The tomato in the mind

The tomato in the mind

by Jon Rappoport

December 1, 2017

Writers who write fiction have nothing to say about their work in the pages of magazines that publish their stories. Those stories appear, and that’s it. But since I own and operate this blog, I can make remarks about my piece here.

One reason (not the only one) I write fiction now and then: I want to stimulate the imaginations of my readers. I want them to think about implications. I want them to climb out of their customary ideas and do some imagining in wider spheres. I want them to feel liberated. I want them to like fiction. I want them to consider the possibility that fiction does something for them that journalism can’t. I want them to come up against absurdities. I want them to realize that fact after fact after fact has limits. I want them to take a trip with me. I want them to realize that if I can imagine, so can they. I want them to laugh once in a while. I want them to feel that the creative impulse of writers has some value. I want them to put aside, for a few minutes, the notion that B must follow A and C must follow B. I want them to suspend their disbelief in “other worlds.” I want them to appreciate sheer made-up invention. I want them to want to travel outside the reality machine. And see what’s there.

Okay, here we go. This is a story about a man who comes up with a smart and disturbing idea and then thinks better of it. On a smaller scale, this happens every day, in large organizations where the combined efforts of workers produce horror shows for the population at large.

—If you can write about lush tomato farms in Death Valley and make people believe you, you could have a future at the Agency. That’s what they told me on my first day at work.

Of course, I was already a published writer, but so what? To the slag minds at the office, I was just another guy. A drone. A slug.

But I wrote a paper called THE TOMATO IN THE MIND, and it was passed around at the Agency, and caused quite a stir. It posited the idea that a fake holographic UFO invasion of Earth could reduce the slack of wandering minds and focus the population on a single goal: defense of the home planet.

We would “attack” the aliens and put them down before they landed. What a victory! But we would need to remain on alert because more evil ones might be coming.

Part two of the operation would involve connecting every brain on the planet to the Cloud. Why? To make us smarter and give birth to new ideas about the protection of Earth.

Every citizen would send his ideas back to the Cloud, where they would be processed by Facebook and evaluated. All hands on deck.

A super-special algorithm called the Kissinger would integrate these solutions and emerge with an international plan to save Earth. Democracy at work.

As for mind control, the Cloud would embed the image of a ripe red TOMATO in every human brain. A symbol of hope and life. A symbol of cooperation. A symbol of joy. A symbol of eternal vigilance and war.

Why a tomato? Why not? In and of itself, a symbol has no meaning or force. But infusing it with sensations, half-formed thoughts, images, and emotions brings about a powerful, what shall I call it, collective allegiance.

And then, when people sense they share this symbol, you have the glue that really binds them together. They don’t know where the symbol came from, they don’t fully see it, but they glimpse enough of it to believe it’s a basic reality—no questions asked. At the center of consciousness, IT’S THERE. It always has been, and finally people are becoming aware of it. This is labeled “a higher stage of evolution.”

The tomato.

People are always looking for a basis, a foundation, a thing which cannot be exceeded, a stopping place, a bottom line, a truth that cannot be argued. It must be accepted.

The tomato is THAT. It also reinforces the notion that all the people of Earth must come together and protect themselves and the environment from the outer-space invasion.

Intense cooperation is the key. Cast aide all differences. Offload “eccentric ideas.” The tomato says: there is a plan and we must adhere to it.

Rejoice in our ascension to Oneness.

A three-man team of Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates is put in charge of deploying the best technicians of the day to assemble the tomato and impart to it all the shadings of meaning and sensation. It must be all-embracing. It must satisfy many levels of human desire. It must be compelling to the highest degree possible.

As a sub-operation, those alert outliers, who perceive the embedded symbol, will want to criticize what they think the tomato “actually is.” They must be dealt with. The plan is to set them against each other, so they’ll argue and snipe without let-up. Agents will be planted in their midst, and these agents will present the most absurd versions of the symbol: it’s actually radioactive dust from Mars infiltrating the cerebral cortex; it’s a remnant of a thought-form from early Egyptian Freemasons; it’s the image of a Babylonian witch; it’s Jesus from the planet Venus; it’s a white nationalist microwave broadcast from a Nazi bunker hidden below ground in New Orleans; it’s a transmission from a HAARP device captured by Antifa during their raid on a Wal-Mart in St. Louis; it’s the text of a secret demonic Amendment to the Constitution ratified in 1811 and deleted from all historical records.

