Ghosts Within The Matrix

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TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
February 13, 2017

“It is absurd and anti-life to be part of the system that compels you to sit in confinement with people of exactly the same age and social class.  That system effectively cuts you off from the immense diversity of life and the synergy of variety; indeed it cuts you off from your own past and future, sealing you in a continuous present much the same way television does.”[Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down – The Hidden Curriculum Of Compulsory Schooling][Bold Emphasis Added][p.24]

It can be seen nigh everywhere: people going through life, but not living life.

On sidewalks, people – especially teens – meander about paying attention to the phone, often times crashing into others with no semblance of reality or of manners for that matter.

On buses, people barely communicate anymore.   People are glued to their phones, Ipads, and the like, foregoing any conversations with actual human beings.

In restaurants, what used to be a portentous conversation with friends ends up being a facsimile fest with 5 people all around one table, all of them on the phone, and nothing of substance taking place.  Can’t say how many times the exact scenario has panned out.

In homes, people spend nigh 5 hours watching tv, while others spend countless more gaming, showing what a parody ‘quality time’ has turned into – if there’s any at all!

And one wonders where humanity’s humaneness has all but disappeared.

Through the use of Television, Phones, Computers and the like, Life itself has truly transformed into a spectator sport.

Regarding this, notable and outspoken critic of the public school system John Taylor Gatto, which has been largely responsible for socially engineering this very issue, had this today:

“Nightmare children are all about us; diseased by our indifference; some have capacity to heal themselves, most don’t.  These are nightmare children, I say; no vital interests, creatures trained to organize their time around spasms of excitement and amusement, or escape from punishment.  The maps they carry of the roads ahead are false.  The most curious commentary on these kids is the thousands of hours they spend in not exploring, not playing, not seeking opportunities for personal gain – but in watching other people on television, in music videos and computer games.”

“Sane children would never do this – the arc of anyone’s life is too short to accept passivity and fantasy to this degree.  Conjure with these numbers: in families where the husband and wife have never been divorced, and where the wife doesn’t work, the index of spectatorship – TV and otherwise – drops to one tenth the big-city average.

The institution you and I work for creates addiction.  It addicts children to prefer thin abstraction and dull fantasies to reality.”[1][Italics Emphasis In Original.  Bold Emphasis Added.]

Seeing this disturbing trend, what is next in this matrix-like reality?

Decades ago, if you would tell people that the above examples were not only true, but would increase with frequency every single year, they would have given you an askance glance. Heck, if you told them that the average person in America spending 5 hours watching tv, would be spending 1,825 hours per year doing something that was almost never productive, they would have thought you downright insane.

What’s taking place at an enormous level is that notion of true [organic] life itself, our tangible reality, is being replaced wholesale by an actual construct – a matrix – that’s woven an intricate web of distraction which seeks to overtake the individual and plug their consciousness into a larger system.

When this takes place, as aptly explained in the Matrix, when Morpheus told Neo, it’s hard for the individual to become free.

And perhaps it’s just like Morpheus elucidated in the Matrix explained:

“You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.”

More keen words, for the current state of the word, might have never been spoken.

As a society, we are gaining technology at a monumental level.

But as individuals, we are losing ourselves at a more increasing rate.

Individuals on the outside always view these disturbing trends much easier than those who are still caught within the web of distraction.

Whether its health, money, work, or other, there’s people all over the world endlessly running on the hamster’s wheel thinking they’re going somewhere when the reality is totally opposite.  Ironically, all they have to do is step away, and just as so, the wheel stops turning, the Matrix begins dissolving.

Once an individual reaches an incisiveness in understanding the system for what it really is, their awareness reaches a truly lucid moment of reality – a moment of true freedom.  Once the system-imposed shackles are seen for the joke that they are, reality not only becomes much more tangible, but it also becomes more meaningful rather than the parody that is the Matrix.

