The “dependent victim” psy-op

The “dependent victim” psy-op

by Jon Rappoport

March 31, 2017

“American and British feminism has amazingly collapsed backward again into whining, narcissistic victimology…Too many of today’s young feminists seem to want hovering, paternalistic authority figures to protect and soothe them, an attitude I regard as servile, reactionary and glaringly bourgeois…” (Camille Paglia, the National Catholic Review, 2/25/15)

I could have titled this piece: “What government fears: the black entrepreneur.”

But the situation is much wider than that—-

ANY person who comes out of an “officially designated victim-group”…and then succeeds in life on his own…and then goes one step further and refuses to identify his entire existence with his group…but instead stands as a unique individual…why, that person, at the very least, must be a criminal, if not a terrorist, right?

That’s the crux of the issue: never leave your group.

That’s how society, civilization, and culture are promoted these days.

“Groups have needs, agendas, and problems, and the solution will come from government.” That’s the all-embracing formula.

The fake appearance is: victim groups are fighting for recognition and special status, and the government is pushing back—but that’s now a ruse. That’s a cover story. In fact, victim groups and government have the same goal: a relationship based on dependence. One side depends and the other side gives and protects.

The individual is out of the equation. He is portrayed as the greed-obsessed reason these victim groups exist and need help in the first place.

Banks, Wall Street, and mega-corporations are depicted as the end result of individualism, whereas the government is valiantly striving to solve this endemic problem.

In fact, government, banks, Wall Street, and mega-corporations are joined at the hip. They brush each other’s teeth first thing every morning.

Political correctness and the burgeoning movement to outlaw “offensive language” are merely tactics to: preserve groups’ separate identities; foment conflict between them; and ultimately foster their dependence on government authority.

The truth is, you can’t get free individuals to depend on government. Only “besieged groups” can be relied on for that purpose.

In the State’s eyes, a perfect society would be composed of groups who have entirely forgotten the concept of the individual, as if it never existed.

Peter Collero, of the department of sociology, Western Oregon University, has written a book titled: The Myth of Individualism: How Social Forces Shape Our Lives:

“Most people today believe that an individual is a person with an independent and distinct identification. This, however, is a myth.”

When Callero writes “identification,” he isn’t talking about ID cards and Social Security numbers. He’s asserting an absence of any uniqueness from person to person. He’s claiming there is no significant distinction between any two people. There aren’t two individuals to begin with. They’re a group.

This downgrading of the individual human spirit is far from accidental. It’s launched as a sustained propaganda campaign, the ultimate purpose of which is top-down control over billions of people organized into groups.

Here are several remarks, meant to defame the individual, from people I would call high-IQ idiots (at best):

“The cold truth is that the individualist creed of everybody for himself and the devil take the hindmost is principally responsible for the distress in which Western civilization finds itself — with investment racketeering at one end and labor racketeering at the other. Whatever merits the [individualist] creed may have had in the days of primitive agriculture and industry, it is not applicable in an age of technology, science, and rationalized economy. Once useful, it has become a danger to society.” (Charles Beard, 1931)

Beard, a celebrated historian, sees no difference between individual racketeering and the individual freely choosing and living his own life. In making this judgment, he becomes an intellectual/propaganda racketeer of the highest order.

“British empiricist philosophy is individualist. And it is of course clear that if the only criterion of true and false which a man accepts is that man’s, then he has no base for social agreement. The question of how man ought to behave is a social question, which always involves several people; and if he accepts no evidence and no judgment except his own, he has no tools with which to frame an answer.” (Jacob Bronowski, Science and Human Values, 1956).

Bronowski is quite sure that hearing other people’s evidence and then keeping one’s own counsel is wrong. One has to accept that evidence on its face. This is sheer idiocy. Individuals are capable of deciding, on their own, what social agreements to enter into.

On the other hand, here is a quite insightful statement from a contemporary journalist.

Here’s what journalist Glenn Greenwald (who is gay) wrote about the symbolic nature of the American Presidency, before the election. Though not making reference to the group vs. the individual, Greenwald’s remarks illustrate the degree to which victim-symbology has taken hold in the US:

“…Hillary’s] going to be the first female president, and women in America are going to be completely invested in her candidacy. Opposition to her is going to be depicted as misogynistic, like opposition to Obama has been depicted as racist. It’s going to be this completely symbolic messaging that’s going to overshadow the fact that she’ll do nothing but continue everything in pursuit of her own power. They’ll probably have a gay person [as president] after Hillary who’s just going to do the same thing.”

