Just in time: a new holiday

Just in time: a new holiday

by Jon Rappoport

December 10, 2017

“Central government employs many meddlers. They have found the one thing they can do: mind other people’s business. Otherwise, they’d be pumping gas in Death Valley.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

In case you’ve been living under a rock—the government decides what health/medical treatments you can legally take and which you can’t. It does this by deploying a stranglehold on practitioners.

For example, it’s perfectly fine if doctors kill you with chemo, but they can’t suggest medicines the government hasn’t approved, even if those medicines might save your life.

Because the government wants to protect you. Or, to put it another way, it wants to control you.

Laws and agencies exist to make that happen.

Once that basic framework was put in place, powerful pharmaceutical companies used it to rule out their competition. Who couldn’t see that coming?

To be more accurate, the laws and agencies which control your health options were established, in the first place, through pharma influence.

You won’t find legal justification for this tyrannical system in the Constitution. The founding document is troublesome, because it tends toward individual freedom.

In a fairly reasonable world, people in government might believe their version of medical care is the best one, but they wouldn’t be able to enforce it. An individual might decide to try a treatment government “experts” consider ridiculous or even dangerous.

This is part of what being free means.

The government is intent on sticking its nose into other people’s business and meddling and making decisions for them—wherever and whenever it can get away with it.

You and I should be able to say, “No.” Just a simple no.

Seeing the many ways to say no, in many diverse circumstances, ought to be an essential aspect of the education system, since it was originally invented to teach students what it meant to be a citizen in a new form of government, called a Republic. That Republic was all about hamstringing central power.

However, the expansion of overweening government was accompanied by an education system that, increasingly, dedicated it resources and time to coercing students to prefer and celebrate various forms of authoritarian power (no accident), and saying no is a subject that falls outside the system.

Hence the great need for home schooling—when it is done well.

The logic is quite clear: when freedom is encroached upon and whittled away, saying no is a positive act.

Unfortunately, many parents don’t see it that way. They want to believe in a universal New Age YES which embraces all existence. It takes about two minutes to refute that generalized gibberish—and to expose it as a combination of fear and totalitarian Niceness.

I’m waiting for a company to start producing tiny plastic trophies, which will be awarded to every newborn baby.

NO is a great thing. And it does lead to YES on many other fronts.

Since this is the holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christmas, people are urged to be thankful, grateful, and opt for peace and good will. That fine, but I think we need another holiday:


At a meal with family and friends, we join hands around the table, and each person mentions several important things he is saying no to.

It’s a way of clearing the air and reminding ourselves of that fundamental individual right and power.

Put NO out there. Make it definite.

If you must, you can wear a smile while you’re doing it, but you don’t have to.

A smile doesn’t guarantee happiness and victory. On the other hand, great satisfaction can occur without a grin.

I think this holiday needs more than one day. How about a week?

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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.

12 comments on “Just in time: a new holiday

  1. Greg C. says:

    “Many people become ‘good’ not by learning to live in good neighborhood with others, but by being unable to do anything that requires standing up for themselves. The compulsively good person treats himself as no human being would treat a dog.” — Moshe Feldenkrais

    The most difficult things to say no to are the things that everyone accepts as a given, because you have to continually say no, every day, and try not to let your resistance wear down. If your resistance is not maintained by constant tension, resentment, and compulsion, it is much easier. We all like to say yes (we need life to have affirming experiences), so we must learn that the NO to others is the YES to ourselves, and learn to savor that experience.

  2. arcadia11 says:

    living in the matrix is hard work. i will happily take this much needed holiday .

    thank you for the invitation.

  3. What a contrast Dorothea Dix is to the unholy and tyrannical nightmare that healthcare has become, especially “care” for the mentally ill (vulnerable, traumatised, actually not an illness). Amnesia seems to be paramount. I’ve been campaigning for better treatment of the mentally ill since 2006. I was working with a major campaign group for a year in 2010 but had to resign as they were being mismanaged. In all that time, and afterwards, not a single person even mentioned Dorothea Dix to me and she is clearly a major and profoundly inspiring crusader of her time. Where are today’s crusaders ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Dix

    • Theodore says:

      As an aside, what also caught my attention on her wikipedia page was “United States Sanitary Commission” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Sanitary_Commission)

      “The United States Sanitary Commission (USSC) was a private relief agency created by federal legislation on June 18, 1861, to support sick and wounded soldiers of the United States Army (Federal / Northern / Union Army) during the American Civil War.”

      If a war wound didn’t get you, the unsanitary conditions would.

  4. fish says:

    good point jon. people on chemo live months or even weeks only an average.

    think about it: hair falls out right away. looks to me like body is screaming to stop. yet, this is forced upon the public as officially prescribed way over alternatives.

