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Collapse Review

“We are all collectively responsible for what may be the greatest preventable holocaust in the history of planet Earth.” Michael Ruppert, thirty year veteran of investigative journalism who has broken major scandals like his expose on the CIA, draws a picture of ever-nearing doom that is as rational and believable as it is truthful and accurate.

Bernie Madoff monopolized news coverage recently because of his $50 billion Ponzi scheme (aka pyramid scheme) in which investors were paid dividends from other investors' principal instead of from investment profits. Ruppert contends, with sound evidence that “It’s not that Bernie Madoff is a pyramid scheme; the whole economy is a pyramid scheme.” Ruppert set out to, as he says, “map out the way the world really works as opposed to the way we are told it works,” and this map has proven so accurate that the predictions made from it in 2006 have each come painfully, crushingly true.

Approximately a year ago, America’s financial institutions were in such a state of collapse from the sub-prime catastrophe that Federal Reserve regulations were changed and for the first time since the one and only other time it occurred, the Fed began lending directly to investment banks. This policy of direct lending to investment banks was originated in the 1930s and was brought back to life so that JP Morgan could rescue Bear Sterns.

Ruppert says the financial collapse that the above incident—a small piece of a financial iceberg—shows we stand on the brink of, was one of the 2006 predictions. Ruppert draws a picture of what we must face if we as a race don’t “evolve or perish, grow up or die,” and this picture drawn by Ruppert has come too close to reality too many times already for any thinking individual to pass it off as overactive imagination.

When oil prices spike to unheard of heights “and nobody can afford to buy that oil, the economy will just shut down...Cars don’t run. Mail stops getting delivered. Planes don’t fly. Law enforcement stops working.” Our entire life systems, in the Western developed countries in particular, and the U.S. especially, will collapse. People who commute twenty and thirty miles to get to work to feed the family, won’t go. Nothing will go. Food won’t be delivered. Schools won’t operate. Businesses won’t run.

Michael Ruppert is a level headed, cool blooded seasoned investigative journalist with a Political Science degree from UCLA who was once a Los Angeles Police Department narcotics investigator. He is not a hot head or youthful idealist or extremist. Collapse (the documentary) will be hard to find in your area, but make every effort to go see it. If you can’t, put it at the top of your DVD purchasing list.

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