The Crime Engine of the World is throwing rods and smoking

by Jon Rappoport

February 25, 2022

(To join our email list, click here.) “When you ‘throw a rod,’ it means that one of these rods has literally broken off. When that happens, one of two things occurs. If the rod breaks while the piston is on its way up, the piston keeps going up until it jams itself permanently into the cylinder head. If the rod breaks while the piston is coming down, the broken rod can pierce a hole right through the engine block (like a compound bone fracture breaking through the skin). Either way, the engine is instantly ruined, and you’ll have to ‘blow a wad’ to get the car back on the road.”

The big picture…the long story:

About 20 years ago, I wrote an essay, “Seven Cartels That Run the World.”

A cartel=a syndicate seeking monopoly over its territory of operation.

I presented a picture of power groups that both compete and cooperate. Over time, they cooperate more and compete less.

There are more than seven major cartels. For example: military, intelligence, medical, money, religion, education, energy, media, mega-corporate, government, technological mind control…

Their functions tend to overlap.

You can look at each cartel as a slice of highly organized human endeavor. As time passes, each one integrates horizontally across nations. Medical, for instance, becomes, more and more, international medical.

The pure goal would be: each cartel swallows up all relevant activity in all countries; and then all cartels join at the hip.

That would be the crime engine that runs the world.

One global military force; one global intelligence agency; one global energy authority, and so on…and then all these cartels connect to each other.

From that perch, you could see all sorts of crime sub-groups operating at different levels. Banks, street drug cartels, mob families, human traffickers, the FDA, WHO, the World Economic Forum, the UN, the Gates Foundation, CIA, the Rockefeller Group, the Vatican, Bilderberg, Trilateral Commission, social media platforms, the World Trade Organization, the European Union, and so on.

The task of building out each major cartel AND taking over the present governments of all nations is, obviously, far from easy. Two steps forward, one step back. Sometimes, two steps forward, four steps back.

Independent investigators expose various elements of the sub-groups and the major cartels.

People with fragmentary knowledge argue over which cartel is the dominant one; but in the end, if this long-term plot succeeds, there would be a board or committee or council that oversees the operation of the connected cartels.

The cartels represent an elite obsession to organize and control.

—The obsession to create a system—combined with the perception that the technology exists to succeed.

Labels like Communism, socialism, totalitarianism, fascism, monarchy, democracy, the corporate state, dictatorship, technocracy, and so on, have become loose names for the advancing cartelization of the planet.

The media cartel seeks to obscure and hide evidence of this major cartelization; instead, it promotes the notion that all protests and rebellions against any fragment of this Power are crimes, insurrections, terrorist acts.

The media cartel’s job is as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. It associates protests with former “heinous events.” “This is 9/11 all over again.” “This is worse than the 1918 Spanish flu, and the protestors are endangering public health.” “The break-in was the most evil act since Pearl Harbor.”

The media cartel now has a problem, though: other competing voices. Those voices, advocating in one way or another for freedom, are becoming stronger.

When you’re the media and you shoot fish in a barrel for a hundred years, and it works like magic, you develop a smug complacency.

Freedom is a monkey wrench applied to the crime engine. The wrench doesn’t have to do precise work. It creates domino effects.

From a strategic point of view, the whole COVID operation was a cartel overreach. It wasn’t the time-honored invisible step by step accumulation of more control and power. A few manic fruitcakes jumped the gun.

The army of COVID enforcers then exposed their flank.

The brutal lockdowns; the saturation bombing of national economies; the phony scientists with their absurd (and changing) declarations; the vaccine causing huge and visible harm; the admissions that the vaccine doesn’t prevent illness, doesn’t stop viral transmission, doesn’t prevent hospitalization, and must be boosted with more injections, necessitating an impossible re-injection of the whole planet every few months…

This was an amateur production. Evil to the core, but amateur.

You could take all the scandals of all the Presidencies since the assassination of JFK, and they wouldn’t mount a sum anywhere near the up-close and personal impacts of the fake COVID pandemic on the citizenry.

