Republican Presidential debate an exercise in mind control

Republican Presidential debate an exercise in mind control

Let’s find an alternative universe

by Jon Rappoport

December 16, 2015

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

If a human mind were composed of a dozen eggs, and you soft-boiled them, broke them open, and let the goo run all over the plate, down on to the table, soon dripping on to the floor, that would be mind control, in the sense that you’re creating meaningless chaos, where no thought is important or makes sense or adds up to a cogent point.

That was the CNN-hosted Republic Presidential debate, with what was it, nine candidates sounding off, interrupting one another, and mentioning Trump so often it seemed like they were afflicted with a one-note samba syndrome.

You could conclude CNN, a Democratic stronghold, wanted the chaos, to throw the Republicans into an exceedingly bad and foul light, but other recent Presidential debates, hosted by other networks, have come across in the same basic fashion.

The problem starts with networks hosting these lunatic events. Since when does a debate need a moderator who controls and asks all the questions? Since when does a network need to have any role at all?

A debate is supposed to be two people contending over an important issue.

For contrast, consider the 1858 Abraham Lincoln-Stephen Douglas face-off—when apparently citizens still had a semblance of intelligence. Both men were running for a US Senate seat in Illinois. In those days, state legislatures chose US Senators.

But the issue in the debates was slavery, so the interest was intense and it was national. Here was the agreed-upon format: seven debates in seven Illinois towns over the course of three weeks; in each debate, the opening candidate would speak for 60 minutes, his opponent would speak for 90 minutes, and then the first candidate would return for 30 minutes.

The debates drew large crowds. Chicago newspapers had stenographers in each town. The stenos took down every word, and newspapers across the nation printed, in full, the texts.

Those were debates. No one with sprayed hair was in control. The men talked. And talked.

If you could transport the CNN Republican debate back in time to one of those Illinois towns, the audience would conclude, in short order, that all the participants were insane, possibly suffering from brain damage.

“These people are running for…what did you say? President??!!?? You’re joking. This a joke, yes?”

What do you think the 1858 audience would conclude about the state of the country in 2015? A country that actually acquiesced in a “debate” of this sort?

What do you think the 1858 audience would conclude about the two political parties, in 2015, who permitted such debates, and about the general electorate who expressed partisan support for either party?

“And in your time, 2015, no third or fourth party of any strength has arisen to sweep these mad Democrats and Republicans into the dustbin?”

No, the Lincoln-Douglas debates didn’t settle the issue of slavery. Something called the Civil War broke out. But that fact doesn’t excuse what these crazed Presidential debates have devolved into.

I’d really like to see one of these 2015 Presidential candidates take the podium and speak for 90 minutes about a single issue. You’d have to have support teams standing by to administer oxygen and possibly meth, just to keep them upright.

We’re talking about a candidate staying on point, on one issue.

“I remember my grandmother telling me, when I was nine, you can do it, you can be anything you want to be. I’d like to thank Mrs. Gallbladder, my third-grade teacher, for spending time with me when I—people say we should have a balanced budget, but they just don’t understand how economics—there weren’t any emails, well there were but none of them compromised—ownership of the means of production isn’t—better schools for our children—attacking terrorists by insulting them isn’t—equality isn’t just for—my father was President and so was my brother but—I made great deals to put up those hotels—when I look at a human brain on the operating table, I know what this universe—this isn’t the first time a woman has tried to win the Presidency but—“

Goo and more goo running everywhere.

Reporters and PR flacks and party hacks seizing on a few words of the opponent and highlighting them on social media. “Can you believe he slipped up and said Afro-American?” “Did you see that fly on his nose?” “A red tie with a blue suit is supposed to look Presidential?” “I counted. He interrupted nine times.” And these are the more intelligent tweets.

On the other hand, the current TV debates preclude the possibility of something dangerous happening. For example, in a real contest, suppose the single issue was Syria and a candidate stepped up to the podium and said:

“During my remarks in the next sixty minutes, with no interruptions—yes, we’re going back to a much older format—I’ll be the making the case that the current US administration has essentially created ISIS, in part for the purpose of overthrowing the present government of Syria. Consider this fact alongside our declared ‘war’ against ISIS. This is more than an outrageous contradiction. It’s an intentional deception, and a crime of the highest order, considering what ISIS has been carrying out in terms of the destruction of human life. Now, I’m not just saying these things. I have evidence in the form of documents, which I’ll be explaining in detail. Some of these documents and reports are already public. Others are not. I also have statements, on the record, from US military officers and Pentagon executives. So bear with me, stay with me, I’m going to take this one step at a time…”

There are many ways to keep this sort of thing from happening. The easiest way: never let a true debate occur.

Give Rand Paul 90 uninterrupted minutes to explain what his father was explaining? The criminality of the Federal Reserve? Are you kidding?

