Michael Ruppert is back in the States
Gary Null & Richard Gale
Progressive Radio Network
When Aldous Huxley put a spin on a Gospel quote and wrote, "Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad," he could not have better had in mind the Obama administration, British Petroleum and our elected officials in their handling the oil catastrophe in the Gulf. There is plenty for Americans and the global citizenry to be fuming about, incensed at the trails of deception, lies and erroneous propaganda and rhetoric issuing from our corporate and government leadership.
Investigative journalist and author Michael Ruppert knows this story all too well. For the past decade he has been researching and writing on peak oil and its contribution to the future collapse of the nation's economy and the American of life. In 1998, he founded From The Wilderness, a newsletter and website devoted to disseminating reports and analyses about government corruption and cover-ups, the CIA's narcotics operations--which he brought to light in the mid-1970s during his stint as a narcotics investigator for the LAPD--and the politics and science of peak oil and the energy industry. Among Michael's most recent books are The Presidential Energy Policy and Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World, both released in 2009.
Last week on a live radio broadcast over the Progressive Radio Network, Ruppert presented his overview of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill crisis, with some new insights gleaned from his investigations that are deeply disturbing.
GARY NULL: In 2004, you wrote a book about peak oil called Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. People denied it. You've spoken about our confronting collapse, a crisis in energy and money in the post-peak oil world. When I filmed you for a new documentary about Wall Street, you said, "the average American does not want to accept the fact that their way of life is no longer going to be maintained." You said we're still going to fly airplanes but the average person won't be able to fly, only the wealthy. We'll drive cars but we won't be able to take long uninterrupted trips for a week as we once did because of the cost of gasoline. We take for granted the 90 percent of petrochemical products from hair dryers to toasters, televisions to computers. Every day our lives are impacted by petroleum. You are not going to easily wean someone off that. You said it would be like weaning an addict off in one day. It is not going to happen. Now that said, we're going to go to some exclusive and new insights that you have about what you discovered about the Deep Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf and what the oil industry and our government has not been telling us. The forum is yours.
MICHAEL RUPERT: Thank you. It is kind of interesting times for veterans like us who have been at this for a long time, and I am witnessing a real quickening and changing in human consciousness because people are becoming aware of the fact that the human paradigm we've been living in is not sustainable and it is changing.
With regard to Deep Water Horizon, I think there's one lesson that's abundantly clear: it is the fact that mankind in its quest, its hunger, its addiction, its craving for energy to support an infinite growth paradigm is taking more and more dangerous risks in order to obtain the energy necessary to support something that's not sustainable. It's a bit funny to put it that way but that's probably the biggest lesson.
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