The toy-gun arrests use “actors”

The toy-gun arrests use “actors”

by Jon Rappoport

May 10, 2013

There are two ways to cast a movie. You bring in professional actors and have them read, or you go out and hire “real people” for the parts.

The second way is sometimes used for the cameos.

That’s the case with the completely insane arrests, school suspensions, and general harassment leveled at kids and parents who “are guilty of” toy guns, fingers shaped like guns, pictures of guns, guns that make bubbles.

Here’s how it works.

The networks cover these stories, and they interview people in the community who say:

Well, I think the suspension from school was a little too harsh. Of course, Jimmy shouldn’t have brought the bubble gum gun to school, but the authorities went overboard…”

Other children in the class were frightened and that’s not good…”

The schools have a hard job these days, after the Newtown shooting. Everybody is on edge…”

Mickey is a good boy. I’m sure he meant no harm with the water pistol. But bringing it to school not the thing to do…”

These are all supposed to be rational comments and reactions.

Of course, they aren’t. They’re the words of total idiots.

If Jimmy brings a screen saver of a gun to his school, SO WHAT?

If Mike has a little plastic gun that makes bubbles, SO WHAT?

Ah, but if the sane people who would come right out and say “SO WHAT” and get very angry about it don’t exist anymore, then where are we?

But you see, those sane people do exist. They are many of them in the communities where the lunatics in charge are pursuing this wacko agenda.


They’re not casting them in the movie called The News.

No, instead, they’re casting the idiots, as if they represent the “general opinion and feeling.”

And these are the people the country sees on the news.

After a while, most of the viewing audience accepts these selected interviewed morons as “everybody.”

If they wanted to, a news staff could find, in a town, a hundred people who would be outraged at what’s going on with toy guns. But they don’t want to.

In other words, it’s a psyop.

And by implication, it adds fuel to the idea that any angry person is suffering from some sort of mental disorder, like the fictional Oppositional Defiance Disorder.

The Matrix Revealed

A kid brings a toy gun to school.

The authorities go into a dither. They suspend the kid and call the cops and go off about “protecting the community.”

A TV news crew moves in. They talk to residents. They screen them. They choose “rational people” to interview. They reject the ones who are outraged, whose blood is boiling. They don’t interview them.

This is called casting. It’s finding actors who are real people. The real people are chosen for their “balanced and concerned” reactions.

It’s a stage play. It’s a movie.

You could go into that town with a camera and find a hundred people who are very, very angry at what the school and the cops did. You could interview them. You could let them show their anger on camera. You could let them reveal their extreme outrage in full flower.

There is another angle to the official news psyop.

Step one: The news staffs are consciously choosing interviewees who back up the astonishing actions of the school and the cops. To an authentically sane mind, what the interviewees are saying is staggering and it doesn’t compute.

Step two: But after dozens of these toy gun stories are run on the news, the mind begins to waver. It begins to doubt itself (unless it’s committed and strong and has some actual principles in tow).

Step three: And this doubt, the production of this doubt, is exactly what the psyop is aimed at engendering.

The doubt has a way of spreading. Other news stories that don’t add up begin to make sense to a doubting mind. It’s called passive acceptance.

Let’s see. The parents yanked their kid out of the hospital because they didn’t like the doctors and they got a second opinion. The second opinion said the child could stay at home with the parents, but Child Protective Services came and took the child away. Hmm…I don’t like that but I guess CPS knows what it’s doing…they’re the professionals…”

The mind rejects its own conclusions and opts for passive acceptance.

Anybody who is truly angry with good cause is really weird and “has a problem.” Anger is bad.

When is the last time you saw a person running for public office who was coming from a place of real and visible and seismic outrage, justified outrage, who based his whole campaign on that outrage?

When was the last time such a candidate won a race for a major office in this country?

The psyop says, “Such people are unbalanced. There’s no telling what they might do.”

To put it another way, when was the last time you saw a machine that was angry? Never. And the America that’s being created, day after day, is all about turning humans into machines.

A citizen says, “Billy brought a toy gun to school. Yes, the principal was harsh in his judgment and punishment. I see that. At the same time, there is a great deal of fear these days. So the suspension was understandable. Billy needed to apologize. He needed to be taught a better kind of behavior. This is a tricky problem. It’s not easy to solve. We have to be compassionate for everyone concerned…”

That’s the comment of a human turning into a machine. A machine that spits out “reasonable” observations.

That human was selected to be interviewed. He was chosen. He was put on camera.

And millions of mushy “tolerant and compassionate” viewers agree with what he says. They buy the machine. They want the machine. They like the machine. They aspire to be the machine.

This is all about operant conditioning, and the goal is to make a free and independent human into a socialized mechanism.

What’s called New Age Philosophy, this part of it, was created intentionally, as an op, to generate passive acceptance masquerading as higher consciousness. Socialization. An underpinning for the succeeding wave of political correctness.

The news has a very strong card to play with its viewing audience: “See, this is real. These are real stories and we’re interviewing real people. This isn’t fiction. We aren’t making anything up.”

But of course they are making it up. They are creating fiction. They’re choosing people to interview as casting directors would. This person over here doesn’t fit the story line, he’s too outraged. No good. This person over here is perfect. He looks and sounds respectable, and he thinks toy guns are wrong, but he comes across as reasonable. We want him for the role.

Over the long haul, we’re talking about nothing less than the creation of an archetype for the viewer: the Interviewee. In thousands of newscasts, this archetype is shaped and sculpted, until the viewer comes to expect it.

If he doesn’t see it on the news, if he sees something else, he rejects it.

That (interviewee) isn’t real. That doesn’t fit.”

Worse yet, the archetype of Interviewee comes to represent the archetype of Citizen. This is what a citizen is.

