Jon Rappoport


U.S.-based Free-lance Investigative Reporter, Artist and Journalist, Publisher of

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The CIA's use of other nations' hacking tools, in order to give the impression that, when the CIA hacks into secret areas, it looks like other nations did the hacking. All this is SOP for the CIA and intelligence agencies around the world. Spies tell lies. A day without lying is a day without joy.

There are wild and woolly solutions. For example, provide a basic income to every human on Earth; or make governments the sole payer to corporations for their products, which are then dispensed to the population in a mad universal welfare scheme. In either case, you would have a new currency system. Governments would openly and blandly create money out of thin air, as needed, to fund these harebrained schemes. Governments already invent money, but this would be occurring on a far larger scale, and without any pretense of legitimacy. Given the propensity of governments to run their programs according to dizzyingly psychotic guidelines, I see no way the mega-corporations would welcome these "innovations." In short, the corporations are buying a pie-in-the-sky con. They insist on believing the favors and concocted advantages the Globalists are offering them in the marketplace are wonderful; but in fact, the long-term situation is a no-win. It's a narrowing road, and a crack-up is coming.

Globalists are shrinking the worldwide consumer base. They want a chaos-ridden dystopia, which they will control with an iron hand.

People don't fully appreciate the capacity of mega-corporations. The 300 largest companies account for roughly 25% of all international trade. And, even more startling, these behemoths are operating their production lines at half-strength. Why? Because only 1.5 billion people in the world have enough money to rate as true consumers. So these corporations, which are the leading lights of the Globalist agenda, are looking and hoping for many more customers.

Rockefeller Globalists are hyping the pseudoscience of manmade warming, in order to convince nations to cut their energy production. That plan, of course, would further erode the ability of mega-corporations to find new consumers. Indeed, Globalists are all for wrecking economies and deepening poverty---aims which infect the lifeblood of corporations. We are looking at a huge crack---a contradiction---in the very foundation of the Globalism. And if you want to take this farther, the notion of radical depopulation across the planet would do even graver harm to corporate dreams and ambitions. Far fewer consumers.

Spies play chess. "Well, when we leak THIS information to the press, they'll emphasize the source of the leak (of course we know it's a fake source we've chosen). But when we leak THAT information, the press will emphasize the content of the leak---which is what we want them to do in that case." Na‹ve people are shocked that the CIA could have fabricated the whole "Russia hacked the US election" story. But this is what the CIA does. This is another day at the office. On the other hand, Russian intelligence could have hacked (influenced) the US election. And to put a further twist on it, Russia could have made that move, anticipating that US intelligence would discover it and go public with it. And then Russia would covertly launch a planned campaign to ridicule the CIA for claiming such an "absurdity." During the Cold War, several important KGB spies defected to the US. The CIA then proceeded to vet them, to find out whether they were genuine, or were sent here to seed the CIA with disinformation. As you can imagine, the whole business developed severe problems.

The CIA is a reality-creator and a reality-destroyer. They pick and choose what to do in each situation. But it would be folly to imagine Agency people always do brilliant work. They misestimate blowback. They fail to handle blowback. They try to pick an outside scapegoat on whom to blame the blowback. They try to limit the blowback by defaming, discrediting, blackmailing, or killing people. They rewrite history. They change sequences of events. They invent events that never happened. They blame people who don't even exist. They present themselves as bumblers, to hide their more intelligent operations. They hold forums designed to show their work as superficial information-gathering, as if they were little more than a think-tank. They pretend to cooperate with Congress, while they spy on Congress. Meanwhile, the press pretends to hold an innocent and respectful view of the CIA, dutifully reporting every piece of information that comes their way from the Agency. "Today, the CIA disclosed..." Disclosed? Or fabricated? The CIA is perhaps the biggest fake news operation in the world. It exhales fake news as matter of course. So naturally, it attracts men and women who have a bias in favor of fabricating. "Do you dream about lying with impunity? Contact our personnel office for employment opportunities." If a lie serves a greater truth, release the lie. If a truth serves a greater lie, tell the truth.

Before it was corrupted and altered and organized, the purpose of original Zen was dissolving the bureaucracy of the mind.

The entire planet is turning into a cult, which I call: "What Already Exists." As opposed to the individual inventing what he most profoundly wants to exist. What Already Exists is mostly structures and systems. To the degree a person feels his life should be lived inside a structure, he is going to refrain from imagining the future he truly wants. In fact, the whole notion of "truly wants" is going to shrink and vanish from his mind. But that notion is the key. The key to his freedom and creative power.

