Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Film Everyone Should See

I watched a very frightening documentary last night called Collapse. The film is essentially an 80 minute commentary from investigative journalist Michael Ruppert. In it, Mr. Ruppert details information he first wrote about in his two books and his newsletter, From The Wilderness. Unfortunately, he appears to have been right about all of his predictions. He first predicted the economic collapse of 2008 in 2005. He discusses the concept of "peak oil" and how the world's complete dependence on oil will eventually lead to its downfall. Wall Street and big oil have tried to discredit him for years, but scientists and governments have been aware of peak oil since the 1970s.

Ruppert is the son of a former CIA agent and military test pilot. As a child, he had a security clearance higher than most government officials. After college, he became an LAPD officer. In the 1970s, he had his career destroyed when he saw first-hand how the CIA was dealing drugs in inner-city Los Angeles. When he reported this to his superiors, his career was stalled, and he was eventually fired. Since then, he has been a journalist who has broken a number of major scandals.

Even if only 10% of what he says in the movie comes true (and he has a strong track record), it should be enough to scare the hell out of you, and hopefully, galvanize you to take action before it's too late. Mr. Ruppert, by the way, believes it may already be too late. The film is short on solutions, but it definitely illuminates the problem quite well. I found the whole thing, including his analysis that the US economy is little more than a ponzi scheme, to be quite frightening. He is not political. There is no left vs. right or Democrat vs. Republican in this film. He blames everyone.

Watch this flick.

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