Why I write

by Jon Rappoport

April 16, 2019

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Clarity emerges from the fog; it comes last. The writer finds out why he is doing what he does.

For me, it started with poetry/fiction. At age 11, I read Ray Bradbury’s book of short stories, Martian Chronicles. I was stunned by the poetic nature of the work.

At age 44, I began a career as a journalist. I discovered that facts (and how they connected) were fascinating. What began as a lark turned into full-blown dedication. In particular, little known medical truths and crimes attracted my interest.

Still, I felt that poetry/fiction was my deeper calling. Eventually, I saw that my tree had several basic branches. Journalism was one of them. I kept coming back to an exploration of propaganda, cover stories, and false realities.

Propaganda was the invention of worlds for profit, control, and domination. Poetry was the invention of worlds for joy and satisfaction of the untamed creative urge, which has no boundaries. In this civilization, children are trained to grow up contributing to the overall acceptance of deceptive narratives. The creative urge, which would lead to the revelation that Self is infinite, goes begging, and is viewed as an unnecessary risk and dead-end. In other words, everything is backwards.

What I, as a writer, was showing was: here are the details of stories which are sold to the many as truths, when they are actually crimes; and here are stories which are offered as pure inventions, and are liberating to the soul. Here is freedom; and here is slavery.

Over decades of work, I realized how deep the crimes went, and how high and unbounded the creative force could soar. Both branches of the tree were vital.

For the past 19 years, at NoMoreFakeNews, I’ve presented and fleshed out both vectors in many ways.

I want to thank those who sent condolences on the recent passing of my beloved wife, Laura Thompson. Your words mean a great deal to me.

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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 “Why I write

  1. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

  2. Emma Griffin says:


  3. Sue says:

    I, for one, am very glad you put your writing (and reasoning) skills to good use; educating people how to think for themselves, and not succumb to the ever-present stream of fake news.

  4. Jan Andrews says:

    Dear Jon,
    Job well done! You are amazing, kind, loving and so dedicated. You are a humanitarian and spiritual. Thanks for everything. It is hard for me to believe Laura passed away so young? Give my condolences to her family. What happened? Did someone interfere and add fake news about her passing away to your letter? She ate healthy. I’m so sorry – probably it is true though. God loves you and loved Laura, and I do too. Talk to God. He is the holy comforter. Read two books. One is How to Talk to God by Paramahansa Yogananda. The other is Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch. Meditate on God with love using visualization for an hour tree times a day. Watch for the subtle pictures and moving pictures He/She gives you in your mind’s eye. A picture is worth a thousand words and a moving picture is worth even more. Listen for God’s quiet loving voice within. Read the book The Way Out by Joseph Benner. Elvis Presley, who is still alive, is on the spiritual path. He was friends with the philosopher Manly Hall and listened to Manly’s lectures. So did Priscilla Presley. Elvis gave the book The Way Out to friends. In meditation you don’t talk to God like when you pray. Meditation is God’s time to talk to you. This loving meditation is the key to Cosmic Consciousness, plus loving God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength. This devotional meditation opens up God’s phone line from Heaven so you will be able to talk with God every moment if you wish all day and evening. But you must meditate three hours or more a day every day of your life to be able to talk witih God every day. God loves you personally more than you know! Happy birthday Jon. I’m thinking of you and missing you and Laura. I talk about you and Laura both to my spiritual students and friends quite often because of your great work together. Please email me your phone number right away. I’ve been suppressed by enemies of our country who for one thing stole my address book.
    Love and peace always, your friends,
    God and Jan

  5. Jan Andrews says:

    P.S. Jon this is Jan again. My dear friend Will Duvall, who was friends with Manly Hall, is a close friend of Elvis Presleys. Will used to be a singer in Las Vegas when Elvis was. Will teaches t’ai chi and Elvis likes karate. Will was friends with Liberace and Wayne Newton too. Will is an actor cousin of the famous actor Robert Duvall.

  6. judgingjudi says:

    I am so sorry to get this sad news today. I have forwarded it on to my facebook page and wrote my condolences there as well. Take care of yourself and may God shine on you and give you the energy to get through the days and weeks ahead. Sincerely Judi Day

  7. Kathleen Donnelly says:

    You write because you can see what is happening.. and your words are true.. Thankyou.. and I hope you are straying strong after the passing of your dear wife.. She will be proud of you…

  8. karunaveg says:

    Thank you Jon! And heart-felt condolences on the loss of your amazing life-partner!

  9. Thanks for being a true journalist, you’re appreciated in this world of deceit.
    Thanks again Jon ????

  10. TPR says:

    “Eventually, I saw that my tree had several basic branches … Both branches of the tree were vital.”

    Indeed “both branches” are a necessity. A tree cannot “clap” in appreciation for you & your work with only one branch:


  11. TPR says:

    Here’s hoping your “first love” since boyhood (trees) & the beautiful surroundings of a forest of many trees will be at least some solace during this time of great loss of your “second love,” your beloved wife. Imagine her clapping for you through the trees every time you do something you don’t FEEL like doing without her (housework drudgery, grocery shopping, making dinner or making beds, etc.)

    Go outside & say out loud to the trees, “Clap for me, my darling! I made it through another day & another chore!” (You might even end up laughing at yourself & feeling lighthearted, if even for a little while.)

    Just an idea (imagination), hope it helps.

  12. Interesting piece, Jon.

    Perhaps that is why I am a poetic journalist; the “finest” or “worst” of both worlds?


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