Regardless of the fact that the State and its allies are real oppressors who contribute mightily to creating real victims, what I’m talking about here is something quite apart from that: growing numbers of people who voluntarily take on the victim-mantle and seek comfort in nests of self-promoting groups who exaggerate and distort their own claims to special status.

The State needs these people. The State wants these people. Increasingly, the State employs these people.

Edward Bernays, the father of modern public relations, wrote: “It is sometimes possible to change the attitudes of millions but impossible to change the attitude of one man.”

Bernays understood that the basis of successful propaganda is a mass audience, an audience composed of groups, not individuals.

Retired high-level propaganda operative, Ellis Medavoy (pseudonym), once told me, “There are two aspects of propaganda. There is everything you do to get people to think of themselves as group members. And then there are all the messages you send to those conditioned group members. You need both aspects.”

When a group assigns itself solid “victim-status,” it creates one basic rule: a member must not leave the group. Why? Because if he does, he’s claiming he is no longer a victim—and that assertion is a betrayal.

Nice and neat. A prison.

“I’m a free individual.”

“You’re crazy. There is no such thing. Now get back in the group where you belong.”

Down at the root, betrayal begins as self-betrayal. The individual gives up the ghost. From that point on, his politics don’t matter. He forgets what he could have been. He defines himself by race and religion and country and rank ideology and group. He finds words and feeling through which he can express his role in a stage play that decays him from the inside out.

Eventually, if lunatics have their way, every person on planet Earth will be designated a victim. That will be the group of groups.

It won’t matter why and how everyone supposedly turns out to be a victim. The reasons will be forgotten. People will “instinctively” sign on to the agenda.

And the management team running the world will put another check mark on their sheet of objectives:

“Earth is beginning to resemble one giant hospital/mental institution. Break out the champagne.”

There is only one problem. That plan is fraying at the edges. People are waking up and swimming to the surface through layers of deception. They’re returning to themselves. They’re recognizing group-ism for what it is: a meltdown into self-sabotage.

The artifact is the collective. The self is real.

Power, choice, and freedom never go away.

They may hide, but they can be resurrected.

Then the whole fake game crumbles.

Exit From the Matrix

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

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.

20 comments on “The “dependent victim” psy-op

  1. Tim says:

    The English, by forcing the enclosure of the commons, (and also creating the Game Laws) formed the brutalized dependent working class. Traditional rights were destroyed, so that the dependent working class would be formed. The government was central to that formation and enforcement of class dependency, and the cash nexus. There were rebellions in the countryside.

    “…it creates one basic rule: a member must not leave the group…” Whither goes the sealed train.

  2. truth1 says:

    Here is what I find “funny” about people who claim to be victimized . . . by people who have perhaps only slightly more than the so called victims. Really? But what about the mega-big corporations that seem, anyway, to run the world and continually destroying it and everything in it. How can “victims” be so blind to the far more obvious problem? I have 2 answers. No sense of proportion or priority for one. And deliberately selective blindness! Tunnel vision!

    As well, “victims” know they have nothing to offer anyone,These are not societies’ shining stars and productive people full of merit. Quite the opposite actually. They are useless scum feeders who have no value or merit, whatsoever. Their only use is to the Marxist task masters of the global elite who need lots of “useful idiots” to jam up the machinery and clog everything, like a really bad case of athero-sclerotic cardio-vascular disease or serious bowel constipation.

    These people serve no good purpose or use. They have no merit. They survive by @$$ kissing as sycophants and corporate suck-ups. Those who use them detest them. Those who want to be free to use their mind and labor in their own behalf despise these societal leeches and parasites.

    So the parasites know their real value, though they try hard to ignore it. They know only too well that if they go after the real problem, the ultra-rich global ruling monsters, that the parasites will .be the first to go. They are always the first to go, anyway, after the good ones are all killed or imprisoned. So the parasites ignore the global evil ones and screw the only class that they depend on for the taxes to fund their freebies. Of course, this strategy can only work for so long and then it is nighty night for everybody. The Elite use labor and the parasites use labor, and then you get collapse,.It’s happened many times before, but this time, will be the last time. We won’t recover from this one.

