What is happening to the individual in our time

What is happening to the individual in our time

by Jon Rappoport

July 21, 2015

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)

“At ground level, Earth Civilization is turning into an all-encompassing protection racket. The absolute need for protection is being peddled by our august leaders and experts…and of course they say the only way to accomplish safety is through collectivism. ‘We’re all in the same nest, and job number one is guarding it. This job takes precedence over any other activity.’ The watchword is sacrifice. Give up your future for the sake of the Whole. Be proud you are choosing to become a politically correct social construct that eagerly responds to instruction about the needs of the group. Wear your collectivist badge with honor and pride. Re-create yourself as a member of The Group.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

This isn’t a minor investigation.

It goes to the heart of what an individual is.

The perception that the individual is small and cannot overcome the expanding System of Control—that conclusion is only a piece of the story.

We are also talking about the individual’s defection away from his own power. He chooses to defect.

As a substitute for his own resources, he might well adopt a mystical belief in so-called collective consciousness as the only source of power.

In the West, the early Roman Church sold this mystical Unity with great effect. The deception continues to this day. It is reborn in various forms, most notably as “the universe”—the idea that the universe is making benevolent decisions for all of us, and we can tune into these guidelines and thus achieve greater life.

Then we give up true individuality, consider it a lost cause and a delusion based on sheer ego.

This is premier, prime-cut, class-A mind control.

We’re talking about theater here. The individual’s reinvention of himself in the role of advocate for the “greater good.”

Of course, if the individual has little to no awareness of his own imagination and creative power, he doesn’t realize he is fleshing out this role. He doesn’t realize he is engaged in something theatrical.

He certainly doesn’t realize he is taking part in the protection racket called Planet Earth. He fails to see how the vague notion of “greater good” is being manipulated by leaders in the pretense of a crusade called Justice.

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.

In any arena of life, and especially when it comes to mind, perception, power, empathy, and so on, there is always a status quo. It’s merely the place where a person says, “Well, that’s enough. I’ll settle for what I have. I’ll stop here.”

Sooner or later, this leads to boredom, frustration, problems, and conflict. It leads to a decline.

Imagination, which knows no bounds, is the source for the most adventurous explorations. It can have great impact on the material world, of course, but one mustn’t therefore conclude it is composed of matter or energy. Imagination is non-material. To think otherwise winds you up in using some version of physics to depict imagination—and then you are imposing limits on it. This is an error. Imagination doesn’t obey any laws of physics.

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we’ve flattered reality enough. It doesn’t need any more. Imagination creates new realities.

You can create the same thing over and over, and eventually you’ll be about as alive as a table. Inject imagination into the mix, and everything suddenly changes. You can steer that boat anywhere you want to.

The lowest common denominator of consensus implies an absence of imagination. Everyone agrees; everyone is bored; everyone is obedient. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are massive floods of unique individual creation, and then that sought-after thing called abundance is as natural as the sun rising in the morning.

Sitting around in a cosmic bus station waiting for reality is what reality is. Everything else is imagination.

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.

The relentless and obsessive search for all those things on which we can agree is a confession of bankruptcy.

When we re-learn to live through and by imagination, we enter and invent new space and time.

With imagination, one can solve a problem. More importantly, one can skip ahead of the problem and render it null and void.

Exit From the Matrix

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.

The human race is obsessed by the question: what exists? It appears to be a far easier question than: what do you want to create? This comparison explains why civilizations decline.

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.

Leaders of society may try to make society into a madhouse, but the individual has a radically different destiny, if he chooses it.

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.

12 comments on “What is happening to the individual in our time

  1. Definitely some deep thoughts to ponder.

    I have had much time to think of such things, to include the role of the early churches, not just the Catholics, but virtually ALL of the imperial churches derived from the centralized teachings of the early “mystery schools and gnostic masses”. The Essenes capitalized on the ignorance of the early peoples to great effect.

    Most (if not actually ALL) of our modern control-systems of political power are descended, in theory and practice, from these centralized “schools of higher thought” that were actually “temples of the privileged few”.


    Your article strikes a special accord with what I have learned of some of the ancient history of population control. The church systems of today, are the grandchildren of these “masters of control”.

    – Rev. Dragon’s Eye

  2. Kit Watkins says:

    What a great article. Thank you. Imagination has always been at the core of my life. It has always bothered me that most people I’ve known in my 61 years have chosen to defect, as you so aptly put it. I guess their imagination just wasn’t encouraged, and therefore wasn’t cultivated. So many of us have been trained to suppress it, to follow the path more easily traveled, to get a job, have a career, fit in. It’s just not acceptable by the greater society (by design, of course) for people to think, create, and imagine freely. The opposite is encouraged. I would guess that most people who read your work here are already free from those chains, at least to a large degree. That’s comforting. But it is, by necessity, for me at least, an isolated world. I like it that way. I’m free to be me. And I’m not lonely even though I have few real friends now, but am happier without the superficiality of all the small talk, shallow thinking, closed-mindedness, political correctness. I could go on, but really just wanted to show my appreciation for your ongoing work here. It’s inspiring on multiple levels. Cheers!


