How to Become More Intelligent
by Jon Rappoport
March 4, 2016
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)
These are preparatory notes I made while putting together my third collection, Power Outside The Matrix. I recommend looking into that collection.
“They say the devil is in the details. There are several ways to interpret that statement. For me, it’s always meant that making a case for the truth and uncovering lies involves analyzing specifics. You drill down deeper into the specifics of lies and you uncover new and exact falsehoods, not merely general ones. You uncover incorrect patterns of reasoning—again very specific work.”
“Analyzing specifics makes you smarter.”
“Dealing with very specific details puts you in an elite class, but this class has nothing to do with advantages of birth. You earn it. You come to see true datum and false datum, while others dither about generalities. Bloviating about generalities is easy. You can repeat them over and over.”
“More and more, education is about generalities. Vague ones. Slogans. Phrases that express values. Less and less, education is about analyzing information. Analyzing information, chapter and verse, paragraph by paragraph, makes you smarter. You can feel your own intelligence escalate. You can feel your confidence rising.”
“Patterns and flows of reasoning can be tracked back to original assumptions and premises. When you can do that, you can turn an assumption into a series of questions. Answering these questions makes you smarter. For example: “The virus has been linked to Disease X.” That is used as an assumption, from which many conclusions come. But what does “linked” mean? What does it mean specifically? Does it rely on tests? What tests? How are they done? Are they reliable and useful, or useless and misleading? Answer these questions and you have a grip on analysis that makes you more intelligent. You’re beyond the usual bantering and bickering and wild-blue-yonder speculations. You’re grounded. You have more power.”
“Seeing the thought-traps other people are swimming in also makes you more intelligent. You’ve earned your way out of those traps. You’ve dug deeper. You’ve identified more false details and more false assumptions. You know that. You see that. And now you can begin to devise ways of freeing people from the traps. That, too, makes you more intelligent than you were. This has nothing to do with patting yourself on the back until your arm breaks. It has to do with learning how to analyze information in the age of disinformation.”
Analyzing Information in the Age of Disinformation is one section of Power Outside The Matrix.
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.