Featured in the acclaimed documentary Collapse, which warned about Peak Oil, and the collapse of industrial civilization, Michael C. Ruppert discussed his mission of "holding a lantern at the crossroads" to warn a world in darkness, as well as making way for a massive shift of consciousness. We live in a world that is sick and destroying itself, he said, citing climate collapse, methane release from the Arctic tundra, and the Fukushima disaster. However, he views the coming collapse in a positive light, as a kind of liberation and evolution for humanity, which he believes has been controlled by fear for the last 5,000 years.
The cause of the collapse of industrial civilization has been a fundamental disconnect in consciousness that has led humankind to tell itself that it is exempt from the laws of physics and nature – that infinite growth is possible on a finite planet, he stated. He further explained "the Great Disconnect" as the concept that human beings are cut off and separate from everything else on the planet. This way of thinking has led to violence and environmental ruin, and goes against Native American spirituality, as well as current science which suggests that everything is connected in a web of life, he said. "Until we heal that disconnect, the places where it hasn't been healed are doomed to their fate," he continued.
Ruppert talked about his move to Colorado, and touched on his past work in the 9-11 truth movement, as well as his journalistic involvement in revealing the facts about the Pat Tillman case, and CIA/drug money laundering. Currently active on his Facebook page, he also hosts a Sunday night Internet radio show, The Lifeboat Hour, on PRN.
First hour guest, Popular Science editor/journalist Jake Ward talked about his access into several of America's most secret places. One was a military facility in the Antelope Valley (an hour outside of Los Angeles) called Plant 42, where they build some of the covert aircraft and drones which are then test flown at Area 51 in Nevada. He also described a visit to the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in Manhattan, which is said to contain as much as 1/4 of the entire world's gold supply. Ward will host specials this week on the National Geographic Channel regarding these secretive locales.