The individual vs. the planned society

The individual vs. the planned society

by Jon Rappoport

November 14, 2013

At the outbreak of World War 2, the Council on Foreign Relations began making plans for the post-war world.

The question it posed was this: could America exist as a self-sufficient nation, or would it have to go outside its borders for vital resources?

Predictably, the answer was: imperial empire.

The US would not only need to obtain natural resources abroad, it would have to embark on endless conquest to assure continued access.

The CFR, of course, wasn’t just some think tank. It was connected to the highest levels of US government, through the State Department. A front for Rockefeller interests, it actually stood above the government.

Behind all its machinations was the presumption that planned societies were the future of the planet. Not open societies.

Through wars, clandestine operations, legislation, treaties, manipulation of nations’ debt, control of banks and money supplies, countries could be turned into “managed units.”

Increasingly, the populations of countries would be regulated and directed and held in thrall to the State.

And the individual? He would go the way of other extinct species.

For several decades, the pseudo-discipline called “social science” had been turning out reams of studies and reports on tribes, societal groupings, and so-called classes of people.

Deeply embedded in the social sciences were psychological warfare specialists who, after World War 2, emerged with a new academic status and new field of study: mass communications.

Their objective? The broadcasting of messages that would, in accordance with political goals, provoke hostility or pacified acceptance in the masses.

Hostility in support of new wars; acceptance of greater domestic government control.

Nowhere in these formulas was the individual protected. He was considered a wild card, a loose cannon, and he needed to be demeaned, made an outsider, and characterized as a criminal who opposed the needs of the collective.

As the years and decades passed, this notion of the collective and its requirements, in a “humane civilization,” expanded. Never mind that out of view, the rich were getting richer and poor were getting poorer. That fact was downplayed, and the cover story–”share and care”—took center stage.

On every level of society, people were urged to think of themselves as part of a greater group. The individual and his hopes, his unique dreams, his desires and energies, his determination and will power…all these were portrayed as relics of an unworkable and deluded past.

In many case, lone pioneers who were innovating in directions that could, in fact, benefit all of humanity, were absorbed into the one body of the collective, heralded as humane…and then dumped on the side of the road with their inventions.

Their breakthroughs could upset favored monopolies and actually elevate the lives of people. Therefore, men like Tesla and Buckminster Fuller had to be buried.

In other cases, there was very little praise before burial. Wilhelm Reich, Dr. William Frederick Koch, Royal Rife.

In the planned society, no one rises above the mass, except those men who run and operate and propagandize the mass.

In order to affect the illusion of individual success, as a kind of safety valve for the yearnings of millions of people, the cult of celebrity emerged. But even there, extraordinary tales of rise and then precipitous fall, glory and then humiliation, were and are presented as cautionary melodramas.

The onrush of technocracy gears its wild promises to genetic manipulation, brain-machine interfaces, and other automatic downloads assuring “greater life.” No effort required. Plug in, and ascend to new heights.

The Matrix Revealed

If the individual has any place in this future, it is: working at a job, keeping his or her head down, supporting the family, gradually wearing down, and dying. In more and more cases, the job is within, or attached to, government.

Freedom? Independence? Old flickering dreams vicariously viewed on a screen.

Individual greatness, imagination, creative power? A sunken galleon loaded with treasure that, upon closer investigation, was never there to begin with.

The plan is all that is important. The plan involves universal surveillance, in order to map the lives of billions of people, move by move. In order to design systems of control within which those billions live, day to day.

But the worst outcome of all is: the individual cannot even conceive of his own life and future in large terms. The individual responds to tighter and control with a shrug, as if to say, “What difference does it make?”

He has bought the collectivist package. His own uniqueness and inner resources are submerged under layers of passive acceptance of the consensus.

And make no mistake about it, this consensus reality, for all its exaltation of the group, is not heraldic in any sense. The propagandized veneer covers a cynical exploitation of every man, woman, and child.

Strapped by an amnesia about his own freedom and what it can truly mean, the individual opts for a place in the collective gloom. He may grumble and complain, but he fits in.

He can’t remember another possibility.

Every enterprise in which he finds himself turns out to be a pale copy of the real thing.

Exit From the Matrix

This is why I have been so critical of the recent ballot initiatives urging labeling of genetically modified food. The group, in this case, is the mass of consumers, people who buy. This is the apotheosis of a movement against a titan, a monster, Monsanto. “Know what you buy, know what you eat, and we will triumph over evil.”

The prospect of victory on these terms is, in the long run, non-existent. Why? Because the deep energies and power and desire for freedom remain untapped.

Based on supposed knowledge of what works in the political arena, the men who have been dictating the terms of the “good message” are shortchanging this opportunity.

As businessmen, they are tuned to the marketplace. But that is not where this struggle really lives. It lives in the hidden places of every repressed individual who wants out, who wants to come back to himself, who wants to stride out on a stage and take the battle to the enemy.

And these failed political campaigns are an example of what millions of people in this country want on a much broader level.

They want freedom and power again. They want to feel alive. They want to feel they’re fighting and winning in the true space where the heart and soul of the struggle can be experienced in the deepest way, where their own amnesia shatters and they remember who they are and they see what evil is trying to accomplish, in order to keep them in a trance.

When a political campaign taps into that, it will have legs. It will have legs and wings, it will mean something about victory in this stolen nation.

And it will mean that the extinct individual returns.

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

25 comments on “The individual vs. the planned society

  1. joanie says:

    Try, “the individual verses controlled earth”….

    Nation defined = to be born

    “They” created the USA and they can take her down. The question is, how is she going to go, tis up to individuals “being”.

