A Clockwork Orange, Eden, guilt, sin, mind control
by Jon Rappoport
March 26, 2014
Here’s a short quote from my unfinished manuscript, The Magician Awakes:
“How do you view a single life? Is it a platform from which a human launches his future, or must he double back and find out what is wrong with him?
“Is he compelled, through social training, to think of himself as flawed? Is that what we’re all coming to? Three or four generations from now, will everyone automatically see their lives as a mistake that demands correction?”
Whether it’s the administration of toxic psychiatric drugs; experiments in changing thought and behavior through electromagnetic transmissions to the brain; genetic modifications, transhuman hook-ups between humans and machines; or other forms of operant conditioning; the message from corporations and government and society is clear:
Something is basically faulty with human beings, and it needs to be remedied.
It’s the modern version of Original Sin and redemption, via science.
Both Orwell and Huxley covered the subject in their novels, 1984 and Brave New World.
The 1962 novel, by Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange, takes up the same assumption. Its young, violent, vicious criminal is put through aversion therapy as a cure—not only for him, but also, potentially, for society.
Here are several key quotes from Burgess’ novel:
“We’re not concerned with motives, with the higher ethics. We are concerned only with cutting down crime—and…with relieving the ghastly congestion in our prisons. He will be your true Christian: ready to turn the other cheek, ready to be crucified rather than crucify, sick to the very heart at the thought even of killing a fly! Reclamation! Joy before the angels of God! The point is that it works.”
“Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses to be bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him?”
“He ceases to be a wrongdoer. He ceases also to be a creature capable of moral choice.”
And then from the 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange, written and directed by Stanley Kubrick:
“Our subject [the criminal] is impelled towards the good by paradoxically being impelled towards evil. The intention to act violently is accompanied by strong feelings of physical distress [during aversion therapy]. To counter these [feelings of distress], the subject has to switch to a diametrically opposed attitude. Any questions?”
There are many questions, and too few people who, now, want to think about them seriously.
Slogans, political correctness, turning to The Group for all answers, denying the existence of the individual—these are all signs that Guilt is still being used as the impetus for building the society of the future.
Laid on top of that grid is the program to “enhance” humans. Those who can afford it will undergo genetic alteration, and poof, they will suddenly have talents they only could dream of before.
This is the modern version of buying indulgences from the Roman Church to gain a place in heaven.
And it is just as fanciful.
People are being educated to believe that standing out from The Group is a crime. They must not reveal themselves in that way. Achievement is wrong. It makes The Group look small.
Much better to huddle in a mass, dependent on mind control—and our leaders will determine the form and content of that new programming.
Forget about freedom. It’s an illusion. Confess that we are all fatally misshapen. Submit to “aversion therapy.” In that way, we’ll be restored.
In one way or another, these propaganda operations are all versions of the Garden of Eden story. But I take the fable this way:
In the Garden, Adam and Eve were delighted with each other and with all they saw. They woke up every morning without a stain of regret or remorse. When the mind-control operative, the serpent, came along, he said:
“You don’t understand. I have other knowledge for you. There are other people over the hill. I’ll take you to them. They’re all suffering.
“And you, Adam and Eve, are the cause of that suffering, because you set yourselves apart from them. As long as you are different, they are trapped. But if you join them, and experience what they experience, you’ll change the nature of life. All of you will wait together, and a new program of existence will be given to you.”
That was the con, and it worked. The snake led Adam and Eve out of the Garden, and they joined The Group.
But everyone over the hill, huddled in a quivering mass, had once been an Adam and Eve. Everyone.
And all those Adams and Eves had once lived in a Garden. And the snake had come to all of them and told them the same story.
And they had fallen for it. Fallen.
As for the very first Adam and the first Eve, when the snake had taken them over the hill, he said: “You see, there is Nothing there. No one is there. And that Nothing is intolerable.
“There must be rules. There must be regulations. There must be boundaries. Otherwise, how will you know how to live?
“So you will stay here and suffer. Because suffering is the way to reach out and ask for rules that will save you. And after a time, those rules will be delivered to you. They’ll be printed in your minds.”
How many people would consider the possibility that, without mind control and without rules and without propaganda and without a priest class, they already know how to live, they already know how to invent their own realities?
How many people would believe they are already artists of great power?
How many would believe they can invent endlessly, from Nothing?
Versus: how many people would rather embed and embroil themselves in The Group, to suffer there, to scheme and connive and submit, to make war, to demand relief from pain, to wait…
Until leaders with grand solutions come along and program them to live “the life of goodness.”
This is what society is being led to. The principle that so-called goodness must be programmed into people. They can’t choose. There is no choice. There is only the mind control.
The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM 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 www.nomorefakenews.com