The free and independent individual

The free and independent individual

by Jon Rappoport

April 27, 2017

“Now we have a whole army of experts, whose job is to tell you success only comes with you being part of a group. Your status as an individual is transmitted to you through some diabolical portion of your brain that is loaded with false messages. Therefore, give up on the greatest adventure in the world. Take the elevator down to the basement, get off, and join the crowd. That’s where the love is. That’s where your useless courage dissolves into sugar, and the chorus of complaints will be magically transformed into a paradise of the lowest common denominator. Give up the ghost. You’re home. The sun never rises or sets. Nothing changes. The same sameness rules.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

Since the 1960s, many people have decided that, in order to create the future they want, they should engage in a certain amount of introspection.

Spiritual or psychological introspection.

I have encountered a large number of such people, who have swung the balance to the point where introspection has become indecision and paralysis.

There are “so many issues to consider.”

Starting in the 1960s, we saw the import of various Eastern philosophies and practices. They arrived here in diluted and distorted forms. They introduced their own versions of “karma” and “balance” and “surrender” and “abdication to the wishes of the universe.”

“If it doesn’t happen, it wasn’t meant to be.”

In the end, it amounts to waiting around in a cosmic station for a train that never arrives.

Or in psychological terms, it is: “I have to resolve my past before I can pursue my future.” “How can I know what I want if I’m trapped in past conflicts?”

The effect of all this was to diminish the potential realm of human action. It was a kind of court case where all the priors of the defendant were allowed into evidence and dominated the verdict.

More recently, another limiter came on to the scene. It is expressed this way: “Now I see through fake reality, I see how reality is being manipulated by the powers-that-be, so what can I do? We’re at the mercy of these forces.”

I could suggest that these vectors were and are an intentional operation, whose purpose is to demoralize the individual and cut him off from his own freedom, independence, and power. And that would be an accurate assessment. But it wouldn’t tell the whole story, for one vital reason:

The individual is the only person who can change his own course. Others can help, but the final decision is his.

That is bedrock.

And here is the superior principle: even if the individual determines that all is hopeless, he should launch his life anyway. Despite all the good reasons to give up, he should ignore all of them and launch his future.

Because if he does that, he soon begins to see his own view change. It’s not the same anymore.

And this is what freedom and independence and power are all about. Bottom line, these qualities are what you take hold of after you know all is hopeless. That’s the acid test.

Every individual, since the dawn of time, has thought himself into smaller and smaller boxes until there is no space left—and then certain individuals, who are spiritual and metaphysical riverboat gamblers, have shoved in all their chips on projecting action in the world anyway…and they revolutionize their destinies.

That’s what some people have called “inequality of outcome.” That’s the basis for it.

We can go even deeper. What is the ultimate purpose of thought and reflection and introspection? Is it to arrive at certain conclusions, after which the thinker (the person) serves those conclusions like a slave? Or is thought itself a process through which ideas then serve the individual and his goals?

It is the latter.

The first great philosopher of the West, Plato, followed the first path. Which is to say, he applied his mind to understand the basis of reality, and he came to the conclusion that there were immortal and pure Ideas that existed in a higher realm, and they were unchangeable. Society, therefore, could only triumph if certain wise men, who could apprehend these Ideas directly, ruled over everyone else. Thus, the freedom and independence and power of open inquiry led to totalitarianism. Freedom led to slavery.

The individual, when all is said and done, is his own ship. However much he may learn about navigation, there comes the moment when he and his ship leave the shore. He explores. He discovers. He invents.

He invents his own future. No matter what.

We would be fools if we didn’t realize that, down through human history, individuals have grasped, for themselves, all these points.

And when the American Republic was invented, these same points were “background.” What were the checks and balances and the separation of powers all about? What was the reason for the enumeration of federal powers and the granting of all other powers to the states and the people? Why was the federal government squeezed at its extremities? Because the free and independent individual was the true coin of the realm. He needed latitude. He needed legal protection, in the best way it could be provided, from arbitrary power.

Otherwise, why bother?

