Utopian fantasies vs. a better world

What happened to the Republic? Democracy happened

by Jon Rappoport

January 9, 2020

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“When you come to the subject of who should ‘fix things,’ the government or private individuals, you could throw up your hands and confess that neither choice works, in which case you’re left with a terminal disease, and a fine excuse for doing nothing; or you could refer back to the principles of the Republic, and understand why the Founders put chains on government, and you might a find a clue for navigating out of the maze.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

This piece is for anyone who can understand it—but it’s also for THE ENTREPRENEUR, who in his soul wants to do something large and bright and radical and successful, to turn the tide of human affairs in an enormously good direction and, yes, still make a substantial profit.

And no, “the universe” doesn’t rule out those two motives existing side by side.

The United States was created as a Republic.

That meant severely limited central government.

Why?

Because the Founders knew the long experience of Europe: overarching tyrannies; bloated kings emboldened with the doctrine of divine right to rule; theocracies; gigantic theft of land; force, coercion; slavery.

The new 18th century American central government, through enumerated powers and checks and balances, had to be limited and even hamstrung.

On that basis, individual freedom would be maximized.

That was the whole point of a Republic.

The individual would be free to do whatever he wanted to, as long as he didn’t interfere with the life and liberty of others.

INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM—THE HALLMARK OF A REPUBLIC.

However, in order for a Republic to have a chance of success, the population would have to remain small. A Republic is not for an enormous population. The people are too remote from the federal center of power.

And there needed to be a population of moral people, who understood basic rights and wrongs, beyond legislation and law.

As the American population swelled, there should have been many Republics founded on this continent. Unfortunately, that never happened.

Instead, men in and around central government conspired to multiply their own power through a variety of means, thus creating monopolies of great strength, in government and business and money.

And gradually, these men and their descendants came to see they could foist a grand illusion on the people: they could promote the idea that “the people’s wishes were paramount” and should be served at all times.

Thus arrived Democracy.

Rule by “everyone.” Rule by “popular decision.” Rule by “meeting needs,” whatever they might be.

Meeting needs, of course, necessitated a more powerful and extensive government—shattering the severe limits originally imposed in the Constitution.

Marry these democratic elements to a decline in general morality—grab whatever you can at the expense of your neighbor—and the fate of the Republic was sealed.

The Republic was never perfect. Far from it. Perfection wasn’t its goal. But it was a noble effort, and the ideas on which it stood still survive.

Particularly, freedom of the individual.

That freedom is the launching pad for everything the individual can imagine and create, in order to build a greater future.

And the rule barring the individual from interfering with the life and liberty of others is still a basic principle.

Democracy cultivates mobs. It embodies the idea that any group which can gain attention must have its purported needs met.

Just one step to the left of that, we find the socialist/Communist maxim: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

What able individuals produce will be taken from them and given to those of “lesser ability.”

Limited government, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights—these are mere pieces of paper, old pamphlets trampled on in the streets by the mobs shouting their endless demands.

If the ancestors of these groups, at one time, had legitimate objections to the way government was being run (against them), now all that is swept away in a sea of base anger and revenge—which turns out to be the elite plan for the end-game…

If the elites can pull it off:

Chaos. Out of which a new level of order will be imposed—which takes us back to the kind of tyranny that existed before the struggle for individual freedom and limited government was won.

And all the while, these elite planners pose as utopian altruists. Socialists.

And yet…as of 2010, there were 27.9 million small businesses in the US.

Somehow, the heritage of the Republic still lives.

Freedom of the individual.

The core idea on which America was founded.

Liberty of the individual is more than an invented “construct.” It’s a reflection of an inherent truth: the individual is at the heart of what life is all about.

A major point needs to be entered into this mix: ABUNDANCE. Planet-wide abundance of resources, technology, and energy.

As Buckminster Fuller made clear 80 years ago, there is “enough for everyone”—which is to say, every person on Earth can have the essentials of survival. Food, clothing, shelter.

However, Fuller (and others) stalled on the vital question: WHO WILL DELIVER THIS ABUNDANCE TO THE GLOBAL POPULATION, AND HOW?

In the arena of fuzzy thinking, the answer is, of course: “the government” will deliver abundance.

This is fatuous, idiotic, and impossible.

“The government” is controlled by men who, amidst their many crimes, have no intention of sharing the wealth of Earth’s resources and technology. I can’t emphasize this fact enough.

The government is there to promote socialism and technocracy as “better-world” answers right around the corner. THIS IS THE MASK.

Behind the mask is cruel top-down scarcity, upheld and maintained, despite the truth that there really IS enough for everyone.

