Collective consciousness: the individual is gone

Collective consciousness: the individual is gone

by Jon Rappoport

October 24, 2016

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

“In the middle of all the brain-research going on, from one end of the planet to the other, there is the assumption that the individual doesn’t really exist. He’s a fiction. There is only the motion of particles in the brain. Therefore, nothing is inviolate, nothing is protected. Make the brain do A, make it do B; it doesn’t matter. What matters is harmonizing these tiny particles, in order to build a collective consensus, in order to force a science of behavior.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

Individual power. Your power.

It stands as the essence of what the founding documents of the American Republic are all about, once you scratch below the surface a millimeter or so.

Therefore, it stands to reason that colleges and universities would be teaching courses in INDIVIDUAL POWER.

As soon as I write that, though, we all fall down laughing, because we understand the absurdity of such a proposition. Can you imagine Harvard endowing a chair in Individual Power?

Students would tear down the building in which such courses were taught. They’ve been carefully instructed that the individual is the greatest living threat to the planet.

If you can’t see that as mind control, visit your local optometrist and get a prescription for glasses.

So we have this astonishing situation: the very basis of freedom has no reflection in the educational system.

You can say “individual” within certain limited contexts. You can say “power,” if you’re talking about nuclear plants, or if you’re accusing someone of a crime, but if you put “individual” and “power” together and attribute a positive quality to the combination, you’re way, way outside the consensus. You’re crazy. You’re committing some kind of treason.


If you lack that standard, you miss most of the action.

If you lack that standard, you have already been worked over by the system.

And in this case, the standard is INDIVIDUAL POWER.

Clean it off, hose off the dirt, polish it, look at it, think about it, remember it.

Then you’ll see some Grade-A prime mind control. Everywhere. Because schools either don’t mention it, or they discredit it.

Back in the days when I was writing on assignment for newspapers and magazines, I pitched a story about individual power to an editor. I wanted to trace its history as an idea over the past ten years.

He looked at me for a few seconds. He looked at me as if I’d just dropped some cow flop on his desk. He knew I wasn’t kidding and I had something I could write and turn in to him, but that made it worse. He began to squirm in his chair.

He laughed nervously.

Then he stopped laughing.

He said, “This isn’t what we do.”

For him, I was suddenly radioactive.

I had a similar experience with a high-school history teacher in California. We were having lunch in a cafe in Santa Monica, and I said, “You should teach a course in individual power. The positive aspects. No group stuff. Just the individual.”

He frowned a deep intellectual frown, as if I’d just opened my jacket and exposed a few sticks of dynamite strapped to my chest. As if he was thinking about which agency of the government to report me to.

Now, for the schizoid part. The movies. Television. Video games. Comics. Graphic novels. They are filled to the brim, they are overflowing with individual heroes who have considerable power. These entertainment businesses bank billions of dollars, because people want to immerse themselves in that universe where the individual is supreme. They want it badly.

But when it comes to “real” life, power stops at the front door and no one answers the bell.

Suddenly, the hero, the person with power is anathema. He’s left holding the bag. So he adjusts. He waits. He wonders. He settles for less, far less. He stifles his hopes. He shrinks. He forgets. He develops “problems” and tries to solve them within an impossibly narrow context. He redefines success and victory down to meet limited expectations. He strives for the normal and the average. For his efforts, he receives tidbits, like a dog looking up at his master.

If that isn’t mind control, nothing is.

Once we enter a world where the individual no longer has credibility, a world where “greatest good for the greatest number” is the overriding principle, and where that principle is defined by the elite few, the term “mind control” will have a positive connotation. It will be accepted as the obvious strategy for achieving “peace in our time.”

At a job interview, a candidate will say, “Yes, I received my PhD in Mind Control at Yale, and then I did three years of post-doc work in Cooperative Learning Studies at MIT. My PhD thesis? It was titled, ‘Coordination Strategies in the Classroom for Eliminating the Concept of the Individual.’”

