Decrypting the “Catcher” in the Rye

By Hamad Subani — ( Jan 2, 2014

This article is dedicated to explaining a key paragraph from which The Catcher in the Rye derives its name which illustrates the Illuminati mindset. Keep in mind that J.D. Salinger’s novel was intensely autobiographical. Speaking to his sister, Holden Caulfield says:
“Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around-nobody big, I mean-except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff-I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be. I know it’s crazy.”
The establishment media has always interpreted these lines as Holden’s concern for the rest of humanity. But in the book, we discover that Holden is a cynic, and cares little about humanity. He always strikes the reader as extremely narcissistic, bipolar and passive-aggressive.
He hates the school atmosphere because he has to rub shoulders with working-server class Americans. But of course, this does not mean he has no need for the rest of us. He helps himself to attractive women of the same server class he despises, and actually gets into a fight with a roommate who is more successful at getting them.
He wears a deer hunter cap, which he describes to his roommate as a “people-shooting hat,” which is a metaphor for a predator-prey relationship. He strangely feels at peace in the museum where he can judge the exhibits. The petrified exhibits, locked in glass cages, can’t judge him back.
In the real world, anything out of place, such as street graffiti, greatly disturbs him. Like the Ruling Elite, Salinger/Holden fears and loathes change and spontaneity, and instead loves predictability.
In another of Salinger’s stories Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, the protagonist throws a stone at the head of his sweetheart just because she was looking so beautiful. In his personal life too, Salinger left behind a trail of damaged girls.
What could explain Salinger’s/Holden’s sudden spurt of concern for the children in the rye?
The answer lies in understanding that Salinger/Holden represents the megalomaniacs who run the show. What distinguishes them from us is not higher intelligence, better abilities or even more wealth. Rather, they possess an inexplicable tendency to catch/protect/possess/save/detain/control us. This is comparable to a greedy farmer, who always prefers to see cattle as livestock to be slaughtered, as opposed to having a purpose of their own.


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