The Constitution was far more than an extension of independence from England. The men who wrote the Articles and the Bill of Rights, and the men who voted for them and ratified them—to now argue for or against their “deeper motives” is, in the end, a distraction from the fact that the Constitution contains ideas that aid the liberation of the free and independent individual.

The ideas still stand.

They are predicated on the notion that these individuals exist and will launch, despite all reasons not to, their own creative desires and make them fact in the world.

Give us your huddled masses yearning to be free. Masses? No. A mass can never be free. And even if a mass can successfully demand freedom, on whom does that bounty then fall? The individual. This is where the buck stops, and no one can change that truth.

There are those who believe a quiet lake is the end of all existence. And then a boat comes along, and the ripples begin spreading. An individual has arrived.

You can be the person looking at the lake, banking on no-action, or you can be in the boat, forwarding your best ideas and visions and dreams, despite all the reasons not to.

Exit From the Matrix

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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 NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

19 comments on “The free and independent individual

  1. Sean says:

    Thank you Jon Rappoport! That was freaking great! In more ways than one. That is Leadership. Thank you!

  2. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    Dear friends,

    Thanks to Climategate emails that surfaced in Nov 2009, we now know, beyond doubt, that quantum mechanics is the tap-root of “manufactured reality,” i.e., “altered awareness.”

    Quantum mechanics became the tap-root in 1935 of “manufactured reality,” i.e., “an altered awareness” that blocked our joyful, continuous, natural discovery of reality:

    1. Prout (1815): Hydrogen (Element #1) is the basic building block of all heavier elements (Elements #2-120).

    2. Einstein (1905): Rest mass (m) is stored energy (E), E = mc^2.

    3. Rutherford (1920): Heavier elements also have compacted hydrogen atoms (compacted electron-proton pairs) called “neutrons.”

    4. Aston (1922): Rest masses of atoms are stored energy and offer mankind “powers beyond the dreams of scientific fiction.”

    5. Chadwick (1932): Discovered the neutron and agreed with Rutherford (1920) and the other discoveries listed above (1915-1932), “the neutron is an electron-proton pair in close combination.”

    6. Weizsacker (1935) and Chadwick (1935): The neutron is a fundamental particle, NOT a compacted hydrogen atom, NOT “an electron-proton pair in close combination,” and the nuclear energy of atoms is NOT rest mass, as Einstein (1905) and Aston (1922) claimed.

    That is how humanity’s birthright to a joyful life of continuous discovery of “reality, God, truth” was blocked by quantum mechanics in 1935.

    • Oliver K. Manuel says:

      After Stalin’s troops captured Japan’s atomic bomb production plant at Konan, Korea in Aug 1945, Stalin emerged from WWII with the world’s entire remaining inventory of atomic bombs.

      On 24 OCT 1945, Stalin convinced other world leaders they were “Better Red Than Dead.” Nations and national academies of sciences were then united under the UN.

      The US NAS used control of annual review of the budgets and programs of federal research agencies (DOE, EPA, NASA, NSF, OSHA, etc) for Congress to transform educational and research institutions into propaganda outlets for communism.

  3. rightwingconservativenewsblog says:

    Reblogged this on Right Wing Conservative News Blog and commented:
    Right Wing Conservative Political and Social News Guru….

  4. Greg C. says:

    There were many “anti-federalists” who thought that the new constitution would be far too strong – that separation of powers and other features only gave the appearance of restraint, and that there were many loopholes that would allow the federal government to usurp the states and the people. So the Bill of Rights was added to appease them, as a compromise to ensure ratification. But most of the founders wanted central control of government, not 13 loosely connected nation-states. They wanted a ship they could steer. History has proved the anti-federalists were right to be suspicious.

    Madison was the brainchild behind the constitution. His idealism was not so much centered around the protection of the individual from government, as the protection of the government from any one faction gaining permanent control, especially a religious faction. “The people” made a convenient, idealistic basis of sovereignty, rather than God (keeping out the religious factions) – but “the people” was clearly an abstract framework. Individual sovereignty was an assumption, but no real particulars declared for the individual to exercise power over the government. The right to vote was not guaranteed, and so was often restricted by sex, race, poll taxes and literacy tests. The right of juries to judge the law was only assumed as a tradition in law, but never spelled out in the law, and so that right gradually disappeared. And so on. Slavery was respected by the constitution, and the right of a person to claim his runaway “property” was assured in Art. IV, sect. 2.

