Jon Rappoport ~ Last-Minute Thoughts For July 4: Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Here’s a synchronous piece from Jon Rappoport about the incredibly subversive power of laughter. Oh, yes! There’s a reason that in Mary Poppins, Mr. Banks frees himself from the banksters when he finally gets the punch line to: “I once knew a man with a wooden leg named Smith.” “What was the name of his other leg?” Fuddy duddy, stick in the mud, Matrix-Man Mr. Banks starts laughing and he can’t stop until he runs home and takes his happy family to go fly a kite.

Jon’s story about his visit to the Sistine Chapel reminds me of a story I texted my sister yesterday after I read that having a bird poop on you is good luck “unless you wipe it off.” LOL, who wouldn’t wipe it off?!

In the Summer of 1990, I stood in line to see Lenin’s Tomb in Red Square, Moscow. This was meant to be a solemn affair. Smiling and certainly laughter were forbidden. The Soviet guards had huge clubs to enforce the etiquette. I was traveling with a group of high school students, one of whom was a total pretty boy, would be ladies man. He’d spend an hour or more on his hair each day, and he never lacked a pickup line. On this most solemn of occasions giving our “respects” to the figurehead who paved the way for the Soviet Police State, a bird flew over and pooped on the ladies man’s crisp white shirt. It wasn’t just any poop, though. It was fluorescent green (quite similar to the faucet water from our hotel in then Leningrad). Anyway, I was 17 years old, and I lost it.

Guards arrived with clubs in hand. One of them began to yank me out of the line until I gestured to the fluorescent green streak. I apologized for being a silly “American,” and they all let me go with a stern warning in Russian and a threatening grasp of their clubs. I managed to keep a straight face until we got through the creepfest of a hallowed politician’s body on display since 1924.

I’m not saying it has anything to do with my many outbreaks of inappropriate laughter on that trip, or with the Russian people’s admirable ability to laugh at the follies and restrictions of Soviet life, but in 1991, the USSR officially disintegrated.

Anyway, here’s Jon. Thanks, G!

Jon Rappoport ~ Last-Minute Thoughts For July 4: Light At The End Of The Tunnel

For 95% of the population, if you give them hope they eat it like candy and forget it an hour later. Then they want more. They’re hooked on the hope machine.

They somehow believe Hope is Action.

They are the fearful, the submissive, and the delicate.

They have an endless capacity for self-delusion.

Hoping for hope is what elects presidents, one after another. Whereas, what would happen if enough of us refrained from voting for either of the two major criminals campaigning on behalf of the double-headed Washington crime family?

On election day we would crash the system by withdrawing our consent, the consent of the governed.

We wouldn’t be hoping for hope.

“Today, the American people registered an astonishing 13% turnout and loudly expressed their no-confidence in government. Washington is lying in electoral ruins.”

If the live audience for one of those half-cocked presidential television debates roared with derisive laughter at every turn, they would sink the whole charade, in front of millions of viewers.

“…a better day ahead for all Americans…”

Laughter cracks like thunder through the hall.

It bounces off the walls and runs up and down the aisle. It invades people all over the America in their homes. Despite themselves, they begin chortling.

Pretty soon, they’re rolling off the couch and hitting the floor. They call other people to make sure they’re watching the debate, but they can’t talk. They can only shriek with laughter.

The whole country bursts its androidal bubble. Waking up from the big trance.

I’m sure you know about movements in states to nullify federal laws on the grounds they’re constitutionally illegal. Ultimately, this is a form of corrosive laughter.

Decentralization of illegitimate power should be a laughing matter. It should stage parades with surreal floats. It should walk along sidewalks with crazy signs. It should bellow from billboards. It should come blasting out of churches.

You want to make a difference? Organize a hundred parents in your town and have them make guns out of pink cookie dough and give them to their kids, to take to school. It’s a start. It stimulates the dormant absurdity-center of the brain. It screws with the robots in charge of things.

I want to hear what a million people standing in the Washington Mall laughing at the federal government sounds like. I really do.

When was the last time you laughed so hard you thought you were going to die? Remember how that feels? Reality explodes. Which is the whole point.

Last week, I was watching the news—a form of self-torture I try to avoid. I can’t even remember what the item was. It was some kind of baroque political jive. I went into hysteria-land all of a sudden. It was one of those laughing-weeping blow-ups out of nowhere. I ended up with my head on my knees.

I don’t know about you, but I need that once a day. I really do.

This isn’t the red pill or the blue pill. It’s the crap-in-your-pants pill.

A few years ago, it happened to me in the Vatican. We were there to see Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Have you ever gone? The room is like a steam bath. It’s hot and humid. You’ve got these people, who’ve come from all over the world, and they’re sitting on benches around the periphery and standing—and they’re all looking up.

It only takes a few minutes to realize Michelangelo wasn’t a happy camper lying on that scaffold. On most of the panels, he did fast cartoons. Now and then he’d bear down and execute an immortal face. But most of the time he was aching and grumbling and wondering how he’d let himself get roped into the commission.

This struck my funny bone. I held it in until we got out of the room and were walking back toward the entrance. Then I started laughing. A few people saw me and didn’t like it. Too late. That made me laugh harder. The whole thing, the whole edifice of the Church, with its specialized access to God through licensed priests, was now bleeding into my laugh-center. I was a goner.

