By Jon Rappoport
Every significant breakthrough in human history has been enabled through imagination. It’s the leap. It’s the vision unfettered by imposed restrictions.
It’s the future as yet unrealized, glimpsed in the mind.
Given that this is the case, one wonders why financial patronage isn’t poured like a Niagara into imagination, to support it, extend it.
The answer is simple. Those who have the vast resources to do it can’t see past what I called Set One.
Set One is the collection of their own perceived problems. For many, these are personal problems; for others, who look at wider vistas, these are also problems of humanity and civilization.
In either case, Set One circumscribes the individual. It binds consciousness so the individual can’t see anything else.
The individual absolutely can’t see what might happen to revolutionize consciousness itself. That’s the last possibility he will entertain.
Imagination revolutionizes consciousness down to its core. It shakes up What Is and replaces it with unfolding Possibility. And having made that change, the individual gazes at reality with new eyes. All codes and symbol structures disintegrate. From there on out, it is pure creation.
The men of this world who control money and everything it means are fabulously wealthy prisoners of Set One. They view their own amassed fortunes as rivers that flow directly into the arenas of problems—in order to solve those problems.
That road has a dead end. For example, the current financial crisis the planet is facing is the smash-up that occurs BECAUSE money has been used to solve money over and over—until the whole idea of money becomes ridiculous. Until money is pure fabrication of numbers stuffed into a yawning abyss that can never be filled.
Money as the problem and money as the solution to that problem are the final act in the play of Set One.
However, money launched to support imagination finally makes money make sense.
Because ultimately money is a symbol that REFERS TO IMAGINATION.
The hidden history of civilization is a history of FORGETTING WHAT MONEY REFERS TO. In that sense, the grinding effects of civilization on the individual, in the long run, are the catalogue of illustrations that reveal what happens when we all forget that money is a symbol that marries imagination in action.
Patronage of imagination is remembering. It is an act of remembering the psyche and spirit of the free individual who creates.
The extraordinarily wealthy come to view reality as TOYS. Pieces on a game board. They rearrange the pieces. They position their toys. They discard old toys and buy new toys. They collect toys. They label them. They arrange people as if they were toys. This is the game they play. They can only see the game. Imagination is not a game. It is pure creation. There are no boundaries. There are no mandatory pieces or toys.
Some will undoubtedly take this article as a criticism of the free market. It’s not. The free market is fine. This article is about what the future could be—not as some final shape or destiny, but as an exploding epoch of unshackled imagination in action, along every avenue of human endeavor.
The highest achievement of the free market is money fueling great imagination, and the great money men of this world had better realize it. Their preoccupation is leading them into substituting synthetic endless money for CREATION. Along that channel, they will only see their own wretched reflection in a shattered mirror.
There is a kind of equation here. THE OBSESSION TO CONTROL=FAILURE OF IMAGINATION.
When the elites view the planet as a game board, they naturally slip into the only kind of solution they can entertain: control the game.
This can go so far as depopulation and gross restriction of freedom. And it works, as far as these power players are concerned, because they are viewing with a profound detachment.
They are detached from people, and also from their own imaginations.
Imagination seeks and generates possibilities that have never existed before. Many so-called scientists are fond of saying imagination is nothing more than the reshuffling of old ideas in the brain. They say this for one reason and one reason only. They are philosophic materialists. They believe that all causation is merely a long chain of events in which each “billiard ball” strikes another billiard ball. They do not believe in freedom. They would never consider that something can come from nothing.
But that is exactly what happens in imagination, which is not a material thing or process. Imagination invents.
Materialists who become desperate enough will manipulate people, in order to make them into destructive agents. Then, the materialists will look at these manipulated people and say, “Do you see? You can’t trust these mobs. You have to control them to within an inch of their lives. You have to plan out their societies for them.”
This is the morality of materialists at the end of their tether.
At the same time, a relatively free country like America has been disintegrating into spectatorship for a long time. In this process The People surrender their own imaginations to entertainment. Bread and circuses. The real revolution would be a revolution of imagination, in which people at large immersed themselves in creating, inventing, on a new open level.
Then the chains of master and slave would be snapped. Then and only then.
To opt for THIS, to become a patron of THIS would signal a new epoch for the human race.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon 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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