    The human species/feces is no good to itself. Animals are pre-programmed to act in their own best interests, We, on the other hand, can choose anything we like and too often, we like the simple easy narrow minded way out of life. We don’t like anything that might suggest that self-discipline is the only true way to preserve humanity, Self-discipline might require some harsh self-judgment and some temporary denial of our base desires in favor of a long-term secure strategy of choices and behavior.We “eat” our own young and destroy the bonds of society and community.

    Really, when ya think about it. maybe the planet is better off without the human species/feces. We just don’t seem to be able to decide and act in our own best long-term interests. We don’t have that much restraint. Turn out the lights! The party’s over!

    • Michael Burns says:

      Way too fatalist…are you sure about that…I’m not one to talk. But when the echo comes back I wonder if I am one who plants such stupid seeds.

      I was watching a Joe Rogan podcast with Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson…Carlson is an interesting individual, investigating the hypotheses about the connection between the flood myths and Younger Dryas event. Which he believes: and his knowledge is sound, of a above ground comet burst, that flash melted the great two kilometer high ice shelf of North America.

      Which has a lot of evidence and is sound when it is taken in and think about for a long while. Especially the idea, the image of a 1000 ft land tsunami, that broke free from behind a ice dam, that washed across America 11,800 years ago and cause great havoc, great destruction of life, it destroyed man and beast. More than likely it was the demise of the great herds of wooly mammoth.

      The point is that we came back from that, in a sense, actually in a greater sense, these events made us what we are today.

      We have been to the edge of extinction many, many times times, in many many lives, on many many worlds…and individual watched as empires rose and fell and were washed away, or destroyed through their own curiousity of dangerous technologies and ‘we’ came back..stronger. We have always come back. The Universe seems to favour the inventive and imaginative mind.

      A few twits, with fiat cash in the bank and the attention span of a one brain celled gnat. Is nothing, it is laughable. Thes people have no soul, they ahev no spirit.

      Have courage, we are not a disease, the world is richer for human life, we are not some virus, that is destroying this planet. You..are parroting what they want you to parrot. They want you to become depresse and give up, and commit suicide, or drink yourself to death, or become a nihilist.

      We allowed through, our apathy, assholes to take over the world. Psychopathic, materially fixated, ‘like the crows in my backyard’ assholes. All they see is glitter.

      Put your life on the line, you have nothing to lose from this point, right!…and stand up and be counted, change it…they are absolutely and undeniably scare shitless if you do that…really they are.

      Why do you think so much terror, and surveillance and rules and laws and the vaccines, and toxic poisons and economic rules, and business rules, and censorship, and book burning if necessary…you need to go on…but this time as an imaginative and positive individual. What the worst they can do, if you change things…kill you. How times has that happened?

      • truth1 says:

        Way too fatalist? I understand. Truth is often hard to swallow, but ignoring it is even worse. But listen, reasoning usually does not solve things. Reasoning is often over-ruled by wishful hopeful thinking and that is the problem. When the evidence is scary, like if you were on the Titanic and the life boats were all gone and you were still on deck. But time is the great truth revealer.

        By the way, I do believe a flood and younger Dryas are connected. Have thought that since about 2003 maybe. But as bad as natural disasters are, they are not the deliberately bad that the human species is. Natural disasters are indiscriminate. deliberately intentional psycopaths, on the other hand, who like nothing more than to kill and ruin; They are not indiscriminate and they are without mercy or remorse. they hate their own species, even as Europeans hate their heritage and spit on it and are about to bring about their own ruin. And may God do to me and add to it if they should not get what they ask for.

        I, on the other hand, do not have any guilt about the past. it is not something I participated in and I accept no guilt for it. I accept my own responsibility to be different, to be better, to be the best I can be and to be part of a solution if possible, or a warning siren that we are going down. Abandon ship! Truth bears bitter fruit. It can’t be helped. Humanity can not bear to look at itself. We really are one hell of a mess. Maybe fatalism is just realism that is hard to swallow.

