Socialism: opiate of the masses

by Jon Rappoport

April 15, 2022

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Let’s get something straight. There is no pure form of socialism, where “the government owns the means of production.”

The means of production own the government, and vice versa. It’s always collusion. Elite power players stitch themselves together like a walking Frankenstein corpse.

Socialism can be done with a smile or with guns and jails. Styles vary.

For example, the Council on Foreign Relations [CFR] believes an international “joining of hands across the water” would be just dandy.

You could call the CFR’s agenda socialism or Globalism or fascism or dictatorship or the corporate state—it doesn’t matter. For the sake of brevity, call it socialism.

At street level (not within the CFR), every proponent of the socialist “solution” either has no idea who installs it and runs it, or astonishingly believes “the government” can be transformed into a beneficent enterprise and shed its core corruption, as it takes the reins of absolute power.

Meanwhile, the ultra-wealthy elites who use socialism as a weapon, while propagandizing it as our humanitarian future, know full well THEY will run it, and they have no qualms about placing severe limits on the freedom of populations. They want to impose those limits.

Hope and Change, the slogan of the former US president Barack Obama, was perfect for street-level socialists. It was vague enough to be injected with their own vague dreams and fantasies.

Colleges—or as I call them, Academies of Great Generalities—have been turning out these fantasists by the ton. “If I feel it, it must be true and good.”

One such idealist, back in the 1960s, was a young man named James Kunen. But smarter by far than most of his comrades, he wrote a book called The Strawberry Statement: Notes on a College Revolutionary. A member of the Left group, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Kunen recalled a curious event at the 1968 SDS Convention:

“…at the convention, men from Business International Roundtables—the meetings sponsored by Business International for their client groups and heads of government—tried to buy up a few [Leftist] radicals. These men are the world’s leading industrialists and they convene to decide how our lives are going to go. These are the boys who wrote the Alliance for Progress. They’re the left wing of the ruling class.”

“…They offered to finance our demonstrations in Chicago. We were also offered Esso (Rockefeller) money. They want us to make a lot of radical commotion so they can look more in the center as they move to the left.”

Rockefeller elites moving to the political Left? What?

Look at it this way. If you’re a Rockefeller man, what brand of rhetoric are you going to use to sell your con? The “Utopian-better-world-for-the-people (Leftist)”, or the “we-want-mega-corporations-to-cheat-and-lie-and-steal-the-people-blind-and-co-opt-the-government (Rightist)”?

Since any brand of rhetoric is designed to end up in the same place—global control—you’re going to pick the more attractive-sounding version.

It’s simply a matter of workability and expedience.

That’s why the lingo of Leftist socialism has come to the fore.

That’s the only reason.

If a Rockefeller operative could use, to good effect, tales of enemies invading Earth from a parallel universe, he would.

In 1928, the historian Oswald Spengler wrote: “There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement, that has not operated in the interests of money, and for the time being permitted by money—and that [operation has continued] without the idealists among its leaders having the slightest suspicion of the fact.”

Is there a college anywhere in the world that acknowledges and teaches this? The insight is not permitted. It would torpedo too many platitudes and reveal too many false trails laid down by elite deceivers.

David Rockefeller, writing his 2003 Memoirs, baldly asserted: “Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

Of course, Rockefeller stopped short of saying he and his colleagues, in the core of the CFR and the Trilateral Commission, were using socialism and high-flying utopian rhetoric merely to enlist the Left in his “one-world” cause. He never admitted the notions of “social justice” and “equality” were being peddled to the gullible masses for the same reason.

If he had come clean, victims (both real and self-imagined) would understand they were fighting against the very oppressors who were backing, funding, encouraging, and controlling them.

The sought-after global triumph of socialism is a cover for elite global management and tyranny.

“Thanks for your help. Now that we’ve won, you’re under the gun. Our gun.”

