~a short story~
by Jon Rappoport
December 10, 2018
~a short story~
by Jon Rappoport
December 10, 2018
“The indoctrination effect, regarding the individual, is to make him think he no longer has an independent existence. Those who still have functioning minds are taught that ‘the individual’ was a concept that had a use at an earlier stage of evolution, when modern systems and structures were still developing—but ‘individual’ became an accurate synonym for ‘criminal’ when benign super-government took over…” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
October 2, 2071, the Center of Centers, United Europe. Citizen G1435-X was brought into a secret conference room in the Department of Re-Education, Special Branch.
His interviewer held the title of Mental Health Representative of the People Level 14, or MHR. This is an excerpt from their conversation:
MHR: Are you aware of the size of the United Europe Government?
Citizen: I know that almost everyone I meet works for the Government in some capacity.
MHR: If you include corporations, which of course are in partnership with Government on many levels, the figure approaches eighty percent of the population.
Citizen: And there are the computers and robots, too.
MHR: The correct name is Machines for the Illumination of Everyone.
Citizen: What do you want from me?
MHR: That’s the whole point. There is no you.
Citizen: How can that be true? I’m sitting here.
MHR: No, that is an illusion. For convenience sake, an assumption is being made: ‘I am I and you are you.’ It facilitates this conversation. But in truth, we are one. We are in accord. We know the same knowing.
MHR: It would sound like gibberish to a disaffected part of the whole. A disaffected part, which is ‘you,’ simply needs to surrender. Then you will cease to be a diseased illusory series of thoughts.
Citizen: And this is official Government policy?
MHR: Of course. The culmination of all Government is the shared cosmic body. Another term for it is Universe.
Citizen: At one time, limited government was instituted to protect the freedom of the individual.
MHR: You mean at one time, an illusion was instituted to protect another illusion.
Citizen: I’m still me.
MHR: Against the entirety of Government? Do you realize how ridiculous that sounds?
Citizen: Where are you from? Where were you born? Where did you grow up?
MHR: These are all irrelevant questions. Even asking them is a violation of the law. They lead to making elitist distinctions favoring some over others.
Citizen: I’m not asking others. I’m asking you.
MHR: You’re assuming there was a time when I thought of myself as an individual.
Citizen: Didn’t you?
MHR: There are errors. People commit errors before necessary corrections are made.
Citizen: You’re evading my question.
MHR: Why do you hate everyone?
Citizen: I don’t.
MHR: You must.
MHR: Because you refuse to merge with them.
Citizen: Merge? What does that mean? It’s a word that’s been twisted in the new language all of you speak. The phony language. Merge?
MHR: Oppositional Defiance Disorder. Language Aversion Disorder. Illusion Disorder. Individualist Disorder. You’re suffering from a host of mental illnesses.
Citizen: France, Germany, England, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain. Do you remember those terms?
MHR: Of course I do. It’s part of my job. They’re on the Forbidden Words List. Only deranged persons insist on using them.
Citizen: What about the word ‘money’?
MHR: Also forbidden. The correct term is ‘credit’ or ‘allocation’.
Citizen: What about ‘freedom’?
MHR: That is a technical term. It specifically refers to alternatives methods of problem-solving a machine can opt for. It has no other meaning.
Citizen: You’re joking.
MHR: I assure you, I’m not. You undoubtedly believe the sentence, ‘An individual has freedom’ actually means something. But it was never more than a piece of propaganda.
Citizen: You have everything backwards.
MHR: You’re going to be entered in a program of re-education.
Citizen: It won’t work.
MHR: You’re not the first person to tell me that. You’ll discover, in the coming months, what ‘greater good’ means. You’ll also experience the joy of Oneness for All.
Citizen: How are going to manage that?
MHR: We’re going to connect your brain with the Kurzweil computer. You’ll download trillions of data that reveal the truth.
Citizen: Which is?
MHR: You and every other person in Europe are identical. You are, so to speak, copies of each other.
Citizen: And if I refuse to accept that?
MHR: You won’t have any data to the contrary.
MHR: The information we insert will crowd out whatever else is present in your mind. Think of what you now ‘know’ and believe as a lake. We will empty that lake into a huge ocean. Soon the lake will be invisible. For all intents and purposes, it will have disappeared.
Citizen: Suppose the opposite happens? Suppose the lake swallows the ocean.
MHR: Impossible. We will search out every word you use and provide new meanings. Proper meanings. Then you will think and speak according to the law.
Citizen: Do you believe I’m the only individualist in Europe? There is a rebellion underway.
MHR: Under what name? What is your organization?
Citizen: There is no organization.
MHR: That’s absurd. You would have to have an organization.
Citizen: Not true. That’s why you have a problem. If there were an organization, you could co-opt it. You could infiltrate it. You could offer it special favors. You could set it against other organizations.
MHR: The word ‘rebellion’ means an organized opposition…
Citizen: In your language it does. You think all human activity takes place in groups. But you’re wrong.
MHR: How could we be wrong? We control language.
Citizen: You control your language. But many individuals don’t accept your definitions.
MHR: There is only one language.
Citizen: Your language pertains to groups. But this rebellion, as I just said, has nothing to do with groups.
MHR: I don’t like where you’re going with this.
Citizen: Remember the French language? There are people who still speak it.
MHR: ‘French’ is a forbidden word.
Citizen: Keep telling yourself that. Remember a city called Vienna? Or Stockholm?
MHR: You’re not supposed to know those words.
Citizen: But I do. Vouloir, c’est pouvoir.
MHR: That language is outlawed.
Citizen: It loosely means, if you want something, you can get it.
MHR: I know what it means.
Citizen: So you speak French.
MHR: I have to, in order to know what is illegal.
Citizen: Do you remember the French writer, Albert Camus? And his essay, The Rebel?
MHR: The word ‘rebel’ is absolutely forbidden. It has no meaning.
Citizen: I beg to differ.
MHR: Rebellion equals mental disorder. The disorder is real. The rebellion is merely a form of compensatory behavior, a pretense.
Citizen: You think you’ve established a United Europe composed of androids, but you haven’t. That’s your pretense.
MHR: There is only one genuine human impulse: to do good for others. And the State owns that impulse.
Citizen: Do you know what you’re saying? How absurd it is?
MHR: The State must own it, in order to make sure the future is directed as it should be.
Citizen: So the State is defined as that entity which maintains all that is good.
MHR: Of course. How could it be any other way?
Citizen: Let me make an inference here. If the day dawns when all citizens adopt the new language, you will be able to forget the history you know: the old languages, the old cultures, the old cities. You’ll be able to forget the past.
MHR: Theoretically, yes.
Citizen: Will it make you happy to forget it, to let go of it?
MHR: Of course.
Citizen: I don’t think so. I think you want to be one of a small number of elite people who remember everything. I think you cherish the past. You want to possess it.
MHR: How dare you say that.
Citizen: You’ll be the rare person who can read Shakespeare, Goethe, Homer, Dante, Yeats. You’ll be a scholar in an invisible university.
MHR: I serve the cosmic body of the State.
Citizen: You serve only yourself and a few others. You want individuality, but you want to deny it to the rest of us.
—end of interview excerpt—
Apparently, at this point, MHR experienced an episode of some kind. Acutely elevated blood pressure, a burst vessel, a heart attack. The record is unclear…
Sources report that his interview with Citizen G1435-X was preserved in a secret archive, to be read by government leaders and understood as a cautionary tale…
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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon Rapport 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.
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