No, government will not be the provider of abundance.

NOR SHOULD IT BE.

That task falls to…wait for it…private business.

What?

Here is the capper: if private businesses—including major corporations—realized they could sell food, clothing, and shelter to the global population for relative pennies—and make more profits than they’re making now—because of the size of that consumer base—they might reassess their position.

They might…but they won’t. Not without our help.

Boiling down the situation: you have the potential consumer base of some eight billion people; you have the means to sell this base the means of survival—food and clothing and shelter—for pennies; you have the technology needed for the job; you have the bright promise of a better future.

And you have the individuals who, armed with this understanding, could create businesses to bring such a vision to fruition.

Actual capitalism is preserved. Free market is preserved. Profit motive is preserved. Doing good is preserved. And all this WITHOUT GOVERNMENT CONTROL.

No one said this job I’m proposing would be easy. Of course it’s not easy.

But, for example, the next generation of techies—after this generation of air heads who seek to worship at the knee of brain-computer mysticism has faded away—the next generation might be persuaded to revisit the core ideas of the Republic and see how free enterprise, freely undertaken, could work a true revolution and distribute abundance to the planet at the same time.

Imagine a near-future corporate boardroom meeting. The CEO stands up and says:

“OK, people, I’ve brought you here because we’re going to try something new and radical. Face it, we’ve been selling crap to our customers for a long, long time and gouging them in the process. Today, that stops. We’re going to shift over to a different theme. Our board will approve, because we’re going to show them this new effort will expand our bottom line. WE’RE GOING MAKE NUTRITIOUS FOOD PACKS AND SELL THEM FOR RELATIVE PENNIES TO A BILLION PEOPLE. That’s the initial goal. We can do it. On another front, we’re going to sell a billion people good clean food seeds for growing food crops. We’re going to buy acres of land in the so-called Third World and then sell parcels, for farming, to the poor for pennies and take a small share of their profits…

“Now, at first, we’ll have to work through a bunch of foreign governments, because they control their people. This is tricky. But if we give these tinpot leaders enough money, they’ll go along….”

Of course, there will be problems. Serious problems. The CIA, for example, which supports government control and scarcity around the world.

That’s where GOOD AND RIGHTEOUS PUBLIC RELATIONS ENTERS THE SCENE. That visionary CEO and his company will have to publicize the hell out of their radical new plan and expose the problems and barriers and ops the old guard throws up against them.

Wake up the people to what is going on.

“Are you kidding? This will never work.”

That’s what was said in the middle of the Dark Ages, when a few people said THE INDIVIDUAL SHOULD BE FREE.

“This will never work.”

But it did.

With enough courage and determination and intelligence and vision and work and imagination, over a very long period of time, it did work.

Up against forces of evil and deception, it did work.

And it can work again.

“But this time it’s different. The situation is worse, much worse.”

No it isn’t.

Here’s a clue. It’s always worse. That’s the way it always looks. But it’s always possible.

The free and independent and creative individual has been lulled into thinking that he has to limit his entrepreneurial vision and goals to a few self-contained enterprises in a small corner of a much larger space.

That’s called brainwashing.

He can think and plan and work in as large an arena as he wants to. If he wakes up.

If he’s a rocket ship with a range of 100 light years, and he’s operating on an old route that travels 50 miles, back and forth, something is seriously amiss.

There is much more to say…

But this is an introduction. This is a sketch of the core. This is about the individual unleashed. This is about sacrificing nothing in the pursuit of individual success while making abundance into fact.

This is about wiping away the delusion that “the government will generate a new and better world.”

If you want a better world, if you want abundance, you can choose government or the individual as the carrier. You can put your eggs in either basket. You can analyze both answers and decide.

You can roll the dice on either choice.

You can put aside the mantra of “nothing works” and look into the psychology of the individual and government and find truths.

An analogy: you’ve got a gigantic oil tanker that’s been heading in the wrong direction. You want to turn it around. Who is going to take the helm and do it?

On one side, you have 50 individuals, 47 of whom are corrupt and consumed with criminal greed. The other three are different. They glimpse the possibility of doing the right thing.

On the other side, you have that amorphous swollen blob called government. It’s not only consumed with greed, it preaches The Good as a deceptive front to cover its crimes. A few individuals who might want to do the right thing are laden with connections which command the continuance of crimes.

Your choice.


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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.

18 comments on “Utopian fantasies vs. a better world

  1. About Creativity says:

    Very good, ´´But if we give these tinpot leaders enough money, they’ll go along….” = LOL!

  2. Sean says:

    I knew there has been very good reason at looking at imagination you speak so highly about and it’s potential positive outcomes from doing so. More respect for it from me now. And the creative impulse. Imagination.