Flashing forward to today, one can see this sales job operating in boardrooms of the tech giants (Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) The corporate leaders (the new Rockefellers and Carnegies) claim they’re proponents of “digital socialism,” which they ludicrously define as open access to the wonders of the Internet for all people everywhere, including the poor and bereft. But the last time I looked, those people can’t eat a YouTube video for a breakfast they can’t afford.

This nonsensical fluff hides the same core buried in old-time socialism: the leaders at the top, who have made their mega-fortunes, want to turn around and eliminate competition. Share and care doesn’t apply to the marketplace. The tech CEOs want to collude with government to gain special favors and benefits their lesser rivals can’t obtain.

“We love everyone and care about everyone, but don’t challenge us. We’re the bosses. We own the game.”

The tech giants want much more. They intend to lead the way, with their government partners, into an even tighter control of information (censorship) and a more vast Surveillance State.

They intend to build a technocratic planet, in which planned societies are the foundation. Citizens are “data-points” to be inserted into slots, from cradle to grave, as a worldwide system is constructed.

Notions of fairness, equality, and other terms of socialism are deployed as a front for this massive operation.

Some might say this version of Brave New World/1984 bears no resemblance to socialism.

But they would be wrong. This version is perfect socialism, once you realize the whole socialist “political philosophy” was never anything more than paper-thin propaganda.

It was a nothing made into something.

It falls apart and blows away, and the rictus-grin of control comes into view. The same grin existed in the medieval Roman Church, in the ancient Roman emperorship, in the Egypt of the Pharaohs, in Babylonia, in Sumer, in Mayan and Aztec civilizations, in tribes and clans long buried and forgotten.

Only the language of the sellers to the buyers has changed.

Mao Zedong (aka Mao Tse-tung), founding father and ruler of Communist China, openly declared: “Socialism…must have a dictatorship, it will not work without it.” Mao didn’t beat around the bush. In maintaining his dictatorship, he discovered he might have a problem with between 40 and 70 million of his own people. So, just to make sure, he killed them.

But don’t worry, be happy. Less violent socialisms exist in the world—as long as citizens willingly give up their independence.

For example, you could opt for Tony Blair’s vision. Tony is an accused war criminal (Iraq/2003, between 100,000 and million dead), but on the bright side, he didn’t massacre huge numbers of his own people. In 1983, Tony stated:

“I am a Socialist not through reading a textbook that has caught my intellectual fancy, nor through unthinking tradition, but because I believe that, at its best, Socialism corresponds most closely to an existence that is both rational and moral. It stands for co-operation, not confrontation; for fellowship, not fear. It stands for equality, not because it wants people to be the same but because only through equality in our economic circumstances can our individuality develop properly.”

I’ll let you try to translate that generalized gibberish. Take the words “rational,” “moral,” “co-operation,” “fellowship,” “equality in our economic circumstances,” and run them to ground. Attempt to apply them to actual life. Determine what actual policies and regulations would flow from them.

Tony is one of the deans of the Academy of Great Generalities. He knows how to shovel it on wide and deep. His one skill is appearing earnest and sincere.

He shares that attribute with many of his socialist colleagues. They’ve learned their tricks at the feet of mentors, and you can trace the line all the way back to Plato.

“We’re not Stalin, we’re not Mao. Honest. We want to do good. Help us help you. We’re all in this together. There’s a bright day ahead. Just let us do our work.”

Or as Bill Clinton famously put it, “I feel your pain.”

No one heard him say, under his breath, “Of course, I pay no attention to feelings.”

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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.

20 comments on “Socialism: opiate of the masses

  1. Kieron says:

    The Myth of the Resurrection, published 1925 by Joseph McCabe

    “It is not probable that one modern Christian out of one hundred thousand knows that centuries before the time of Christ the nations annually celebrated the death and resurrection of Osiris, Tammuz, Attis, Mithra, and other gods. Tell it to your neighbor, and he will laugh. That is, he will say, the “science” of comparative religion. But I write these books in the hope that directly or indirectly, they will reach Christians. I am giving a full, serious, simple, and easily verified examination of the Christian creed in every aspect; and this aspect with which I now deal is one of the most important, and to me most fascinating, aspects. So I approach it on lines on which any believer may accompany me.”

