Making solid bodies from vaporous ghosts
by Jon Rappoport
This piece is about how language is used in the matrix. Here I present notes from a work-in-progress, The Underground:
“Previously, I have established that psychiatry, a government-protected group, exists on the basis of pseudoscience. None of the 300 officially certified mental disorders has a defining laboratory test for diagnosis. Instead, committees of psychiatrists meet and consider clusters of behaviors, group them, and assign labels, which are arbitrary nouns: bipolar, clinical depression, ADHD, and so on. Because people feel they may ‘have these conditions,’ they accept the unproven assertion that they are suffering from ‘a chemical imbalance’ in the brain. By and large, the public resents interference with this faith-based conviction.
“Psychiatric researchers use terms like ‘breakthrough’, ‘possible link’, ‘enormous progress’, ’emerging theory’, all of which are fictional. These words don’t denote authentic science; they are advertisements. Prostitutes trolling for grant money.”
“The government has no legal basis for supporting the pseudoscience called psychiatry. It arbitrarily issues licenses to practice. These licenses merely express a preference for one kind of diagnosis and drugging. With the same degree of legal propriety, licenses could be granted to card readers, astrologists, dowsers, and channelers. However, the government has no legal basis for issuing permission to any group that diagnoses mental states. In this area, the word ‘license’ is a fraud.”
“Currently, the federal government, through its trade representatives, is negotiating a secret 12-nation treaty called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Since the US Congress must vote in favor of the TPP in order for it to pass, the term ‘secret treaty’ is a self-contradiction. Congress does not legally vote on measures whose contents are secret. Staging such a vote is a crime. All Representatives and Senators who participate are acting outside their defined duties and responsibilities and are committing a major felony. Citizens have no obligation to accept the vote or the legitimacy of those who cast a vote.”
“The notion that government can invent a term, fail to define it clearly, and yet use it to adopt and legally enforce draconian measures, is a promoted illusion. Unfortunately, most people accept the illusion. Take the term “National Security.” Its definition is sufficiently vague to render it useless. Yet government invokes it every day and acts on it. Refusing to clarify it in any given situation, and refusing to justify its use automatically takes government out of the realm of ‘Republic’ or even ‘Democracy’, and into the realm of Autocracy.”
“Case law, precedent, and the Constitution rely on language, and language relies on definition of terms. However, lawyers (in and out of government) depend on vague terms, in order to make their living. They can argue about meanings, change meanings, ‘update’ meanings, in an endless debate billed at hourly wages.”
“A proper characterization of government work would sound something like this: ‘A US Senator, John Smith, acting outside his Constitutional description and therefore surrendering his role as a legitimate elected representative, cast an illegal vote for a Treaty whose language has yet to be fully revealed, because “National Security,” a term vague enough to be useless, has been invoked to maintain the secret contents of the Treaty which is, owing to its secrecy, no Treaty at all. Senator Smith could seek psychiatric help for his “condition”. However, no defining scientific test exists for any so-called psychiatric disorder, all such disorders being invented fictions utilizing non-scientific terms.'”
“We all use terms which are pure illusions, vague enough to be useless, or self-contradictory. We could, on occasion, preface these terms with an “f”, to denote “fiction” and remind ourselves who and what we’re dealing with. For example: ‘Citing fNational Security, fCongressman John Smith explained why he couldn’t discuss the terms of the fTPP in public. fPresident Obama defended his need for fFast Track Authority, stating that famendments to the fTreaty would stall and disrupt fnegotiations.”
“Notice that many fictional terms turn out to be nouns. This is no accident. Nouns denote people, places, and things. The invention (or gross distortion) of people, places, and things serves the function of expanding the number of signposts populating the map of consensus reality. Thus, ‘writing an endless work of fiction’ becomes ‘describing what exists’.
“There is a range of diseases whose names are fictions, because no known cause has been identified. Parkinson’s, for instance, is said to have several types. Idiopathic, meaning the cause is not known, and secondary, which is usually ascribed to the effects of various toxins. The secondary form should be called ‘poisoning’, which is not a disease. The former world heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, whereas his condition should be labeled: ‘hit too many times by Joe Frazier’.”
“If you look up the official definition of autism, you’ll see there is no definitive test that diagnoses it. Instead, there is a menu of behaviors. Therefore, how can the US government claim there is no causative connection between vaccines and autism? Parents seeking government compensation after their children have been damaged by vaccination (happy child withdraws from the world, doesn’t speak, etc.) are in a quandary. If they claim their children have ‘autism’, the government will refuse payment. If, however, the parents claim their children have ‘encephalopathy’, which is a more general (and uselessly vague) term for ‘brain disease’, the parents stand a chance of compensation. All this word manipulation is a cover to obscure the fact that children are severely damaged by vaccines—and that’s what the label should be: ‘damaged by vaccination’. It’s simple, it’s accurate, it’s an unmistakable characterization.”
“The father of General Semantics, Alfred Korzybski, stated that humans have the unique ability of ‘time-binding’. By that he meant the capacity to pass down, to future generations, gained knowledge, and also to generate higher and higher levels of abstraction. Additionally, Korzybski famously pointed out a chronic misunderstanding: “The map is not the territory.” In other words, a series of connected symbols referring to objects or processes in the physical world is not the same thing as those objects and processes. Add to that the following: untold numbers of fictional terms represented as fact are transmitted from one generation of humans to another. The overall result? A titanic piling up of inherited language falsely pretending to describe reality. That language forms a networked perception which is entirely misguided.”