The question arises: how will major media and governments present the tomato? And the answer is: they won’t. They’ll remain silent. They might even deny the tomato exists. Let it appear that this is an organically spreading awareness. Let people “discover it” for themselves. In the process, a “belonging” occurs. People come to believe they’re part of something larger and much more powerful than themselves: the symbol. That’s what they want to believe, isn’t it? Well, here it is.

Some people will call the tomato an apple. Some will call it a pear. Some will call it an image of Earth. Some will call it love. Some will call it collective consciousness. Let them. Let them express their fragmented and partial awareness of the tomato. It doesn’t matter. What matters is they react to its presence in their minds.

Soon after my paper circulated at the Agency, I was summoned to the Director’s office. He informed me I would be detached from my position and given a cover legend as a member of the US president’s National Security team. Within the Oval Office, I would work to prepare for the holographic invasion.

The Director said, “We believe the people of this world are now stupid enough to buy an interstellar-invasion scenario. We’ll feed you data and reports you can, in turn, present to the President. You’ll meet with Generals and war planners at the Pentagon. They’ll come on board. For them, any excuse for war is a good excuse. The big trick, though, is to convince them that our military response will be VIRTUAL. Do you see? We won’t really launch missiles and laser weapons. You tell them we’ll fool the aliens from outer space into thinking they’re being attacked. This won’t be an easy sell on your part. But we’ll prepared a series of profiles of the aliens. These reports will show they have a unique vulnerability to virtual attacks, because they’re robots. They respond to the virtual in the same way they respond to the real. It’s automatic…”

I came out of that meeting thinking the Director was quite insane. And perhaps, desperate. But what could I do? I was now all the way in.

Under my new cover, in my meetings at the Pentagon, I made my case, step by step, over the course of a year. I was surprised at how easily the war planners accepted the layout. Their only concern was the money the federal government would spread around to defense contractors. As long as these corporations could step up their production of new weapons systems, and rake in more billions—even if the weapons would never be used—all would be well.

Obviously, certain people at the Pentagon were receiving enormous kickbacks from the defense contractors, and my plan would increase that secret cash flow.

I never mentioned the tomato.

Why would I?

This updated tomato version of the Agency’s MKULTRA program, as well as the technology for the virtual holographic attack from outer space, and our virtual response to it—all of it was being tasked out of a dark project in several hidden locations in the Western US. That side of the operation was none of my business.

I was the founder of the tomato.

I was the genius at the heart of the program.

I was awarded several medals at private ceremonies.

I was the golden-haired boy.

I basked in the attention. The Agency funneled me cash from one of their slush funds, and I bought a house in the hills of Virginia. I had servants and armed security at my disposal.

Best of all, I would never have the tomato in my own mind. I would be free from it. I would be one of the few who would escape its influence.

So now you know what you need to know about the recent alien invasion from outer space and our glorious victory.

For exposing all this, of course…these days I’m being branded as one of the lunatic outliers with a half-cocked conspiracy theory. The White House, the Pentagon, and the Agency deny I ever worked for them. People accuse me of being unpatriotic because I’ve demeaned the war effort.

There is even a group which claims I myself am a hologram.

My house has been taken away from me. I now live in a small apartment in a small town in the middle of nowhere. I’ve undergone extensive plastic surgery.

If some day, somewhere, you see a man walking down the street or buying groceries in a market, a man whose face oddly and vaguely suggests a tomato, that might be me.

It’s my personal reminder that I once participated in the greatest hoax in the history of Earth.

—Yet, as I write that sentence, I wonder if the virtual space invasion was but a minor episode in a tradition which included much larger deceptions. Who knows?

For example, is a tomato in the mind more serious than the Vatican? Just a thought.


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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.

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Higher chaos from order

Higher chaos from order

by Jon Rappoport

November 28, 2017

“You need to understand the bottom line of mind-programming. It’s not only the content of the programming, it’s the fact that stimulus-response is the method. Trying to embed any Pavlovian wiring is also trying to limit or eradicate the creative force. A planet of eight billion people modified to be kind, helpful, generous, sharing, and cooperative is a farce. That’s not the way things actually work, in a natural sense. Making them work that way is simply putting a layer of false behavior over a tsunami of energy. The results are predictable.” (Preparatory notes on Exit From The Matrix, Jon Rappoport)

This is another article in which I examine real human psychology, as opposed to the fetid academic and therapeutic versions peddled at universities and in therapists’ offices.