And then, the first wave of lockdowns across the world was not enough; there had to be second and third waves. Just to rub slavery in people’s faces.

The whole GRADUALIST strategy of cartelization was dumped in favor of Crazy Apeshit.

Thereby unleashing what we’re seeing now—building protests for FREEDOM all over the world.

THIS is exactly what cartelization can’t handle.

Because freedom lifts all boats.

The media cartel, which earns their keep promoting and dilly-dallying about phony conflicts and meaningless adjustments to policy and minor scandals…suddenly has to deal with covering for a hundred Hitlers who want to throw the world into camps and deny every human right in the law books.

It was as if Switzerland suddenly decided to send planes over England and drop canisters of poison gas.

“What?!?! You want us to explain away THAT on the nightly news??”

All the CIA assets in all the US newsrooms in the country can’t keep the lid on that.

The crime engine running the world has thrown rods and is smoking.

Right about now, the sober cartel heavy hitters, who never wanted the COVID op, are casting their very angry eyes on Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab and a few other loons in their Club, who are the impatient ones, the maniacs, the amateurs.

Make no mistake; in the cartel scheme of things, Bill Gates IS a rank amateur, an out of control jackass.

Could a titanic piece of stupidity—COVID—smash the cartelization of Earth?

It’s quite a long shot, to be sure. But as the crime engine is replaced with a working model, hundreds of millions of people are looking at the smoking heap on the side of the highway.

They’re looking harder; they’re believing what they’re seeing; they’re marching; they’re driving big-rigs; they’re gathering at government headquarters.

And that THEY is getting bigger and turning into a WE. And far worse, that WE is composed of individuals who know they’re individuals and they’re supposed to be free.

So why not take that freedom and leverage it to the sky?

Throw wrenches into every replacement of the crime engine.

Take back more and more cartel territory and make it free.

Corner and surround and blockade the non-humans posing as humans.

More rods will break off and punch holes through engine blocks, and more pistons will plow into cylinder heads.

It’s Christmas.

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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.

42 comments on “The Crime Engine of the World is throwing rods and smoking

  1. Paul says:

    Future Cops
    & Present Distorters

  2. Paul says:

    Ok ok, so…I’m JUST a few Words through…

    So…You’re a Mechanic, two?

    I thought your name was Jon,
    not Mike-d.

    • Opie Poik says:

      R.I.P. Click & Clack, the Tappet Bros.:

      Euripides Upmann, Director of Document Security

      Eastern Bloc Chaffeur, Pikov Andropov

      Thank you, Jon Rappoport, for the reminder.

      • Ort says:

        FWIW, after years of faithful listening (as a non-driver!) I drifted away from Car Talk in its final months, when Tom and Ray understandably reached a point where they needed an “exit strategy”. I don’t blame them, but I was put off when Doug Berman and/or the PBS sponsor’s “suits” decided to keep the show going by sneakily passing off “recycled” archival material without disclosing it as they traditionally did– that, and pretending their telephone lines were still active to maintain the illusion that the show was still “live”.

        I know it’s “me”, but I’m still outraged at the attempt to “keep up appearances” and extend a show whose appeal was based on the hosts’ personal authenticity by blatant fakery. I wish the stars had openly called it quits and let PBS transition the “product” to a “Best of” format like Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show”.

        That old rant restated, my favorite all-time staff name is: “The Head of Our Working Mothers’ Support Group, Erasmus B. Dragon”

  3. Bernardo Paratore says:


  4. Marge Guill says:

    Dear Mr. Rappoport, Ya made my day with this ‘throwing a rod and smoking’ post, thank you!!!! How I loved to hear the Magliozzi’s in their heyday–a brilliant pair. I lived off Mass Ave then, and couldn’t get over the third story window gilt lettering of the presumed law firm, “Dewey, Cheetham & Howe [ ] But I am burying the lead—the fabulous and floridly accurate depiction by you of what has transpired since circa October 18 at the Pierre Hotel in NY, and continues to unwind amidst the many rods and much smoke. The gall and sheer contempt of it strains imagination and yet here we are. Thanks for this great post. I am one of the we. All the best.

