine damage yields up alarming figures; claims for marvelous success are based on the erroneous notion that the absence of familiar disease symptoms means the disease has been prevented—when, in fact, this absence can very well indicate a suppression of the immune system, whereby that system can no longer mount a strong inflammatory response. Additionally, the sharp decline of so-called infectious diseases in the West was the (non-medical) result of improved standards of living, and the most important improvement was in the area of nutrition.
Having established and seen all this from ground level, so to speak, one can rise far above the whole fray, look down, and view vaccination from another perspective—as in, what are these lunatics doing to each other?
There they are, giving and receiving injections of toxic poisons, and thinking they are promoting health and well-being. This is a social and cultural phenomenon, when watched from a significant height. This is worried and fearful and greedy people running around and adhering to a social model of behavior. The model is madness. The model is enforced. The model is entered into willingly as well.
The model is part of Earth Culture. An observer with no ties to the system would say, “Well, that’s one of the oddest things I’ve ever seen. Are they trying to destroy each other and themselves? Are they under some sort of spell? Are they hypnotized? Is this just one more aspect of their profit motive? Is this a way citizens can proudly proclaim they’re doing good? Is that the need this mad system fulfills?
I’m using vaccination as just one example of what one can see of Earth Culture from different levels and distances.
Now consider a less visible aspect of culture. One could argue it isn’t culture at all. It’s a tradition that, here and there, has existed since the dawn of time. In my book, The Secret behind Secret Societies, I call it the Tradition of Imagination. It has mainly been forwarded by artists and inventors.
You don’t see it as a collective enterprise, because it isn’t. It involves the individual. It always has and it always will.
Through great struggles for liberation, by the end of the 19th century, increasing numbers of people were becoming conscious of the primacy of imagination. Many hidebound beliefs and convictions of the Culture were finally seen as a species of art. They weren’t intrinsically true; they were invented.
And since this was so, what else could imagination produce? What far better effects? How far could it go? How much of what we take to be reality could be changed, dispensed with, outdistanced by individuals deploying their imaginations to invent new realities and futures in the world?
This was the breathtaking brink. This was the new edge. This was the birth of a new era.
It was not a great surprise that a counter-revolution would occur—an attempt to drive back progress and put the genie back in the bottle.
But the Tradition of Imagination is not based on the machinery of collective Earth Culture.
We are in the era of imagination, no matter how many “realists” deny it.
Many, many people now understand that the precious beliefs that underpin Earth Culture are actually very low-level inventions of imagination; they’re not reflections of “the way things are.”
This doesn’t mean victory has been achieved. Far from it. There will always be a collective program dedicated to brainwashing the populace to accept a lowest-common-denominator reality.
But a breakthrough has been made. What happens now is up to the individual. Does he want to discover what his imagination can do? Does he want to live through and by his creative force? Does he want to expand that power?
From a great enough height, one can see that the totality of Earth Culture operates in order to convince the individual that he is unimportant, he is insignificant, and the waves of mass events taking place are the only events worth considering.
The totality of Earth Culture amounts to a surrender of individuality. And that is a trick. That is a very clever piece of stage magic.
It is necessary to understand this.
This is the true import of Earth Culture. And, without intending to, it highlights the potential response:
The free individual rejects that Culture. He sees it for what is, and he looks to his own inner resources.
He discovers how great they are.
“Our first endeavors are purely instinctive prompting of an imagination vivid and undisciplined. As we grow older reason asserts itself and we become more and more systematic and designing. But those early impulses, though not immediately productive, are of the greatest moment and may shape our very destinies. Indeed, I feel now that had I understood and cultivated instead of suppressing them, I would have added substantial value to my bequest to the world. But not until I had attained manhood did I realize that I was an inventor.” (Nikola Tesla, 1919)
“All human accomplishment has the same origin, identically. Imagination is a force of nature. Is this not enough to make a person full of ecstasy? Imagination, imagination, imagination. It converts to actual. It sustains, it alters, it redeems!” (Saul Bellow, Henderson the Rain King, 1959)
“This world is but canvas to our imaginations.” (Henry David Thoreau, 1849)
When you come down to it, why does any individual allow the fumes of his past to influence what he thinks or does now? Why does he stall at the gate of his dreams? Why does he limp into the chains others are willing to supply him? Why does he believe it’s fashionable and interesting to belittle his own independence and separateness? Unity is not a virtue per se, and separateness is not a crime. Civilization is in the business of inverting, turning things upside down, and reversing the good and the bad. Society is organized trickery, promoting the illusion that the man or woman standing on top of the mountain is a violator. Those who eagerly enlist in society are committing to meddling, as a way of avoiding what they once wished they could see. They want to forget what that was. They want to forget their greatest notions.
So be it.
But nothing in the nature of things says you must join them.
There is no one who can tell you what great vision you should bring to the surface today or tomorrow. And when you stop and think about that, you might realize it is a happy circumstance, an ecstatic circumstance.
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.