And just in case you think the American public is so addled they wouldn’t be able to follow such a presentation, I have a secret for you. At first, it would be a problem, yes. But if more and more true debates took place, a change would bleed in. People would begin to wake up. They’d find themselves, bit by bit, intensely interested in the proceedings.

After all, part of the reason the public is brainwashed springs directly from the fact that so few politicians or media people tell the truth or explore any issue in depth. Reverse that trend and the mind begins to reassemble itself.

How about something like this? Crossing party lines, Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul debate, seven times, as Lincoln and Douglas did, the following: “What is socialism, and is it good for America?”

If either candidate were unable to do more than spout vapid generalities and programmatic fumes during his seven hours, it would surely become obvious.

How about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, in the same format, debating the question: “Describe in detail the best immigration policy for America.” If their seven events turn into a Niagara of opposing non-sequiturs and self-inflating jive, so be it. It’ll be on parade for all to see.

the matrix revealed

Seven hours. Quickly, all Presidential candidates would discover their usual manner of presentation doesn’t stand up. It doesn’t make the grade. That would be a good thing. Maybe we find out that no one currently running for President can remain coherent. That would be a very good thing.

And maybe someone emerges from the shadows, someone most people have never heard of, and he can pass the test with flying colors. He can make sense, he can make a case, he can present details and specifics, he can inspire confidence, he can paint a picture of what America and freedom and true justice are all about.

Because he has the time. Because he has the courage and the intelligence. Because he makes people remember what they really want.

Would that be terrible? Would that be treasonous? Would that be dangerous?


That would be waking up out of amnesia.

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.

17 comments on “Republican Presidential debate an exercise in mind control

  1. Sue Nicholoy says:

    Great article! Thanks much!

  2. Great post, as usual, Jon.

    But, here’s the rub, and maybe this won’t make any sense. We, the thinkers, are facing an ever-looming catch-22. The people need to wake up “to wake up”.

    At my current workplace, I spoke to the guy that does the pays the other day. After listening to half an hour of diatribe on how “great the guys at the Australian Tax Office” are, I decided it was time to broach him with my take on alternative cancer cures.

    To put things in perspective, three of his mates had recently died after the “system” had spectacularly failed them, but “no one can survive cancer” (i.e. the system is perfict), he quipped.

    You know what, rather than congratulating me for my hallowed information on cancer and the very real (and evidence backed) cures out there, he looked at me as if I was mad. Nothing further was said or will be. He certainly wouldn’t INVESTIGATE!

    Therein lies the problem……get my drift?


  3. From Québec says:

    I agree with you. These debates are so stupid. You have a minute to answer and then the little bell rings. Such stupidity. They want to make sure nobody can explain what they are saying.

    And why are the network involved in the debates? They are such liars and have no credibility. And they ask the question? WTF..

    And why is everyone criticizing Donald Trump? They are afraid of him. He is probably the only one who could talk for 90 minutes, all the other ones would need a TelePrompTer.

    • @
      ” And why is everyone criticizing Donald Trump? ”

      Because he is a lying out of both sides of his face corporate loving megalomaniac, who cares only about his own narcissism, ego and getting Hillary Clinton into power.
      He has a job that he has agreed to do for Hillary. And he is performing it quite well.
      He is a racist.
      He is in fact Hillary’s beard.
      His misogyny will catapult her to the first woman president of the United States of America.
      Because it’s the only card that hasn’t been played as yet…
      He is there to buffoon the males as presidential candidates. To show them up as the fools that they are. To drag them down with him, into petty pissing contests. To pull their true feelings about the pertinent issues out into public view with his, already excepted male chauvinistic outrageousness and to discredit alternative media, to discredit anything that might point to the truth of the matter.
      He is warming up the audience for the Red Queen.

      The female vote is the deciding factor of the 2017 election. A aspect of this election that has been blindly over-looked except for Hillary.

      Donald Trump is worth seven billion dollars…and he got that all by supporting industry in the US, he got that wealth by creating jobs in the USA…he got that by investing his billions in America; I think not. The one thing that you can sure of, Donald Trump loves money more than anything else.

      • From Québec says:

        ROTFLMAO! Yes, sure sure, just like you believe that the moon landing never took place…lol.

        I don’t know where you take your information from, but I suggest you should find other more reliable sources.

        Trump is real and he is in to win the presidency. I don’t agree with everything that he says, but so far, he’s the best one to restore this broken America.

        Educate yourself with Wayne Allyn Root, from

        Only Donald Trump can beat ruthless Hillary; here’s why: ROOT For America

        • arcadia11 says:

          you are suggesting with a tone of ridicule that a commenter on this blog might be a conspiracy theorist? using the moon landing as the standard for such?

          come on q, you have to admit that’s funny.

          but i’ll give you this – mr trump is at least as real as the moon landing.