    • Opie Poik says:

      That building is beautiful, too – the antiquarian bookstore with its glass case of 14th century manuscripts, hand lettered by monks, and its brass elevator and white marble, well-worn staircase. The long gone Curious George children’s bookstore on the first floor – I’ll never be there again. Harvard Square has been gone forever. Bow & Arrow pub (featured in Good Will Hunting), Oona’s used clothes, Cardell’s cafeteria, the Tasty – which Click & Clack personally fought to keep . . . what do kids have to look forward to, anymore? Think Nini’s Corner & Out of Town have been vanquished by the digital age? I’m never going back – last visited there in June ’05.

  5. Rhonda says:

    Cheers all around, Now, the patient will too, see it the smoke vapors of the impatient . Cool plot twist


    To give due to the historical origins of these interlinked cartels, I refer to them as the Venetian Party. They have been around for a thousand years. They provided the seed money for the Bank of England and the Bank of Amsterdam. Membership is not based on blood lines. The growing pocket of wealth they have used to do their dirty work was/is called the “fondo” They financed the Jesuits and so on……too much to list.

  7. Laura says:

    Thanks Jon! You are so correct, “COVID” was embarrassingly amateurish. That’s why I’m still dumbfounded that millions of people blindly believed this absolute nonsense and are STILL going along with this nonsense after over 2 years. Perfectly intelligent people are still looking like fools prancing around with masks, still getting boosters, still bathing in hand sanitizer, still begging their employer for a “religious” exemption from a poisonous medical procedure. (Where did this absurd notion all of a sudden come from that we need to get a “religious” exemption from a potentially deadly medical procedure – an admittedly experimental one at that?? I think normalizing religious exemptions was part of the plan to divert the idea of INFORMED CONSENT). I am frustrated that more employees won’t muster up self-respect and take off their damn masks.

    At this point in the game people only have themselves to blame for the insane state of affairs we are in. The govt and big pharma essentially told us “COVID” was all BS from day one. Big pharma even told us in black and white on the vax consent form that the jab was worthless and would make people sick. People REFUSE to take personal responsibility for the choices they made and admit they were DUPED so they continue to blame the govt and play the victim.

    • Great comment, Laura. People in general have willingly given away their inherent freedom for false comfort, convenience, and security. In order to maintain that cushy lifestyle of Scientific Materialism, they must remain infantilized, relying on Daddy Government and Mommy Medicine to “care” for them. Government is slavery, and Pharma makes the poisons of physical control. Together, they coopt the spirit. And yes, as Jon says, all the other factions of the social construct play their part in the grand illusion. “Religious exemption” is a man-made legal term that simply upholds the individual’s unalienable rights, but most people don’t know what laws in this country are for. And YES, most people will run from their cognitive dissonance over their masking/testing/jabbing decisions, remaining clueless as to their true essence as living men and women, sparks and sparkle of the Divine.

      • Will Smith says:

        Sharine I agree, you and Laura both made some great contributions to the discussion. This whole thing was a black-op so to speak. One thing about being alive during this last two years is that we got to see first hand how evil minded sociopaths propagate tyranny, even through the ages. And how people respond to it.

        For all the tyrants and killers that have existed in the past and tried to move and influence human psychology and behavior, the result wasn’t guaranteed unless people allow it. I saw a photo of a sign on a bus shelter that simply said “your obedience is just prolonging this nightmare”, and it’s true.

        A tyrant can’t ply his trade unless there are willing victims to subscribe to the agenda. None of what happened during the past two years was necessary if people were smart enough to recognize the signs and patterns and just stop participating in it.

        Laura’s observation about perfectly intelligent people caught up in the hysteria is true, but none of it needs to happen if people were more educated about how the world REALLY works. Too many people want to believe the world works the way they say it does because of poor critical thinking skills.

        To be fair the public was conditioned with mass psychosis techniques designed to grind down our spirit and encourage compliance. I saw through this nonsense virtually from the first few days it was rolled out and it’s easy if you see the false flags for what they are, and the authoritarian power grabs for what they our.

