In early 2010, I interviewed Michael C. Ruppert for a film.
This is the full interview with only minor editing.
Given his tragic death, I would like to say that Michael was an extremely rare person - far beyond what most see. While he certainly had no shortage of detractors and attackers, he also had courage unprecedented - fearless - and was an inspiration to millions, including myself.
Mike ruthlessly put forward and defended what he had concluded without intimidation or fear of reprisal. In the climate of tension common to the activist community, Mike was a pioneer...and sadly people with this kind of commitment and sensitivity often find tragic ends.
As a personal friend, this was a massive loss.
This interview, as with many he did, again shows his understanding of the world along with his relentless plea for humanity to change course.
While I, as a sustainability activist, do not necessarily agree with some of the pending consequences he had deemed inevitable, his logic is rock solid regarding his diagnosis of the problems at hand. The dark future he describes as possible, while certainly preventable in my mind, is far from irrational or extreme in the broad view.
Think for yourself... if we all agreed, there would be no progress.
His life's work to bring justice, truth, sanity and progress to the world will live on in all of us who dare to care about the present mess we try to defend as "civilization".