  4. From Québec says:

    And, one more thing:

    The Network packs the room with their people, to make sure they will boo the candidate they don’t want, and cheer the candidate they like. It’s all rigged.

    • A little humour in the face of your constant ad hominem….

      Donald Trump showed his birth certificate to reporters. Who cares about his birth certificate? I want to know if that thing on his head has had its vaccinations. ― Craig Ferguson

      Donald Trump may be running for president. He said he’s sick and tired of the rest of the world laughing at the United States. Well, President Trump will certainly put an end to that! ― David Letterman

      What this country needs is a crazy Third World dictator. And Donald Trump has what it takes to be that. He’s already got a plane with his name on it, solid gold buildings, a harem. … This is what I’ve been waiting for my whole life. A President who’s not afraid to tell the truth about being a lying a**hole.” –Lewis Black

      I’m not going to name any names, but let’s just say, I want to do jokes on Donald Trump so badly, and I have no venue. So right now, I’m just dry Trumping. ― Stephen Colbert

      If Donald Trump gets elected, there’ll be hell toupée. — Anonymous

      Mexico is the new China. – Donald Trump

      • From Québec says:

        First of all, Donald Trump’s hair are his. Another wrong information from you.

        Donald Trump: “It’s Actually My Hair”

        Second, you have argued me on Outside the Reality Machine that the Moon landing never happenned. You only believe in false conspiracies.

        I think you listen too much to the liberal television. And you like that little brat idiot. our new Prime Minister. Justin Trudeau, who is a socialist and wants 25,000 islamist so-called refugies before the end of 2015. No wonder you don’t like Trump.

        • I must apologize, I have been having funny with you. And it’s not nice

          I’m Irish ya see; and we make fun of pain and suffering, its our way of dealing with the what sometimes seems like an endless condition here on planet Walmart.

          My whole point has been to enlighten you to fact that the 2016 race for POTUS; is in fact a big dog and pony show. It’ a reality TV program. It does’nt matter who is running anyway, its the show that counts.

          There was a coup in the United States on November 22, 196[3]. It broke the heart and soul of America, It has been a great slide into an abyss ever since.

          Now you must admit Donald Trump is as far away from being a JFK, as a pig with lipstick is from being Marilyn Monroe. And if you cannot comes to terms with that I cannot help any further.

          And so without making you any more angry than I have/am, I give you this….a gift from a greater mind.

          “We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you’re giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told ‘no’, we’re unimportant, we’re peripheral. ‘Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.’ And then you’re a player, you don’t want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.” 

          ― Terence McKenna

          Merry Christmas Q, kisses and hugs and postcards from the edge….peace?

          • From Québec says:

            I’m not mad at you. I never was. You were.

            You don’t seem to realize that the USA is going down the tube. It is almost bankrupt.

            So a guy like Trump who knows how to manage a company and make money out of it, will be able to manage a country financialy. That is the most important goal here. And he will have the guts to fire these greedy criminals.

            No matter what individual Americans do, imagine or create, if their country becomes a third world nation, they will not go very far.

            Restore this country first, and everything will be possible.

            Happy Christmas to you too!

            Sorry you had to sell your convent… it would have been a nice place for the so-called refugies to move in…. I’m just kidding you!

            Lots of “bisous”!

  5. Harry says:

    The RNC made short work of Ron Paul, not reporting his victories in taking important states, then making up a new rule to oust him from the floor of the RNC nomination process. The cheating caught on video at the time……the Drudge Report poll put Paul 3rd by a long shot the night of Dec. 13th’s debate. Paul was reported by Fox (hard to believe) to have hugely overrun the twitter-sphere the same night. I’ve talked with hard core leftist Democrats who like Rand Paul. Yes, Paul has given in to small extent to the cabal, but what else? Perhaps he doesn’t want how President Kennedy met his end. Listen to ‘the speech that got Kennedy killed’. It’s eye opening to those who don’t know the monied elite cabal owns the country and it’s prostitute leaders, presstitue reporters etc. etc. etc. etc. – only the illegally purged military can possibly get it together, or a brilliant sincere man who is not Carson (Scull and Bones, friend of Bushs’) or Trump (Drumpf) a man bailed out by the banks 4 times. Nice friends! He may be a ‘rabbit’ or one to get the tired banged up base all lathered up. Then as always vote for any goon to avoid the worst, Killery and her tramp hubby.

  6. Anna Blair says:

    Fantastic platform suggestion! So I guess the question is–How do “we the people” push for even just a trail run of such an event?

  7. From Québec says:

    Michael, If you prefer reading the full text instead of the video, here it is:

    Only Donald Trump can beat ruthless Hillary; here’s why

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