Communism, or Con-umism?

by Jon Rappoport

August 25, 2022

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I have no objection to calling what’s happening to America now a Communist takeover.

But you could use other names:



The Corporate State.



The Great Reset.


The Syndicate.




The names don’t matter.

What does matter is the common denominator: more and more power in fewer hands at the top, and less and less power everywhere else.

Which reveals the obvious response and solution: radical decentralization of power along all lines.

Starve the beast.

But there’s a catch. When you correctly identify that common denominator, you’re also saying the answer is in your hands.

Because you participate in the decentralizing.

Otherwise, decentralizing doesn’t happen.

You can’t set up new power centers by saying SOMEBODY ELSE HAS TO DO IT.

That doesn’t work.

That would be con-umism.

It leads to the biggest takeover of all.

If you took all the energy people expend telling themselves and rationalizing how SOMEBODY ELSE HAS TO DO IT, you could run all the industry in the world with it.

Thus ends today’s lesson in Political Science 101. “Political” comes from the Greek “polis,” which means “city-state,” “community,” and not the predatory community at the top of the national/global food chain.

(Episode 20 of Rappoport Podcasts — “Crisis at the Southern Border Exploding Now: The Black Lives Matter Connection and How George Soros, Mexico, and China Are Engineering This Crisis to Destroy America” — is now posted on my substack. It’s a blockbuster. To listen, click here. To learn more about This Episode of Rappoport Podcasts, click here.)

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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.

19 comments on “Communism, or Con-umism?

  1. Opie Poik says:

    “People would rather live in a community with unreasonable claims, than face loneliness with their truth”
    ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

    “It was one of the greatest errors in evaluating dictatorship to say that the dictator forces himself on society against its own will. In reality, every dictator in history was nothing but the accentuation of already existing state ideas which he had only to exaggerate in order to gain power.”
    ― Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism

    • Erikules says:

      ‘Merica is on the downslide of its illustrious history. The big brass arch is polished by the powers that be and media, (the bullhorn of bullshit) yet is losing its luster day by day.

  2. Steven Krulick says:

    Names DO matter. Calling something something it isn’t doesn’t help. Most of the names you mention are reasonably apt and accurate, but this has NOTHING to do with “communism” or “socialism”!

    Please stop confusing and conflating authoritarian totalitarian tyranny with “communism”! Are the persons referenced pushing for giving ownership and control of the means of production to the workers themselves? Are they for abolishing all class privileges and distinctions? Are they for devolving all political decisions to the most local level as the state withers away? Hardly, so it’s far more akin to corporatist fascism than “communism” or even “socialism.”

    • Grellis says:

      I disagree. Communism has never really been about workers owning the means of production. It has always been a con by elites to enslave humanity. I believe all government is socialist. The only question is the degree of socialism. The less the better. The one creed which is NOT socialist is communism because it is not about redeploying wealth, it is about theft pure and simple. It is rule by a plutocratic mafia dressed in socialist garb. It is and always has been what you choose to call “corp oirate fascism”. So to me, as Jon argues, the labels hardly matter. However, i feel communism is a better descriptor. It also differs from previous fascist regimes in being totalitarian where fascists have been authoritarian. You probably won’t believe that but I believe that it has been communist regimes – Stalin, Kuhn, Mao, Pol Pot, Causcescu, and dozens of others which have risen to true totalitarian control by seeking to not merely root out political subversion not but control the every aspect of the lives and even thoughts of their tyrannized people.

      • Jim S. Smith says:

        “Communism” was always a grift in which folks like Karl Marx and friends sold to the general public as the new “Utopia”.

        It was a lie from the beginning, just as it is a lie now.

        It matters not if it is called “Bourgeois Communism”, Leninism, Stalinism, or any other brand of communism. – It all started from a huge lie, which was capitalized by the then-aspiring control-freaks to foist upon an unsuspecting world.

        All the other fluff about “true communism ideals” – is just a bunch of BULLSHIT to sell to the masses!

        It all boils down to the very same thing: The ones who created the idealistic system(s) of “communism”, “socialism”, and whatever other “isms” out there – were, themselves, PLUNDERERS and THIEVES who sought to steal and further deprive the rest of humanity its rightful claims to earned rewards and benefits.

        There is NO such thing as “good communism” nor “bad communism” – because all of it – was always based upon a deliberate falsehood – and sold to the People of the world as “a better way” – by those who sought to own and control everything for themselves.

