Jon Rappoport June 22 2013
The occasion for this article is the controversy swirling around Edward Snowden, who recently exposed secret programs of the National Security Agency.
It’s about one corner of that controversy: should we accept him as a hero even if the possibility exists that he isn’t?
The Matrix is designed to stimulate certain emotions.
For example: “We had a hero. Then he was taken down. Now we will feel sadness, desolation, and eventually nostalgia for what might have been.”
For example: “We have a hero. Let’s not look too closely at what he is. Now we will feel hope, a joy at his victories, and a confirmation of our deepest dreams.”
In both examples, the vast majority of people are an Audience. They experience a vicarious sequence of emotions, by proxy.
Proxy equals passivity at the core of consciousness. It is in that deep passivity that the labyrinthine Matrix maintains its hold.
And to disturb the passivity in any way brings out complaints and protests. Their ultimate translation is: “Don’t bother me, I’m sleeping. I’m the Audience.”
Understand that we’re not talking about a person who, inspired by a hero, takes stock, and then swings into powerful action. No, we’re talking about spectatorship.
True inspiration leads to action.
The Matrix is about a round of feelings that dead-end.
Whereas real hope rides on the back of action.
But for most people, action is out of the question, because they can’t imagine what it would be. Nor can they find within themselves a profound and stirring desire that ignites imagination.
Working in toward the center of themselves from either desire or imagination, they draw a blank. The motor spins, but there is no traction, no signal that takes them out into the world.
They settle for fake hope, and when the source of that hope (a hero) is impugned, they boil and rage. Then they stifle those feelings.
They settle on: “Don’t bother me, I’m sleeping.”
If you tell them the world is being run by criminals, they say you are promoting futility. But what they really mean is, their pipe dreams that keep them in a hopeful state of suspended animation are being disturbed.
They are in a quiet war with themselves over the question: Can I create something powerful and meaningful?
Up until now, the only thing they’ve been able to create is a reaction against anyone who intrudes on their core trance-sleep
But I’m the exact opposite of a pessimist. I know, as in KNOW, that the INDIVIDUAL has freedom and power. Because, when all is said and done, that’s who he is.