  3. Paul says:

    John Keating.
    Robin Williams.
    Walt Whitman.
    Dead Poets Society.
    “Oh, Captain!My Captain”
    Gives Voice to poets…
    & a Sea of Artists.
    Jon Rappoport.

    “Oh, Captain!My Captain”

  4. Janet says:

    The one positive change from a century ago is that you’re not thrown in jail or mob attacked for writing this. I’m reading a memoir of the anarchist Russian immigrant Emma Goldman – whose devotion to her “ideals” landed her in jail most of the time.
    Maybe another century, the masses will wake up and realize the insanity of the “amorphous swollen blob” of government.

    • middleway says:

      Emma Goldman was a brilliant intellect of her time. Regrettably she remained blind to that metaphysical force whose hidden manipulative hands held the reins. The illusion of history and time tends to blind us all.

  5. Paul says:

    Oh Goodness!
    Where does one even start?
    I thought Thanksgiving’s Cornucopia had passed.

    As always,
    Jon,
    Thank you.

    In All ways.

    GLISSANDO STRINGS

    Tempo & rhythm
    Reason & rhyme
    A cascade of images
    Are brought to mind

    Harpist or cellist
    Fingered or bowed
    Pen & paintbrush
    Seeding & sowed

    For Purpose(s).
    For Strength.

  6. About Creativity says:

    ´´That freedom is the launching pad for everything the individual can imagine and create, in order to build a greater future.´´

    Reminder`: We have enough food, water, and money on the planet – we won already!

  7. Truth1 says:

    REading this, and being in particular mood, it grieved me that humanity could be so stupid when charting their own course. our selfish tendencies sabotage us every time. but from here I will diverge. We have bigger problem in that their is a far great intelligence in a realm or dimension if you prefer, that has far more power and ability that all us humans put together. And these seek to corrupt us and destroy us, claiming that our designer/architect, created a flawed defective design that was laughable and absurd. So they seek to prove what idiots we are. However, they are not being reasonable or honest in admitting that they interfered with the process designed for us to develop in. So they are exclusively responsible for our wayward course and selfish stupidity and pride, too. So we no longer have the control of our minds and instinct, that go hand in hand. We can not fix ourselves but our Designer can fix us, If only we wanted to be fixed and accepted His plan for rehabilitaiton. Really, all we can do is point out that we are terribly flawed and that it is beyond our ability to get us our of our own mess. We need our designer and builder to fix us, but it requires us to submit to his rules that would keep us in line so that we can be slowly brought back to a state of being trauma-free and disciplined enough to stay on the right track and live in cooperation with our species rather than being predators of our own species. No matter where I turn, I run into children being used and abuse by parents, relatives, neighbors, teachers, coaches Authorities and more. We can not survive doing that, but our designer also has 100% power and control, while we have zero power and control. He can make enforcement stick. Anyone refusing to cooperate during rehabilitation, will be eliminated for not wanting to continue in his own rehabilitation by following the process and rules that go with it. We need help far beyond our own abilities. that is the only solution. And a warning to all, when Aliens show up, and they will, they are part of a sinister plan. They are not really Aliens. they are humans pretending. don’t follow them. Then intend to get ua all killed. But our designer/builder is not going to let them go that far.

    all debates about how to better mean nothing without the help of the one who built us in the 1st place. that said, Hummans are a huge disappointment. once the instinct is injured, we are totally useless.

  8. Paul says:

    “When you come to the subject
    of who should ‘fix things,’
    (the government or)
    private individuals…”

    (~JR)

    THE UTILITY of MIRRORS:
    Diverging & CONVERGENCE

    Some guy or gal got hold of some glass & spilled-quick-silver.

    Contemplation & ruby-ed application became self-pointed.

    Gazing outward through tubes, made those lens grinders’ task easier. The Dreamers began dreaming.

    Inspecting deeper, they saw that little enclosed cell, “alone” (oh boo hoo) in a world of its own. Parts & participles revealed.

    Some mirrors electronic, polarized & charged, that harden wayward beams. Increasing Roentgen’s wave. A now a-tuned penetrating chorus-of-sorts.

    Some magnetic, fielded & bounding. Preventing little particle from raking CERN’S surface. Directing collision’s creation.


    “There is much more to say…

    But this is an introduction.”

    (~JR)

    More !? … An introduction? Oh brother!

    As a little boy, after sucking down my favorite treat of ice cream, I once gazed upon my licked clean plastic Batman-handled spoon.

    Then twisted it about & reflections​ reversed.

