The individual vs. the staged collective

The Individual vs. the Staged Collective

by Jon Rappoport

December 26, 2016

Trumpets blare. In the night sky, spotlights roam. A great confusion of smoke and dust and fog, and emerging banners, carrying the single message:


The great meltdown of all consciousness into a glob of utopian simplicity…

There are denizens among us.

They present themselves as the Normals.

And once again, I find it necessary to return to the subject of The Individual.

This time, I’m prompted by the madness swirling around the film, Vaxxed (trailer). I’ve written about the film and the controversy from several angles, but here I want to point out another factor. The CDC whistleblower at the heart of the story is one man going up against The Group.

I don’t call William Thompson an unsullied hero. Far from it. He lied, he committed fraud, he hid the fraud for 10 years, he buried evidence that the MMR vaccine increased the risk of autism in children, and finally, perhaps because he was caught in his own web, he confessed.

But the group, his employer, the grotesque CDC, his fellow scientists—and especially the hideous rotting press, a dumping ground for professional agents, front men, con artists, shysters, wormy night crawlers (and I’m speaking more kindly of them than I should)—have attacked Thompson and the film mercilessly.

Beyond all political objectives in this attack, there is a simple fact: those group-mind liars who have given up their souls will rage against the faintest appearance of one who tries to keep his. And in this rage, the soulless ones will try to pull the other down to where they live.

And somehow, it all looks normal and proper and rational.

In the 1950s, before television had numbed minds and turned them into jelly, there was a growing sense of: the Individual versus the Corporate State.

Something needed to be done. People were fitting into slots. They were surrendering their lives in increasing numbers. They were carving away their own idiosyncrasies and their independent ideas.

But television, under the control of psyops experts, became, as the 1950s droned on, the facile barrel of a weapon:

“What’s important is the group. Conform. Give in. Bathe in the great belonging…”

Recognize that every message television imparts is a proxy, a fabrication, a simulacrum, an imitation of life one step removed.

When this medium also broadcasts words and images of belonging and the need to belong, it’s engaged in revolutionary social engineering.

Whether it’s the happy-happy suburban-lawn family in an ad for the wonders of a toxic pesticide, or the mob family going to the mattresses to fend off a rival, it’s fantasy time in the land of mind control.

Television has carried its mission forward. The consciousness of the Individual versus the State has turned into: love the State. Love the State as family.

In the only study I have been able to find, Wictionary partially surveys the scripts of all television shows from the year 2006, to analyze the words most frequently broadcast to viewers in America.

Out of 29,713,800 words, including the massively used “a,” “an,” “the,” “you,” “me,” and the like, the word “home” ranks 179 from the top. “Mom” is 218. “Together” is 222. “Family” is 250.

This usage reflects an unending psyop.

Are you with the family or not? Are you with the group, the collective, or not? Those are the blunt parameters.

“When you get right down to it, all you have is family.” “Our team is really a family.” “You’re deserting the family.” “You fight for the guy next to you.” “Our department is like a family.” “Here at Corporation X, we’re a family.”

The committee, the group, the company, the sector, the planet.

The goal? Submerge the individual.

Individual achievement, imagination, creative power? Not on the agenda. Something for the dustbin of history.

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World: “‘Ninety-six identical twins working ninety-six identical machines’! The voice was almost tremulous with enthusiasm. ‘You really know where you are. For the first time in history.’”

George Orwell, 1984: “The two aims of the Party are to conquer the whole surface of the earth and to extinguish once and for all the possibility of independent thought.”

The soap opera is the apotheosis of television. The long-running characters in Anytown are irreversibly enmeshed in one another’s lives. There’s no escape. There is only mind-numbing meddling.

“I’m just trying to help you realize we all love you (in chains).”

“Your father, rest his soul, would never have wanted you to do this to yourself…”

“How dare you set yourself apart from us. Who do you think you are?”

For some people, the collective “WE” has a fragrant scent—until they get down in the trenches with it. There they discover odd odors and postures and mutations. There they discover self-distorted creatures scurrying around celebrating their twistedness.

The night becomes long. The ideals melt. The level of intelligence required to inhabit this cave-like realm is lower than expected, much lower.