To achieve this total awareness is the key, for the moment the individual realizes their true nature, their individual power of always being centered and aware, they will be ready to walk away from that which seeks to harvest their health, their money and their time.

The reality that’s projected at us is merely a cartoon-like version of what’s really out there.  The moment individuals see the true strands of reality, and not the BS that is peddled by the system in its endless media, is the moment individuals see reality for the first time, just like an individual who never wore a pair of glasses is able to lucidly see what the world truly is like once they put them on.

Reality is vastly greater than the perspectives individuals are allotted by all forms of mainstream media.

The individual that realizes how the system truly operates is the individual that doesn’t need the grid; it’s the individual who seeks their own solutions; it’s the individual that realizes that the left right divide & conquer paradigm is designed to keep us trapped, like a rat in a maze; it’s the individual that notices bullshit when they see it, and aren’t afraid to call it for what it is, even if it comes from mainstream media.

A vibrant and ruminating mind is an active consciousness, and thus translates to a strong individual.

And a strong individual that employs self-awareness, logic, and reason, is unstoppable.

Yet, the mind, like a seed, can only reach such a state when cared for properly.

The mind is like a mirror; if garbage is what the mind is being shown then garbage is going to be what it reflects.

It’s a great time to be alive.  Possibilities abound.

Imagination is helping people realize new solutions.

Curiosity is fanning the flames of creativity in many ways.

Regardless, our environment – our societal ecosystem – is what we make of it.

Find those that support you.  Seek those that understand, or attempt to, and speak with those that do not.  Strive for understanding, or at least for common ground upon which to build a better future.  See the divide and conquer games for the con games they are, and let the comptrollers play their own damn games.  Don’t buy into it.

Keep an eye out for the societal parasites that seek to zap all your energy, but don’t let it ruin your awareness.

And worry not, for the more the system gets exposed for what it is, the faster it dissipates, like the darkness when the sun rises.

And there’s no greater light that shines, than the individual that radiates authenticity.

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[1]  John Taylor Gatto, Weapons of Mass Instruction, p. 82

The Spiritually Dead Gatekeepers Of Mainstream News

Mainstream Media Deception: Why MSM is Failing and Untrustworthy ...
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Jon Rappoport
December 9, 2016

A new series of realities is on the way.

Centralized information-reality is on the way out.

It’s going to be thrills and chills.

Major newspapers are dying. The internet is crushing them. And yet, if the NY Times and the Washington Post and the LA Times wanted to resuscitate themselves, they could.

I’m not talking about one-day headlines. I’m talking about investigations that pound and pound on issues of corruption day after day, month after month.

For example, these issues:

* The Federal Reserve/a clandestine private corporation.

* Medically caused death.

* Toxic vaccines.

* Trillions of dollars of missing US government money.

* The power of the Trilateral Commission over US government policy.

* The covert implementation of the UN agenda of destruction in US communities.

And a hundred more issues.

Expose these down to the core, and people would buy newspapers off the rack like they buy coffee and beer and video games and cell phones and gasoline and underwear and toilet paper and lipstick and fast food. The Times would have to schedule extra press runs just to keep up with the demand. Its financial bottom line would soon look like Christmas.

But the great esteemed centers of American journalism are part of the Matrix. They are in the business of falsehood, omission, diversion, and obfuscation. They live by those hallmarks.

You could talk to the publisher of the New York Times and present him with an ironclad business plan for pulling his paper out of its deep financial trouble, based on covering true stories like those above, and you would find no joy, because he would rather go down with the ship than go against the Matrix.

The Times and other hoary media outlets live by the rule of limited hangout. In intelligence parlance, that means admitting a small piece of the truth in order to hide the rest.

“We’ll show you a tree in the forest, but not the whole forest.”

I know how it works, because as a reporter I’ve been there. I’ve approached editors of various media outlets with stories that crack the Matrix trance, and I’ve had those stories tossed back at me.

