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Apocalypse, Man: Ever wonder what happened to Michael Ruppert?

From the website Vice:

Most people were first exposed to Michael C. Ruppert through the 2009 documentary, Collapse, directed by Chris Smith. Collapse was one of the scariest documentaries about our world and the fragile the state of our planet. It was also one of VICE's favorite films from the past ten years.

Michael was forced to leave the LAPD after claiming that the CIA was complicit in selling drugs across America, and he quickly became one of the most original and strident voices to talk about climate change, government corruption, and peak oil through his website, “From the Wilderness."

Following the release of Collapse, Michael’s personal life underwent something of a collapse itself and he paid off all his debts, left behind all his friends, and moved with his dog Rags to Colorado, planning to commit suicide.

VICE caught up with Michael in the middle of the epic beauty of the Rocky Mountains at the end of last year. We found a man undergoing a spiritual rebirth—still passionate about the world and with a whole new set of apocalyptic issues to talk about.

Apocalypse, Man is an intimate portrait of a man convinced of the imminent collapse of the world, but with answers to how the human spirit can survive the impending apocalypse.

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Another fake truther bites the dust

Everyone gives Ruppert all this credit for showing up at a high school and spilling the beans about the CIA importing coke in front of then CIA director John Deutch but what people don’t seem to take into consideration is that move actually facilitated Deutch’s leaving the CIA and a guy by the name of George Tenet taking his place. Where did the “whistleblower” Ruppert get that intel which ultimately only served to get a more vicious careerist in place preceding 9/11? He got it from his CIA linked family.

“Initially, I thought it’d be interesting to talk to one such whistle-blower, to learn more about what makes the clock tick in his world where the bad guys aren’t just in the movies. Mike Ruppert was a good candidate. For one thing, he had connections. His mother was a cryptographer for the NSA (National Security Agency). His father was an Air Force officer involved with the Titan IIIC project that launched the CIA’s satellite surveillance system. He has cousins who were CIA agents, one of whom was with the OSS during WWII. And Mike himself was a highly regarded LAPD narcotics agent who was at one time engaged to a CIA domestic operative” Tom Dooley, 1998


"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

Mike Ruppert worked with

Cathrine Austin Fitts. An article from September 11, 2002 should provide information as to what she went through at the hands of the federal government. She was the president of Hamilton Securities:

"In the fall of 1996, Hamilton became the target of nightmarish covert operations, smear campaigns, harassment, and criminal investigations. The Community Wizard technology was ultimately destroyed in 1998 when Department of Justice agents stormed in and wrecked Hamilton's office. Fitts suspects that Wizard held secrets which may have revealed that some U.S.-guaranteed mortgage securities were fraudulently issued and were illegally draining HUD's reserves."


A little research on her endeavors, and people will understand more fully what went on in 2007-2008.

Another book to read is Dark Alliance, by Gary Webb. His investigation into CIA drug dealing in South Central Los Angeles eventually cost him his job, his career and his family. Gary Webb was found dead, with 2 gun shot wounds to the head...ruled a suicide.

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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

How many people watched this video?

From Michael Ruppert, 2004:


This is the best video I've watched on the financial fraud connected to 9/11.

Global Warming - Red

Global Warming - Red flag
Peak Oil - Red flag

I agree with a lot of what he is saying but I disagree with him on those two issues.

"The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that." — Alan Greenspan

"Whoever wrote Genesis"

That would be the translators of the King James Version of the bible who used the word "dominion" which has the negative connotation of destructive force and violence. My view of the verse Ruppert is quoting (Genesis 1:28) is the relation of man to rest of creation is that of being at the top of the food chain.

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
Thomas Jefferson

I actually made it through almost ten minutes

of Ruppert speaking with the most annoying background percussion ping-pong marimba-like acoustic hall sound repeating over and over. Anyway who gives a crap that the end is near, it seems damn obvious by this time. See ya in the next life. ciao.