  2. Sandy Wrighman says:

    Good Friday! a time when the truth of our operations shows up. An interesting choice for Jon to speak today. We suspect, we even know but Jon speaks so clearly, so plainly that……the trance shifts however slightly. What difference does this make? To see the truth……..To see through the spin doctoring, to see through the chemical clouds, to feed ourselves truth, to live in integrity – how’s that for a job description?

  3. Jim S. Smith says:

    Uh, Jon,

    The united states funded Mao, just as it did Lenin, Stalin, and other repressive “communist” or socialist regimes in their beginnings.

    Mao Zedong did NOT found Chinese Communism on his own. He had much help and funding by the very same internationalists you are writing about!

    “Communism” and socialism are simply “business models” of the self-proclaimed “elite”.

    The infamous Boxer Revolution, and successive “cultural revolutions” were spearheaded, via our own “intelligence agencies” – under the “guidance” of the wealthy internationalist-industrialists.

  4. Mariana Morena says:

    I was a Christian for much of my adult life, then I became a member of a Trotskyist organization for the last decade. I left it because of its support to the criminal health policies of the governments that the left claims to fight. I think that the defeat of the revolutionary process in Russia (beyond the criticism that can be made of the Bolshevik leadership) was the greatest defeat for Humanity. Stalinism and Nazism were the pincers used to strangle that historical essay from which the false alternative between socialism or bourgeois democracy/freedom emerged, being imposed on the conscience of millions. Later they decreed the end of history. And so we continue, now trying to survive the lethal injections of the new global concentration camp.
    They prevail because we believe in our Dreams like children.

  5. Roundball Shaman says:

    “Let’s get something straight. There is no pure form of socialism, where the government owns the means of production. The means of production own the government, and vice versa. It’s always collusion. Elite power players stitch themselves together like a walking Frankenstein corpse.”

    Elitist power players are birds of a feather. They are the same personality type. They possess the same qualities of social deviancy. They share the same lack of compassion for others.

    So it’s only logical that They would act in concert with each other to abuse and feast off the People of the World who just want to live their lives without the interference of these dark ghoul vultures.

    They can call it Socialism. They can call it The Great Reset. They can call it the Oh So Good New World Order. They can call it the Hokey Pokey if They want. It’s still the same thing. The abuse of billions of people by a handful of sick, selfish bastards.

    These Elitists form the World Club of Predatory Aberrants. The rule by the Abnormal Few over the More Normal Many. The reign of Those Who Mistakenly Think They’re Gods over those would worship a True God if They only choose to do so without the stench of false gods among them.

    There’s one thing that’s painfully obvious to anyone who care to look: Just because you have money and power doesn’t mean you have any brains, or are a useful human being.
    In fact, having money and power virtually guarantees that you serve no useful purpose to others. Such people only live to serve Themselves.

    They can hire Influencers. They can buy The Media. They can purchase politicians. They can employ crafty ad and narrative writers to make their sewage look good. They can tell you Up is Down and Bad is Good and Smelly is Sweet. They can do all these things and more.

    But when you strip all that away, you are always left with the same band of Elitist Nothings with nothing to offer of value to the human race. But leading The Sheep to the slave pen of their choice for shearing.

    Some Collectivism that is.

  6. Christina says:

    Please know for a fact that there is NO DIFFERENCE between socialism and communism. It is a ploy to say socialism instead of communism as that false distinction seeks to somehow make socialism as “benign” and good. Socialism (communism) is neither benign or good and there is absolutely NO difference, no matter what “they” say. It is, just as with any type of tyranny/fascism, a severely brutal system of government-sponsored terrorism.