“We’re just not interested,” they say. “This isn’t our kind of piece.” Or: “Well, we already covered that.” But they didn’t cover it. They did a limited hangout on it. They ran a story that exposed one tiny corner of a whole bloody mess.

I fully understand that media outlets black out stories that would endanger their own advertising dollars. But that’s just the beginning of the true reason the major newspapers and television networks decline to run pieces that would once again make them gigantically successful.

To understand the true reason, you need to grasp something about the Matrix itself. It is a reality that maintains its power because it can engineer SILENCE. It can create EMPTY SPACE. Not only can it invent pictures that are false, not only can it pander to certain emotional links in people’s shrunken universes, it can make Swiss Cheese appear as if it has no holes in it. This is an art.

To see what the Matrix is and how it operates, you need imagination. You need to use that imagination to understand what COULD BE but ISN’T. You need to be able to project how the truth could actually storm the bastions of planned ignorance and impel people to perceive startling new realities beyond the dross of what they have now.

I say this—partially as a boast and partially as simple fact—if I were the managing editor of the New York Times and I was given the corner office and free rein, I would have that paper back in the black in a year. I would have it roaring on all cylinders. I would have people fighting each other in the streets to grab the last copy off the newsstands. Every day. Journalism schools all over the country would close down in shame. Because we would be running stories that would crack the whole rotting edifice of cartel-control along many fronts, and we would be filling up a PLANNED VACUUM with something super-real.

But I gave up on that fantasy 20 years ago. Instead, I saw a day when these giants would wither like old men on their back porches staring out at the rain. And that day is here. It has come.

They gave up their right to cover the news. And now they’re paying.

—It may have occurred to you by now that one of my main targets is: people dedicated to cynicism, despair, passivity, and self-imposed victimhood. They clog forward progress. They hold up the train. They drag down the future. They sit in their own puddles. They opt for abstract spectatorship, hoping for the occasional stimulation of adrenaline to relieve a permanent state of paralyzing boredom.

I don’t write for those people. I never will.

I write for the people who can envision WHAT COULD BE and will at least consider making their stand there.

Like many other people, I know what cynicism, despair, and passivity are. I’ve visited that land. I’ve checked into those motels. But in the end, they’re a joke. You know why? Because: what do they get you? They get you nothing. Zero.

At best, they get you the temporary….

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Jon Rappoport

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. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

The Matrix [1999] – Esoteric Analysis

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Jay Dyer
January 20, 2014

The Matrix, as I’ve joked many times, is one of those perennial topics in philosophy 101 classes that tends to evoke the most inane and mindless “philosophizing” by the mind-warped morass of modern morlocks.  Yet still, it is a film that is packed with esoteric symbolism, philosophy, “predictive programming,” and all other manner of poppy culture engineering.  In this analysis, we are going to go elucidate themes, motifs and symbols missed by other sites, as we consider one of the system’s principal works of self-flattery.  Interestingly, of all films to analyze in the way sites like mine do, this the most obvious seems forgotten in the haze of the now umpteen hundred Eyes Wide Shut analyses.

The Matrix begins with a computerized image of the Warner Bros. logo, a phone ring, and a conversation between Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Cypher (Joe Pantoliano) about watching “him” (Neo, Keanu Reeves), and whether the line is secure.  The implication is that the communications are all surveilled (think of how few knew of the mass NSA surveillance that existed at the time the film was released). The viewer sees the screen morph into 1s and 0s and the now-famous green screen code.  From the outset, this is to signify that the audience, as with Eyes Wide Shut, is in the dark.  It is the movie going public that is about to enter into the videodrome “matrix,” as they step into the theater to see what will be a largely CGI Hollywood production.  The audience is not only stepping into the matrix of the videodrome, but as the overall message of the film will convey, lives out lives occupied almost entirely in an engineered world of simulated reality.  In this regard, The Matrix will operate on multiple levels, from the conspiratorial/geo-political, to the psychological, to the metaphysical.

