Apocalypse, Man: Michael C. Ruppert on World’s End (Part 1)

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Most people were first exposed to Michael C. Ruppert through the 2009 documentary, Collapse, directed by Chris Smith. Collapse was one of the scariest documentaries about our world and the fragile the state of our planet. It was also one of VICE’s favorite films from the past ten years.

Michael was forced to leave the LAPD after claiming that the CIA was complicit in selling drugs across America, and he quickly became one of the most original and strident voices to talk about climate change, government corruption, and peak oil through his website, “From the Wilderness.”

Following the release of Collapse, Michael’s personal life underwent something of a collapse itself and he paid off all his debts, left behind all his friends, and moved with his dog Rags to Colorado, planning to commit suicide.

VICE caught up with Michael in the middle of the epic beauty of the Rocky Mountains at the end of last year. We found a man undergoing a spiritual rebirth—still passionate about the world and with a whole new set of apocalyptic issues to talk about.

Apocalypse, Man is an intimate portrait of a man convinced of the imminent collapse of the world, but with answers to how the human spirit can survive the impending apocalypse.

Soundtrack by Sunn O))), Flaming Lips, Big Noble, Michael C. Ruppert, and more.

Directed by Andy Capper.

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  • stubby1122

    I think Michael committed suicide because despite all his warnings people were too self absorbed and didn't want to be bothered learning about the truth because they all thought that if they ignored the truth it would somehow go away on it's own.

  • Debora Tessman-Mc Kenna

    I am agreed with your philosophy. Thanks for the enlightening video.

  • NaturelDeese

    they killed this man for telling the truth

  • Auntypizza Knows Best

    "The animals that we eat". Not applicable to vegetarians/vegans. Not everyone is a necrovore. But a fascinating video.

  • Paul Abbott

    I get its my idea that you sit on a nice island with ALLEGED dead celebrities.   I REGET HELPING YOU.

  • Cyber samurai 63

    is he still alive?

  • zip lock

    false knowledge and fake gurus and prophets are a no go

  • zip lock

    probably the reason why mikes dead now,,, mole rat guy

  • zip lock

    this mole rat guy is lost lol

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  • Brodot

    I'm pretty sure Michael c ruppert was a national socialist without him knowing

  • theaubad100

    Mike ruppert believed in pure gia mother earth worship. Then he suicided himself. Mike said he would destroy the God of Abraham.
    Guess not.

  • Carlos A. Flores

    ¿Por qué el título está en español si todo está en inglés? Solo veo subtítulos en portugués…

  • Alex Harmon

    he seems to foreshadow his own demise in the very beginning RIP MCR

  • Unapologetic White CIS Male

    Another one "suicided" by our government.

  • dappergen

    the term "fossil" fuel is a sales tactic that the oil companies use to make us think reserves are finite. the fact is crude oil doesn't come from T-rex and wells do replenish over time. I think old Mike just got caught with his hand in the shill cookie jerk off jar.

  • Cornbreadddd

    Dear fucking god, life really isn't that complicated….and the world is going to be fine, so long as there is no ecological crisis of some sort.

  • Anthony Charles

    I truely hope he is reating in peace. … Finally. RIP MIKE . Thank u for ur contributions to earth.