        And if it needs to be explained further:

        Go and research the “Kibbutz System”, in which all these “isms” are based upon. The Babylonian Talmud is one such place to start your research.

    • Mac says:

      Am in some agreeemnt with your post, in that, the cons doing the scheming, use words, to twist or conflate meaning.

      True socialism or communism, is simply tribalism, groups of people who agree on things.

      The words communism and socialism have been twisted into ‘also’ forced ‘govrmnt’ type scheming, so then confuses what is otherwise simple voluntary grouping.

      The thing to do is separate by using the word -true, in front of either word, or use the word tribalism.

      The cons are a cabal, a tribalism grouping, they are communists, among themselves, while expecting others obey ‘under’ what they assign in false communism.

      That is how they got and maintain power, as a large group, individualy each doing parts of the schemes.

      It is critical to take the hint by now, that sharing and tribalism, true socialism, is necessary to stop the incursions on us. Some things we do alone, some things need tribal co-strength, so when one is attacked, others fight for each other.

      We don’t see this separated often, suggest make note, paper pen better than copy paste.

      The dynamic is apparent to see just in sharing info, sharing helps take down fear, in ourselves, and as others are strengthend by sharing, which can also further pass along.

      That’s why they don’t want us talking, when they dictated ‘masks’, so only theyre using tribal power, as attempt to prevent others from sharing, making tribes.

  3. Roundball Shaman says:

    “I have no objection to calling what’s happening to America now a Communist takeover… more and more power in fewer hands at the top, and less and less power everywhere else.”

    There is something very wrong with millions of Americans who are enamored with an utterly failed and failing social and political structure called Communism.

    Communism has never been successful (for The People) anywhere in human history. Communism is not successful now. And Communism will never be successful anywhere in the future.

    Communism is a social and political philosophy at direct odds with authentic human nature… human nature which seeks personal and economic freedom and not the crushing centralization of power and resources and the Nasty Daddy State.

    The fact that Communism does work for the tiny few at the top that control everything means that this abomination will never fully go away. It is appealing to elitists for that very reason and They will keep trying to bring it back.

    But why millions (billions?) of people who are not elitists would pursue and desire this failed philosophy shows a deep sickness within such people.

    These people need to do some serious introspection to learn why they willfully pursue such a dangerous and damaging social structure. These are people who want someone to take care of them… who have given up on their own resources and agency… and who have quit on Life.

    The fact that so many Americans – who have lived in the greatest social and political experiment I history — would want to turn their backs on the fundamental principles of America is an insult.

    Yes, the American system is badly flawed. But Communism and its similar forms is not the answer.

    When you have a troubled child… the answer is not to turn your back on him or her and choose some other even more troubled child. The answer is you work tirelessly to help and heal your own child and restore them to vitality.

    Such it is with the fundamentals of America. You don’t throw them out because you aren’t happy with how they are currently manifesting. You go back to those inspired fundamentals and restore them to health.

    The Daddy State is a terrible way to live. We are to grow up and become our own Daddies and not be spoiled little children who need their butts wiped all day by the Daddy State.

  4. Paul says:


    So I’m standing in an elevator, looking at the reflection within the all-too-shiny brass bric a brac, & looking at how I should floss more.

    I rummage through my pocket for my handy plastic floss dispenser, but only come up a footful of lint.

    I think to myself, do I have to dryclean sackcloth ?


    The lifter stops at Floor 54, & this lady jumps on. Slams the >><< button, to close the movin' doors fast. Then presses the 23 level button, but the riser keeps risin', since she pressed 2nd.

    So there we stand. Together. Feet apart, from my foothands.

    She then takes a casual gander at my newly constructed handfoots, she then looks me up 'n down, head to stumps. And just looks away, as if disinterested.


    I say, well…not out loud, "What's the deal ? Not even a comment, not a question either, or neither."

    She looks into the brassy mirror & wipes a tiny smudge of lipstick from edged skin & remarks out loud, "Nor !"


    Game on !

    So I say, "Ya know, some time ago, I was watching this TV lady yammerin' on about P-O-W-E-R…[elevator lady interrupts]…

    Really ? That's how she actually pro-nounc-ed the word !?!

    "Precisely." I retort.

    "Classic…," lipstick lady interjects & looks away.

