China “epidemic”: The strange role of the middle class

by Jon Rappoport

January 29, 2020

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Sometimes, during years of research, unusual dots pop up, and you see connections you never suspected were there.

Here is a bottom line connection. When the poor and disenfranchised people mount a protest against some draconian action of the State or corporation, the super-rich controllers don’t register outright panic. They believe they can manage the situation. They can offer more aid, more welfare, more sympathy, more empty promises. They can divert and re-channel problems. They can form groups that essentially go nowhere.

However, when protestors show up who are obviously from the middle class, alarm bells sound. These middlers are supposed to be allies of the controllers. They have very nice perks from the system. They know how to look the other way when horrible things happen to others. They spend most of their time protecting what they have.

At that point, when the middle class goes rogue, weird things happen. Unpredicted things.

I have three examples.

In 1982, when I was just starting out as a reporter for LA Weekly, I interviewed Bill Perry, who had quit his plush job as head of PR for Lawrence Livermore Labs in Berkeley, California, where they do research on better nuclear weapons.

Bill told me this job was the culmination of a long upward struggle for him. He had arrived at a pinnacle. He could now call press conferences in fancy hotels, and reporters would flock to his events and cover them. A dream realized.

This was the time of a movement called the Nuclear Freeze. Groups around the world were calling for a moratorium on the production of atomic and hydrogen weapons. Outside the gates of Lawrence Livermore, protestors gathered every day.

At first, Bill paid no attention to them. But eventually, he began looking. He saw more and more people wearing suits and business clothes. These were the middle class. That shook him up. He started thinking about the real meaning of his job and the work of the Lab. He found a conscience. You could say he was a representative of “the controllers.” One day, he just handed in his resignation papers and left the cushiest job he would ever have. Who could have foreseen that?

Recently, as New Jersey legislators were trying to pass a bill that would eliminate religious exemptions from the vaccination of children, a large group of protestors gathered every day outside the building where the debate was taking place. Again, many of these parents were middle class. They should have been happy robots—but they weren’t. Far from it. Suddenly, the pro-vaxx legislators didn’t have the votes to pass the bill.

Last summer, in Wuhan, China, a city where air pollution often reaches very dangerous levels, protests erupted. Against all odds, in a brutal police State, thousands of people took to the streets. They and their children were experiencing serious lung problems. Again, many of these protestors were the very people who were benefiting from the economic juggernaut that is Wuhan. Middle class.

And a few months later, voila. Suddenly, China announces that a very convenient coronavirus is causing a very serious disease. One of the major features of this supposed epidemic? Lung problems. Not only that, the whole city of Wuhan must be locked down. Protests? Totally vanquished. Outlawed.

Is it fair and just that the poor and disenfranchised are ignored or “re-purposed” when they rebel, while the middle class is paid great attention? Of course not. But that’s the way it is. And it’s understandable when you think about it, because: FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE STATE, OR A MAJOR CORPORATION, these middle class people are being groomed for success. They’re being “paid off” to think like properly programmed entities. They’re supposed to support whatever the State is doing, because they benefit. From the point of view of the State, when the “payoffs” stop working, that’s a sign of trouble.

And when significant numbers of the middle class gather and show up in one place and make it clear they’re sick and tired of the all-powerful dragon blowing smoke at them, that’s an even bigger sign of trouble.

Here’s a fourth example. Go watch Vaxxed2, a new film in which parents tell the heartbreaking stories of what happened to their children after they received vaccinations. Damage. Brain damage. These parents are credible. Some of them look and sound like the middle class neighbors of other middle class people. They’re supposed to be happy and complacent, and walled off from the problems of society. But they aren’t. They’re grief-stricken and outraged. If they once believed they were protected from the usual tragedies that beset others, they don’t believe it anymore.

The State and its corporate partners have a monolithic view of power and how it operates. They can lay on fancy propaganda and media drivel, but underneath it all, they think they’re kings. Kings rule, everyone else follows.

When that concept begins to break down, the kings start looking at themselves and wondering where their vestments have gone and why they are naked.

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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.

15 comments on “China “epidemic”: The strange role of the middle class

  1. Sue says:

    Which is why they’ve been working on eliminating the middle class.

  2. ScuzzaMan says:

    Yes. This is the self-destructive core of all power-relations systems (i.e. .governments) devised by humans. They all share this feature, no matter how liberal or authoritarian, no matter how traditionalist or modernist. They all promulgate policies that reward rich and poor at the expense of the middle class.

    This is self-destructive because the middle class are the rump of every civilisation, the major stabilising force in any human grouping, the keepers of the flame. They are the goose that lays the golden eggs.