  3. Andrew Manche says:

    “Groups have needs, agendas, and problems, and the solution will come from government.”

    oh what crap, name ONE govt which has come up with ONE solution to anything

    EVERYTHING govt touches it F__KS, without exception

    • Joe Clark says:

      I do not think Mr. Rappoport is saying he agrees with the formula at all; he is merely pointing out that that is the formula we are all supposed to believe.

  4. From Quebec says:

    I guess sometimes, humans and animals often react the same way:

    A guy drives into a ditch, but luckily a farmer is there to help him out. The farmer hitches his horse, Buddy, to the car and yells, ‘Pull, Nellie, pull!’ Buddy doesn’t move. “Pull, Buster, pull!” the farmer shouts. Buddy doesn’t budge. “Pull, Coco, pull!” Still nothing. Then the farmer says, “Pull, Buddy, pull!” And the horse slowly drags the car out of the ditch. Curious, the motorist asks the farmer why he kept calling his horse by the wrong name. “Buddy’s blind,” says the farmer. “And if he thought he was the only one pulling, he wouldn’t even try.”
    (Reader’s Digest, October 2010)

  5. Sunshine says:

    Agghh! I couldn’t possibly imagine leaving my group now. We only started up recently and our numbers are growing daily. It started out with me sitting in traffic imagining cats riding bikes, but since then the cats began dressing in tuxes while riding bikes and juggling canaries. Now the cats no longer restrict themselves to the streets. They are everywhere. They aren’t even sticking to standard dress code. Some insist on wearing skirts and necklaces. I’ve spotted them dressed in capes, togas, self crafted armor, crocheted vests, even kilts! Some aren’t even trying to juggle canaries any more! They’re just doing their own thing, making candles, walking dogs, fire eating, flying planes, painting, cloud busting, baking, writing, running amuck.

    Yes, I’d miss my group terribly.

  6. Jennifer says:

    The problem with our government is it has become a Positive Government. We are a Positive People and need negative laws, as in the Thou shall nots, and as we had in the original limited Republican form of government created by the Constitution of the United States which was Negative. It only did what the people and the states could not do as well themselves. When you have a Positive People confronted by a Positive Government there will be continual strife and both will be destroyed. The people are not doing and thinking for themselves, and they sure aren’t calling on God and their “Imagination” to help them get to the freedom designed for them.

    Sometimes it is only a matter of understanding which comes from God to know the truth, and one truth can topple a mountain of lies if it is brought to the top of the heap of shit.

    • truth1 says:

      I would be inclined to describe it this way. If we were of sound mind, we would examine the problem, see the solution, and put it into motion. But when we try that, we often find ourselves alone. How do you motivate others? You can’t. they must find their motivation from within. And the odds of that, given that government schools have kept us dumb and ignorant? ZERO!

      Lets all start singing: Nearer my God to thee! Our chance to turn back is too late now. Its like trying to stop a car from going over a cliff at 6 MPH with only 50 feet left. Have a nice trip down. It will be over quickly. you won’t feel a thing 😉

      • Jennifer says:

        Yes, it is like a giant snowball travelling down a mountainside. All you can do is get out of its way.

        However, we cannot meet a force with another force because that will only strengthen it, so the only counterforce we can use is education. With the controlled media this is the problem, but still it is the only way.

        And, the only way we will evolve is to strengthen our Speciel Mind and this is also through education and gaining in understanding, and we were told to “get understanding first” before all else. If we could somehow share the booklet, “The Law” by Bastiat, most people would understand the dangerous place in which we stand. Government plunder, corporate plunder, and the rights of the individual denied at every turn.

        Their is an eduation process regarding the adultery being committed by vaccines pushed by Pharma and the government. The Truth about Vaccines starts the 12th of April. Vaccines Revealed, another series, aired earlier this year. It is waking people up because people are sharing it. Perhaps those capable should present a series on sound government and why ours is failing. A series on honest money and what it is. A series on lost law, how wages were never considered income and therefore not taxable. How about a series on fluoride and how it dissimulates the mind and blocks the pineal and cuts us off from the push of God’s counsel through the Speciel Mind, found in the Pineal. A series about how there really is a God to whom we can pray and get answers if we keep walking and talking with Him continually. It is all a matter of education and they have been taking ours away for years.

