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The artist against the system down through time
By Jon Rappoport
December 24, 2012
www.nomorefakenews.com
Whatever his medium, the artist stands outside the group and group’s slogans.
If the group is living in Tuesday, he is living in Friday.
He sees invention everywhere, even in the faces that float by on the street. He sees their theatrical roles and the messages that are written on their lips before they speak.
He sees the preposterous crises that are concocted to lead to revelations that never come. Populations walk through one gate after another, deeper into an internal slavery that knows no limit.
The artist sees one genuine emotion after another parlayed into flashes of cheap sentiment.
In midst of all this, the artist doesn’t surrender. Nor does he only observe. Nor does he only point out the lies.
He CREATES.
He always has.
The artist opposes the most popular trends of the moment.
The trend now, under various guises, is the Collective.
We need to realize that the Collective, no matter how it is defined or shaped or covertly hidden, is seeking to marginalize the person who imagines and creates new realities.
The artist is able to spot the Collective. He opposes it.
This opposition can’t be settled and resolved with some absurd “rainbow philosophy” that pretends to include everybody. It can’t be dismissed or merged in a melting lump of happy-happy cosmic cheese.
Those pseudo-philosophers who speak about consciousness as if it were one all-embracing ocean, within which we are merely tiny and ineffectual drops of water, have already developed a convenient amnesia about the artist.
Down through time, in the face of every spiritual system devised by the priest-class, the artist has said no. Instead, he has built his own worlds. He has lived the life of imagination, immune to the latest and greatest “New Age.”
He has asserted his power.
This is the natural mantle worn by the person who invents, imagines, improvises, creates: power.
Power that is apart from the group.
The artist not only sees, with great clarity, the mindless brain-dead gatherings of Collectives; he not only sees how they are built; he not only sees how they import “the highest ideals” to flesh out their slave-programs and objectives; he not only rejects all this; he creates something entirely different.
He invents worlds of his own. Many worlds.
The artist proliferates. He doesn’t reduce.
The artist isn’t looking for the “one thing” that will unite us all under a banner of harmony. He knows all such harmonies wear out and are eventually co-opted to produce mass hypnosis.
The artist rebels. In rebelling, he reveals the uniqueness of the individual. He doesn’t pay lip service to this uniqueness. He demonstrates it.
The artist destroys the Matrix, over and over.
Whether in art, science, philosophy, healing, or any other field of human endeavor, the person who lives by and through imagination creates new realities. As the artist, he challenges the status quo on every level.
This isn’t a superficial undertaking. It isn’t an attempt to “do something pretty and nice.” It isn’t part of “being a good citizen.”
The Collective is a fungus that seeks to swallow up people and nations. It enlists the highest-flying ideals as a cover. It sweeps away resistance with what seems like the most honorable of intentions.
Humanity on this planet has been undergoing a transformation into one ten-billion-member cult. You can find its leaders just by listening to their voices and their sentiments. They all come from the same manual.
This is really war by other means.
The Matrix Revealed
In the dying days of the engorged Roman Empire, which had squandered its capital through wars of conquest, it was decided that these other means were necessary. And so the Roman Church was invented. It would employ all the idealisms of past ages.
It would actually produce an unprecedented version of mind control as the weapon of conquest.
And today, we have “the Global outlook.” This is the silky cover for drawing in populations to a perverse dream of unity for all.
“We will harmonize the world.”
This is exactly the kind of program the artist has always rejected.
The artist says: there are an infinity of worlds, and they can exist side by side; artists create them.
When that message is lost, we lose what we are and enter into amnesia.
ROBOT OR FREE?
There are some people who hear the word CREATE and wake up, as if a new flashing music has begun.
This lone word makes them see something majestic and untamed and astonishing.
They feel the sound of a Niagara approaching.
They suddenly know why they are alive.
The creative life is about diving in. It’s about a kind of transformation that shreds programming and gets down to the energy of the Fire.
Most people don’t want to travel to that grand arena because they have been trained like pets by some sector of this society to be good girls and boys.
The creative life isn’t about little changes done in little penguin steps. It’s about putting your arms and your mind around Deep, Big, and Wide Desire. It’s about making that Desire come to life.
99% of the world has been trained like rats to adore systems. Give them a system and they’re ready to cuddle up and take it all in. If they have questions, or if they want to argue, it’s about how to tweak the system to make it a little better. And with every move they make, they put another blanket over the Fire Within.
They sleepwalk through life and say yes to everything.
Maybe you once saw something truly free that didn’t care about consequences, and it blew you into tomorrow and turned on your soul’s electricity for an hour.
Maybe you’re sick and tired of bowing and scraping before a pedestal of nonsense.
CREATE is a word that should be oceanic. It should shake and blow apart the pillars of the smug boredom of the soul.
CREATE is about what the individual does when he is on fire and doesn’t care about concealing it. It’s about what the individual invents when he has thrown off the false front that is slowly strangling him.
CREATE is about the end of mindless postponement. It’s about what happens when you burn up the pretty and petty little obsessions. It’s about emerging from the empty suit and empty machine of society that goes around and around and sucks away the vital bloodstream.
People want a certain level of defined comfort, and they want to BELONG TO SOMETHING.
“I want to belong. It’s my reason for being. It’s my hole card. Therefore, I’ll sit on my imagination, so it won’t take me out beyond this thing I want to attach myself to.”
The propaganda machines of society relentlessly turn out images and messages that ultimately say: YOU MUST BELONG TO THE GROUP.
Day after day after day, year after year, the media celebrate heroes. They inevitably interview these people to drag out of them the same old familiar stories. Have you EVER, even once, seen a hero who told an interviewer in no uncertain terms: “I got to where I am by denying the power of the group, by denying the propaganda that says we all have to BELONG.”
Have you ever heard that kind of uncompromising statement?
I didn’t think so.
Why not?
Because it’s not part of the BELONGING PROGRAM, the program that society runs on to stay away from the transforming power of IMAGINATION.
Jon Rappoport
The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. 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 emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

 

 

I definitely can relate.