I liked many of the things

I liked many of the things these video's touched on but the guy comes across to me as some 60's free love wacko bird with the 'lets all give up the Industrial world and live off the land in harmony and sleep in Tee P's and such.
I mean come on people, how many of you would seriously do this ?
If you say you would i will expect you are leading by example?
Everybody post pictures of the off the grid village of Tee-P's your living in! It seems the guy has made a few to many 'trips' to the spirit world. Other than that there is some quality points in the vids ...

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

Just know.....

of who you're talking about.


Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

I just watched

6 recent video's of who i'm talking about. Things change, people change and some people just lose it all together. I appreciate what he did in the link you posted but i believe he has flown over the KooKoo's nest sense then...

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams


for not taking that in a bad way. Just felt people need to know what he's been going thru. And yeah he may be gettin out there a little, but I think in some ways a little more real to? He did have an excellent website. Wish it would come back, but you see how he views this crazy world now and I'm sure he's safer where he is. He's done enough, maybe he will still work in the back round?

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

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Superinformational insight...

into a super scout.

Thank you, MCR.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Mike Ruppert

makes the connection, in Crossing the Rubicon, that the 9/11 truth movement never makes: the reason for 9/11 was Peak Oil. Cheney and co. needed a reason to invade the middle east, to control the remaining reserves. "The American way of life is not negotiable." Alex Jones doesn't "believe" in Peak Oil.

James Woolsey, a solid globalist, formally conceded the Peak Oil argument at an ASPO (Peak Oil people) meeting years ago. There is no more argument. The Peak Oil people won the argument. We now have fracking, and shale development, and drilling in extremely deep water, because the light, sweet crude is gone. There is no replacement for cheap liquid fuel. The only sane response, is to change the way we live.

There is as of yet, no popular initiative, or public response to Peak Oil. No call for conservation, no cry to change anything about the way we live, from the public institutions we created to manage national life.

The other connection he makes is to the Federal Reserve. The dollar went off of gold. What backs it today is petroleum. So, the end of cheap oil, also means the end of the dollar. Fiat money is based on oil. So long as oil flows from the ground, people can afford to pay their monthly payments for cars and houses. When that ends, the dollar ends. Our lives are freakishly abnormal, in comparison to any other time in human history, because of cheap liquid fuel. It's the reason for the population explosion, and it underlies all of our multiple problems, economic and political.

In my understanding, that's the basic report from Mike Ruppert, the scout.

His view is not maintained or promoted by Ron Paul or Alex Jones or any of the other luminaries celebrated here.

I think his report is chilling, and so far borne out as accurate, having observed news and events over the decade since Crossing the Rubicon. No generation in recorded history has faced such a monumental change as we face, at the end of cheap oil.

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This was really great

If you don't have time to watch all 6, then just watch the last one. It is great. He articulates so much in that one.

Thanks for the post.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Thanks for the videos and update

What a path Ruppert has walked. What rocks he has overturned and truths he has discovered.

Great to see he is seeking and nurturing love, though fatalism and paranoia reveal his fear.

Nice to see he is exploring religion, the ultimate refuge for the otherwise hopeless.

I hope he finds faith in the future through peyote and the sweat lodge.

Most of us want to save the world; first we must save ourselves.

Thanks for the videos and update on Mr. Ruppert.

Just the other day I was wondering what ultimately happened

with this guy, after seeing the video of him meeting CIA Chief head on in LA, which I first saw here on the DP. Thanks a Million for these 6 videos. For all you do, this bud is for you!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

cigarette at part 5 at 830?

Or a pen?

definately a cigarette.

He lights one up in part 6.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

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Bump & thanks for the post

Hope you don't mind I ended up adding the remaining five videos, changing the title and adding the little blurb from Vice about this project to give it better visibility. He's not just some guy. Michael Ruppert is a pretty significant individual. He wrote Crossing the Rubicon

Never heard of it before your post. I'm in the middle of #5 right now.

Thanks again.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

if I remember correctly he

if I remember correctly he was almost murdered, poisoned?, by...?, and left the states to die basically, he closed his business "From the wilderness". He got better I guess and anytime he has something to say I listen. The book "crossing the rubicon" contains some errors and misconceptions but also alot of truth. I remember him as being one of the few who cracked my shell of cognitive dissonance..