a police officer turned independent reporter
who predicted the current financial crisis
in his self-published newsletter.
'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.
Propaganda perpetuated by former and
current U.S. Presidents have claimed that
clean energy will replace
oil and set the economy straight however behind closed doors, the
march toward further acquisition of oil reserves in foreign nations
have been the back bone of recent wars involving the U.S. and
In order to do so, they must control the
reserves. They accomplish this by warring with countries,
devastating economies and imposing sanctions of independence through
international mandates from
the United Nations.
The downward spiral of oil reserves and desperate use of the resource could mean the end of industrialized civilization.
Society is built on the foundation of 'infinite growth',
the need to continuously expand in order to service a surging ocean of debt.
It depends on the ever burgeoning exploitation of natural resources.
Which is why governments and corporations are more concerned
with the last pockets of oil under the pole, rather than the ice on top of it.
It's why they're stripping the tar from the sand, and fracking the earth into oblivion.
Therein lies the problem.
That's why society is already in a state of slow motion free fall.
Because we live on a planet of finite resources, and the two ends no longer meet.
We've built foundations on sand and now the tide is fast flowing in.