Hypnotic perceptions, which are the glue that holds the territory together, begin to crack and fall apart, and all that is left is a grim determination to see things through.

As the night moves into its latter stages, some participants come to know that all their activity is taking place in a chimerical universe.

It is as if reality has been constructed to yield up gibberish.

Whose idea was it to become deaf, dumb, and blind in the first place?

And then perhaps one person in the cave suddenly says: I EXIST.

That starts a cacophony of howling.

In the aftermath of the 1963 assassination of JFK and the 1995 bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, the covert theme was the same: a lone individual did this.

A lone individual, detached from the group, did this. “Lone individuals are people who left the fold. They wandered from the communal hearth. Therefore, they inevitably became killers.”

In 1995, after the Oklahoma City Bombing, President Bill Clinton made a speech to the nation. He rescued his presidency by essentially saying, “Come home to the government. We will protect you and save you.”

He framed the crime in those terms. The individual versus the collective.

Exit From the Matrix

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

The history of human struggle on this planet is about the individual emerging FROM the group, from the tribe, from the clan. The history of struggle is not about the individual surrendering and going back INTO group identity.

Going back is the psyop.

The intended psyop.

As the trumpets blare in the night sky, as the fog-ridden spotlights roam, as the banners emerge carrying the single message, WE, as people below are magnetically drawn to this show, a unpredicted thing happens:

Someone shouts: WHAT IS WE?

Others pick up the shout.

And the banners begin to catch fire and melt. They drip steel and wax and the false grinding of hypnotic dreams breaks its rhythm.

The whole sky-scene stutters like a great weapon losing its capacity to contain heat. The sky itself drips and caves inward and collapses, and the trumpets tail off and there is a new fresh silence.

The delusion, in pieces, is drifting away…

The cover: gone.

Behind it is The Individual.

What will he do now?

Will he seek to find his inherent power, the power he cast aside in his eagerness to join the collective?

Will he?

Or will he search for another staged melodrama designed to absorb him in an all-embracing WE?

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.

16 comments on “The individual vs. the staged collective

  1. Sunshine says:

    Thanks Jon. You know what he will do. He will start saying “I” again with abandon. I think, I know, I create, I dance, I, I, I!!! And no, he won’t feel bad about it for one second. And he will smile at those shrinking back from him in astonishment as his feet grow and his spine straightens, as he steps forward with confidence to celebrate his individuality.

    Thank for burning that banner in the sky for me! Who is we?

    • Greg C. says:

      Yes, and he will start making decisions in his own best interest, rather than trying to keep everyone happy. He will think his own thoughts, truly choosing what to think, instead of always reacting to the people, the news, and opinions around him. He will set aside big blocks of time to shut out the world and start with a blank slate, and create new ideas. These are great New Year’s resolutions!

  2. Jeff Sekerak says:

    GREAT blog, Jon. This one deserves to be turned into a short novel. And made available on Amazon Kindle. Let me know if you decide to write it. I’ll be your first customer.

  3. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    Does anyone know if Emeritus Professor Dr. Tim Ball ( still faces criminal charges in Vancouver BC [BCSC Action No. VLC-S-S0111913; Vancouver Registry] for publicly criticizing Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth?”

    • Michael Burns says:


      I don’t know about that Oliver…but, since this is such an important issue with them. I’m almost sure they will make him an example…I admire his courage. he is a smart guy.

      Holy smoke and a krispy creme dounut, and now we have Al Gore Too; another inconvenient something movie. At a theatre near you…bring the kiddies. Turn all their little heads into something the size of the full stop at the end of this sentence.

      And to boot, Lenny DiCaprio’s movie “Before the flood is on NETFLICKS.
      Seems he and Gore went crawlin to see the big D Trump.
      Those would have been interesting conversations…loved to have been a fly on the wall.

      Leonardo Dicaprio: Hello Mr President, nice to finally meet you…

      Donald Trump: Who are you and how did you get in here?

      LD: I’m ah..I’ma.. Leonardo DiCaprio, you know me, Titanic, I played a retarded kid once with Johnny Depp… well actually a….

      DT: Oh yeah…so are you always in character…was it ..Lenny?

      LD: No it’s ah..ah.. Leonardo Sir.

