Collapse; A tale of the end of the world and paranoia

Ever seen the movie Collapse? I’d never even heard of it before but ended up watching it just the other day.  It’s a weird tale of one mans take on the world around him, truth be told a paranoid and negative view of the world around him.  It would be fair to say that the protagonist Michael Ruppert needs a big hug.

I don’t mean that to sound as condescending as it comes across, but I genuinely think that this guy needs someone to give him a hug let him know that all isn’t lost and that the world is not as bad as he thinks. Although he would argue, I am sure, that it is as bad as he thinks.

Here’s a guy who got dealt a shitty hand when he worked in the LAPD 40 years ago, apparently discovering CIA involvement in a drug deal he got shown the door by his paymasters. His life long quest for justice now has him believing that former president George Bush and Dick Cheney are personally out to get him, that he is one of the few people that can save mankind and that his quest is a kin to that of someone who was able to predict the rise of the third Reich and try and stop it.  In short he is on a personal mission to save us from our own self inflicted holocaust.

There is no escaping some of the points Michael Ruppert makes, I just don’t think they are that radical. I don’t know anyone who believes that the oil reserves will last forever, everyone knows it’s a finite resource.  The difference is most people aren’t freaking out about it or hold the belief that the end of oil will result in a Mad Max style apocalyptic world sometime next week.

Likewise with the revelation that the world was going to see a recession wasn’t all that out of the blue, by his own admission everything comes in cycles, I’d bet my house that the western world will see another, and another and another. That’s just the way of things.

It’s a watchable tale, well pieced together, low budget indeed but still better than a lot of movies that try to be cleverer. Its sets the scene introduces you to Michael Ruppert lets him say his piece and leaves you the viewer to decide how right, wrong, mental or interesting he really is.


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