It took me a hundred yards along the carpeted corridors to calm down. But then I was at the counter where they sell prints of the Michelangelo—horrifically bad prints—and I was in stitches again.

Wait a minute. What about the millions and millions of people around the world—the billions—who are in chains of one kind or another, who are starving and dying, who are fighting manipulated wars, who are suffering…

The point is, that’s all coming from centralized criminal power. It’s no joke. But when you start to decentralize, when you think about it and find ways to DO it, the whole frame of the Matrix wobbles, the whole arch of consensus bullshit reality and the media that promote it do become a matter for laughter.

And not just a giggle or two. I’m talking about immortal laughter that wipes them off the face of the Earth. I’m talking about a natural and repressed impulse that, unless it’s exercised to the fullest, can turn around and ruin your well-being and take you down.

The Matrix is a joke because it’s designed to stand in for your own power to create reality. That’s the biggest joke of all. If I were the king of that most insane of all human endeavors—”mental health”—I would rewrite the books and point out that Sanity is, in fact, solely defined as: being able to comprehend the biggest joke of all…and that’s all Sanity is.

If you can’t access your imagination, you can’t laugh. Simple.

And you’re dead.

So, for Independence Day, this is a call to remember that most profound of kiddie tales: The Emperor’s New Clothes.

He’s so naked in so many different ways. When millions of people see it and know it and point it out and respond to it and laugh at it, we have a different kind of revolution.

We’re no longer sucking pipe on the Hope Machine.

We now live in a society where people feel they’re entitled to complain: “I can’t laugh!” As if this rates sympathetic notice.

Not only must we find a way to laugh, we must find a way to make it penetrate to the depth of the Matrix itself. We must find a way to expose the whole joke at the bottom of the despicable power system, so it dies, so it stands naked and decapitated.

This kind of comedy isn’t a light brush-off. It isn’t a modest chuckle. It’s a typhoon that attacks the ship and blows enough holes in it to make it sink.

Sink it.

Every human was once a child who knew how to laugh at lunatic buttoned-up eyes-straight-ahead deadly Reality. Then we became card-carrying members of that buttoned-up farce.

We lost our way. We died and forgot.

It’s time for a resurrection. And an insurrection.

I have absolutely no doubt that some readers will to choose to misunderstand what I’m saying here. So be it.

They’ll claim I’m some sort of gooney Rainbow man. That will definitely make me laugh. Definitely.

So anyway…the war on drugs and the war on cancer and the war on terror and all the other phony wars are efforts to make people fear danger.

Brian (“I’m just a boy scout on a bike with a newspaper route”) Williams; Scott (“I’m not a licensed doctor but I’m performing brain surgery on you”) Pelley; and Dianne (“don’t cry for me, America, I’m weeping for all of us”) Sawyer are beaming this fear at the population every night.

Underneath it all, they’re worried that you’ll see through the scam and start laughing at them. The whole stench-ridden corpus of the news will then collapse in slime and dust.

In other words, danger is the cover story they sell to keep a lid on the massive impulse to ridicule entrenched power into the ground.

This strategy mirrors how many people talk to themselves: “Things are too dangerous and serious to laugh at. I have to march forward with my eyes locked on the next automaton in line.”

Laughter is a trigger for Decentralization of life.

Laughter seems impotent only to the people who can’t laugh.

My advice: shun those people. Their minds are swamped with Literal Reality. If they hear the world is their oyster, they’re down in the sand on the beach digging for the one that will change everything for them.

Don’t think so? I recently wrote a piece about 150 MILLION Americans going to Mexico, swimming back to the US, and becoming instant welfare millionaires. There were readers who were convinced this was a news story.

Satire? Parody? Never heard of it. Because they can’t laugh. They don’t believe in the concept. They’re against it.

Defeating laughter is, in fact, their bottom-line cause. They’re the Matrix People.

Jon Rappoport

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mary on July 6, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Ha! My recent ex boss did not approve of my laughter. She would frown and say ‘Its not funny, Mary.’ I said ‘Yes it is… Absurdly funny!’. We did not get along.

    My Neighbor Totoro teaches us about laughter too; the bath scene where the Father says that laughter is the way to make scary things go away. Miyuzaki is a genius.



  2. Posted by Beki on July 6, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    I thought exactly the same thing when I read both your blogs today! Have a wonderful weekend Laura.

    From: Laura Bruno’s Blog Reply-To: Laura Bruno’s Blog Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013 11:23 AM To: Beki Subject: [New post] Jon Rappoport ~ Last-Minute Thoughts For July 4: Light At The End Of The Tunnel laurabruno posted: “Here’s a synchronous piece from Jon Rappoport about the incredibly subversive power of laughter. Oh, yes! There’s a reason that in Mary Poppins, Mr. Banks frees himself from the banksters when he finally gets the punch line to: “I once knew a man named Sm”



  3. Reblogged this on Intuitive Voyage and commented:
    I think the wooden leg named Smith is a classic. My niece told me that she understands it, but it isn’t very funny. Maybe she will change her mind one day. I think it is a powerful joke, because it was written in the 60’s and is still understood today.

    I don’t laugh when things are funny. The only time I did was when I took a class on humor. The point of the class was to laugh, and learn about laughter. So for a while I learned to really laugh out loud. I usually just think, That is clever.



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