      DT: Do you paint. I like painting, I own paintings…of course none of your dad’s…Leonardos

      LD: No I’ma…actor sir.

      DT: I got this one painting of Ivana, its in my study, she’s nude with a bucket of kittens. It awesome.

      LD: Kittens?

      DT: So Lenny, how’s your dad is he still painting…hmm?

      LD: My dad does’nt paint, and I’m not a painter sir.

      DT: Godam it! So why are your wasting my time bringing up painting….

      LD: I was’nt sir…I was going to talk to you about my movie and the climate.

      DT: Yeah I don’t get to the movies much anymore. Too busy. I was in a movie once myself…and the weather…it’s been nice eh…sound like I’m Canadian.
      Lenny I have to tell something son, that gotee, it’s not happening son. I know you want to look important and grown-up but. You might try the moustache first.
      So you like movies?

      LD: I’m a movie actor…

      DT: the gotee’s for a role..I see, now I understand. Course it’s still not working. What is this a pirate movie you’re in?

      LD: I’m not in a movie sir…I’m

      DT: Godamit, make up your mind, are you a painter? Are you in the movies?
      how long have you had this mental disorder……………………………………

  4. MalRoarke says:

    Indeed! Why choose western medicine of an individual Doctor, Stanislaw Burzynski who practices personalized patient care over the “we” one size fits all, western medicine of the top two cancer cartel hospitals in the world? What facts and actions speak louder than words? What’s at stake? What’s the questions you likely want answered and which answer the die hard skeptics and concerned friends and familly members? What’s going on?

    Watch “Fabio Lanzoni – Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business, Part II – 4/27/13 Newport Beach Film Festival” on YouTube

    Watch “FABIO | Burzynski: Part 2 Q&A | Apr. 27, 2013 Cancer Is Serious Business | Eric Merola” on YouTube

    PS No need to petition the State! Just get the word out, so that individuals will get the message organically from the bottom up.

  5. Sabell says:

    “What will She do now?” She will do neither of these suggestions, Jon, for She never gave up her Mind, Spirit, Soul, or Will to “join” any group or thing. She, wills and does whatever She Loves most outside the “inside” world; never “in” the in-croud[ed] cave-mind. Her mind will not be sticky-eyed, net-web’d to, or warped by the attachments of others’ ideas and con-victions to what “is”. She sees through Love, and that is why she will not hear what the others’ say about what Love is. No wading through the mud of others. No swimming in the stench of the We who jump jump jump around in front of a TV. Her thoughts are more Pure in the Love that is “real” and “true”, not the twisted sickness offered by interpretive woven perceptions con-structed and offered by “they’re we” bane hive-mind swarming amid swamplandia. She is free from the groping constructs of the We who once held her body down to conformity’s force ‘do or die’, while She used it to remember how to breathe underwater; “become the see/sea” she remembered. Witches do not float. All numbered and gifted baits returned, for they are strung with a web of attached hooks by a fiery place which would seek to lure-in the i-magical free swimming who do not rely on the ‘standard of care’; and She defied all by deciding to live longer than the construct thought appropriate. Fishermen (<) are not what they seem. Nets have many holes even when fine like a sieve; "become the fractal" and ye shall see, under-stand. She is like water, like mist, like the arethtera (upper air on earth-as above so below in between), and cannot be defined by any We. To attempt to do so would crack the minds of most who seek to dei-fyne and call something a thing, de-finite-ly; Or, 'twould fuel the pre-existing anger that chooses to "hold on" to finite 'd', fanatic-ally. Sayonara, says She.

  6. Joy says:

    This calls to mind the most profound and nascent idea that came out of my entire college education…Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” in his Republic!

    [a PDF of this portion of the book is available here:

  7. Sue Nicholoy says:

    And remember, go shopping!

  8. Tony says:

    “I’m just trying to help you realize we all love you (in chains).”

    “Your father, rest his soul, would never have wanted you to do this to yourself…”

    “How dare you set yourself apart from us. Who do you think you are?”


    Reading your article brought to mind the following:

    “From the moment of birth, when the stone-age baby confronts the twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to these forces of violence, called love, as its mother and father have been, and their parents and their parents before them. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potentialities. This enterprise is on the whole successful.”

    — R. D. Laing

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