From Wikipedia, “Cooperative Learning”: “Students must work in groups to complete tasks collectively toward academic goals. Unlike individual learning, which can be competitive in nature, students learning cooperatively can capitalize on one another’s resources and skills…Furthermore, the teacher’s role changes from giving information to facilitating students’ learning. Everyone succeeds when the group succeeds.”

That is a towering assemblage of bullshit.

“Everyone succeeds when the group succeeds.” You could use that quote on the back cover of Orwell’s 1984 or Huxley’s Brave New World. Everyone does not succeed—because the individual never finds out what he can do on his own. That avenue is cut off. He only knows what he can achieve in combination with others. He only knows what he can understand when he borrows from others. He may never glimpse what he truly wants to do in life.

Exit From the Matrix

This is a tragic situation, but the tragedy is concealed, because the memory of shifting from individual independence to group dependence is gone. There is no such memory. A child is brought up without independence. Therefore, how can he recall losing it?

He only knows the group and the team and the participation and the praise. He only knows the organizing of his life within a synthetically produced context.

He is taught that this is good and necessary.

So, one day, when a bolt comes out of the blue and he recognizes he is himself, what will he use to grasp that revelation and build on it?

Yes, there are productive groups and teams, and one is always working with others, to some degree. But the core and the starting point is one’s self. That is where the insight and the magic begin. That is where the great decisions and commitments are made. That is where the world is born, every day.

I see no end of writing about this magic, because civilization has been turned upside down by treacherous people who have been fabricating a counter-tradition that will sink the ship.

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 emails at or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

12 comments on “Collective consciousness: the individual is gone

  1. Greg C. says:

    I thank God that I grew up without having to do homework or team sports after school. Children need time to be themselves and to discover their individuality. For me, it was learning to ride a unicycle and shoot baskets from it, or exploring the desert behind my house. I hardly ever see kids outside after school now. They are always with their group, either in spirit by doing homework, or on the soccer field, or immersed in the same electronic grid that all their friends are in. The eradication of the individual is accelerating. Pull your kids out of the system before it hollows them out.

  2. Timothy says:

    In comment after comment on YouTube and blog posts . I steer people to this very root cause . I usually go on to say that “It is not a war against Syria or Iran ,Russia ETC . It is an all out war on Sovereignty . The Sovereign country as well as the individual sovereignty . Have no place in the Globalist agenda . And will not be tolerated by the so called tolerant brain washed masses . Because no matter what label is slapped on it . No matter who is fighting who for whatever masked reason . It all boils down to Individual sovereignty of the country, religion and human on earth . And each of the prestated had better fit into the preselected slot’s . Because this globalist puzzle has rules fit in or,you’re out.
    Vaccines are among other intended purposes to mark control of your body . Like a flag marks a country’s dominance . Carbon taxes and the facade of Global heating cooling’s underlying goal in to take away your individual choices . I see the best COLLECTIVE way to define the individual mandates & dictates of the globalist . Is to say, put simply . They are raping your individual choices away . So if one finds it hard to fight back against one hugh cause for example Climate Change or vaccines . Because that mountain seems to high to climb . One can fight back daily . By standing up for their individual sovereignty daily .

  3. JB says:

    “Collective Consciousness”, a pile of crap proposed by Immanuel Velikovsky and his Freudian Fraudulates. What we’re really speaking of in regard to a collective is the synergy of drones. Consciousness requires memory, sensory stimulus of the environment, the ensuing sense of elapsed time through the physical senses, and a sense of distinctness derived from environmental manipulation. None of these qualities can be found each alone, much less in cohesion in groups, crowds, or communities as a single entity. Read Cannetti’s Crowds and Power. Whenever people act in groups synergistically, there is a loss of individuality, the members of an instrumental orchestra or military battalion as prime examples. The sense of self becomes diminished, for the attainment of an ideological goal.

  4. joe says:

    If its any consolation, there is a world that will continue either with or without this one.