    I screamed in footy pajamas:

    “For the Love of God ???
    Now I gotta deal with curved surfaces !!!
    DAMN IT !!!”

    my mommy then washed my mouth out with soap.

    Oh, boo hoo.

    “We can beat them, forever and ever
    Oh, we can be heroes.” ~(Bowie)

  9. blue horizons says:

    BTW, Fuller worked closely with the old Technocracy Inc movement. He was a True Believer who associated with the purveyors of Cybernetics, social engineering, and mind control experimentation.

    Of course the antithesis is decentralized communities working cooperatively and in full transparency which is far more resilient and effective. Reminds me of the fascinating book The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations (free pdf available online).

    At times Technocracy and modern day political systems attempt to feign a starfish appearance (‘buy local, think global’) when in reality they are always the spider.

  10. Paul says:

    DIRECT–CURRENT ENTREPRENEUR~”SHIP”

    So let me dream, a child’s dream:

    You invent a new AA battery.
    You utilize different materials than par.
    These materials cost less than usual.
    Underlying design~somewhat divine~quickens time (labor).

    Your battery life: 3x Big Copper.
    You add up costs & double it.
    hmmm…Not a bad profit margin.
    But Your battery still costs 1/2 BCs.

    (Now I know what Ya gonna say. BC knocks on Ya door & offers Ya 10 zillion $ for Ya patent & pursed lips.

    And I know what I’m gonna say. EYES at patent office will knock-knock-knock `ere ya get ya boots on. “It’s a matter of national security son, yadda yadda yadda.”

    Let’s side bar that for now).

    {Wheww… I gotta outta that one quick}

    You do everything simply.
    No ADS, pink bunny or otherwise.
    It’ll catch on, it will.
    Cardboard boxes, not plastic.
    Re-usable box contains business-card sticker, with company’s address. Your “old batteries” can be refurbished, for 15% less! (Fair sender pays postage)

    Whoa…my screen’s darkenin`,
    Let me check battery…
    DAMN IT !!!

    Now I gotta plug into my wall socket!
    Son-ov-a-B! Don’t tell, my mommy.

    Gonna Fly Now (Bill Conti)
    “Trying hard now,
    Getting strong now…”

  11. Paul says:

    “…bloated Kings & Divine rights…”

    so how & how, …could it be different, Jon?

    “The individual would be free to do whatever he wanted to, as long as he didn’t interfere with the life and liberty of others.”

    yes, but, you would need something​ fundamentally more, to “keep the peace”.

    “And there (would) need to be a population of moral people, who understood basic rights and wrongs, beyond legislation and law.”

    yes, but, you have to keep going. I mean, you need some IDEA, some motivation, to keep things from getting boring, ya know. I mean…really.

    “That freedom is the launching pad for everything the individual can imagine and create, in order to build a greater future.”

    yes, but, people need gas for their cars, seeds to plant food, good medicines when necessary. These things don’t grow on trees, ya know!

    “A major point needs to be entered into this mix: ABUNDANCE. Planet-wide abundance of resources, technology, and energy.”

    yes, but, it seems REALLY hard what you’re asking. I gotta tell ya, I REALLY don’t see it happening, like tomorrow. You know what I mean…

    “With enough courage and determination and intelligence and vision and work and imagination, over a very long period of time, it (can) work.”

    yes, but, what about all the shadowy controllers?

    “Up against forces of evil and deception, it (can) work.”

    yes, but…

    “And it can work … again.”

  12. Paul says:

    ENTER IN: Stage Left

    “Chaos. Out of which a new level of order will be imposed—which takes us back to the kind of tyranny that existed before the struggle for individual freedom and limited government was won.”

    WAY THROUGH: Radiating In ALL Singled/Signaled/Symphonic Directions

    “Liberty of the individual is more than an invented “construct.” It’s a reflection of an inherent truth: the individual is at the heart of what life is all about.”

    (~JR)

    SUM & SUBSTANCE

    Crisis, these days, seems to be a word too-oft-hurled.

    In-Crisis, a phraseology, declaimed, but NOT studied. (They failed their Ancient Greek).

    Cabled-talkers & The Politicos:
    The Ultimate Circus Barkers.

    It’s difficult to distinguish their Ethos:
    Is it Crisis Concern or Chaos Maintenance?

    Their Pathos, fear-driven.
    Their Logos, riven.

    And yet…, “I got a bad feelin`-`bout this.”
    ~ sayeth the Star War-ed heroes

    But what I notice, in those starry scenes, action dispels such feelings. Those laser-ed heroes POWERED ON. They persisted.

    And as I take notice, Jon’s still a-painting.

