To writers and aspiring writers
by Jon Rappoport
August 18, 2016
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)
It may sound strange in this era of the exploding internet, but we need more writers. Many more.
We need people who are inspired to develop their own voice, their own unique approach.
We don’t need more cookie-cutter. There is enough of that.
The world needs to learn that UNIQUE VOICE is the magic that unseats conventional reality all the way down to its foundation.
That has always been one of the central jobs of the writer.
In this day and age, we are losing so much of that electricity people don’t even realize what it is. They equate writing with information, as if the two were the same. If you try to dissuade them, they give you a blank look.
Without trying to re-visit many pieces I’ve written about mind control…conventional reality is achieved through ongoing mass hypnosis. The trance induces monotone perception. This trance fits in nicely with a person’s view of language. He sees it as nothing more than a carrier wave for packets of data.
But writing (and all art) has the potential to wake people up from the trance that tells them reality is sober, dispassionate, surgical, gray, uninspired, and without life-force.
Minus individual life-force, people will never discover the most basic thing happening “behind the curtain.” Why? Because the main thing happening behind that curtain is the repression of electricity of soul.
UNIQUE VOICE in writing points to that electricity and energy and fire, because that’s where it comes from.
Many writers today don’t read. They don’t read Henry Miller or Walt Whitman or William Carlos Williams or David Lindsay or or Li Po or Dylan Thomas or Yeats or Rimbaud…
They miss the fire. They have the gift right in front of them, but they don’t know it.
If they’ve been educated, their teachers have pounded them into silence with a critic’s approach to literature. The critic, in one way or another, is always taking apart the work of a writer, as if to reveal how the writer is putting sentences together—this is farce. The critic has no clue. He’s dipping his hand in the river of energy and claiming to be able to separate the each rapid from each other rapid.
He’s saying that what the writer did from the fire of inspiration was constructed, molecule by molecule, in a sanitized brightly lit language lab.
To be sure, the writer needs a broad and deep understanding of language (from reading, where else?). But that is just step one.
Imagination is step two through step 500000000000.
There is the great adventure for the writer.
And in imagination, he finds the river. Many rivers.
He invents a UNIQUE VOICE(s). With it, he shatters complacent and conventional reality. He topples pillars, and cracks foundation stones. He flies off to other places.
This is a revolution that, finally, dissolves mind control and the trances of The Monotone.
The writer can do this.
More riverboat-gambler writers can do more of it.
This has to do with freedom. Not freedom as a potted plant in the window or as an old principle described in sodden prose. Freedom is a dynamo. If it is living.
This is why we need more WRITERS.
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.