  5. itascasmall says:


    I am not able to take the time to read all of your blog posts, but, when I do, I always find them refreshingly thought-provoking and insightful. This one describes a major part of the Common Core Agenda’s pedagogy by accurately exposing Cooperative Learning.

    In the early ’90s, I was a substitute teacher (not a “trained” teacher!) in a very small school district in north-central Arizona. The people of the district thought they were far enough away from the big cities to protect their children from the negative influences of city public schools. I was appalled the first time the pupils formed small groups to work together when the lesson plan called for them to work on an assignment during class time. I tried to tell them they had to work alone, but was told in no uncertain terms that they were always supposed to work in groups on class time assignments! New at the job, I was not as assertive as I am now, so I let them convince me! I later learned that group work was the norm at the school. I had no idea what was going on!

    Of course, now I know, and am an anti-Common Core activist. I just ran and lost a write-in campaign for the Arizona State Senate. I learned just how the system is rigged against write-in candidates. I actually received a very impressive number of write-in votes running on an anti-Common Core, Small Government platform. I hope to file for the next legislative election cycle when it begins on November 9th!

    I would like to use this post in my campaign, and will, of course, attribute it to you. I would also like to use the globalism post from last week, if possible. I forwarded that one to the editor at, hoping she would know how to ask for permission to publish it. But, she just said she couldn’t do it without permission. . . . I think she may have just not wanted to publish it.

    Thank you for your work!


    Itasca Small

  6. Michael Burns says:

    The Journey

    One day you finally knew
    what you had to do, and began,
    though the voices around you
    kept shouting
    their bad advice —
    though the whole house
    began to tremble
    and you felt the old tug
    at your ankles.
    “Mend my life!”
    each voice cried.
    But you didn’t stop.
    You knew what you had to do,
    though the wind pried
    with its stiff fingers
    at the very foundations,
    though their melancholy
    was terrible.
    It was already late
    enough, and a wild night,
    and the road full of fallen
    branches and stones.
    But little by little,
    as you left their voices behind,
    the stars began to burn
    through the sheets of clouds,
    and there was a new voice
    which you slowly
    recognized as your own,
    that kept you company
    as you strode deeper and deeper
    into the world,
    determined to do
    the only thing you could do —
    determined to save
    the only life you could save.”

    ― Mary Oliver

  7. Sabell says:

    From birth I was part of the collective cult machine. When I removed myself to guide my own dreaming, the machine was left without a belt to run the gears. It didn’t take the collective cult very long to replace that ‘timing’ belt with another, and each one of them continued their part played out in the machine. Now I’m an indie vidual (a widow of sorts) useless and dead to the machine; an indie vidual carefree of clock’d gears and no one to count, turn, or pull, full of smiles and joyful laughter, and a fresh, big deep breath of relief!

  8. SSDavis says:

    The pathetic Liberation Theology (jesuit) network of apostate masculine women in plain clothes who consider themselves “nuns” have centered their ‘Nuns on a Bus’ campaign on throwing the unborn UNDER their Bus.

    The nuns shill for jesuit pope Francis the talking Mule:

    “… Recasting our political and civic culture away from HYPER-INDIVIDUALISM and echo chambers toward the common good will require a revival of faith-based social movements that have long pointed democracy in the direction of its highest ideals…”

    If “I” see the nun’s bus coming, THEY better RUN –back down Highway 61!

    • Theodore says:

      what the hell is this supose to be about? is this an ad for a forthcoming video game?

      BTW, i love the accuracy in the way the video artist depicted the chemtrail skies — beginning at the 28 sec mark.

      • RAW says:

        he’s doing short concept videos – reminds me of Neo in matrix – my take is, people breaking outside of the collective… as individuals, and Jon is the guy on the roof saying ‘this is how you do it’. Like walking off the edge of the cliff Castenada-style… I’m pretty sure he’ll survive the fall… right?

  9. I just stumbled onto your blog while researching topics like consciousness and spirituality as I work on my next book, tentatively titled: Transformational Awakening. Thank you for AWAKENING me with a great post on the collectivist assault on individualism.

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