    The outside of a circle is the circumference. At any given point, an individual exists within his/her circumstances. Making the best at any moment in time is what one should do in “be”ing an individual within controlled earth. There is too much hidden for one to even think earth is not controlled…

    Meanwhile, real individuals will die trying…

    • CriticalThinker says:

      “Meanwhile, real individuals will die trying…”

      “”By my troth, I care not; a man can die but once; we owe God a death and let it go which way it will, he that dies this year is quit for the next” (Shakespeare: Henry IV).

  2. Orion says:

    As always, right on target, I remember years ago having a conversation with a very talented CPA at my employer at that time, In our conversation I raised my concerns with the surveillance grid which was being deployed nation wide (the build was two years earlier) Her response was *I don’t care either way I have nothing to hide* I knew then the point was missed. Thank you JR for your perceptive views.

  3. OzzieThinker says:

    Good article, as usual, Jon. I believe Monsanto are behind a phase of genetic remapping of humanity which, they believe, is for virtuous reasons. Roundup is all about producing greater yield for the buck and there is no doubt that health is sacrificed.

    My website was briefly pulled for “advertised a pornographic website” so the link has been removed, but my latest essay is the peak of “poor taste”. It is a sandwich filled with Holocaust and Hitler topping wrapped in child sex and poses some difficult questions.

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  5. REED RICHARDS says:

    Jon is 100 percent right about this braindead society. The individual no longer has any place in this society. But that is because the human spirit has long since been dead. The individual desire for greatness died when the human spirit died. But that is the fault of the human race itself because no sane, rational, intelligent person would accept the state of tyranny that is currently in play. But since the masses seem to think the debauched way of life they lead (celeb culture of drugs, rampant sex, moral bankruptcy, war, killing, prison industrial complex) is “in” they are getting exactly what they deserve. I have no sympathy for Amerikan society as it is in a state of collapse. And I think it should collapse based on the intellectual, moral, and spiritual bankruptcy of its populace.

  6. kznwatch says:

    People Power is what we have to harness globally as ONE! My voice as the starter of a petition, will not create the spark needed to turn People Power into a raging inferno. We need people of influence to start such a petition, whether via (over 25million strong now),or whether as an independent petition sponsored by those who due to their single or collective highly visible public profile(s), will get all the small voices of ordinary people on board, bringing about irreversible change. I would not have a clue of how to go about it, but my God, will I and millions of others be signing such petitions and perpetuate the People’s Power by passing them on? – You betcha! It will turn into billions of voices globally and pretty fast. Only thing I ask, is please let’s get this going globally. Investigative journalist’s like you Jon, with access to a vast network of contacts can surely be instrumental to get every petition we need to change our planet, flying sky-high?

  7. CriticalThinker says:

    Terrific post Jon. Thank you.

    If one reads the history and the comments from those days, they will see that THIS is what the Spirit of 1776 was & is all about. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (as determined by each individual human being). This is the very essence of freedom.

    • Minman1 says:

      Critical thinker – I’m sure you would agree that in a vacuum individual life, liberty and pursuit of happiness can freely exist. However, where that vacuum ceases to exist and man enters into the real world things change drastically . . as we now have a compromising environment.

      Personally I believe that shared environment is only palatable when there is a spirit of righteousness on the part of everyone involved. For me it goes without saying that “where the spirit of the Lord is . . . there you find liberty” otherwise we are subject to the nature of man.

      Can I have an Amen on that?

  8. Minman1 says:

    If the universe were totally dependent upon man then the depressing analysis would leave one really without resolve. Fortunately we were created and our creator is still in control . . . If we allow that.

    Where I reside in Ohio the state motto is “with God all things are possible” and I would follow that up with “and without the church we don’t have a prayer”

    As goes the church so goes the nation and for that matter the world and I for one would like to engage this powerful panacea.

    Want more, want to see things change. Please visit

    • Michael Burns says:

      The title explains it all I think Minman1 “The individual vs. the planned society”. the optimum word I would say is ‘Individual’.
      What you have said is ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous. How did get from ‘Individual’ to God, so quickly, God it seems to me would be the ultimate of “planned society”. Especially a Christian God.

      • Minman1 says:

        Not sure what it is that you find so ridiculous. “Where the spirit of the Lord is there you will find liberty as versus where the spirit of man is you will find laws, and laws, and laws and . . . . . . .

      • Avi says:

        Well Michael,
        To answer your comment on the precedent post which I could not do on the right page …
        You just prove me right !
        If Germany got the sodium fluoride in 1939, it could not use it against its own population because it was the beginning of the war and they were busy on arming alone with their industries producing full speed and they needed strong German workers all around. They had also no way to put it in the water since there was no centralized water distribution system except in the death camps a bit later …

  9. oramneil says:

    Dear Jon I have written to you before—neil oram—of and yet again want to thank you for your latest article. Thirty years ago I coined the phrase ‘conned-senses-mind’. What is an individual? One who is not divided. What is the division? Between self-centredness and Being. Forty-five years ago I founded a Centre where a person can give birth to his/her true SELF. In all those years out of hundreds of people who have been here hardly anyone has seriously attempted to jump off the carousel of falsity.(False-city). Who do you know who has fundamentally changed…who now lives? Not fake at all? The evolution of warm human consciousness depends on true individuals sharing their insights. I send you an idea of warm VIBES neil oram   


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  15. g says:

    I hate this world. People treat the streets as a sewage area. Walking around dribbling and spitting in the streets. There is no sense that the streets are a communal area, that other people have to step in these areas. These people are dead. Why? There is no sense of grace. What are these people doing here? How can they be that stupid? Where did they learn this? If they can’t see a problem with this, what hope in hell do they have? As babies thet were not born like this. Yet after say 20 years they have become this. How on earth has the programming become so deep that a human being is reduced to this? No wonder the elite are laughing-look at what they have achieved through their social controls. How can a dribbling, spitting male be any competition to them?

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