The world lost a tremendous force in the struggle for Truth on Sunday, April 13th. After recording the last episode of his radio show, The Lifeboat Hour, on Sunday evening, Michael C. Ruppert took his own life.
If you’re not familiar with Michael’s work, you might find yourself living under a rock (or, more likely, in front of the corporate media being pumped through your television). Michael was an LAPD narcotics officer, and in 1996 famously confronted CIA Director John Deutch at a Town Hall Meeting in Los Angeles.
This sort of fearlessness and passion would become the hallmarks of Ruppert’s career, one that would continue for nearly two decades beyond that moment in 1996.
Michael went on to become an investigative journalist, founding the newsletter From the Wilderness in March of 1998. From the Wilderness was regularly read by more than 20,000 subscribers in over 40 countries, offering “a unique and accurate map of how the world works, unfiltered by preconception or ideology.”
In 2004, Michael gave us “Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil,” a political, economic, and 9/11 exposé. Throughout this time, he was lecturing all over the world, bringing his knowledge and passion to countless people across the globe.
In the 2009 documentary Collapse, director Chris Smith explored the theories, writings, and life story of Michael. Collapse was critically-acclaimed, and allowed his message to reach an untold number of people that might never have otherwise been exposed to it.
A troubled man himself, Michael Ruppert did more than most to relieve the troubles of those that saw the trajectory of civilization for what it was, including myself, and I hope he was even acutely aware of the effect he had. His passion for the truth, courage in the face authority, and compassionate spirit will be sorely missed by all in this movement for conscious evolution. That said, Michael leaves us with a body of work that is nearly unmatched, and one that will continue to unlock minds for as long as there are minds needing it. We all owe him a huge debt of gratitude, and I think we can pay that debt by creating the world I believe Michael knew we could.
On his last show, Michael left us with a quote from Terence McKenna…
We are the custodians of the destiny of this planet.”
Peace and love be with you, Tracker of Truth.