    Oh, just wait…

  7. John Thomas says:

    Hi Jon,

    I would value your take on the Gaddafi model of socialism. The people really were in charge and Gaddafi helped arrange it so it was definitely that. They were in tune & understood that representational democracy is easily corruptible so such deputies were no longer needed. They could join in as members of the public/community of course but no political parties and no real bosses to speak of unless you count everybody in the country & beyond. Am not sure if you can handle URLs here but here’s a hint of a couple for you https://vimeo [dot] com/28700488 & more here: http://openanthropology [dot] org/libya/gaddafi-green-book.pdf

    I enjoy your work and usually give it wings! I look forward to your critique.

    • john-oranje says:

      We have been lied to about so much.

      I really had no idea about what Gaddafi had brought
      to Libya.

      We were supposed to think of him as being like some
      fundamentalist crazed dictator.

      Here are those addresses.

      I think you may have to log in to a vimeo account
      to see the video.

      It shows that Gaddafi was genuinely popular in Libya

      • Christina says:

        I heard that Gaddafi built a huge waterway/aqueduct to bring fresh water to all the communities in Libya. It was hugely successful and the people were very grateful.
        The American military bombed it and blew it up, ruined completely.

  8. Gavin says:

    Tony Blair protected the child trafficker, necrophiliac, and paedophile Jimmy Savile. Vile.

    Bill Clinton was a cocaine trafficker and paedophile, went many times on the Lolita express.

    Marx was on the zionist payroll just like Lenin. Paid for by the Rothschilds who started and own the Rockefellers. The tip of the satanic pyramid.

  9. Joel BTZ says:

    Socialism, no. What’s the yes?

    If there is no goal, such commentary promotes frustration, which serves the powers that be.

  10. M - says:

    Bravo – spot on!

  11. Courageous Lion says:

    Well, I think these idiots have a rude awakening coming their way in the not too distant future. This video by Nick Hanauer lays down the prospect for them that is getting closer by the day. The Pitchforks are Coming…People need to read “The Law” by Frederic Bastiat written back in 1850 to get a hold on reality when it comes to “socialism”. And while you’re at it, read this and ask yourself if the USA is “socialist” or not…

  12. Billy Hill says:

    Are you against Unions?

    How about power water and phone
    -profit versus non profit?

    I cannot imagine breaking up ma bell and I experienced the switch from Arizona public service(Power) to a private for profit company and I will say that for profit utilities are awful and they cannot maintain power infrastructure financially. They put off required maintenance. Power equals heat and electrical systems are to expensive to maintain and make money.

    I am an electrical union member.

    Nothing is more American than a union.

    Most americans are anti union.

  13. BDBinc says:

    @ Billy The Unions are corrupt. top- down. Unions are British. And corporations soon learnt that to control the head/leader is to control the whole group.

    As you say Its not socialism .
    The Orwellian speak calling a dictatorship /fascism (Anti socialism) “socialism” is a clue. They want to call their system the opposite of what it is to sell it.

    All divisive political ideology (AKA the ISMs ) have just created problems.
    No problem can be solved on the same level as it was created.
    The meme ” Left ” is another (Orwellian) political meme. It sets people against each other by labeling others ” left” .
    Yet there are no “left or right” human beings.

    Awareness is lacking. As if everyone knew they were being mastered and limited by their egoic mind conditioning (beliefs) they would not be Manchurian candidates .
    They would no longer think of poli-medias as their source( God).
    Awareness is the answer and the solution.The Alpha and the Omega.

  14. JohnSmith says:

    Nearly every key player on the “Biden team” is a CFR and/or Trilateral member, including: the secretaries of State, Treasury, Defense, Commerce and Homeland Security; the secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force; the Fed chairman, CIA director, NatSec advisor, UN ambassador, Press secretary, and hundreds more.

  15. L Garou says:

    Communism disguised as $ocialism poorly disguised as (lol) Democracy..

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