by Jon Rappoport
February 23, 2018
When all obsessive group-consciousness on Earth is finished,
exhausted, when it admits defeat, then a different era will emerge.
But for now, we are in the middle of the collective experiment.
High-flying cloying sentiment, profound dependence on others,
covert repressionthese are the order of the day.
How long until the collective age is over? A hundred years? A
thousand years? The answer is, as long as it takes for every human
to realize that the experiment has failed, and why.
The why is clearthe individual has been overlooked. He has been
demeaned. He has been grabbed up and drafted into groups. His
creative power has been compromised in order to fit in.
The majority of the world still believes in this approach, as if
from good groups will flow the ultimate and final solutions we have
all been seeking.
This is sheer mind control, because good groups morph into evil,
and vice versa, in the ongoing stage play called reality.
Ideals are twisted, infiltrators subvert plans, lessons are
ignored, and the whole sorry mess repeats itself again.
What constituted a triumph of good over evil at one moment is
guided into yet another collective, whose aims are a better kind of
The most deluded among us believe we are always on the cusp of a
But there is no we to make the breakthrough.
It comes to every person on his own. And it does not arrive as
the thrust of an external force, but from ones own struggle,
accompanied by insights for which there is no outside agency to
If indeed it will take a thousand years to bring this collective
illusion to a close, that is no cause for despondent reaction.
On the contrary, it is simply an understanding that all
experiments come to an end, as does the method of thought on which
they are based.
One or ten or a hundred collapses of civilization, and the
resultant rebuilding, are not enough.
The pattern endures.
It can only dissolve when overwhelming numbers of individuals,
each in his own way, absent self-deception, sees its
The we and the us are merely postponements and cover stories
splashed on the front pages of the mind.
Fighting for what is right, here and now, is vital. But it does
not preclude the knowledge that, as long as people are fixated on
groups as the Answer, the underlying problem will persist.
Therefore, as part of my research over the last several decades,