What is the immune system of the mind?

What is the immune system of the mind?

by Jon Rappoport

March 21, 2018

We’re familiar with the body’s immune system. It mounts a reaction to intruders, and in the process it swings into a full inflammatory response. Swelling occurs. Fever. The result, if the immune system is healthy, is the banishing of the intruders and a return to well-being. The body gains a victory—and the person builds confidence in his ability to stave off attacks.

The mind has the potential to operate in a similar fashion. But there are prerequisites. The mind needs basic ideas and principles on which to erect its response.

These basics are inherent in a healthy mind: the desire for freedom, for self-sufficiency, for the creation of a desired future, for committed work in that direction.

In the absence of these strong fundamentals, the mind will not mount a direct immune response against intruders. It will be clueless.

What are the intruders? Well, they are precisely the external influences that lessen, minimize, squelch, and sideline the inherent basics.

Whatever would challenge freedom, self-sufficiency, committed work on behalf of creating a desired future—THESE are the factors the mind’s immune system responds against.

But if the mind has been tuned to DEPENDENCE, all bets are off. The immune system is confused. It doesn’t respond swiftly and decisively. It is looking for, and favoring, more dependence, and so it is essentially working backwards. It has already let the opponent in the door.

When intruding ideas enter—ideas that try to reject freedom and self-sufficiency—the mind’s immune system allows them deep inside. There is no defense. There is no full inflammatory response.

When the mind is fortified with the basics, it sees these destructive ideas for what they are, and it nullifies them. There may be a period of crisis, during which the mind is sorting out thorny deceptions and coming to terms with them. But finally, it sees with clarity, and it wins.

What now passes for education plays a role here. If schools downplay the strength of the mind, if they offer a flabby flaccid curriculum over a period of years, the mind tends toward surrender. And the stepchild of surrender is dependence. Game over.

In the culture, these things used to be understood fairly well. That day is gone.

Now, it’s up to the individual.

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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 the immune system of the mind?

  1. Sunshine2 says:

    Fear shuts down critical thinking as well. You’re right Jon. If you are not fortified with the basics you can be blown any which way.

  2. ErnieM says:

    Brilliantly thought out and stated, Jon. That’s why I am against “universal basic income.” The idea that one doesn’t have to work is an anti-life idea. Strong personal and national work ethics are hallmarks not only material well-being but also of spiritual health.

    I once asked a Chinese engineer (in my American company to facilitate possibly moving the factory to China) if Chinese think they are the best people on earth. He hesitated for a long time–obviously trying to come up with a more tactful answer than the truthful “of course we do!”–and then said, “Chinese people believe in working very, very hard.”

  3. kkessler833 says:

    I hate to agree with you but I think you may be right although there still are a lot of hard working people in this country.

  4. Kevin Ryan says:

    The immune system identifies intruders. To identify intruders, we need to know what is “me” and what is “not me.” Not always an easy question to answer. In the L-tryptophan cases years ago, one Japanese manufacturer altered the production process and the bacteria began making molecules that looked almost exactly like L-tryptophan molecules but they were slightly different “analogs.” People ingested the bad L-tryptophan and the analog molecules were incorporated into their cells and tissues before their immune systems recognized these analogs as intruders/“not me” and began attacking those molecules. The result was organ failure and death. Marketing, advertising, culture feed us analogs all the time – values, needs, memes, ideas, goals – to live by. The diet we are force fed. Some of these may have infiltrated our perception of freedom, independence, etc. The hijack effort is insidious and pervasive. Not just in our face like the Bush hijack of “patriotism” to rally support for Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  5. Tim says:

    Immune system of the mind includes critical thinking – critical examination of data, facts, allegations, suppositions, etc. What else does it include? Well that is useful to discuss, and an open discussion to air facts, opinions, experience is also part of this ‘immune system of the mind’.

    Bypassing the critical factor by appeals to emotion, authority, custom, tradition, social proof (what people conventionally believe/think/accept etc) impairs, suppresses, or short circuits the critical thinking ‘immune system of the mind’ making a person susceptible to toxic propaganda, ideas, concepts, advertising, etc. Occult systems are toxic to the immune system of the mind.

  6. truth1 says:

    Well, anytime there is a conflict of interests, like independence, free thought, making you own decisions and examinations . . . and peer pressure from any number of sources and places, and you bow to the pressure to put aside the former good stuff to keep the peers happy, you have let in a mental virus and destroyed your immune system with the allowed competition between you liking what you do and other no liking it at all. I would say a lot of it goes back to parenting, where ample love, reinforcement, and instruction bolster our confidence and self-sufficiency so that rejection has a minimal effect. Our parents can inoculate us but most seldom do. How sad!

  7. SanityClaus says:

    There is no “immune system of the mind”.
    Your analogy is lacking any specific references. You spout generalities to reach a foregone conclusion. We are enslaved by traitors called the Pentagon and National Guard who print fake money. Honest commerce requires honest money. Silver is honest American money. If you don’t want interdependent relationships then you are not fit to live in any kind of society. Free society cannot survive where honest money has been abolished by traitors who pledge themselves to permanent war in the service of the BritishEmpire/N.A.T.O. HEROIN MAFIA. Federal Reserve Notes are fake money pentagon military scrip.

    • Gibber, materialist.

      Atoms ARE NOT solid. Everything is made of atoms (light) or “doesn’t exist” (beyond the vacuum, which is a “theory”, has anyone ever discovered “nothing”?).

      It is you that “puff” symptoms/effects as presumed “evidence” for your worldly causes and yet you have no comprehension of the fundamentals of existence, i.e. “what?”, “how?”, “WHY?”

  8. Good article and agreed, Jon,

    Except there is another “layer” above immune system. Dis-ease in a primary attack on the mind. When (in 100% of human cases) the mind is flawed in some way(s), the body can be compromised and defences are sometimes required….and, then over to your article.


  9. Earl J. Sharp says:

    It would be interesting to identify the characteristics of the mind’s immune system. What is the immune system composed of?

  10. trudi Jousson says:

    As the mind and body are so intertwined, the one influencing the other, the immune system of the gut can influence that of the brain and vice-versa. Without the individual’s objective opinion and consequent response towards all that happens to it, the mind/body organism is merely passively existing without meaning or reason for being. Thanks Jon for bringing up this issue.

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