Art is dangerous to authorities

Art is dangerous to authorities

by Jon Rappoport

August 4, 2017

In 1891, Oscar Wilde wrote: “Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force. There lies its immense value. For what it seeks is to disturb monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine.”

Authority wants limited perception.

It wants “things as they are” to rule the day.

It wants the fire of creative exploration to go out and turn to ashes.

Art is dangerous. It makes people move out of standard-response channels.

They don’t see what they’re supposed to see anymore.

That’s why colleges teach brain-deadening courses in art history. Every attempt is made to codify the students’ reactions.

I’m not just talking about political art. I mean ANYTHING that truly comes out of reliance on imagination.

Those who run things—and their willing dupes—want reality to look a certain way and be experienced and felt in certain ways. These limited spectra form a shared lowest common denominator.

Even so-called spiritual experience is codified. It’s called organized religion. I call it “give money to the ceiling.” You give your money and they tell you high how the ceiling of your experience is and what you’ll find when you get there.

Art has none of these limitations. It’s created by people who’ve gone beyond the shrunken catalog of emotions, thoughts, and perceptions.

Art, by which I mean imagination, throws caution to the winds. It invents realities that engender new reactions, never before experienced.

The hammer blows and the soft propaganda of the common culture install layers of mind control: “See things, experience things in these prescribed ways.”

Over the years, I’ve encouraged a number of people to become artists. Aside from the work they then invented, I noticed their whole approach to, and perception of, life altered radically.

Their sense of vitality, their courage, their adventurous spirit came to the foreground.

Mind control, both externally applied and self-induced, is all about putting a lid on creative power. That is its real target.

Technocrats would like you to believe that hooking your brain up to some super-computer will fulfill your needs and desires. They seek to prove that all invention, all creation, all art, all imagination is merely a set of calculations within a closed system.

This effort betrays their own despair: they see no way they can truly create.

It is the vacuum in which all elites live. They build up a frozen dead consciousness of models and algorithms and “solutions,” and they seek to impose it, as reality, on the minds of populations.

Essentially, they’re saying, “If we have a soul-sickness, you have to have it, too.”

It’s called hatred of life.

On the other hand, individual creative power launches from a platform of freedom and rises through layer upon layer of greater freedom.

From that perspective, authoritarian power looks like a sick-unto-dying charade.

There are two levels of fake news. The first one, many people know about. This is false and deceptive information broadcast by major media, to keep the public from discovering what really goes on under the surface and behind the veil, where power is used.

The second level, very few people understand. It is owned and operated by what I call the Wizards of Is. They say, “Now this IS and that IS and here is something else that IS…keep looking and thinking about what is, what already exists.”

“Familiarize yourself with everything that already exists. We will give you an endless supply of things and ideas you can peruse and feast on. We will give you what exists. Look at all these things and accept them. Keep doing that.”

The corollary is: There is nothing for you to create. Everything that can be created is being created. You yourself have no power to create.

This is the deeper lie. This is where the battle stops and the individual surrenders.

This is where the individual who could be more becomes less.

This is where the artist is still-born and decides to live in half-light.

This is also where vital energies deplete and peter out.

This is where the machine takes over.


The individual can wake up and deploy his imagination.

Without limit.

This is where the new battle begins. This is where the artist sets aside all the standard responses and petty emotions and, instead, INVENTS.

This is where fear is blown away.

This is where the individual reacquaints himself with his deepest drives.

Exit From the Matrix

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

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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12 comments on “Art is dangerous to authorities

  1. Eliza Ayres says:

    Be creative! Paint, dance, sing, draw, write, play instruments, talk to the stars. Creativity is the essence of Life, real life.

    • Guy de Simon says:

      Eliza Ayres, is it really? Kieth Jarret said that not being to improvise was like not being allowed to pray. Creativity is a result of the artist’s spiritual connection and projections; it is not going through the action of being arty and a mimic.

  2. Sunshine says:

    Thanks for another great read Jon. I’ll be thinking about the illusion of the land of IS and the deeper lie today.

