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Collapse (part 2)

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Collapse, directed by Chris Smith, is an American documentary film exploring the theories, writings and life story of controversial author Michael Ruppert. Collapse premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2009 to positive reviews.

Ruppert, a former Los Angeles police officer who describes himself as an investigative reporter and radical thinker, has authored books on the events of the September 11 attacks and of energy issues. Critics[who?] call him a conspiracy theorist and an alarmist.

Director Smith interviewed Ruppert over the course of fourteen hours in an interrogation-like setting in an abandoned warehouse basement meat locker near downtown Los Angeles. Ruppert’s interview was shot over five days throughout March and April 2009. The filmmakers distilled these interviews down to this 82 minute monologue with archival footage interspersed as illustration.

The title refers to Ruppert’s belief that unsustainable energy and financial policies have led to an ongoing collapse of modern industrial civilization.

The film does not overtly take a perspective on the validity of Ruppert’s positions[citation needed] and critics have alternatingly described the film as supportive and as critical of Ruppert’s views. Smith himself, speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere, said that "What I hoped to reveal was ... that his obsession with the collapse of industrial civilization has led to the collapse of his life. In the end, it is a character study about his obsession."[1]



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16 comments

  • Birgitsheila#

    Birgitsheila March 29, 2011 10:51:20 AM CEST

  • Defiantdragon#

    Defiantdragon November 26, 2010 11:13:37 PM CET

    He's doing much better now, in fact he has a new website up to help people through the collapse transition.www.collapsenet.com

  • Longj0n#

    Longj0n October 28, 2010 12:24:42 AM CEST

    http://www.armageddonconspiracy.co.uk" title="www.armageddonconspiracy.co.uk" rel="external nofollow">www.armageddonconspiracy.co.uk

  • Truehighlander#

    Truehighlander August 10, 2010 8:12:44 AM CEST

    You're wrong, apparently intelligent and yet naive.'Nice' post though...

  • Iamjackalope#

    Iamjackalope July 20, 2010 6:06:28 PM CEST

    Mike Ruppert is a man who is capable of profound revelations but at the same time can't understand that his ridged adherence to such a narrow mind set has cost him every thing. He sees things his way and his way only. In his mind everything is so clear that he can't be bothered with debating or listening to any one who has a different take on the situation. If your argument doesn't start with peak oil and end with peak oil there's no amount of evidence you could produce that would get him to consider any thing you have to say. When there is a fundamental flaw at the base core of your entire argument to maintain that kind of posture will only serve to humiliate you once it is shown that the bases for your argument is untenable. Which I believe it is. He refuses to give any credence to the Russian theory of Abiotic oil. That is a big mistake in light of the fact that the Russians have drilled to the depth of about 4 miles in an area not known to have oil and hit substantial deposits. This proves if nothing else that oil is not a fossil fuel. There are no decaying forests or rotting dinosaurs at that depth. He can ignore the dinosaur in the room if he so chooses but it is at his own peril. Peak oil was a theory put forth based on predictions that Saudi Arabian oil would be gone completely by 1976-79. This is something that has not yet happened and until it does we haven't even crested the summit.

  • Lindylou#

    Lindylou July 19, 2010 4:03:52 PM CEST

    Thank You to the original poster for this video. I am so sorry to lear that Michael is down on his luck at the moment the world need's a lot more people like him to educate the sheeple out there who dont know what is going on. My only wish the rest could waken up to what is going on around them. HUMAN RACE GET OFF YOUR KNEES. Michael if you ever read this I am thinking of you. lindylou ;-*

  • Lindylou#

    Lindylou July 19, 2010 8:48:49 AM CEST

    This is a great insight to the Illuminati Rat's that are controling our planet thank you Michael you are a very brave man to speak out like our own David Icke in the U.K. You are a Hero in my eye's and thank's to the original poster lindylou ;-*

  • Dukettt#

    Dukettt July 16, 2010 10:47:20 AM CEST

    I bet most grown-ups know this but are like haid in denial.Everyone knows that oil is for sure going to run out at some point, so the collapse is right behind. Better start stockpiling those seeds and guns...

  • anonymous#

    anonymous July 16, 2010 5:31:43 AM CEST

    brilliant and beautiful, the best. Mr. Ruppert's feelings match my own. i Believe. thank you for posting these, i will return to them.

  • Whaleylakeufo#

    Whaleylakeufo July 16, 2010 3:58:11 AM CEST

    All true , and I agree he intentionally left out the depopulation and Illuminati facts to retain credibility.Its amazing I know someone thats been saying the same things for decades , now I am called a fear monger trying to wake people up.Peace



 
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