 

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Procyon    12

It is one of those drunk texts that the author should be ashamed of publishing - it says nothing despite apparently doing so.

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Procyon    12

Do you think the text only fooled me into thinking there was something to relate to?

I am not judging you, this text may have turned on a light inside you. But it resembles a lot leftist pamphlets (from the likes of Chavez, Christina Kirchner, Maduro, Lula, all bolivarians) that means to turn anyone who reads them into an anarchy guy, and in most cases it really causes the person to become a lunatic. Only that this one uses art as the means. I live in a Banana Republic, so I know how it works, and how bad it is.

 

edited: typing errors.

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I am not judging you, this text may have turned on a light inside you.

 

Or maybe I just perceived it to shine the same kind of light I have always emitted all by myself.

But it resembles a lot leftist pamphlets (from the likes of Chavez, Christina Kirchner, Maduro, Lula, all bolivarians) that means to turn anyone who reads them into an anarchy guy,

 

I have always been an an anarchist. Anarchy to me means absence of hierarchy, while hierarchy means that one person is in some regard (usually power) above (has power over) or below (does not hold power over itself in some regard) another person. There can be personally agreed upon or natural hierarchies (like a student/master or child/parent hierarchy), but nowadays most people find themselves to be at the bottom of hierarchies they never agreed to, which can easily lead to feeling oppressed, which is a very bad feeling or to feel to be at someones mercy, which is even worse.

 

and in most cases it really causes the person to become a lunatic.

 

How reading a text can turn someone into a lunatic is beyond me.

 

I live in a Banana Republic, so I know how it works, and how bad it is.

 

With "it", do you mean leftist-labelled ideas/political structures? So how do they work?

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RTP    31

The pamphlet is all fine, but what are you now going to do now that you read it? Does it inspire you to do something? If yes, what?

 

It should be kept in mind that without any "collective" appreciating the artists work (or requesting the producers' goods), the artist/producer will be worthless. You need somebody requesting what you are doing -- or somebody to appreciate it and support you. It won't work without interaction -- with the collective...

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You know what I did... I started this thread.

 

I don't need a collective to appreciate my work. I have made plenty of mixes only for myself to listen to. If you absolutely have to make art for others, why do you need more than a single individual appreciating it to be able to see worth in it? Or why a collective instead of 1000 individuals who are independent of each other?

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RTP    31

Well, that saying of mine was hypothetically meant in the direction: "what if you would have to make a living out of your art?"

But anyway...

 

Define "collective". What difference does it make whether 1000 individual people or "a collective", consisting of these 1000 people, appreciate your work when the base of "the collective" is merely appreciating your work.

What is a "collective" if not a group of people having the same interests? A collective only exists where people have similar interests. At points where people within the collective differ, they will not act like a collective anymore.

So whether there's "1000 individual people" enoying your art of if you have "a collective of 1000 people" that enjoy your art, doesn't make a difference in my eyes. It's in both cases 1000 people united by the fact that they like your art. Nothing else. Some of them will maybe be vegetarian or eat meat, some will be eco-friendly, some not ... but these aspects are not part of this and therefore there will be other collectives, completely different ones, when it comes to these points...

 

Or how do you see that?

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Well, that saying of mine was hypothetically meant in the direction: "what if you would have to make a living out of your art?"

 

I think that art as a result of creative impulse for the sake of expressing oneself will generally turn out "better" than art produced as means of making money/a living.

 

Define "collective". What difference does it make whether 1000 individual people or "a collective", consisting of these 1000 people, appreciate your work when the base of "the collective" is merely appreciating your work.

What is a "collective" if not a group of people having the same interests? A collective only exists where people have similar interests. At points where people within the collective differ, they will not act like a collective anymore.

So whether there's "1000 individual people" enoying your art of if you have "a collective of 1000 people" that enjoy your art, doesn't make a difference in my eyes. It's in both cases 1000 people united by the fact that they like your art. Nothing else. Some of them will maybe be vegetarian or eat meat, some will be eco-friendly, some not ... but these aspects are not part of this and therefore there will be other collectives, completely different ones, when it comes to these points...

 

Or how do you see that?

 

I'd say a collective is when discernable entities are unified in some way (I guess at least some form of communication between the individuals is necessary for them to become a colletive in whatever regard). For example I would say that my body is a unification/collective of cells.

 

So when 1000 people who have never even communicated in any way, have in common that they (as a hypothetical example) downloaded and listened to a mix of mine, that does not make them a collective. I don't think the fact that they all did the same thing really unites them. If you made a list of all those 1000 people you could probably say they are "united" on that list, but even then I can't see how one could say that this would make them (feel like / act/function as) a collective. Writing their names on a list (much like the fact that they all downloaded and listened to the same mix) doesn't really change them, you have just chosen to see them as a "collective" now.

 

I'm off to bed.

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