    So I really have come to question whether the idealism of individual rights was not just a gimmick to create a federal government that would illegally replace the Continental Congress without its approval. Checks and balances were only necessitated because of the much greater power vested in a central government. It’s like saying, “look at all these wonderful safety features we built in to this nuclear-powered car!” Let’s not bow down to the constitution as the perfect expression of individual liberty.

  5. middleway says:

    “There really has been a moment of separation from the manifestation of light in which a group went their own way and are carrying an intense hatred, anger, the people who understand the severity of this are but few. Because this is an annihilating force that hates our guts. It hates creation. It hates life. And it will do anything to destroy us completely. And the way to do that is to divide humanity. Divide and conquer is their truth. Humanity is a manifestation of light, that is the true creation. As long as you divide them based on political parties, skin color, you name it, then you, from a Luciferian point of view, use that to suppress the full capacities of your enemy, their full power. They can’t stand up for themselves, because if that would happen, the Luciferians would lose. Then this monster, the greedy monster, would disappear.” – excerpt from a recent interview with Ronald Bernard

    • Greg C. says:

      So many variations on a theme. The world would be free and good if only …. and it’s always something to study that is not anywhere near you or within your control. Protocols of Zion is still making the rounds – it’s Luciferian Jews! No, it’s – those damn physicists and their equations. No, wait a minute, it’s the Lizard people.

      Hey, the future is waiting for you. I know, you can’t go to it now, you are doing more research to find out what is keeping everyone from it. The future belongs to each of us, but most are too afraid to admit it – better to go chasing down another rabbit hole.

      • will iam says:

        To know that the future is ones own would seem to have to imply that WE created the separation from the beginning, but that would require complete honesty and its much easier to remain a powerless human.

        After all WE are all in this together, say what?

        “Who wants to be that responsible anyway when there is so much more amusement and
        blame waiting ‘down another rabbit hole’….then WE’ll know just who the hell is responsible for this, because it most certainly aint US!!” LOL

  6. Larry says:

    Cast off, Cap’n!

  7. Joy says:

    I have finally come to the point where I am certain that the only reality is just this: the sovereign, free, and independent individual! Everything else, no matter what the flavor or the ring to it, is nothing more than another cul-de-sac where one can get trapped and languish forever. To put it another way, everything else is just the cheese baiting the mousetrap. And, as you have stated, it is precisely because I arrived at the moment when the last shred of “hope” disappeared that I can now fully embrace and reclaim my imaginative, creative powers. Thank you for providing so many road maps, Jon!

  8. María says:

    Simplemente: ¡Gracias!

  9. alex Bell says:

    Bravo! Let’s not forget Aristotle posited that individuation can be of two natures. Twins share a single bodily nature yet are not one. And true individuals,as everyone is, do not share a common “soul identity”. This was affirmed by Aquinas and Rand, even though Rand did not share Aquinas’
    “weltgestang”. Communists, on the other hand, proclaim the State prior and the Individual must serve the State. “From those that ca, according to their ability to Those of Need according to their desires” as such. Newton would disagree!

  10. Jon,

    I always felt that Plato, as magnificent as he was, ended up tying himself up in the knots’ of his own conventions, but, other than that, this article is first class. Five gold stars.


  11. Brilliant – the part about , It was meant to be really resonated…a very hippy happy unconscious sort of thing I have been programmed to say for such a long time.
    It has stopped as from now.
    I am enjoying all your work!

  12. RoibeardH says:

    Reblogged this on Multidimensional Being and commented:
    There are several attempts to make humans a machine driven bio robot an they are working hard on it. So the ‘Recognize Yourself’ at the Temple of Delphi becomes more urgent, before the man2machine transformation get stronger.

  13. Terri says:

    Roi, you might be interested in the book Synthetic Superintelligence and the Transmutation of Humankind.

  14. What happened to your website? Appears to be gone!!!!

  15. Oh, looks like you are reconstructing. Yes, the rampant “fake news” term used by even the nanny is ubiquitous.

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