In the first scene, the viewer is shown a motel called “Heart O’ The City,” where bumbling police enter room “303.” Numerology does play into the film, especially since binary code is the very heart of computers.  “303” is the equivalent of 33, and Trinity is caught trying to dial into the “real world” to escape her inner-matrix watching of Neo.  Alchemy and numerology place a high value on the number 33, being the highest degree of Scottish Rite Masonry.  Manly P. Hall speaks of 33 as highly significant for alchemy because 3×3=9, the number of the emanations from the One, and conversely as the number of initiation.  We can therefore speculate that, given the many examples of masonic and occult symbols and referents in the film, this is very likely the paradigm from which the film was crafted.  The heart is also crucial to alchemy, inasmuch as the heart and intellect must combine to produce balance.  “Trinity” is also a triadic symbol and name, so the usage is not accidental.  Trinity will function as the feminine principle to Neo’s masculine principle, as they join to complete the alchemical mystical union in the trilogy of Matrix films.  Trinity here is not used here in the common Christian sense, it is meant in the sense of a gnostic feminine principle, sophia.

Morpheus mentioned as a terrorist sought by British Intelligence.

Agent Smith and his cronies quickly arrive and exemplify jurisdictional control over the local police: In terms of actual politics they represent the shadow intelligence establishment.  The Matrix will operate on one level as an allegory for this intelligence world.  The Agents are controlled by cold, calculating numeric logic, with no empathy or emotion.  Through an “informant” (Cypher), they had intercepted the transmission and are on the case of tracking down this “Neo.”  In the next scene, we see Neo and some interesting images appear on his computer screen in his apartment.  An image of “Morpheus,” said by “British Intelligence to be an international terrorist” on the run from authorities.  Given the hints at 9/11 that are in the film which premiered in 1999, we can surmise this was intentional as another key to unlocking the multiple layers of meaning and “programming.”  Morpheus is shown as wanted by Arab news sites like An-Nahar, giving the impression Morpheus is a bin Laden-esque “terrorist.”  On a deeper, esoteric level, the establishment was weaving into the narrative hints and clues to 9/11, especially with the infamous date on Neo’s file.

Morpheus listed by the An-Nahar News Agency, a Lebanese paper.

Neo is asleep listening to Massive Attack on his headphones, and the lyrics are “Feels like something I’ve done before….”  This will be meaningful later in the film, as the narrative the trilogy presents is one of cyclical history.  Neo is not the first “Neo,” but one among a series of avatars and Neos that had previously come before.  On his screen appears a sudden message telling him to wake up because the matrix has him.  This is “waking up” in the Buddhist sense of “enlightenment,” as the film will also be filled with ideas from far eastern philosophy.  Neo’s apartment is shown as “101,” the very image of binary code, and he is instructed to follow the “white rabbit,” a reference to Alice in Wonderland.  Alice in Wonderland is also a classic allegory for both the intelligence world, the conspiracy world, mind control and the psyche and its journey, as well as having…

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Jay Dyer a writer and researcher from the Southern US with a B.A. in philosophy, his graduate work focused on the interplay of literary theory, espionage and philosophy. He is dedicated to investigating the deeper themes and messages found in our globalist pseudo-culture, illustrating the connections between philosophy, metaphysics, secret societies, Hollywood, psychological warfare and comparative religion. Jay is a regular contributor to the popular Intelligence Hub 21st Century Wire and the scholarly Soul of the East, as well as conducting numerous interviews with experts in fields ranging from espionage to history to economics. Jay’s work has appeared on the web’s top alternative media outlets: Activist Post, Red Ice, Waking Times, Rense, Icke and Infowars, as well as appearing on the Alex Jones Show. Jay has broken national and international news, numerous viral alt news stories, as well as surpassing 1 million views in its first 4 years.

 

Reality Reduction: The 5 Media Conglomerates That Manipulate Reality & What We Know As “Truth”

We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”
– William Casey, CIA Director [1981]
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[Editor’s Note]
This post was shared nigh two weeks ago, but since WordPress seems to love censoring things that matter, we will share it as many times as need be.  The truth will not be stopped.

