The year is 2034. You’re hacking into a classified syndicate broadcast.
First you see a thick grove of pine trees, then a watering hole where a pack of wolves gather. Behind them are simul rows of infantry wearing black masks studded with silver sensors.
This gives way to a page of deep blue sky and white stars. A voice emerges:
“As I was saying before the riots interrupted us, we’re in good shape. The dopes are still buying reality. In fact, they’re more hungry for it than ever.
“Our surveys show a growing subset of addicts who are absolutely devoted to the Church of the Polite. In one experiment, we gave them a placebo. They went away grinning like idiots.
“Injections cause the full blossoming of a perceptual field filled with people, events, memory. Who knows what there was before? NOW is all that’s important. Take your shot and live a new life.
“WAIT A MINUTE. I’m showing a disruption of the consensus field in Sector 4-A-12, Los Angeles. It’s fluctuating, blinking out. Search underway for a source. An alt.reality-construction is occurring. Command: Go live with primary blocking program. Alt.reality-construction expanding in downtown, north of Olympic Boulevard. Blocking program fizzled.
“Crowds moving on to Olympic. They’re seeing the alt.reality! Drone strike called. Spraying aerosol vaccine to restore consensus field…no effect. Our agents are on the scene. We’re flying holographic banners: “THIS IS A LIE.” No effect so far.
“The alt. reality is coming in stronger now. It’s based on emotional sensation. Effluence of FREEDOM. Drones releasing Roundup, Paraquat…”
You leave your cellar apartment on Hoover Street, fight your way through a flank of buzzing subliminals, and hit Wilshire. DHS troops are setting up a roadblock at Vermont Avenue.
The underlying principle of the whole op: DON’T LET THE PEOPLE BE AS CONSCIOUS AS THEY CAN BE, AND DON’T LET THEM LIVE AND ACT FROM THAT CONSCIOUSNESS.
You head north through Lafayette Park and a blast of alt.reality from downtown crumbles the consensus field in front of you. You’re not in the park anymore. You’re walking through your own mind. You’re moving along a corridor next to a bookstore.
You now see your mind as a series of apartments and corridors. Two floors are devoted to EMPTY NEUTRALITY. You break down an apartment door. A heavy sleep machine is pumping out perfumed air. You almost go under.
You take the stairs down to ground level and see an apartment with an open door. You walk in.
It’s a large hall filled with people. At the front, the President is making a speech. The people are laughing. With each new statement he makes, the laughter grows louder.
You go back into the corridor and walk swiftly toward the end, which is floor-to-ceiling open window.
Reaching it, you look down at a city spread out before you. It’s Los Angeles, but something is missing. You can identify streets, buildings, neighborhoods, but something that is always there isn’t there now.
You stand at the window for a long time. Finally, it dawns on you. There is no hatred in the city. It’s gone.
How is that possible?
A wave of fear sweeps through you. Has it been artificially removed?
Somehow you know the people themselves have emerged out of a cocoon of synthetically and externally broadcast hatred.
In its place is a…quiet.
Islands of alt.realities, in the form of wide percolating streaks of energy, are sweeping through the streets.
The energies are emanating from…people. It’s theirs.
Each powerful and thrilling wave is a unique emotion, but not one you can name or label or describe. You recognize all of them, but as distant memories of a long-ago time.
A voice in your mind, your voice, says: Log in.
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. 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