Jon Rappoport


American Artist and Investigative Journalist, Publisher of

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There are those who believe life is a museum. You walk through the rooms, find one painting, stroll into it and take up permanent residence. But the museum is endless. If you were a painter, you?d never decide to live inside one of your canvases forever. You?d keep on painting. In a climate of mediocrity, the independent individual is not moved to agree with the prevailing narrative or some fabricated need to go along with the crowd.

Are human beings becoming social constructs? Populations are undergoing a quiet revolution. We can cite some of the reasons: television; education; job training and employment requirements; the Surveillance State; government organizations who follow a ?zero tolerance? policy; inundation with advertising. It?s all geared to produce people who are artificial constructs. And this is just the beginning. There are a number of companies (see, for example, who are dedicated to measuring ?audience response? to ads and other public messages. I?m talking about electronic measuring. The use of bracelets, for instance, that record students? emotional responses to teachers in classrooms, in real time. Then there is facial recognition geared to the task of revealing how people are reacting when they sit at their computers and view websites. Push-pull, ring the bell, watch the dog drool for his food. Stimulus-response. It?s not much of a stretch to envision, up the road a few years, whole populations more than willing to volunteer for this kind of mass experimentation. But further than that, we could see society itself embrace, culturally, the ongoing measurement of stimuli and responses. ?Yes, I want to live like this. I want to be inside the system. I want to be analyzed. I want to be evaluated. I want to accept the results. I want to be part of the new culture. Put bracelets on me. Measure my eye movements, my throat twitches that indicate what I?m thinking, and my brain waves. Going to a movie should include the experience of wearing electrodes that record my second-to-second reactions to what?s happening on the screen. I like that. I look forward to it?? In such a culture, ?Surveillance State? would take on a whole new dimension.

Imagination is larger than any universe. It needs no sanction from the world or from other worlds. It is not some secret form of physics. It is not religion. It is not cosmology. It is not any one picture of anything.

Since 1960, there have been more plastic syringes available than anyone could need. And yet, for the decades since then, WHO has done NOTHING to stop the spread of vicious diseases that result from the mass re-use of dirty needles.

There is a non-material faculty called imagination. If that is stimulated, perception immediately expands. Who can tell you what to do, how to think, what to envision? Who, besides yourself?

As far as the very embarrassing and growing list of AIDS survivors was concerned ? the people who had rejected the idea of HIV and were rebuilding their health successfully without medical drugs ? we tried to keep track of pending stories on these people, and we went to those media outlets and told them these people were 'vegetarian kooks' and 'anecdotal examples who had not been studied by real scientists' and 'publicity seekers' and so on. We said some of them had never really been HIV positive to begin with. It was like shooting pigeons. We did pretty well. Some stories did appear on these survivors, but the general tone was, 'so and so is a strange curiosity and scientists are studying why he has managed to live for so long without getting sick, and this may hold promise for future research.' You know, all that crap.

Imagination isn?t a system. It might invent systems, but it is non-material. It?s a capacity. It feels no compulsion to imitate reality. It makes realities. Its scope is limited only by a person?s imagining of how far imagination can go. Here is the secret about time. There is always a gap, a discontinuance between the past and present. Why? Because you and your vision and action are that gap. It is always there, in the same way that a blank canvas is always there for the painter.

Some other operatives I was aware of played a role in getting mainstream researchers to lobby for, and win, a new standard for HIV illness, based purely on numbers of T-cells. [Note: this "innovation" came later, long after 1987.] Tests would determine if a person was 'getting sick,' or if he was 'getting better' after taking his AZT ? all measured by how many T-cells [part of the immune system defense] showed up on the tests. These operatives knew, and had been briefed on this, that T-cells could actually vary all over the place, up and down, depending on factors like the time of day a person was given the test. It was another area of shoddy science, and they took advantage of it. I'll give you an example. You've got some guy who has been told he's HIV positive, and so, even though he's not sick at all, he gets tested every few months for numbers of T-cells. Sooner or later, those numbers will go down on a test. If the doctor isn't really attentive, he'll tell the patient he is now officially diagnosed with full-blown AIDS, because those numbers are too low. If the patient hasn't been taking AZT yet, he will go for it now.

There is no definition of a mental disorder. It's bullshit. I mean, you just can't define it.

As if that isn't enough, you'll also be able "gain new insights," because your brain and the super brain (computer) are in sync. But none of this really involves active thought, because what the two brains are doing is automatic. So insights, whatever they may consist of, are programmed into you. If that sounds like freedom, Pavlov was Thomas Paine. Brain activity on any level, whether biological or chemical or machine, isn't about freedom. It's about carrying out directives that originate in free choice. Actual thought is based in freedom. You think, which is to say, you make inquiries and decisions and conclusions outside the automatic venue of chemical and biological activity. You do that.