Consciousness wants to create new consciousness, and it can. Imagination is how it does it. If there were some ultimate state of consciousness, imagination would always be able to play another card and take it further.

The individual is fundamentally at odds with the State. The State wants control. The State wants loyalists, adherents, joiners, conformists. The individual wants freedom, if he has any inkling of his own power. The basic makeup of the State is promoted as a We. We want this. We need this. We deserve this. We all agree on this. The ubiquitous We is floated on purpose. The aim is to eradicate the I. The individual. The State wants all arguments to center on what We should get. Should We be given this or that? Should We have A or B? What is best for We? This is where all the trouble starts. The State is not going to solve that trouble because it is creating it. On the other hand, the individual who is free knows what he wants. Or can discover it. Sooner or later, he realizes that most of the people around him aren't free. Those people have embedded themselves so deeply in We that they can't see outside it. The very idea of being free is meaningless to them. So be it.

Eventually, every large bureaucracy is maintained to protect special interests. A bureaucracy of the mind protects the individual from exploring his deepest desires.

The media is the opposition party. They oppose the people's right to know, on hundreds of major stories, and whether you love or hate Donald Trump, the media are criminal rogues in a long-running stage play. The media believe an election campaign is an event they own. It's their property. They can twist it any which way. If something can be printed on page one and put on the nightly news, the media claim ownership.

Excessive organization of the mind obstructs creativity.

The mental bureaucracy starts out as an impulse to maintain security. But 'protecting one's future from harm' eventually becomes so extensive an operation that the future itself dissolves. There is no future. There is only the present, repeating itself.

Imagination is a path. Walking on that path long enough, you find answers to all the questions you've ever asked, as an incidental side effect of the journey. You also find power that most people only dream of.

The moment of change and insight is the moment when the individual sees he can create his own future. At that instant, the bureaucracy of the mind is suspended without pay.

Independent I plus independent I can make a powerful We. But bureaucratic I plus bureaucratic I makes a blind structure.

The movement called Surrealism took apart the bureaucracy of the mind. Surrealism was, of course, too much for most people. They recoiled in fear and loathing. They saw their own 'apparatus' being dismantled.

Logic and imagination aren't opposites. The complement each other. Logic is all about learning how to walk on the ground. Imagination is about flying.

The origin of power is in the imagination.

Most people are consumed by, or surrender to, organization as the first order of business. That's backwards. What is the proper degree of organization? The minimum required to implement the vision of what the individual most deeply desires. Anything beyond that is self-fulfilling obstruction.

The sign that a bureaucracy of the mind has taken over? The individual keeps shrinking his aims and desires.

Nationalism is not Empire. Nationalism is solving problems at home. Globalism is the non-partisan effort to immerse nations in a regional and planetary management system; mega-corporations and banks steer the ship. Freedom includes the ability to choose between Nationalism and Globalism. Globalism is not an organic grass-roots movement. It is imposed from above. Empire here implies the effort by a government (e.g., the US, China) to extend its control over other nations and peoples. It is not an intrinsic part of Nationalism. Dick Cheney was intent on building an American Empire. A factory worker in Ohio isn't. Nationalism doesn't mean the government is running a vast Welfare State. It isn't running a charity without limits. It isn't promising a utopia based on "share and care."

Trump has blazed a trail of rejecting major media. As a result of his merciless attacks, press outlets are going mad pushing numerous outlandish fake stories. They're ripe for further incursions on their territory. In the past, this was the pattern: an outsider enters the scene and accuses the government of vast fraud; media operators assemble their usual cast of sordid characters, who dismiss the charges; everybody goes home and the story dies. But that's not working anymore. Media pomposity is exposed as fakery. Millions of people see through the ruse. The media emperor is naked. He can prance around and around, but his fundamental nakedness keeps compounding the joke. Truth be told, as their financial positions sink into dire red ink, press operations are trapped. Why? Because they are partners with the high-level criminals whose activities are the very stories the public wants to know about. Reporting on these crimes in great depth, day after day, would resuscitate the newspapers and broadcast networks. But that will never happen. For example, these crimes: The Federal Reserve/a clandestine private corporation. Medically caused death. Toxic vaccines. Trillions of dollars of missing US government money. The power of the Trilateral Commission over US government policy. The covert implementation of the UN agenda of destruction in US communities. And a hundred more issues.

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