        Lack of knowledge of history is to blame and that tells us that tyrants and would-be tyrants are always seeking to destabilize society and our knowledge of their tricks and they are basically parlor tricks, almost magic tricks to distract us here while the truth is happening over there. We are bred to trust authorities and now as this unfolds, the idea of government will become radioactive toxic waste when people take the criminality of what the “authorities” did to the world. It took this long because not enough people have been hurt enough to have skin in the game. The 3 year old’s that die of a heart attack, it’s all starting to unravel in the insurance claims.

        Some insurance companies are refusing to settle claims for death on policies, calling it suicide for taking the shot. The argument is that they should have done their due diligence, the access to the facts are all over the internet. This speak to the personal responsibilities that the public has to be more critical of everything that tyrannical governments try to impose.

        There is a great reckoning on the way…

        • Will Smith says:

          And another thing.

          More people will begin to realize that in a so called “democratic country” for example Canada where I am at, the more people that are injured and harmed (I mean in the legal sense of the word), the more they are likely to wake up and look around.

          The Truckers convoy here in Ottawa was the result of the construction of a bridge too far by the government that blithely assumed that people would line up for more bitch-slapping like they have over the past two years. The imposition of the vaccine mandate broke the uneasy calm by targeting their ability to earn a proper living as they already were accustomed to doing. The two week quarantine ensured that they would only be able to make two runs per month essentially across the border. That harmed them in a tangible way and thus they acted in their own interest.

          With the dysfunctional media that exists, there is no mechanism for asking important questions. We are still in the dark ages of a year ago where masks are pretty much universally required. I still see idiots in their cars with a mask AND gloves with the windows closed. Since it is winter still here, closed windows are fine, but you can see the same behavior in the summer.

          We are conditioned to hold masks up on a pedestal with no questions regarding their efficacy. The thought police take a dim view of people coming to a simple conclusion that if the masks are so important, why can’t the truckers simply wear a mask as they approach a border crossing?

          But no media discussion is allowed or tolerated, because they want to have it both ways.

          The vaccine is the only acceptable solution to Trudeau, even though mask mandates have been forced on the public in parallel with forced compliance through psychosis from mass conditioning.

          You can’t talk about it. Period. If the mask works for every reason they are still promoting them, then they should work for truckers crossing a border, but that kind of logic and critical thinking is grounds for being shouted down as a Neanderthal with the climate around public health today.

          Unless…that is not what is being played here.

    • BS Detector says:

      Indeed, their hand has been tipped repeatedly all along, whether by accident or design. Like Gates’ “Getting to Zero (carbon emissions)” TED talk comment saying if we do a good enough job with this, that, and vaccines we could reduce the population by 15%. Then the early release of a few days of v-safe data on the jabs. I would not be surprised one bit if these were a heads up for the critical thinkers in the room, who will be eventually needed after the suckers are weeded. Maybe by the “hand of God”, the Tao, the Great Spirit, or whatever you wish to call the energy of the universe.

  8. Opie Poik says:

    Here is that essay on cartels Jon refers to:

  9. Roslyn says:

    Thank you for your clarity and bringing “Car Talk” into the picture! I listened to them every Saturday with pleasure and enjoyment.

    I found that while I read your blog, I was able carry the emotional heaviness I feel about the Cartels and their actions while carrying the lightness of Car Talk! It helped.

    I feel hopeful because I can do my part of exercising freedom in my day to day activity and seek the funny!

    It can be a mine field!


    • Pam Pursell says:

      Yes it is a mine field. That field is ours. Plant more food and flowers. I too could not wait to listen to Car Talk. Girls love cars!

  10. Evangeline says:

    What a great commentary on where we are and how we got here.

    The threat is not gone, but there is a weak spot that we all need to capitalize on. It is about liberty and freedom right now, and how to increase awareness of how important that is, especially to our young people. They have been lied to, and many times, their parents have no idea of the truth of things either.

    If we are lazy and complacent, here they come again, because they are always learning and adjusting. We are nothing but a social experiment, and they are drawing their conclusions about what worked and what didn’t.