        Ask of God truth1, that’s how we came to the truth of things. We asked why would Joshua’s god have him slay all those different peoples when the commandment says, “Thou shall not kill.:” Does we kill in his name, as Bush said? That’s when the floodgates opened and the truth, for us, started rolling in. Jehovah, Joshua’s god, is a Gnostic term for a lesser god of war and destruction. This is no God at all, but another mind which tries to mimic god. It is not all knowing though it is empathetic with humanity, but it needs its surveillance state to that it can appear to know everything as does god. It’s an insane mind, evident in our leaders.

        • truth1 says:

          I agree with the education and understanding. Now as for Joshua killing, Only God can decie who lives or dies. He put rules in place that authorize execution of any who break certain laws. He authorized Joshua to wipe out the Canaanite peoples as these practice all kinds of wicked practices that were instituted, ultimately, by Satan. So Joshua is not acting on this own authority but on that of God. God can authorize anything He wants. Jehovah is not a Gnostic term. they might use it but its been in the OT since Moses, 1500 BC. My opinion for what it is worth.

          • Jennifer says:

            Joshua attacked the peaceful Phygrians because he thought they had plunder like gold, but after they slaughtered them all they found was a six-pointed star made out of pure gold and which was symbolic of the Somta, what the scientists call a quark, and which is the basic building block of the universe. Joshua took that star and it became the herald of the Jewish people.

            The Phyrgians had become too peaceful and had failed to remain strong and warriors, and were thus easily slaughtered.

            If you look up the word demiurge in very old dictionaries it will state that Jehovah was the lesser god of war and destruction, a Gnostic term.

            Even Constantine was a victim of the Alien Mind, what you call Satan, same thing, as even Satan can give light visions and speak into our mind. It was during his reign that Christianity was even further mixed with paganism. Constantine effectively forged the cross into a sword, but we were told to turn our swords into plowshares.

            God can certainly decide if He wants to destroy a people. He destroyed Sodom and Gomorroh for the adulterous practice of homosexuality because if left for the mindset to grow, it can lead to the annihilation of our species. He blasted those cities, as He also blasted the Tunguska region of Russia in 1908 because of the virus which had landed there and which became a threat.

            We have an unfair advantage, truth1, as our mentor heard God’s voice, Man’s voice, and Man gave him quite the understanding.

            Willing to share.

            • truth1 says:

              Jennifer, with all respect, you are quoting other sources for info an that would be your prerogative but the only source I trust is the bible. The Phyrigians were a sort of Germanic/Celtic “sons of Gomer” race who were steeped in paganism and were in the province of Galatia in Roman times. I am a Scot by inheritance, but I can tell you that they were the worst of pagans. I have no use for those ancient practices.

              Joshua conquered Canaan but I am not aware of him going further west. The command was to stay in Canaan as that was the land granted to Israel by God. God authorized the gradual destruction of Canaanites, due to their wicked practices, often involving child or baby sacrifices and blood sacrifices too, ,as well as sex worship thru priestesses, etc.

              I would say we have a difference in what we consider authoritative sources.

  7. Michael Burns says:

    Good post Jon

  8. Tim says:

    F. Scott Fitzgerald: ‘there are no second acts in American lives’ => one is supposed to stay forever in the identity, the group, as defined by mind control central. One isn’t supposed to grow, develop, change, learn, get out of the programmed group, the hive mind.

    Create a new creating developing being.

  9. Populism needs victims, Jon and lots of them.

    Without populism, Globalism is sunk. Propaganda relies on it.

    Think of the game as a giant “cold” war: winners versus victims, science versus reason, mainstream versus alternative. Any schism works as long as it’s real and whips up hatred. The more divisive the better, drugs – yeah, rape – yeah, younger the better, violation and murder – bring it on. Options “fight” or “yawn” (dependent victim). Eventually the “elites” will be the only ones “allowed” to fight. They will have the people in their pocket.

    A fait accompli….


  10. betty says:

    I like the ” when the echo comes back ” comment, thank you Michael Burns. My concern is the people who have been lied to and sucked into to medical victim group. I believe that is the largest and most victimized group in the country.

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