And the corollary: anything (anybody) else isn’t a real citizen.

The movie called the news is, by this process, inventing cartoons of life. With the ability to present thousands and thousands of these cartoons every night, with that power, the news creates reality. People come to accept the cartoon as authentic. Then they demand the cartoon, because…

They want something real.

This is the absurdity.

Exit From the Matrix

Government agencies like DHS are aware of this phenomenon, and they play it to the hilt. They meet with newspeople and train them on how to cover catastrophes and major crimes.

This training reinforces the basic slant of the news, offering suggestions and recommendations on how to present these events to the public.

In return, news networks tell government what they need, what they are looking for.

This is the grand meeting and collaboration of two major cartoon organizations, feeding each other, and feeding off each other.

Television news has become a kind of judiciary, bolstering its case by bringing witnesses on camera who fit the portrait of realism it has created over decades of programming.

And the truth? The truth has become a hated and shunned commodity. It would not only upset all applecarts, it would look false. It would lack the style the public has come to accept as the only legitimate fashion statement.

The mind has been prepared, primped, and conditioned to want fashion, not as a substitute, not as accoutrement, not as add-on, but as the central core.

Such is the power of art. Not great art, but the worst and most shallow and obvious art. The art of mass mind control.

Well, it wasn’t going to be Rembrandt, was it? It was going to be, and is, a portrait of the locked in, locked down, perfectly ordinary citizen, credible to the nth degree because it seems to lack the ability to speak anything other than truth:

The interviewee.

The invention of television news.

Your witness.

For two other case studies, see Sandy Hook: more television brainwashing using guests as fodder and Media magic: not one angry person in Boston.

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. 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 emails at

16 comments on “The toy-gun arrests use “actors”

  1. carol says:

    “What’s called New Age Philosophy, this part of it, was created intentionally, as an op, to generate passive acceptance masquerading as higher consciousness. ”

    Please write more specifically about this Jon if you think its warranted. Have been pondering the “Do No Harm” bumper stickers around my town. Appreciate the integral message of course, but something about it seems to have been hijacked and, as you say, is being used against our efforts to be truly conscious.

  2. Rick Laurence says:

    Beautiful Jon !!!!!

  3. Alan says:

    One would think that the artistic news agencies would rush to get hold of the few average citizens who are “mad as hell” about a recent event. Normal procedure states that a ranting and raving person with an “extremist” view would play so well for the cameras (providing a compelling visual). Instead the artists choose those persons with bland, uncertain, sterilized, inactive, passive, politically-palatable opinions; no anger or other emotion that exceeds the threshold set by the artists.

  4. Carla says:

    Thank you for being so candid. Do you honestly think people conciously love the machine, want the machine and aspire to be whatever the machine is telling them to be? I see family members and friends who are so lost in the propaganda lies and programing, that took years to instill, that do get some weird energy from the TV lies. Don’t give up hope, though, there are those of us out there watching, and listening and being more enlightened daily by people like YOU!
    Cheers! Keep up the good work!

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  6. Gina says:

    Hey Jon – a follow up to a comment I made recently: Any thought to putting your blog writings into a hardcopy book? I would love to have a copy myself.

    Particularly given the fact that I suspect one day the Internet will be no more, and then how will we access your work? Would also be nice to have a copy before my FRN’s become worthless – unless you’ll be accepting silver for payment in the future (but then again, food and the like will trump even your writings in that event, sorry!).

    And then there’s the black swan scenario: Our planet implodes or we all become trans-humanized. Perhaps one day, a lone human survivor will come across a box buried shallowly in the ground, and upon opening the box, he/she discovers your writings in the form of a book. Aaaahhhhh, so that’s what humanity was like, that’s what happened to humanity in the first part of the 21st century, wow!!! …..

    Just a thought!

  7. Michael McClure says:

    Logically this is known as the fallacy of argumentum ad populum: “this is right because everyone says it’s right.” The MSM also uses this fallacy in the opinion polls it constructs. You can construct a poll to get whatever results you want.

  8. Ziplockbuzz says:

    Truth is secondary if submission be its premise. And what is this premise, if not the good result. William James and John Dewey would have argued no differently about the good citizen than the general good. Truth is what we should equate with the good outcome; submission of the good citizen is that outcome.

  9. says:

    The goal for most of these New Age gurus and self-help groups (most in fact, are hi-jacked) is to depoliticize and infantalize the ‘victims’ of a ‘mentally ill’ global (computer) system. ‘Forgiveness’ and similar emotions /concepts are utilized as a form of social control in a world stripped bare of any notion of social justice and historical memory;

    and even when the memory is present, the application of the lessons learnt in any ‘real world’ context is buried in an avalanche of designer (e’s and i’s)–clothing, mobile phones, laptops, HDTV, wi-fi and other similar unspeakable horrors: appendages for the standardization of the ‘human’ product.

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  11. Cindi Burkey says: I really like the way you said that (and these things are unspeakable horrors and there’s no escape from them!).

    @Carla..people getting weird energy from the TV cartoon characters–you hit the nail on the head–it’s ENERGY–that’s what’s being twisted and hijacked here and it is terrible to see. Even more terrible to try to reason with people deeply embedded in that consciousness..and god help you if you love someone who doesn’t know a world apart from that world that comes to us via electronic media.

    What’s scary is how the TV dominates the energy in a room, the attention of the room’s occupants. Rather than directing their attention at each other, the people in any room with a TV have a built-in reason to tune each other’s energy out. Collaborative creative forces are killed this way.

    Truth is a bad word since 9/11.

    The world truly gets more surreal every time I look up at it, and I’m glad I have Jon Rappoport’s blog to keep me from going completely batshit crazy in all this.

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