The creative personality, which is to say, the force that rejects the status quo in favor of inventing something new, is working against and beyond established order.

The creative personality is not obsessively interested in things as they are, but rather in new things he can make.

Therefore, he introduces a state of affairs in which there is chaos. Chaos, relative to the established order.

He does not mind this.

He knows that many “harmonies and symmetries” exist, and they function to keep people tuned to a “mass equilibrium”…which is a state of mind. A passive state.

Order in and of itself is not an inherently desirable condition.

Once upon a time, the notion of an airplane flying in the sky was chaotic to the public state of mind. The preferable state was motion along the ground. That was order.

Eventually, flying in a plane become the new order, acceptable by all.

Every new breakthrough breaks something.

The New Age quest for larger and larger harmonies was an effort to bypass the need for individual creative breakthroughs. It foundered and continues to founder on those rocks.

So-called alternative news online was a breakthrough that profoundly disturbed the order of mainstream controlled news. Therefore, it was called fake. We are now witnessing an attempt to put that genie back in the bottle.

Individuals who want to be creative often pull up short and fail to follow through, because they know they’ll be introducing an element of chaos into order. They recoil at this idea. It’s too much for them, because they’ve been trained like pets.

Even the paintings of Italian Renaissance masters, which we now look at as examples of extreme perfection and order, were, at the time, experienced as chaotic, relative to the flat icons of medieval art. The new paintings broke the mold. They alarmed the viewer with their illusions of perspective. By what right did humans render Depth and thereby approach the creations of the Deity?

This is not to say that all rejections of order are automatically good. But all truly creative endeavors, in any field, involve fracturing some previous order—in the world and in the mind.

In order to maintain stability while creatively breaking through, a philosophic stance is invaluable. For example—an understanding of what freedom means for the individual, and how it has been achieved, against odds, in the midst of tyrannies. How freedom is an inherent quality. How dynamic it is. How it enables the individual to create unlimited energy.

A psychology of individual creativity seems remote, because “so few people want to create something new,” but this argument is shallow. The ongoing programming of people from birth is the reason so many are satisfied with things as they are.

What I call the Reality Machine doesn’t only turn out “things as they are.” It also tries to program people to accept what it turns out.

It is an android by and for androids.

The imagination exercises [which I present in Exit From The Matrix] go against the grain of established order, go beyond that order. They allow a person to invent and experience SOMETHING THAT EXISTS which comes from himself, rather than from an external pattern.

External pattern is interesting and useful. But it isn’t the end-all and be-all. External pattern tends to convince people that the reality it represents is final. This is an illusion…


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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.

Karma Shuffle, Invented Religion

Karma Shuffle, Invented Religion

by Jon Rappoport

November 6, 2017

“The Mahābhārata is the longest epic poem known and has been described as ‘the longest poem ever written’. Its longest version consists of over…200,000 individual verse lines…about 1.8 million words in total…” (Wikipedia)

Today, a Hindu god who has yet to be named returned to Earth.

Getting off the central escalator at the largest shopping center in Bombay, he said, “Karma? What’s that?”

A passenger carrying an armful of packages explained, and the god replied, “What are you, crazy?”

The god, now huddled with scholars the Institute for Vedic Studies, is releasing statements:

“They couldn’t have screwed this thing up worse if they’d tried.”

“Karma basically started as a joke at a party.”

“Limiting future incarnations? Where did THAT come from?”

“Hinduism was originally a conversation among artists.”

“This is one crazy planet.”

“Organized religion is art gone berserk.”

“At any given moment, anything that moves is being worshiped as a god by someone.”

“No wonder prison is the fastest growing industry on Earth.”

“I like this painting, but you like that painting, so let’s bring up the tanks and start shooting each other. Yeah, makes a lot of sense.”

“A priest is a janitor for a painting.”

“Aren’t there any schools for un-brainwashing?”

“As far as I can tell, Hinduism is four pretty good paintings.”

“Lunatics parlayed that into a caste system.”

“I’m not a god. I’m a poet. A long time ago, I was writing an epic poem and somebody took a piece of it and froze it in space and time and made a religion out of it…”

“For the sake of argument, let’s say I’m a guy who can appear and disappear at will. Does that make me a god? Do I want people giving me flowers and building shrines and kneeling in front of me? Come on. Get serious. Better yet, get un-serious.”

