Happy New Reality from Michael Ruppert
For bringing former LAPD narcotics investigator Michael C. Ruppert to my attention, I am indebted to my Sister and Nephew. As Wikipedia points out, having been appalled by the reality of corruption within the CIA over 20 years ago, Ruppert has most recently been trying to help people to face up to the consequences of denying human responsibility for environmental problems for over 10 years. Indeed, if I had been fairly consistently ignored for over 10 years like Ruppert has, I think I would be both angry and upset. Thus, I guess, it should not be that surprising that in the 80-minute video appended below, Ruppert exhibits both of these emotions. However, what is most striking is the fact that he is almost entirely calm and rational (although there are quite a few instances of the F-word towards the end).
Michael Ruppert’s message is very similar to that of Jared Diamond, which I summarised nearly a year ago. Indeed, Diamond’s 2005 book – Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed - may well have been the inspiration for this You Tube video – of Ruppert’s 2009 film – entitled simply Collapse. A year ago, I was particularly impressed by Diamond because of his background as a mining consultant – and inclined to take notice of his warnings from history and professional experience as a result. Today, I am equally – if not more – impressed by Ruppert; and find his grasp of a whole realm of issues – politics, history, science, economics – incredibly impressive.
I spent Christmas with my Mum and my Sister; but returned from my trip with the cynical words of my Sister – “every generation of humans has included people who thought they were living in apocalyptic times” – ringing in my ears. Totally unprompted by me, watching this video has made her question her own cynicism. So, if you have ever been tempted by such cynicism and unwarranted optimism; the belief that you can – or should – second-guess the opinions of the vast majority of genuine experts; and/or tempted to trust people who are very clearly motivated to reject science in favour of politics, economics or ideology – please watch this video. It could well be the most significant things you will ever do.