  5. Great article, Jon.

    You know I write about persecution under the guise of “protection” on wide ranging subjects; including ones that overtly inspire populist tyranny against sovereign individuality.

    Why stop at “medical”?


  6. From Quebec says:

    You and I should be able to say, “No.” Just a simple no. (Jon)

    I do not think that they know, what the word NO means. I think that It is better to just ignore them.

  7. thanks Jon R. says:

    Brilliant calls to action. Thank you both.

    I have been saying no to adults since I was 8 years old. It works. I am a free man. And if challenged…they have to go. There is no alternate way. If it takes more than a simple (intelligent, informed, conscious) no. Once. They don’t belong anywhere in our life.

    Jon, the sign of the times is that your normal thinking is so rare.

  8. Homeschooled my children and have no regrets. Am now a public school teacher in the matrix. 😉 Special Education Teacher, fighting the system to serve these students. It’s a war. But I’m up for it. However, very much looking forward to my holiday!

  9. Theus Isded says:

    One good way to say NO is non-compliance. Max Igan has long called for the 15th of every month to be a day of non-compliance. Stay home. Don’t go to work, DO NOT BUY ANYTHING, stay offline, no TV; do anything else that applies to your own situation. Enjoy family, friends, rest, decompress instead of bending under the weight of the Controllers will. Organize this in your circle and see what saying NO can really mean.

  10. Martin says:

    Isn’t this Festivus (for the rest of us)? The airing of the grievances etc. etc. Thanks, Jon, for all you do!

  11. JB says:

    “You won’t find legal justification for this tyrannical system in the Constitution. The founding document is troublesome, because it tends toward individual freedom.”

    The hell you won’t:

    “Under their own construction of the general clause, at the end of the enumerated powers, the Congress may grant monopolies in trade and commerce, constitute new crimes, inflict unusual and severe punishments, and extend their powers as far as they shall think proper; so that the State legislatures have no security for the powers now presumed to remain to them, or the people for their rights.

    This government will set out a moderate aristocracy: it is at present impossible to foresee whether it will, in its operation, produce a monarchy, or a corrupt, tyrannical aristocracy; it will most probably vibrate some years between the two, and then terminate in the one or the other.”–Objections to this Constitution of Government by George Mason of Virginia September 1787

    “These violent partisans are for having the people gulp down the gilded pill blindfolded, whole, and without any qualification whatever. These consist generally, of the NOBLE order of C[incinnatu]s, holders of public securities, men of great wealth and expectations of public office, B[an]k[er]s and L[aw]y[er]s: these with their train of dependents form the Aristocratick
    combination. The Lawyers in particular, keep up an incessant declamation for its adoption; like greedy gudgeons they long to satiate their voracious stomachs with the golden bait. The numerous tribunals to be erected by the new plan of consolidated empire, will find employment for ten times their present numbers; these are the LOAVES AND FISHES for which they hunger. They will probably find it suited to THEIR HABITS, if not to the HABITS OF THE PEOPLE.”–AntiFederalist #1

    “The new constitution in its present form is calculated to produce despotism, thraldom and confusion, and if the United States do swallow it, they will find it a bolus, that will create convulsions to their utmost extremities. Were they mine enemies, the worst imprecation I could devise would be, may they adopt it. For tyranny, where it has been chained (as for a few years past) is always more cursed, and sticks its teeth in deeper than before. Were Col. [George] Mason’s objections obviated, the improvement would be very considerable, though even then, not so complete as might be. The Congress’s having power without control-to borrow money on the credit of the United States; their having power to appoint their own salaries, and their being paid out of the treasury of the United States, thereby, in some measure, rendering them independent of the individual states; their being judges of the qualification and election of their own members, by which means they can get men to suit any purpose; together with Col. Mason’s wise and judicious objections-are grievances, the very idea of which is enough to make every honest citizen exclaim in the language of Cato, 0 Liberty, 0 my country!–AntiFederalist #7

    “This [new] government is to possess absolute and uncontrollable powers, legislative, executive and judicial, with respect to every object to which it extends, for by the last clause of section eighth, article first, it is declared, that the Congress shall have power “to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or office thereof.” And by the sixth article, it is declared, “that this Constitution, and the laws of the United States, which shall be made in pursuance thereof, and the treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any thing in the Constitution or law of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.”–AntiFederalist #17

    Congress WROTE the Bill of Rights
    Congress can change the Bill of Rights
    Congress put control of money in the hands of private banks
    Congress has no Constitutional cap on spending
    Congress imposes tariffs and taxes and imposts without limitation
    Congress is aided and abetted by the Supreme Court
    Congress over-rides all State laws

    Congress was given unlimited authority by the Constitution

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