May 312010

Mike Ruppert, a former LAPD narcotics officer who first became famous for whistle blowing the War on Drugs, alleging the CIA was importing drugs into the US.

I first became aware of Mr. Ruppert when we both lived in Ashland, Oregon and he made the local paper for a variety of charges against him which ultimately turned out to be false. Mike Ruppert claims he has been the victim of harassment and intimidation to the point that his health and finances were destroyed and, for a period of time, he gave up the fight, left the country and vowed not to speak again about his views on the drug war, 911 and Peak Oil.

That vow of silence has been broken with the publication of his new book, Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World, and the release of a positively reviewed documentary film also called Collapse (now number 1 in our Netflix queue).

Ruppert’s blog From the Wilderness’s Peak Oil Blog has long been an excellent aggregator of economic news articles and an occasional provocative piece by Mike Ruppert. His newest project is which will be on line soon and proposes to bring people who are building a “lifeboat” for survival together with other people in their areas with similar skills.

Recently, Ruppert gave a talk in Burlington, Vermont which was recorded in full by the local community access channel. He claims he’s right 80% of the time and can back it up with the result of previous predictions. Here’s a chance to view the unedited views of a contrarian who makes no apologies for his point of view: $2000 gold by the end of the year. The possibility of oil spiking to $200. The cataclysm in the Gulf of Mexico. The breakdown of industrial society. The necessity of doing something to prepare your life boat.

Sit back and take in the views of a guy who’s been on the front lines of alternative theories of what is happening for many years and, literally, has the bullet holes to prove it. The video is 82 minutes.


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