    To impoverish them is to destroy the nation.

    The poor vote with their stomachs and/or envy. They have little choice, being poor, but to pursue naked self-advantage.

    The rich vote with their wallets. They also have little choice since their lives are driven by an obsession with becoming richer and it is very difficult for a man with a conscience to increase his wealth. Not impossible, but so rare as to be negligible in the course of human history.

    The elite have always known this. Circa 200BC the Emperor Qin advised his heirs and successors that, on ascending to the peacock throne they should:

    “First, kill all the intellectuals!”

    He will know that the middle class is the source of anti-establishment ideas, ideals, polemics, and movements. Ironically, Mao knew this too and pursued this advice relentlessly, even though he was himself a middle-class school-teacher. (Self-destructive, remember?)

    So it is entirely possible that the Wuhan Experiment has nothing at all to do with an epidemic of tiny pathogens and much to do with an epidemic of forbidden ideas and ideals. The Communist Party of China has always been paranoid about insurrection, seeing as they well remember that they usurped the government of Chiang Kai-shek by that very same means.

  3. BDev says:

    Jon – You’ve been at this for several decades now. You’ve seen a lot, intuited a lot, received a lot of insights.
    Maybe you can tell me, “What percentage of adults, do you think, truly and deeply grasp the degree of illusion we are all subjected to? What percentage of people are truly waking up today?”
    I have been studying how shifts of insight and perspective, and more fundamentally a shift into a higher degree of conscious coherence (i.e. balanced L/R brainwaves) affect large groups of people. It seems that when ~1% of a given population makes these higher coherence shifts, it begins to make a significant difference in the overall functioning, coherence and ‘waking up’ of the rest of that population. (
    For example, if 100 people out of 10,000 is able to firmly ‘hold’ a balanced, higher state of consciousness, those 100 will greatly and positively affect all the others. Apparently there is an entrainment effect on everyone.
    Further, if the number of people equal to the square root of 1% (in this case, 10 people out of 10,000) is able to evolve their balanced consciousness up another ‘level’ higher, the same beneficial effect can occur for everyone.
    So, all this to say that if a sufficient number of people are waking up to what is going on in our world, AND these same awakened people can take their righteous anger and concern and redirect it into ACTIVELY WORKING to move their awakening into a higher state of balanced consciousness, a growing snowball effect could occur.
    We may be closer to this tipping point than we realize…

  4. Paul says:

    “And when significant numbers of the middle class gather and show up in one place and make it clear they’re sick and tired of the all-powerful dragon blowing smoke at them, that’s an even bigger sign of trouble.”


    Sayeth the clear-eyed boy pointing at the unclothed Emperor.

    GOT IT!

    First they came …” is the poetic form of a prose post-war confession first made in German in 1946 by the German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984). It is about the cowardice of German intellectuals and certain clergy (including, by his own admission, Niemöller himself) following the Nazis’ rise to power and subsequent incremental purging of their chosen targets, group after group. Many variations and adaptations in the spirit of the original have been published in the English language. It deals with themes of persecution, guilt, repentance, and responsibility.

    First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

  5. Paul says:

    “The rich vote with their wallets. They also have little choice since their lives are driven by an obsession with becoming richer…”

    “Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king
    And a king ain’t satisfied till he rules everything”

    The Boss (Badlands​)

  6. Paul says:

    “…to firmly ‘hold’ a balanced, higher state of consciousness, …”

    The start of a start…

  7. The Watchman says:

    Just another way to control the people. The U.S. is no different! Keep it up. Jon!!!
    Linked again @

  8. Steve says:


    Thanks for the great information and supplementary analysis on CoV-19 Coronavirus. I understand that there is now a “Real Time” PCR test now for genetic sequencing, which seems to be touted as the confirmation “gold standard” though I have no way of knowing how specific and selective this test is.

    I recently saw Dr. Steve Piezcenik on air with Alex Jones, and he made a statement that he (Piezcenik), was trained at Cornell, by Dr. Anthony Fauci, who Dr. Steve said was “an excellent clinician and INCORRUPTIBLE” He made this statement twice on the interview.

    • Larry C says:

      “In 1982, when I was just starting out as a reporter for LA Weekly, I interviewed Bill Perry, who had quit his plush job as head of PR for Lawrence Livermore Labs in Berkeley, California, where they do research on better nuclear weapons.”

      I believe this was around the same time that the geniuses in Military/Industrial announced the arrival of the neutron bomb…a leap forward (according to their corporate mouthpieces in the mainstream media) in the standard nuclear arsenal as neutron bombs destroyed only living things, and left the real estate intact.

      A sort of Save the Graves military strategy. You can’t make this shit up….

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