  3. Gökmen says:

    The most strange thing for me was, throughout all my life until I was 21-22, I thought I am a no-good, menace to society kind of person. Just becouse of this belief, my life surrounded with incredible scumbags, not just that I used to fall in love the worst girls, whores basically. Or people have zero control over their lives, junkies, freaks, people who just ‘live’. There is this amazing line between who willfully walks out of the collective and who is kicked out of the collective. They end up at the same place, out of that village walls but both are quite different. True story.

    Then something miraculous occurs, people who got kicked out of the society creates their own collective and burns anyone who walks out of their group or against their collective. Individual is bound to be kicked or walk out until invents his own way.

    • Too true…these are good words from you.
      Every trophy wife though thats rests on an arm of corporate suit….is what?
      Every wall street jerk-off who sells the world and his soul for rock and roll…is what?
      The scumbags at edge of town…the gypsies with the lonely heart…they have always done me right. They are the ones who tuned up my spidey senses.

      • Gökmen says:

        Thanks Michael.
        I wasn’t addressing coke snorting wall st. sharks or W bush, they settle for phisical definition of power or anything, they ‘settle’ in the end and give up their own selves, with losing ability to re-create. They limit themselves in the end.

        But you see this is very interesting isnt it? There are many stories reflecting this, easily I can come up with lord of the rings, when Gandalf goes to endless hole and fights with demon baal. Basicly It’s ‘dark night of the soul’ kind of thing. Hero goes to fight with dragon or goes on a journey, not with weapons but with other tools, weapons have no use. Or when neo decides to fight with agent smith in the movie matrix.

  4. BDBinc says:

    They have summed up the war on the individual “the lone gunman” .
    The “radicalized” individual = enemy of the insane (obedient) group zombie mind.
    They openly have said they desire the individual to be locked up in Fema camps for refusing to support the matrix control slavery program continuation .

  5. Jack Rigby says:

    The Grand Dilemma – or Elephant in the Room” is not accidental. More and more effort is being put into dissuading the peasantry from considering the ultimate simple solution – the awful test that all True Alchemists face constantly:
    “Is it actually right?”
    Imagination is a tool. But vitally to remain sane a thinking human has to arrive at the logical conclusions – a la Sherlock Holmes.
    It is simple: “They” are trying to kill us.
    We can’t simply face up to the fact that WE ARE ALONE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PILE.

    Humans only progressed through interdependence on each other – the most successful of all life forms.

    “They” have succeeded beyond all expectations. “They” continually push the envelope and it seems to be all rubber forever.
    They don’t really need THIS kind of force any more.

    Fashion is enough. The “stoned” population (Fluoride and modern food) stops independent thought.
    So, we look for someone/something easy to follow.

    AND it must be remembered that ALL, all herd animals need a leader to follow.
    Today, these are manufactured by the Political Correctness tool and there is no difference between them.
    Like it or not, we actually are all on our own today, all the old social connections have been carefully dissolved.
    BUT “They” do have a monstrous, easy to grasp goal. It is just so unpleasant to face and we certainly don’t need imagination to confront it – we need very personal escape plans…….

  6. Jon, as I reveal in “The Beauty of Existence Decoded”, “God” is the balance of the will of the individual against the great vision of the group. It is not as simple as “one” or “the other”.

    There is a depressing “belief” in the modern age that everything is “negotiable”. The truth is not arbitrary. Comprehension of it way well be, though. We can debate opinions or views, but we cannot rationalise facts. When what is “isn’t” order is reduced to chaos.


  7. Joe says:

    I always wondered why my teachers discouraged free thought, day dreaming, stepping away from the group norm…now it all makes sense.

    Keep up these wonderful articles Jon, I look forward to the email each day, it’s a refreshing break from the day!

    • @ JOE
      Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)”

      We don’t need no education 
      We don’t need no thought control 
      No dark sarcasm in the classroom 
      Teachers leave them kids alone 
      Hey teacher leave them kids alone 
      All in all it’s just another brick in the wall 
      All in all you’re just another brick in the wall 

      [chorus at end by pupils from the Fourth Form Music Class Islington Green School, London]

      We don’t need no education 
      We don’t need no thought control 
      No dark sarcasm in the classroom 
      Teachers leave them kids alone 
      Hey teacher leave us kids alone 
      All in all you’re just another brick in the wall 
      All in all you’re just another brick in the wall

  8. Tracy says:

    I know someone who says she is her own hero. She must be crazy. 🙂

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