A talk by Michael C. Ruppert author of “Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil” given January 15, 2005 at Kane Hall, UW Campus Seattle.
Michael C. Ruppert (born 1951) is the founder and former editor of From The Wilderness, a newsletter and website dedicated to investigating political cover-ups. He is now CEO and President of Collapse Network, Inc.
After returning to Los Angeles, Ruppert started writing again. Jenna Orkin continued running the blog, with occasional commentary from Ruppert, until the launch of his Collapse Network in June 2010.
Ruppert was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Collapse, in which he was interviewed about his theories, writings and life story. He is now dedicated to his weekly show on Progressive Radio Network, and his music, writing and playing songs with the band “New White Trash.”
“Crossing the Rubicon”
Book Description: Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, by Mike Rupert
The US manufacturing sector has been mostly replaced by speculation on financial data whose underlying economic reality is a dark secret. Hundreds of billions of dollars in laundered drug money flow through Wall Street each year from opium and coca fields maintained by CIA-sponsored warlords and US-backed covert paramilitary violence. America’s global dominance depends on a continually turning mill of guns, drugs, oil and money. Oil and natural gas – the fuels that make economic growth possible – are subsidized by American military force and foreign lending.
In reality, 9/11 and the resulting “War on Terror” are parts of a massive authoritarian response to an emerging economic crisis of unprecedented scale. Peak Oil – the beginning of the end for our industrial civilization – is driving the elites of American power to implement unthinkably draconian measures of repression, warfare and population control. Crossing the Rubicon is more than a story. It is a map of the perilous terrain through which, together and alone, we are all now making our way. (source: amazon)