…Yet one more example of how imagination is misinterpreted…


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.

The reality game and ancient Tibetan magicians

The reality game and ancient Tibetan magicians

by Jon Rappoport

Memo, November 1, 2017:

“Things as they are” presents special problems. Although it may seem “things as they are” encompasses the entire field of operation, this is not so. THINGS AS THEY ARE is a concept. It is closely held by the mind. This is a particular bias in thinking. It presupposes that “things” function according to rules, and the rules are within the game. But the game is subject to the action of invention and imagination. No game can stand up to imagination. AI is a game. It is a combination of complex systems. AI can rearrange any number of elements, but this is not the totality of imagination. Imagination can introduce new never before seen elements, for example. These elements render the game null and void. A magician, as defined by the ancient Tibetans, would be able to overturn any system or game. He is not operating within any set of archetypes. He is canceling or inventing energy. He is absent of any devotion to things as they are. He is not devising strategies within the game. He is not interested in ritual or ceremony. He has no synthetic ideology. The priest class rose up to control the population. The magician was not interested in control. He saw it as a primitive substitute for endless invention and imagination. The need to control is a signal of surrender of one’s own inherent capacities. Populations are trained into the timid use of energies, internal energies. They only know how to use machines to employ energy. The Tibetan magician was not interested in winning converts. There was nothing to convert people to. The magician was not interested in spreading ideas. He had no church or temple. He saw organized religion as a further metaphysical extension of things as they are. People are addicted to gobbling up things as they are. This is the reality game. The magician saw the coalesced shapes of energy in the world as workable items that defined a limited field of operation. Beyond that, the shapes were illusions. They could be deleted. They could be created. The magician was an artist of reality. He could invent new shapes, new realities. This is an insight available to any human. But he has to envision it and use it. Use it again and again. Then he begins to see how extensive the illusion of the collective is. He sees the vaporous clouds of Need that control the masses. Their own need is at the bottom of it. The anti-magician says: WHAT IS YOUR NEED? I WILL SATISFY IT. I WILL FEED IT. Plug into shallow pleasure centers and develop amnesia about everything else. The magician is operating from other centers. His own. He invents his own pleasure centers. He doesn’t surrender to primitive electromagnetic signals. The background noise and signals of Earth culture have been morphed into expressions of NEED. CONTROL THE NEED, CONTROL THE SATISFACTION OF THE NEED. This is the reality game.


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.

Moving deeper into the universal con job

Moving deeper into the universal con job

by Jon Rappoport

October 25, 2017

Over at my other blog and nomorefakenews, I just posted a piece about the con of collective consciousness. Here I want to go deeper.

Here is a brief excerpt from my work-in-progress, The Underground:

“All right, so a man disappears…he’s gone, possibly never was, and the chiefs and priests and transportation departments develop a case of red ass. Where could he reappear? What evidence does he gather during his zero period? He was standing on a streetcorner and suddenly vanished. Blinked out. They’ll operate on synapses to figure out how it happened. They’ll round up sheep and horses and kill them, they’ll pull a whole city to a screeching halt, bring in troops and machine gun crowds on the off chance they’ll nail him. If a million people all mentally concentrated and made a golden sphere in a faraway desert roll across the ground, it would be considered a very fine thing. But one man doing it all alone? They’ll blow up Europe.”

Get it? I hope so.

Let’s look at so-called quantum entanglement. This is the proposition that an effect produced on one atom will immediately show up as the same effect on another atom a huge distance away.

And thus, “all things are connected, everything is connected to everything.”

And thus, it’s wonderful, we’re living in a collective universe.

It’s a miracle.

Really? No. It’s a DESIGN FEATURE. That’s all. That’s the way the continuum is built. With quantum entanglement. It could have been built differently.

A car is built so it runs on a highway. It could have been built with wings to fly in the sky, but it wasn’t. Design feature. Not a miracle.

You would begin to see how weird collectivism can get if people worshipped cars designed to run on highways. O hail the great car! It runs on highways. A miracle.

The pseudo-religious hysteria about a universe built to inter-connect is misplaced, to say the least. “Oh, we are all One.” “Oh, we aren’t individuals, that was just an illusion.” “Oh, when we all realize we’re all connected, we’ll enter into permanent enlightenment.”

No we won’t.

Yes, you can be me, and I can be you, and we can be together, but that isn’t “the end.” It’s one of an unlimited number of consciousness-states. You can put it on like a coat and take it off. You can enter and exit.