In educating people about a subject, you can break down information into palatable bits. When you do that with imagination, you disintegrate power. What does waiting accomplish? What does postponement achieve?

Talent, achievement, and creative imagination are far more interesting and marvelous than programs. They originate in non-material spaces where the individual invents thought and energy.

We re-learn to live through and by imagination, and then we enter and invent new space and time. But space and time aren?t superior forces. They operate and come into being at the tap of imagination. The person who is enmeshed in a thousand excuses for opting out of the future he wants?that person is never going to move off the starting blocks. He?s going to become an artist of his own stagnant swamp.

At the highest levels of the medical cartel, vaccines are a top priority because they cause a weakening of the immune system. I know that may be hard to accept, but its true. The medical cartel, at the highest level, is not out to help people, it is out to harm them, to weaken them. To kill them. At one point in my career, I had a long conversation with a man who occupied a high government position in an African nation. He told me that he was well aware of this. He told me that WHO is a front for these depopulation interests.

In March, Mr. Obama submitted a plan to the United Nations detailing how the United States would meet its target [on reducing global warming]. It said it would do so chiefly through enactment of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on emissions from cars, trucks and power plants. Translation of the above quote: Obama will bypass Congress and make global warming decisions for the future of America through executive fiat. Poverty, hunger, climate change. Solving these problems is the announced objective, tying together Obama, the Pope, and the UN. A moment?s reflection reveals the absurdity of their high-flying rhetoric. Would you trust these three to reduce poverty in the world, when none of them can point to a single prior success in drastically reducing poverty in any nation in the world?

Technocracy and its utopian fantasies provide a perfect negative example. Addled researchers look forward to the day when your brain, connected to a massive computer that is "a super brain," will have instant access to so much information it will ascend to a new level of knowledge and power... and then Greater Reality will emerge. But on what assumptions is this fantasy based?

Whenever people encounter a crazy idea, a high-flying absurd notion, they reject it out of hand. That?s the first impulse. ?No, no one would believe that. It?s ridiculous.? But as time passes, and this crazy idea is repeated over and over again, people make adjustments to their own minds. ?Well, maybe it?s true, a lot of important authorities accept it, so maybe I should accept it. I guess it does make sense.? This is the process of buying a cover story, buying an egregious lie meant to obscure a hidden truth.

Do you really believe you'll be able to plug into a reservoir of data about playing the piano and immediately sit down and roll out Chopin and Beethoven? Take chess. We've already seen that big computers can defeat human chess champions. Does that mean you can plug into the computer's programs and become Bobby Fisher? Having access and actually doing something with that access are two very different things. Doing something means you are making choices and decisions, freely. It doesn't mean you're submitting to a mechanical pattern.

In this sense, the universe, the cosmos is the last stop on a train route. It sits there. It doesn?t offer you a ride. It doesn?t collect a ticket. It doesn?t present a fount of wisdom. You do all that. That?s when the universe comes alive.

Technocracy is a mirror of that amnesia. Technocracy is a surrender to that amnesia. It's a blockbuster movie loaded with special effects that hide its paucity of real ideas. It's lack of free thought parading as advanced thinking. It's simplistic plot operating like junk food---pleasant impact followed by vacuum and blank stare. Before you can figure out all the lies, we'll have you trapped in a new system. That's the challenge hurled at us. How we respond will decide the future of life on planet Earth. Our response depends on our understanding and conviction about what we are. Free and intensely creative beings, or sub-machines connected to the Big Machine.

With imagination, one can solve a problem. More importantly, one can skip ahead of the problem and render it null and void. Excuses are not impressive. As clever as they might be, they don?t exhibit very much. They?re minor works in a small distant storage room of the museum.

Dr. Loren Mosher, psychiatrist, former chief of the Center for Studies of Schizophrenia at the National Institute of Mental Health, in his resignation letter sent to the American Psychiatric Association(APA), wrote: "Finally, why must the APA pretend to know more than it does? DSM-4 is the fabrication upon which psychiatry seeks acceptance by [the profession of] medicine in general. Insiders know it is more a political than a scientific document.

Let?s face it. The word ?scandal? doesn?t begin to describe what?s been happening at the CDC all these years. RICO crime is a bit more apt. The CDC is a mafia, whose objective is to protect the pharmaceutical industry, while it stands by and watches, with depraved indifference, as untold numbers of children suffer brain damage from the injection of vaccines.

Technocracy is all about "best answer." It's a fairy tale in which all humans go along with a master plan. And as for the nuts and bolts... do you really believe that if you have access to a program that teaches a foreign language, you'll instantly be able to speak in that language? If the super brain gives you a one-second blast of information about automotive repair, do you really think you'll be able to open the hood of your car and fix it?

You aren't your brain. If you were your brain, freedom wouldn't exist and we could all pack it up and go home and forget about life and the future. Therefore, no super brain computer is going to supply you with freedom. It's going to enforce automatic reflexes based on somebody's algorithms.

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