RIP Michael C. Ruppert: 1951-2014
I first encountered Michael C. Ruppert in the documentary Collapse, which I had mixed feelings about (maybe I’ll try to post a review at some point). Prior to watching the documentary, I’d heard about the CIA’s involvement in the drug trade in the 70’s and 80’s, but I never really knew that Rupert was the courageous soul who blew the whistle on it.
At any rate, Rupert died earlier this week of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and his handwritten suicide note has been published here.
I wasn’t really a fan or a follower of his work, but I know that many of our readers likely were. He did a lot to raise awareness of a number of issues that are vitally important to all of us, whether we acknowledge their importance or not. May he rest in peace.