The political use of collective consciousness is an op. A con. It’s the proposition that the individual is the main source of trouble throughout history and needs to be sidelined, eradicated, forgotten.

Why? Because collectivist societies are really controlled from the top, by the few, and the few don’t want a lot of independent individuals running around. The few also don’t want separate nations; they want one planet united under their own rule.

So-called New Age philosophy was bent to elevate collective consciousness into an era of enlightenment. “Here it comes, catch the wave.” “We’re all United.”

Of course, for this glazed donut notion to take hold you need glazed donut education, in which students are kept from exercising their individual minds and skills. Schools become part of the overall op.

Our last president made two rather famous statements: “You [the individual] didn’t build that,” and “We’re all in this together.”

Perfect.


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.

Your power in a decaying world

Your power in a decaying world

by Jon Rappoport

October 17, 2017

These are notes from an ongoing project, The Underground:

“Solutions to private problems and public problems require the ability to think things through, logically, and to reject what is unworkable or biased—but above and beyond that, a person needs to be able to imagine solutions that haven’t been tried before. He can’t keep asking other people to invent solutions for him. This is the hardest lesson. The habit of demanding that others come up with answers, that others find a way out of the tunnel—this habit is based on the assumption that one’s own power of imagination is grossly limited, which is a lie. You might say it is the central lie.”

“The world says defect from your own power. Never find out what it is. Assume it isn’t there. The world says all life is about the species, not about the individual.”

“When propagandists find a good thing, a message that works, they pound on it, they keep hammering away. Family, group, family, group, community. On and on. They never promote the message called The Individual with the same intensity. That would be counter-productive to what they are trying to accomplish: group identity; and amnesia about being an individual.”

“Civilization continues to erode and decay, as individual power is put on the back burner. But that doesn’t give the individual a license to surrender. If others want to give up, that’s their business. The individual, instead, finds new frontiers for his power, for his capacity to invent reality.”

“A confession of helplessness doesn’t earn you a gold star on the blackboard. There is no gold star or blackboard. There is you, there is your own power. And what is that power? It comes in two forms or venues. First, there is the ability to apply logic to events and information; to think rationally from A to B to C; to analyze. And second, there is imagination, the capacity to conceive and then invent realities that would never otherwise exist in the world.”

“Individual power doesn’t need to make rigid distinctions between what is done for self vs. what is done for others. Social engineers and propagandists make those separations. You exercise your creative power to fulfill what you deeply desire; and that process will, in fact, spill over and affect others in a positive way. It will lift them up. It will remind them that they, too, have power.”

“Logic and analysis keeps you from being sent down wrong roads, keeps you from buying official reality. Logic also reminds you that you have a mind. Logic is a road that can take you deeper and deeper into more basic fallacies that underpin organized society and its branches of knowledge. Logic tells you there are always more fundamental questions to ask and answer. There are levels of lies. The deeper you go, the more confident you become. The more powerful. Logic also lets you know when you’re projecting basic pre-judgments over a whole landscape and neglecting to look at the details.”

“Despair about the condition of society and the world is not a function of your power. It’s a moment of reflection, or it’s yet one more excuse for inaction and passivity. “What can we do about it all?” is a misdirected question. The actual target of that question is you. You’re asking yourself. And with your power, you can find an answer.”

“Passivity is a disease. It spreads and takes over. It makes strong people weak, and weak people demented. The passive life is precisely and exactly a life without power. The cure is a life lived with power.”

“In case there is any misunderstanding, the ability to help others and defend them from oppression is part and parcel of your own power. How could you help them without your power? How could you accomplish anything at all in that direction? How would denying your own power possibly result in a good outcome? And most importantly, it is through imagination that you can devise new ways to expose and reduce oppression, ways that haven’t been thought of before.”

“As society continues to decay, more and people attack individual power and place their faith in a program that reduces every human to a lowest common denominator of dependence on some controlling entity. This article of faith is surrender.”

“Some people want to say that power is a neutral object that can be used for good or evil. That isn’t true. Your deepest power is alive. It’s personal. It’s stunningly energetic and dynamic. It connects with your deepest understanding of what is true and good and right. But it never sacrifices itself on the altar of what others insist is good and true and right. It never deserts you for an abstract ideology someone else has devised. That ideology was formulated, in fact, to separate you from your power.”