    "Well…in a non-class-i-cal, way, I'd say," I say.

    She says, "Good one." And slams Floor 1. Elevator slows to stop & we descend.

    So I say, "…As I was sayin', Power Madame, said a human should fart, on average, about 17 x a day."

    "You don't say !," says the lady.

    "Well… I'm not average," I say.

    She says, "Oh I'll show ya how average I AM." And she lets a short-stop-one-rip.

    I say, "You're a real trooper."

    She says, "You have no idea."

    I say, "Let me return the favor." And let out a quick one cheek sneak. Barely movin' a leg, since my bloody stumps have coagulated to the clean fake granite floor.

    She says lovingly, while approaching me, "I feel so close to you right now."

    I warn, "Don't stand so close to me."

    She says, "Is that by Sting ?"

    I say, "Well something's stinging right about now."

    The elevator doors open & we're at the top floor.

  5. Sean says:

    I’m a plumber that remodels bathrooms. I see lots of people working from home still and leaders doing zoom calls instead of the usual drive to a building.

    I think it may be part of the training for the next fake pandemic. Many are already trained. They are zoomed.

    Yes, if it is to be, then it is up to me. I am looking for a nice county in Oklahoma, with a constitutionally minded Sheriff to further create responsibility and decentralize power hence starving the beast at least locally.

    I think Ma and Pa shops should make a huge come back. Manufacturing too and offering it to locals and the world.

    Homeschooling and co ops and Art and Healing Arts and Everything.

    Every city is the same. It is nearly cookie cutter.

    • Saeger says:

      Natural law dictates that when attacked, we must expand power, to counter attack, until there is no ongoing attack, or probable attack.

      There is no place that isn’t subject to the cons and their false govrmnt and ‘courts’, and drones, so wasting energy assuming to go somewhere else and do art or homeschool -doesn’t stop the attacks on us. ‘red flag laws’, mass imigration, etc.

      Better to use energy sharing what we know with others, for energy outward.

      Basic of life people aren’t taught. Have to teach ourselves to be natural warrriors. Females also. And also use stealth. Though am commenting on web, this or smart fones isn’t the way to communicate ideals, better in person, or paper postal mail etc.

      There is a good point in Sean comment though that’s core, mention local focus, which focus where we live is key. They distract with ‘dc’, etc, when tyrany situations are where we live. If people get grip over where we live, and others do in other places, that can push down the cons agendas, everywhere.

  6. Chris A says:

    The global elites love labels. It keeps people from realizing that the only label that matters to them is eugenics. That is what is at the bottom of all systems they create.

  7. marlene says:

    “Trump Is Right. Mitch McConnell And Elaine Chao Spent Decades Getting ‘Rich On China’” – The Federalist

    “For years, the McConnell and Chao families have cultivated a relationship that enriches the couple and grants status to the Chaos’ shipping company.”

    China is a plague and US politicians are the carriers.

  8. A Reader emailed me the following comment:


    The so called Alternative Media is lead by a bunch of elite spoiled crybaby brats who are good at
    finger pointing & in-fighting. This is why nothing is getting done.

    • Jim S. Smith says:

      The “alternative media”, in reality, are what we call “controlled-opposition”, IE: controlled by the very same powers, ultimately, who also control the rest of the system(s).

      As far as being “crybaby brats”,

      That is an opinion. Their purpose is to mislead and distract (or “misdirect”) the energies and minds of their listeners/readers away from the true causes of the problems – and away from the true solutions which could resolve those problems.

      Want to test this theory?

      Take a look at who are still allowed to profit, handsomely, after all these years – by appearing to be “the opposition” to the system – even after all the name-calling, demonization, and “government threats” directed at them. Any REAL opposition is usually forcibly shut down – or even permanently “silenced”, ergo: Bill Cooper, Irwin Schiff, Ernst Zundel, Ursula Haverbeck, etc. . . .

      And YES –

      The “alternative media” ARE a major part of the reason NOTHING has been accomplished to actually roll back this tyranny (even in spite of the constant mantra of: “We’re beating the globalists” and yada-yada-yada).

  9. A Reader emailed ne the following comment:


    Oligarchy comes to mind and it is what every country on the planet is dealing with and has been dealing with for thousands of years…Game of Thrones comes to mind, as well as religion, the Catholic church, Islam, by whatever name smells the same, acts the same and has the same results, the enslavement of humans by humans.

