The leisure society, a trillion thoughts in every head
by Jon Rappoport
April 12, 2016
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)
No matter where you believe industrial/technological civilization is heading, the amount of leisure time it has created is quite fantastic, relative to what humans eked out 10,000 years ago.
Leisure also means a person’s mind has time to whir and click and turn over with a trillion thoughts, most of which are aimless, and lead nowhere.
Therefore, propaganda and PR and advertising find fertile targets: “Our messages are better and more enticing than what you’re thinking.”
In particular, the mind is willing to accept victim-propaganda, because it makes simple promises: “Your life isn’t what it should be. You’re put upon. You’re losing. It’s not your fault. You deserve better. You’re entitled to more. Here are a dozen victim back-stories to consider. Choose one that’ll leverage you into greater social acceptance and a few financial perks…”
It works—so to speak.
One of my favorites goes this way: “All right, you’ve seen through what the news gives you every day, and now you realize who actually runs the world; so you know you have no control, and there is nothing you can do. Give up. You’re no ordinary loser. You’re a highly sophisticated victim who possesses deep insight.”
Yes, that’s a good one.
What’s the alternative?
A deeper understanding. As in: “The powers-that-be are imagining and inventing Reality for me and everybody else. If they can make their version, what can’t I make mine?”
That’s called a lever. That’s a place where force turns around and comes back into your hands. Life-force.
That’s the place where knowledge of how They invent false reality translates into Your power.
That’s not Victim City.
The underlying purpose of my work as a reporter is to expose how false realities are built for us. Taking them apart. Revealing the mechanics. The nuts and bolts.
Because I know the whole process can be turned around.
In the early 1960s, Richard Jenkins, a healer I worked with in New York, said to me: “Do you want to be an iron filing or a magnet?”
We talked about that question for a little while, and then he said, “The magnet isn’t really the right metaphor. You’re not just sitting there attracting filings. You’re an active creative force. That’s the idea. Then people show up.”
I always remembered what he said, because no matter the circumstances, a person can always decide, from his own ground zero, to be creative.
Then everything changes. Everything.
“Imagination and imagining you have imagination are pretty much the same thing. They both put you in the nexus from which you can invent new realities.” (The Underground, a work in progress)
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.