    So if he can do it, so can you & I.

    “A man conceived a moment’s answers to the dream”. (YES: And You & I)

    “You’re never gonna keep me down.” (Chumbawa)

  13. Paul says:

    “However, Fuller (and others) stalled on the vital question: WHO WILL DELIVER THIS ABUNDANCE TO THE GLOBAL POPULATION, AND HOW?”

    Example:
    You’re a simple dude, who likes to work on cars. You got a bro, who’s a simpler dude than you. He calls you up, & says “Hey idiot, I need help lifting my engine, gotta replace those “bearings”, ya know, that support the engine, ya know, the ones that are REALLY hard to get to, I rigged up a SYSTEM of pulleys & ropes, works great, worked on it for four hours.”

    You reply, “First of all, moron, I know what bearings are you freakin` twit & secondly, STOP whatcha doin`, I’ll be right over. In the meantime, go in the house & get us two beers, & NOT that canned swill neither. The good stuff, I know ya got some hidin` out in the back. And grab that hero sandwich too & don’t eat more than half, you fat pig.”

    What the moron doesn’t know, is yesterday, the idiot worked by himself, for four hours, on the same problem. He solved it eventually, with a simple lever.

  14. Paul says:

    “This piece
    is for anyone who can understand it—
    who in his soul
    wants to do something
    large and bright,
    to turn the tide
    of human affairs
    in an enormously good direction…”

    (~JR)

    AN ODE to A LONE ONE who TRIED

    A witness to suffering.
    A participant in loss.

    A collector of pieced throw-aways,
    A creator with dross.

    A bender of metal & shiny things,
    Sparkling Elements & a-tinkling Gems,
    & Healing-Painted-Colours…
    for Lifes’ Enduring Costs & Ends.

    (( please see Emery Blagdon ))

    Must we all Become healers?
    Or choose to Create anew?
    Leave the scars & scarring behind.
    Let them bury their dead,
    In their whitewashed tombs.
    Birthing is more Expectant.
    A new.

    Luv ya Emery.

    “One black morning
    When this life is over
    I know
    I’ll see your face
    (Until then)
    I’ll be missing you”

    ~Sting (Melody)
    Faith Evans/Combs (Words & Voice)

  15. Paul says:

    CHILDREN AWAY AT PLAY

    A real story of my wife & her friend.

    It was early morn, in early Spring. Winter’s ledge was receding, with frozen overcoat a-melting, in wooded Wisconsin hedge.

    Carrying self-fashioned sticks & poking about at descending river’s curving edge, they happenstance upon a dead & frozen raccoon.

    Lo, what shall we do? They mused.

    Pick & poke, poke & prod, they do.

    They decide both “Let’s take it to the top & see what happens.”

    And they do.

    Mr. Late Raccoon drifts & tussles, twists & turns, amidst the flowing melting stream. He gets caught up, now & then, on rock & ridge, on fallen limb & caught leaves.

    He twirls & swirls, in eddied ponds. Cul-de-sacs in TIME.

    He bobs & weaves, in fasting flows. Flows that increase with rising Sun’s rays.

    They do this again & again. Both enthralled & mesmerized by their growing talents on BECOMING experts at the nuances & challenges of raccoon bobbing.

    They play this way til Dusk’s embers glow.

    And darkening chill calls them home.

    They return the next day to re-capture & re-live their found treasure. Ah…but the thrill of raccoon bobbing escapes them.

    But other thrills await their un-folding lives.

    Today, she remembers this as a “time” experienced, absent felt-Time.

    She was just experiencing fun, with a friend.

    Don’t know how the raccoon felt about it.

    The following are THE MOST OBSCURE lyrics, that even the most ardent YES fans are unfamiliar with.

    Because they are “backing-supporting” vocals, “hidden-within”.

    Like most Good things.

    “FLOAT YOUR CLIMB”

  16. marlene says:

    A great piece on techno-government vs individual freedom. Spreading it far and wide. Nothing to add.

  17. Cher says:

    I am very upset to find that the UN Sustainable Development has come to my small town after our devastating Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The local city council is so ignorant that they have no idea what they have done! It was brought to our community through grants and pushed on us by our Land Commissioner George P. Bush the grandson of the evil George H. W. Bush who first mentioned the word of a One World Government. This is why our president needs to get us completely out of the UN and declare these local Sustainable Development UN people as being null and void! After looking at other cities in my state, it was horrifying to see how many had signed up with this group of communists! Why can’t people and our local city councils recognize these people and why do they trust our government-state and federal- to regard them as being our friend? I fear it will be no time before our country is completely taken over by this trash! What can I do?

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