The Five Stages of Baloney

by Jon Rappoport

September 8, 2022

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“Hey Mike, make up an order of eight pounds of baloney to go.”

“Sure. You want the cheap stuff?”

“No, no. This is for the upcoming election. I need the good brand.”

“Are you lying about your opponent or pumping up the moron in your own Party?”


“OK, that’s the Special. I have to order it. It’ll take three days.”

Trends and memes come and go.

At one time, you’d see: TOP TEN REASONS WHY…

That faded out.

Now, we get: THE FIVE STAGES OF…

So I’m chiming in with my own big five stages.

ONE: You conceive the idea of creating baloney.

TWO: You pick an issue around which you’re going to wrap baloney.

THREE: You make the baloney.

FOUR: You wrap it around the issue.

FIVE: You sell it to a hungry audience.

But it’s still baloney.

In the field of propaganda, baloney acquires its value from the “vital” issue it’s wrapped around. Climate change, for example.

Come closer. Shh. Here’s the secret. Here’s the trick. When you perform it adroitly, the issue ITSELF is baloney to begin with. Once you’ve sold that, you can surround it with many more layers of baloney (like tree rings).

“Well, it’s a real issue, but the nonsense accumulating around it is pathetic.”

No. In certain key instances, the core issue isn’t real. A good pro knows how to wrap baloney around baloney. That’s why he earns his big paycheck.

Take racism. It’s presently defined as WHITE PEOPLE. ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE RACISTS. That’s the issue. It’s framed in universal terms. No exceptions. It’s baloney.

Then comes Critical Race Theory, which is tonnage of supermarket baloney dedicated to explaining how and why all white people are racists and what must be done about it.

Then: “Well, white people are all racists, yes. Certainly. But I’m not sure killing them all is the proper solution.”

Or how about this one? “Yes, the virus is certainly real, and it spreads from person to person like lightning. But the death rate has been exaggerated, and lockdowns weren’t the right response.”

No. Death rate and lockdowns are baloney wrapped around the inner core of baloney, because the virus isn’t real. It was never isolated (discovered), and every so-called symptom of so-called COVID can be explained without reference to a virus.

In covert intelligence ops, the outer layers of baloney are sometimes exposed and called baloney. AS A STRATEGY OF “CONFESSION.” “Yes, we made mistakes when we did X,Y, and Z. But the mission itself was absolutely necessary…”

This is called a limited hangout. You admit to creating a few problems, and this convinces the public that they know the whole story. They don’t.

In fact, the mission itself wasn’t necessary. It was a crime. And it’s still ongoing.

“Look, we have censored voices that have every right to speak. We were too aggressive. We apologize and we’ll try to do better. We’re restoring certain accounts that were deleted…”

That’s the limited hangout. But the social media platform is still censoring huge numbers of accounts. For political reasons. They exposed a few slices of outer baloney, but kept the inner core of baloney.

Here’s another one. “In our recent article on climate change, we mentioned landfills, and may have imparted the impression that these horrendous collections of garbage are ‘a lesser threat’. This was not our intention. We were pointing out that the dangers associated with climate change are greater than those posed by landfills…”

No. That’s a limited hangout. Here’s the real inner core. Landfills can be reduced by 90%, through the use of cutting-edge incinerators. These processing plants release compounds through their filtered smokestacks that are FAR less problematic than the total of garbage sitting in huge landfills around the world.

BUT, radical environmentalists don’t want that solution, and they never will. They want nothing short of environmental devastation, ultimately forcing humans on a depopulated planet to go back to living in the woods and digging for roots and tubers. AKA, “the natural life.”

Baloney wrapped and packaged around baloney.

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12 comments on “The Five Stages of Baloney

  1. Paul says:


    “Are you lying about your opponent or pumping up the moron in your own Party?”

    …And a 1 and a 2 and a 3…

  2. Luther says:

    All stages of this manufacture of baloney have been employed and overused, as can be well expected. In the political game all of these are employed and used to feed a hungry audience every time important issues are brought up. Then they sell the public with lame positions on lame issues, just the same way baloney is wrapped and sold in the supermarket. Happy eating!

    This is not only climate change, your ‘Covid’ narrative and especially 6 January!

  3. Eluard says:

    “Ah yes, Chief,” (voice of Maxwell Smart), “the OLD LIMITED Hang-out! Why didn’t I think of that!”

    I don’t know why I should, but I still find it amazing that otherwise intelligent people don’t see through the lies of governments and all their associated professional liars and deceivers.

    Then again–perhaps “intelligent” should be redefined. After all, most of the sensible people I met during the covid era (as Icke calls it) were ordinary people–clerks, office workers, mechanics, a few teachers here and there, slackers. They may not have been reading Rappoport but they knew things weren’t kosher. They could FEEL it. Maybe that’s it–the so-called Intelligentsia have lost their true feeling capacities, their gut instincts and their hearts as well. They’re just brains. Untethered grey matter spewing facts that are lies and Limited Hangouts.

    Right, 99 ?

  4. Roundball Shaman says:

    “The Five Stages of Baloney… Baloney wrapped and packaged around baloney.”

    Some people like baloney. Others don’t. But either way, the Global Predator Class serves up a massive pile of baloney each and every day and They expect us to wolf it down without question. And many of these Dark Siders have plans to force the baloney down our throats if we balk at consuming it with the gusto they are demanding of us.

