Getting Outside the Matrix

Disillusionment is bitter medicine. It might seem that we can be more comfortable by remaining blissfully ignorant. But that is part of the illusion, too. Ultimately our comfort, our freedom, our happiness, and our very survival depend upon accurately perceiving reality.

The mainstream media can no longer be counted on to do anything but feed the myths and illusions that are an essential part in the machinery that enables centralized control and domination.

But the world is not devoid of tenacious investigators with the courage to expose the inner workings of what Rudolph Bahro has called “the mega-machine.”

One of my favorite investigative reporters, whom I consider to be among the most insightful and reliable sources, is Greg Palast. His columns are rarely published in America but often appear in the Guardian newspaper in the U.K.

Here is the lead from Greg’s latest email newsletter.


The failure to stop the bloodletting in the Middle East, Exxon’s record second-quarter profits and Iran’s nuclear cat-and-mouse game have something in common — it’s the oil.  By Greg Palast, July 26, 2006

This article tells why nobody (Iran, Saudi Arabia, or the United States) seems interested in stopping the current bloodletting in Gaza and Lebanon.

If you want to read the full story, or get on his email list, go to

 And while you’re at, get a copy of Richard Moore’s book, Escaping the Matrix. You can get it through


3 responses to “Getting Outside the Matrix

  1. Thanks for this info and the link Tom,

    I will go and sign up and do some reading. Having this kind of info nd someone to quote provides fine grist for the socio political articles I’m writing. I appreciate what you are doing.

    Ed Howes

  2. TheLastComposer

    How can you say to be outside the matrix when you are publishing a blog?

    It uses computers. And is subject to search engines.

    Is life possible anymore without being online I wonder?

    This is one of my rare visits to a blog; I have only ‘touched’ them 4 or 5 times.

    Has anyone seen Fahrenheit 451?

    Does anyone read books anymore?

    Or are you part of “everyone” only if you habitually use computers?

    Are you “no one” if, like me, computer monitors give you migraines after only a couple of minutes looking at them?

    Are we already inside of a High-Tech-plentiful Dark Age?

    I don’t know.

  3. TheLastComposer

    Oh, by the way, I am by no means “old” or “out of touch”. Just ending college. I have actually been a terrific software user in my time; molecular imaging, more. I have been forced to stop because of health reasons, and also I am increasingly concerned at how computers and the internet are shaping the way humans think, act, speak, and organize themselves socially. Anyone else concerned?


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