    I wonder when the people of Australia will be freed from their internment. Soon I hope.

    • Pam Pursell says:

      WE all would do well to read more Thomas Jefferson. He accomplished more before the age of 20 than I planned for my entire life. Gives me inspiration to do more and learn more.

    • sk says:

      Keep in mind that liberty and freedom are vague terms. One issue that some of the anti-federalists brought up was the vagueness within the constitution. For a bunch of “the smartest guys who ever existed”, why would they generalize except knowing that in vagueness can ensue mischief?

    • Michael Mazur says:

      Some call it Prison Island.

    • BS Detector says:

      Indeed, I feel very bad for Australians. It may take multitudes dropping like flies until enough are clued in. The insurance stats indicate it is inevitable, and just beginning. I’m so glad to live in the US, where there are relatively safe havens.

  11. Pam Pursell says:

    Superb analogy. As EVERY science fiction buff knows, the ‘alien invaders’ are almost always defeated by Common Cold! These current invaders are now being overwhelmed by herd immunity. Seems to be working on hidden figures who would subjugate the world human population under their elitist conniving Thumb. It is a great thing that the herd knows how to fix their respective engines. Doing works. Do it

  12. BS Detector says:

    Ha ha, yes, indeed, Jon!

    It is the one mercy granted by tyrants that they tend to seriously overplay their hand. If they bite off more than they and their most ardent minions can chew – as has happened with COVID – it’s game over, and time to head for the bunkers.

  13. TheRocksBelow says:

    Wow. that was a beautiful organized piece of thinking. Thank you so much for that offering. I can get through anything if I know that truth and reality are coming back into the forefront. It looks more and more like we needed this to happen to be able to see the tentacles, and just how far back they reach. Maybe they will get cut off now at the most important place-the root. Fingers crossed.

  14. The Watchman says:

    Another good one, Jon. Perhaps instead of looking at the engine, we should be looking at the transmission. They may be just shifting gears. Linking as usual @
    along with some other excellent reads as well from Mr. Kunstler, Brandon Smith, Pepe Escobar and the Good Citizen

  15. TheRocksBelow says:

    Based on new narratives and discoveries, I think consciousness has quietly been undergoing a change.

    And at the same time Millenials have been emerging as conspiracy investigators out in the open and they are supporting each other in this. They know a lot abut sex trafficking, addiction to pornography and talk openly about having suffered sexual abuse, over dinner, etc. They know who Dr. Joe Dispenza is, have taken Ayahuasca and are looking at their narcissism and many know how to grow their own food. They seem to care more about healing then working at a dead end job.

    One possibility is maybe these cartels needed to force their hand before a ground swell started that threatened to take over from the bottom up.

    If I had one suggestion for millennials, it would be to try and see if you can make your smartphone just a phone-NOT your primary relationship. To me it’s our achilles heal.

  16. Tom Bernard says:

    I’m imaging Bill Gates as the Cartels sacrificial Lamb and fake atonement for their sins… but what a beautiful opening scene to a hopeful future… and wouldn’t we all pay a pretty penny to see Billy’s face when he comprehends just how easily he was sold off.

  17. Roundball Shaman says:

    “The crime engine running the world has thrown rods and is smoking.”

    Yes, it is. But it would be a big mistake for the People of the World to get complacent or think things will be just fine now that so many Evil Doers have been exposed and Orwell’s Big Boot has been lifted a bit.

    These demons have unlimited funds and access to vast amounts of power and hidden technology and mind warp techniques. And being psychopaths and bullies, they detest with the greatest passion when They don’t get their way in EVERYTHING. They will find ways to double-down on Their evil and want to fully punish all those who dare to resist them.

    “Throw wrenches into every replacement of the crime engine.”

    People ALWAYS have the Power. The Demon Class Cartel simply cannot herd all us cats into Their pens of control and death if we refuse to go.

    At the very least, what all this has done is wake up a significant number of people who did not know how bad things already were and what The Demon Cartel was trying to do to us. And, people have learned that they DO have the power to resist this ongoing evil.