  3. Roy Theisen says:

    Art started the Renaissance era. The unique quality of art flourished with new colors and exquisite attention to detail, but paint contained toxic ingredients that slowly poisioned the minds of the artists, leaving them with acute mental (eclectic) personalities and chronic physical “side effects.” The toxic effects passed onto the art owners and viewers who regulairly breathed in the paint dust that slowly flaked off the paintings, thus slowly causing chronic mental (eclectic) personalities and chronic physical “side effects.”

    The mental states changed as the artists changed the toxic ingredients of their paint palat. The Impressionist era was the pinnacle of the toxic paints. The toxic soup drove the artists, art owners, and those viewers with chronic exposure to a variery of new mental and physical states (depression, bipolar, ADHD, blindness, promiscuity, Alzheimer’s, etc).

    Interestingly this is where the birth of psychology and psychiatry began and has been gaining medical credibility ever since. When the American military invaded the IG Farbin ink factories after WWII, they captured these secret chemical correlations and have been reverse engineering the toxic mental and physical effects for weaponization purposes ever since. Do you recall the secret experiments such as MK Ultra? Due to the backlash of those secret experiments, they now just openly prescribe the drugs to anyone who asks for a pill.

    Today, the power of corporate money, corrupt government officials, corrupt medical establishments and corrupt syndicated news squashes any attempt expose a correlation between mental/physical injuries and exposure to minute concentrations of toxic chemicals.

    This is the true history of art that no instructor will ever reveal since they are provided the censored text books that are written by only corporate owned publishers and investors. Welcome to the wonders of capitalism.

    • Terri says:

      Thanks for sharing that, Roy. What is the saying, does life imitate art or art imitate life?

    • Guy de Simon says:

      Roy’s comment is utter green fantasy bullshit amounting to artists and the art world having toxic minds vis a vis toxic materials. This is toxic bollocks. Give us examples and the evidence Roy. I cannot believe that anyone could post such absurdities and think people are dumb enough to give it credence, unless they work for the European Commission for example who have severely depleted the artists’s palette over the years in pursuing their agenda.

  4. ErnieM says:

    Excellent. I artistically create freedom of language and thought at Ordinary language is indeed “a frozen dead consciousness of models and algorithms and ‘solutions’.” With ideograms you can take creative control of language and ideas: give graphic reality to your own takes on what words and ideas mean. “Individual creative power launches from a platform of freedom and rises through layer upon layer of greater freedom.” This is what I do–every day creating new appreciations and insights and points of strength.

  5. Ft. Nolan says:

    Well put.

  6. Guy de Simon says:

    Great article Jon Rappoport. The following link is a perfect example of what art is about.

  7. Spiritof42 says:

    Contemporary symptoms can be seen in dull and boring cars, noisy and violent Hollywood movies and music that all sounds the same.

    Ever notice that Egyptian art hasn’t changed during its 2,000 year history of empire?

  8. Art is more than product and substance. It is a way to say something without words and without long winded explication. However, modern art is the reverse. A shapeless hideous farce without meaning and without talent. The Left is a collection of trash. Its art i a reflection of this. It is not drugs or perversion that inspires true art, but a talent to shape something that speaks from the inner spirit. The Left is the bottom of the gene pool. Rejects, defects, addicts, whores, and criminals. The sublime and the beautiful make them feel bad. Health lies in symmetry and form. Modern art is a creature of the defective. No talent, no purpose and always ugly. The lying smirk of these swine that show an empty canvas and compare it to Renaissance Art. That take feces and blood and smear it and dare say it has some value. An attack on the productive and the talented no less. From lazy creeps and defects who see Bohemia as a crackhouse. They naturally deplore the real modern. The industry and the work just seem to offend these swine. When they talk of artists they care not really for their art, but talk about how they were unmarried and childless and maybe ghey. Insane perhaps, envious always. They despise real art that has talent and requires hard work, but get an animal to spray it with bodily fluids of some kind or some crazy old maid to bleed menses on it, and they say its better than anything in the Louvre. What has happened here is all of you have been to kind. Tolerating the bad and feeling sorry for them. Do not forgive those who ask not for forgiveness. This madness has already gone too far. The human spirit is crushed under it.

    • Guy de Simon says:

      Well said Joshua Sinistar. Modern art, especially abstract and conceptual art are movements that have castrated and ridiculed art’s original purpose of narrating and illustrating.

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