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TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
August 29, 2016

“The creation of this empire has been facilitated by the power of the corporate mass media, increasingly falling into fewer and fewer hands.  The ownership of the corporations that today control the information available to the broadest portion of the population can be traced back to the same families and companies who backed Hitler.”
– Jim Marrs, Rise Of The Fourth Reich – The Secret Societies That Threaten To Take Over America, pg. 353

Media of all type plays a vital role into what we see as ‘truth’.

If the media reports that there’s terrorism  attacks ever present, then that must be the truth.  It’s not like there’s statistics that say otherwise.  If the media says the two-party system [duopoly, anyone?] that sells out the populace nigh every time to corporate interests is fair and just, then it is ‘truth’.  If further, the media states that the economy is good, then it must be the truth.  It’s not like stores like Walmart or fast food places like McDonalds are closing establishments by the hundreds.  [P.S.   Those aren’t the only business closing stores en masse.]

Never mind the fact that the media refuses to touch subjects such as preventable medical mistakes, which kill over 250,000 people and are the third leading cause of death in the United States.  That is not the ‘truth’.  That must not be talked about.  That is not normal.

Never mind the fact that the media refuses to home in on the fact that the people’s rights to know what’s in their food was eviscerated – again – by Monsanto via the DARK ACT 2.0 and corrupt politicians [read above]

Never mind the fact that the media refuses to gaze at scientific fraud, censorship, intimidation, and even media collusion.

Never mind the fact that the media refuses to address issues, such as the testimony of CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson Ph.D., when he came out stating ‘We scheduled meeting to destroy vaccine-autism study documents’.  That’s not ‘normal’.  Vaccines are always ‘safe’ and ‘effective’.  Right.

Never mind the fact that there are hundreds of references in literature that speak about the many effects of the neurotoxin, Thimersoal, in vaccinations.  Again, that’s not ‘truth’.  We must not speak about it.

Never mind the fact that many doctors [Dr. Kelly Brogan, Dr. Peter Breggin, etc.] have come out showing what sham psychiatry is.  That must not get airtime, because, that’s not the truth.    After all, what kind of world would we have if depression was not a disease, but a symptom, as Dr. Brogan has postulated.

One would figure at least one of those news-worthy events would get plastered all over mainstream media, but such is not the case.   In fact, in the latest case of media censorship, Dr. Kelly Brogan’s book – even though it became a New York Times best seller without any mainstream media press – was blacklisted from mainstream press.  Of course, questioning mainstream narrative must not be done.  They only report on the “truth”.

As we can note, the mainstream media delineates what is, and what isn’t ‘truth’ in our society.  It’s reality reduction to the hilt.

As if that were not enough, the media can be homogenized at any time.

Very salient and troubling examples follow:

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Exhibit C:

Please keep in mind, these are only some of the times the media’s been caught.  It’s impossible for us to know how often this takes place, but the fact that these have taken place goes to show the control the media is under for such to take place.  That also goes to explain why the mainstream media almost never reports conflicting information, even though the alternative media has shown how unreliable they are many times.

As you can see, whenever the tune is called, they all follow in lock-step.  It’s extremely worrisome that so many ‘different networks can use the same message.  So much for journalism!

How has this been accomplish?  With the consolidation monopolization of the media.

Jim Marrs, in his notable book Population Control elaborates:

“While the US was once a nation with a great variety of newspapers and periodicals, today virtually everything a person sees or hears is coming from one of only five multinational corporations – the Walt Disney Company, News Corporation, Time-Warner, and Viacom [which now includes CBS] and the German publishing giant Bertelsmann.  These five giants not only control the newspapers but for most of them also radio and television networks, movie studios, magazines, cable and satellite outlets, music companies, and even billboards.”[1][Emphasis Added]

In all fairness, the media is merely a puppet of the establishment.  This has been known for decades.