    We are trained to be obedient from the time we are born, to behave, to follow orders, to do what we are told to do or be punished. It seems to be part of the human pattern of behavior and it continues with the exception of a few who do not go along with the programming and choose to be rebels.

    I think it was Jung who said. “It takes a great deal of courage to grow up and be who you really are”.

    So continue speaking truth to the masses and see who has the courage to take control of their own life and be who they really are, and maybe the civilization will fall like so many others.

    Good luck in your teaching.

  10. A Reader emailed me the following comment:


    Correct: The masses have forgotten or have never realized that we collectively are in control. We have all the power.

    If we collectively decide not to participate in any of the Cabal’s plans to establish nefarious ideas / goals, they fail. Whoever controls the world financial strings, controls the resources, education, and hence can control the masses. Think of BIS, World Bank, IMF, Federal Reserve, BlackRock, Vanguard, UBS, Fidelity Investments and the elite families that have been around for over 100 years.

  11. Jim S. Smith says:

    Just like so many want to support “government”, regardless what kind of system.

    “Govern”: To restrain, CONTROL, guide, by right or authority.

    If so,

    Then by the standards of the Founding of our Nation, the Rights of the individual are supposed to come FIRST, and THEN government.

    ALL such authority, then, is to come from the “consent of the governed”. This means that in our system of government (as was originally intended) is only supposed to operate the way it does – by OUR consent (which CAN be revoked at any time).

    “Authoritarian systems” do NOT heed these principles in their form of “governing”, because they ASSUME all rights and authority to rule.


    Restoring the very principles of the Founding of OUR nation – is by educating the people to this fact – that it is The People who can withdraw their consent to be “ruled” by this system of government.

    THAT is also WHY this nation was NOT founded as a “Christian Nation”, being that any such establishment religions are necessarily going to be bound to the principle that all rights and authorities are vested in the system of government, and NOT from The People.

    Our nation was founded as a free, representative republic – to only “govern” (IE: “rule”) by the consent of the “governed” (IE: “by The People’s consent” [which such consent can be withdrawn at any time]).


    Knowledge IS empowering, and can set us all free – IF we live that knowledge as a part of our daily lives.

    The ultimate tool towards decentralization of power!

    – JSSmith

    • Roundball Shaman says:

      “Just like so many want to support “government”, regardless what kind of system.
      “Govern”: To restrain, CONTROL, guide, by right or authority.”

      When a child is born, he and she has no idea about social contracts or fictional constructs like ‘government’.

      But what they do know is that they want someone to take care of them. To provide for their needs. To give answers to their questions. To fix their bruises. To ‘Make Everything All Better’.

      And the sad fact is that billions of people on this Earth NEVER grow out of this juvenile and arrested stage. At some point they move away from Mommy and Daddy but their desire to be taken care of and provided for gets shifted to… ‘The Government!’.

      Little kids that never grew up and who never will grow up.

      Kids who mature become their ‘own’ government. They do not want someone else to take care of them. They want to take care of themselves. They do not trust someone else to know what is best for them and the future. They know the best person to provide for you is… You.

      ‘Government’ is more than happy to accommodate the billions of little kids who refuse to grow up. A public army of useful idiots to use and abuse. A marriage made not in heaven but more in hell.

      “Knowledge IS empowering, and can set us all free…”

      Knowledge is only empowering when we the individual empower IT. We can choose to ignore knowledge… refute knowledge… hate knowledge. And plenty of people do just that.

      Knowledge is the way but only when powered by the energy and intent of the individual who embraces it.

      We in America are currently living in giant Daddy State Nursery School. Noisy… smelly… needy… and looking to Daddy to Make It All Better.

    • Alan Kwan says:

      America IS a Christian nation – meaning that it is founded on Christian principles and values (i.e. pertaining to how one should live righteously, as per the teachings of Jesus Christ). And yes, these values do assert that every person has God-given, inalienable rights, not to be infringed (especially by the state). The nation and people answer directly to God, not to any church or any government.

      Salvation through “believing in Jesus”, as spoken by Jesus and Paul, should be taken under the historical context to mean the repentance from the Talmudic teachings (an evil value system which holds that a certain race reigns supreme over all other peoples) to following the moral teachings of Jesus. The false churches’ dogma which limits salvation to believers of said dogma is circular logic plain and bare.

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