“It takes great energy for a person to bury his own strength.”


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.

David vs. AI supercomputer Goliath

David vs. AI supercomputer Goliath

by Jon Rappoport

October 10, 2017

You can call this an editorial or a “think-piece.” It is about the present and near future. It is about the mightiest of information ops. It is about The Collective.

This is not an article focusing on the Vegas shooting, or on any other mass shooting. This is about how modern propaganda is done. I’m talking about the propaganda that is floated during and after major events—events that magnetize the public and elicit millions of responses online in comments sections, videos, articles, call-ins to talk shows and podcasts.

Giant modern computers have the ability to suck up every scrap of online information. They can analyze the information and then decide what people AREN’T BELIEVING AND AREN’T BUYING.

A major covert op is underway? An official scenario (an extended lie) is being presented to the people? Let’s see what the people are saying about it. Let’s analyze a zillion-zillion bits of online information and see where the propaganda isn’t working.

Then, analysts can come in and do a fix. They can construct new scenarios (lies) and float them and see how well they sell.

Here are a couple of wake-up calls in that regard, from the IBM site promoting the heavy of heavies, the super-duper computer called Watson. Watson can:

“Uncover insights from structured and unstructured data: Analyze text to extract meta-data from content such as concepts, entities, keywords, categories, relations and semantic roles.”

“Understand sentiment and emotion: Returns both overall sentiment and emotion for a document, and targeted sentiment and emotion towards keywords in the text for deeper analysis.”

This is the mission of modern artificial intelligence. Suck up, digest, analyze enormous amounts of information and imply ways of changing public perception.

In a major covert op, there is a great deal of official disinformation and contradiction. Things are not as they seem. On the whole, how is the public reacting to all the official disinfo? Call in AI. Call in the supercomputers. Ask them.

Then, when the answers appear, adjust the ongoing propaganda to fill in the holes and minimize the disbelief. Then, do another massive search and see how the new lies are selling. And so and so forth. In real time.

In the old days, an agency would mount an op, carry it out, and then do after-reports to assess the success or failure of the mission.

Part of that assessment: did our propaganda lies sell well? What were the problems, if any? What can we learn for next time?

That was horse-and-buggy stuff.

Now AI Goliath can make that assessment.

And now, independent media are working against Goliath the AI Computer and its analysis of public perception.

Goliath can defeat human opponents in chess and Jeopardy, but can it defeat independent media?

The game is afoot. The future is open.

The backers and users of Goliath believe they can increase the subtlety and nuance of AI to a point at which all the “clunky” interpretations are gone. Instead, AI will behave and think like a god who understands humans down to their fingertips.

I reject that. I believe humans will always have deeper inner-resources than machines.

No matter how well machines evaluate human responses, there is always more that cannot be anticipated.

In the ancient story, David was smarter than Goliath, who relied on his brute strength to win the day.

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

You can scoop up, ingest, and analyze data from 600 million people in the blink of an eye, but when you draw conclusions from those data, you ignore the independent individual and what he can think, investigate, discover, and infer.

He is the ace in the deck. He is where the algorithms stop. He is where the hypnotic disposition doesn’t live. He is where group-think fades out.

This is why the independent individual is all-important.

There is a new fictional TV series, The Wisdom of the Crowd. A super team with supercomputers and software and algorithms solves crimes. Part of the effort (which can obviously pay off) involves fielding reports from many people, a few of whom might have seen the perpetrator or witnesses. But the second aspect of the effort is murky: ask a question to the world online, such as, “Where is the missing child?” Then scoop up the millions of answers, apply an algorithm to these answers, “average” them out, and you’ll come up with something much closer to the truth than if you consulted just one investigator or a few investigators.

This is ludicrous. It assumes a wisdom The Group doesn’t have. It is another Goliath operation.

Goliath is an illusion. He is empty. He is either The Group or he speaks to The Group. In both cases, the individual is absent from the equation.

This remains the problem for all AI reality. It falls short. It can’t gobble up and swallow the mind and imagination of an independent individual.

In my work over the past 30 years, I have seen this “flaw” play out over and over again. The Group fails; the individual wins.

At a cost of billions (or trillions) of dollars, people are programmed to believe the opposite.

Why? Because they actually know or sense the power of the individual. That’s what they have to be “programmed out of.”

That’s called a clue.

Reality points to the pre-eminence of the individual. Massive illusion puffs up and promotes The Group.


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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.