Why I write

Jon Rappoport's Blog

by Jon Rappoport

April 16, 2019

Clarity emerges from the fog; it comes last. The writer finds out why he is doing what he does.

For me, it started with poetry/fiction. At age 11, I read Ray Bradbury’s book of short stories, Martian Chronicles. I was stunned by the poetic nature of the work.

At age 44, I began a career as a journalist. I discovered that facts (and how they connected) were fascinating. What began as a lark turned into full-blown dedication. In particular, little known medical truths and crimes attracted my interest.

Still, I felt that poetry/fiction was my deeper calling. Eventually, I saw that my tree had several basic branches. Journalism was one of them. I kept coming back to an exploration of propaganda, cover stories, and false realities.

Propaganda was the invention of worlds for profit, control, and domination. Poetry was the invention of worlds…

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