    There are vast number of the World’s population that has fully surrendered to The Cartel and they have no interest in reclaiming personal freedoms that they don’t even want in the first place. So there will continue be significant resistance to Freedom both from the Demon Cartel Demigods and the billions of people who prefer slavery.

    But the Free People of the World have claimed some new territory in the battle for future control of The Planet and our lives.

    And winning can become a habit if we keep doing the things we did to reclaim that holy ground.

  18. Dave says:

    It is as simple as this, there is a massive amount of filthy rich corrupted empathy lacking people George Carlin described as THE BIG CLUB.

    They believe they have the right to rule over the rest of us and use us like the blood sucking parasites they are. Anything goes with these evil bastards long as they can benefit from it. Lie Steal, Kill, anything goes with these wicked creatures, even poisoning everyone and anyone (except themselves), women, children, our military with murder jabs.

  19. yonnik says:

    I think you batted this one out of the park, and with precision. That’s my hope about the situation.

  20. Tom Bernard says:

    What if Bill Gates sold his own people a bill of goods? What if he proposed the mRNA vaccines as the future of medical advancement and uncountable profits? What if he convinced his people the science was actually settled enough to push forward… And yes, some people would suffer and die, but nothing they couldn’t cover up with a variant or two… Except that Billy wasn’t exactly telling the truth because Billy is a psychopath… and now Little Billy has given names and faces to all the bad guys, and buried them in a enormous pile of shit that could conceivably bury them all… Anyway, it’s just a thought… but when you consider how big Bill Gates ego is, it seems possible… And in the beginning, didn’t it seem like Fauci was just attempting to cover up something much less sinister? Didn’t he even say masks weren’t necessary? and didn’t the whole pandemic slant develop more on the fly than an actual preconceived plan? And maybe, just maybe, (as you might say, Jon,) Maybe Billy sold his people some real estate on Mars.

  21. Ed says:

    Not long from now the Rothschild meeting will decide to send a pack of mean hungry pit bulls after Gates Schaub and Trudeau.

    Pretty sure they have a game farm for that sort of thing

    • BS Detector says:

      They’ll probably just chuckle from their remote islands as the mob takes care of their former useful idiots. But they may even be useful idiots, for all I know.

  22. cooper says:

    Guys- this does not happen because of a cartel.

    It happens because we are no longer moral- we dont stand for anything. If you cannot say no- than things like covid lockdowns, drugs across the US boarder, devaluation of money, 50% divorce rates happen.

    We think pills (rather than moderation) will make us thinner. We think that adding debt to our budget will make us better- or more just. We think that kids can be raised in 1 parent families.

    We are nuts.

  23. Lasare says:

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  24. Learosier says:

    Again Mr.Rappoport nails the “situation” with clarity of vision.

    Thank you Sir.

  25. Rebecca says:

    Thank you, always a great source for my “wellbeing.”


    One of your former grasshoppers

  26. BS Detector says:

    Carlin wisecracked that it’s a big club and we ain’t in it; but the fact is that it’s a much, much bigger club and we’re ALL in it. Once enough people realize that, it’s game over for the crime engine.

    But the likes of Gates and Schwab may just be useful idiots, every bit as disposable as the billions of triple-jabbed. What we CAN see may be many layers removed from the real center of the onion.

  27. BS Detector says:

    I am thinking of the finale of The Prisoner TV series.

  28. Mark Landsbaum says:

    I subscribe to the overall “conspiracy” view of history and current affairs. And I won’t quibble with your details.

    But your conclusion, I’m afraid is Pollyannish. Most people, certainly those I call the muddled middle, have next to no clue about any of this and react only when one of the “cartels,” as you call them, personally infrginges upon them.

    Consequently, truely widespread, deep-seated opposition almost never arises. And certainly not in sufficient power to offset centuries of these overlords perfecting their repression. Less than a third of the colonists were in favor of independence from England, which held tenuous control from across a wide ocean.

    The cartel controllers will sputter and fail often, because their system is built to fail and they are inherently incompetent. But the game is riggesd beyond it ever being possible that the repression will lose its control.

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