Nigh a century ago, Edward Bernays spoke succinctly about this in his book Propaganda:

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”[2]

As we can note, control of mass consciousness is nothing new.  In fact, it’s had decades to be perfected, which is why it’s become so efficient.

And with 5 Corporations calling the shots, how hard could the manipulation Bernays spoke of be to accomplish?

It’s imperative for us individuals to be mindful of this malicious manipulation that’s been happening for many decades now.  If we do not become cognizant of how the media manipulates our thoughts and beliefs, we stand to suffer greatly.

We as individuals need to seek information that’s not only truthful, but empowering.

Such information will allow us to see reality for what it really is, and empower us in the process.

Let’s get back to the initial point.

As we have learned, the media manipulation of reality unleashes brainwashing in certain ways people can’t imagine.  This shows how the power of the media can cast a dark veil on reality. 

Regardless of what the latest mainstream media spin is, follow your instincts.  They’ve led you this far.

The veil of propaganda will cease to have power over us the second we open our eyes and realize our inherent ability to see through the smokescreen.

And the best part about it is that the smokescreen is an illusion, a construct.  Put there by the media to keep us coupled to the reality they dictate on the daily basis.

Ultimately, illusions, once seen for what they truly are, become powerless.

Open your eyes and pierce the veil.

Open your mind and cast light on the darkness.

It’s the only way we’re going to see the reality for what it really is.

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Sources:

[1] Jim Marrs, Population Control – How Corporate Owners Are Killing Us, pg. 290
[2] Edward Bernays, Propaganda, pg. 37-38.

Salvador Dali vs. The Matrix

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Source: NoMoreFakeNews.com
Jon Rappoport
August 22, 2016

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

Dali, the painter: Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989).

His self-appointed task: shake up reality.

Make the impossible intrude on the ordinary. Expose and confound the critics and the press. Whenever the establishment tries to define who he is, become something else.

The critics would have declared Dali a mental patient if he hadn’t had such formidable classical painting skills.

He placed his repeating images (the notorious melting watch, the face and body of his wife, the ornate and fierce skeletal structures of unknown creatures) on the canvas as if they had as much right to be there as any familiar object.

This was quite troubling to many people. If an immense jawbone that was also a rib or a forked femur could rival a perfectly rendered lamp or couch or book (on the same canvas), where were all the safe and easy accoutrements and assurances of modern comfortable living?

Where was the pleasantly mesmerizing effect of a predictable existence?

Where was a protective class structure?

To make it worse, Dali invented vast comedies. But the overall joke turned, as the viewer’s eye moved, into a nightmare, into an entrancing interlude of music, a memory of something that had never happened, a gang of genies coming out of corked bottles.

What was the man doing? Was he making fun of the audience? Was he simply showing off? Was he inventing waking dreams? Was he, God forbid, actually imagining something entirely new that resisted classification?

Dali’s greatest paintings were undeniable symphonies, and mere acknowledgment of his talent would not explain how he composed the movements.

Words failed viewers and critics and colleagues and enemies.

But they didn’t fail Dali. He took every occasion to explain his work. However, his explications were handed out in a way that made it plain he was telling tall tales—interesting, hilarious, and preposterous tall tales.

Every interview and press conference he gave, gave birth to more attacks on him. Was he inviting scorn? Was he really above it all? Was he toying with the press like some perverse Olympian?

Media analysts flocked to make him persona non grata, but what was the persona they were exiling? They had no idea then, and they have no idea now.

It comes back to this: when you invent something truly novel, you know that you are going to stir the forces trapped within others that aspire to do the very same thing. You know that others are going to begin by denying that anything truly NEW even exists. That DOES make it a comedy, whether you want to admit it or not.

It is possible that every statement ever uttered in public by Dali was a lie. A fabrication. An invention dedicated to constructing a massive (and contradictory) persona.

Commentators who try to take on Dali’s life usually center on the early death of his young brother as the core explanation for Dali’s “basic confusion”—which resulted in his “bizarre behavior.”

