Updated: the stimulus-response Empire

Another great piece by Jon! This one makes me so grateful (again) for the superb English teachers I had at Liberty High School. Not only did we read philosophers and classics, but we discussed — in depth — concepts of freedom, liberty, responsibility, creation, and the individual. I knew those teachers were offering us gifts, but until graduate school, I did not realize how unusual and precious those gifts really were. Thank you, Jon, for continuing to insist on what’s possible beyond what’s typically projected within the carefully controlled screen of “reality.”

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Updated: the stimulus-response Empire

by Jon Rappoport

October 19, 2015

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)

“From the moment the first leader of the first clan in human history took charge, he busied himself with this question: ‘What can I say and do that will make my people react the way I want them to.’ He was the first Pavlov. He was the first psychologist, the first propagandist, the first mind-control boss. His was the first little empire. Since then, only the means and methods have changed.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

I include my original article below. I want to provide a new introduction, based on the notion of “expanding thought-forms.”

A thought-form is a picture in the mind that tends to guide behavior. Its presence is usually unknown to the user.

If the behavior results in objective successes in the world, the…

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2 responses to this post.

  1. True enough, Laura. Those were the days where we were all still called ‘citizens’, before that word and designation (and sense of responsibility to the ‘commonweal’?) was supplanted by ‘consumers’. Oh the culture that words help shape, yes? Thanks for sharing this one.

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  2. Yep, back in those days, they also taught actual American history, too. How strange to feel so old!


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