    People don’t like to eat what they don’t like to eat. Think back to how our parents had to beg and plead and threaten and lure and maybe force us to eat things on our plate that didn’t appeal to our young taste buds. Well, the Dark Predator Class has become our parents on the Global Scale, forcing all kinds of nasty baloney into our mouths and toxic injections into our body and harmful ideas into our ears and ugly images into our field of vision. We are under assault in body, mind, and spirit.

    In previous generations before Big Business took over the food industry and before the downtown areas of towns and cities were devastated by economic ruin, most everyone had a neighborhood butcher shop. They sold all kinds of meat products in all kinds of forms. You could pick anything you wanted and the butcher had the artistry to cut the product any way you wanted it.

    Today… while there are still butcher shops in various corners… the Predator Class that controls our economy and our vocations and our neighborhoods and our lifestyle… has decreed that YOU WILL HAVE ONLY OUR BALONEY AND YOU WILL LIKE IT… OR ELSE.

    Again, when we were kids if we didn’t eat our spinach or brussels sprouts… we didn’t get dessert and we were sent to our room to ponder our grave sin of disobedience.

    Well, the Dark Side Predators have something similar in mind for us today. You don’t scarf down all the baloney they are serving up each day? In the future, you won’t get any food AT ALL let alone dessert. And you will be locked down in your home until They decide what They’re going to do to you.

    And you will learn to recite with dutiful obedience and submission…


  5. Erik Vasseur says:

    Some strange synchronicity is going on with the post you put up the last two days. Won’t go into the details, thanks for being here, Mr Rappoport.

    You are invaluable person, god save the queen.

  6. Sean says:

    Keep your boloney. And your insects.

  7. Chris A says:

    Everything is all about identity. People were getting sick of “lunch meat” so they renamed it “charcuterie”. Now people not only don’t mind eating it, they pay big bucks in high end restaurants to eat it. It’s still junk meat.

  8. maria says:

    Yes, the society is caught up in a whirlwind of jargon but it is playing on needs within people.

    Pain in the psyche is caused by awareness (to the point of distress) of the obvious disharmony among people and the futility of trying to re-organize a seemingly fatal chain of historic events.
    Human ‘institutions’ are like the organs of the human body but they seem somehow to be being re-engineered against the whole body, because of some game that seems to torment the minds of some men.

    We are changing, we are ageing, we are dying from moment to moment, etc. We are always using up the food, etc. and have to find more. The cosmos is in action.
    There is no place of rest, of inertia.

    Each anima alive is pushing and shoving to find themselves a better situation or position in an uncomforting mental and physical structure where time is always seemingly running out.

    Seems a person cannot help themselves or any other to overcome this fatality, this reasonless unknowning and unhappy way of life at best taking succour in sensual distractions that poison the world and our human spirit.
    There is little ease from others around. Even if there is, they soon come under the waves of pressure themselves and snap into introverted, self-defensive mindsets to get through the moment of confrontation with the major problem, lack of power to know what one is really caught up in.

    We easily may fall apart under the strain of trying to hold together our own narrative and attempt to have an identity and stay within the physical parameters required for life sustenance within the social dictates of the human species.

    It seems imperative to explain oneself to oneself at all times.
    There is some converstaion going on and on and an interrogator inside is constantly demanding explanations and answers. What?? Why??? Who are you?? and so on… a voice that is never still, an intelligence seeker, a data gatherer.

    And the body itself, always at risk, running out of the fuels it needs to constantly renew – with the accompanying nervousness because of the fear of accident, random unexpected outcome, events.
    Basically i suspect. each one of us would naturally express as a bag of nerves but is forced to keep it under control for shame of revealing inner hysteria.

    We must be ‘brave’ and go through the unpleasanteness and distress so that we can make the claim of ‘maturity’/ i.e. adulthood, being able to judge the things of the world and thus feel empowered to make a claim for authority and ultimately for self-determination.

    Adulthood – in our understanding – is being able to be out here on one’s own and live.
    Gifting to one’s own Self a prolonged state of happiness is the hardest thing in the world to do.

  9. William R Hall Jr says:

    After a pig is butchered and the choice cuts taken, the leftovers are ground up, pulverized and reformed. That is how baloney is created.

    There’s some cognitive dissonance for you. Eating the eyeballs, liver, heart, and guts of a pig is something I would never do but disguised as a piece of baloney it’s somehow acceptable?

    When wool is processed what is leftover is this stuff called lanolin. It’s the fatty, oily grease the sheep excrete to condition their hair. Humans excrete a similar substance, it’s what makes our hair greasy.

    Sheep grease is something I would never knowingly eat but put it in a capsule and call it a vitamin D supplement and that is somehow acceptable?

  10. Gill G says:

    A rare talent: summing up (almost?) the entire state of the world in a few paragraphs. Engaging reading, too. Well done and thank you JR.

  11. A Reader emailed me the following comment:


    Love the way this post so brilliantly lays out exactly the big lie, the caca, this administration is using to blindsight the gullible masses. When reading this, couldn’t help but think of Mark Twain and how he might describe the ‘Obiden Bunch! Keep up the good work!!

  12. Linda says:

    My father would say, “Baloney, no matter how you slice it, it’s still baloney.”

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