However, these days, with good reason, we might more correctly say that Dali was playing the media game on his own terms, after realizing that no reporter wanted the real Dali (whatever that might mean)—some fiction was being asked for, and the artist was merely being accommodating.

He was creating a self that matched his paintings.

It is generally acknowledged that no artist of the 20th century was superior to Dali in the ability to render realistic detail.

But of course Dali’s work was not about realism.

The most complex paintings—see, for example, Christopher Columbus Discovering America and The Hallucinogenic Toreador—brilliantly orchestrated the interpenetration of various solidities of realities, more or less occupying the same space.

I’m sure that if Dali were living today, he would execute a brain-bending UFO landing on the front lawn of the White House. Such a painting would envelop the viewer with several simultaneous dimensions colliding outside the president’s mansion.

At some point in his career, Dali saw (decided) there was no limit to what he could assemble in the same space—and there was no limit to the number of spaces he could corral on the same canvas. A painting could become a science-fiction novel reaching into several pasts and futures. The protagonist (the viewer) could find himself in such a simultaneity.

Critics have attacked the paintings relentlessly. They hate the dissonance. It’s a sign that Dali could give full play to his imagination—a sin of the first order. They resent Dali’s mordant wit, and rankle at the idea that Dali could carry out monstrous jokes—in such fierce extended detail—on any given canvas.

But above all, the sheer imagination harpoons the critics. How dare a painter turn reality upside down so blatantly, while rubbing their faces in the detail.

The cherry on the cake was: for every attack the critics launched at Dali the man (they really had no idea who he was), Dali would come back at them with yet another elaborate piece of fiction about himself. It was unfair. The critics were “devoted to the truth.” The painter was free to invent himself over and over as many times as he fancied.

Dali was holding up a mirror. He was saying, “You people are like me. We’re all doing fiction. I’m much better at it. In the process, I get at a much deeper truth.”

Dali was the hallucinogenic toreador. He was holding off and skirting the charges of the critics and the historians. They rushed at him. He moved with his cape—and danced out of the way.

The principles of organized society dictate that a person must be who he is, even if that is a cartoon of a cartoon. A person must be one recognizable caricature forever, must be IDed, must have one basic function. Must—as a civilization goes down the trail of decline—be watched and recorded and profiled.

When a person shows up who is many different things, who can invent himself at the drop of hat, who seems to stand in 14 different places at the same time, the Order trembles.

This is not acceptable.

(Fake) reality declares: what you said yesterday must synchronize absolutely with what you say today.

This rule (“being the only thing you are”) guarantees that human beings will resonate with the premise that we all live and think and work in one continuum of space and time. One. Only one. Forever.

That’s the biggest joke of all. The big lie.

Whatever he was, however despicable he may have been in certain respects, Dali broke that egg. Broke the cardinal rule.

He reveled in doing it. He made people wait for an answer about himself, and the answer never came. Instead, he gave them a hundred answers, improvised like odd-shaped and meticulous reveries.

He threw people back on their own resources, and those resources proved to be severely limited.

How harsh for conventional critics to discover that nothing in Dali’s education produced an explanation for his ability to render an object so perfectly on the canvas. It was almost as if, deciding that he would present competing realities inside one painting, he perversely ENABLED himself to do the job with such exacting skill, “making subversive photographs come to life.”

That was too much.

But there the paintings are.

Imagination realized.

Like it or not, Dali paved the way for many others. He opened doors and windows.

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Consciousness Researcher & Physicist Tom Campbell: Fireside Chat May 2016 [Pt 3]

Source: Tom Campbell
July 11, 2016

Physicist, consciousness researcher, author of the My Big TOE trilogy and international lecturer, describes the nature of our larger reality, provides a complete theory of consciousness, and explains our purpose and connection to that larger reality. Along the way, Campbell derives a more fundamental science that directly answers the most pressing problems and paradoxes of modern physics.