Sunday, April 27, 2014

Mike Ruppert, 63, Dies of Suicide

"The path you're supposed to follow is the only one that's left open in front of you." ~ Michael C. Ruppert

Right before John Judge died, another so-called "conspiracy theorist" died.

Michael Ruppert was found dead in Napa County at home just outside of the Calistoga, California city limits on April 13, 2014. Ruppert reportedly died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. This has been confirmed by close friend and property owner/landlord Jack Martin. Martin is the man who found Ruppert's body.

The Napa Valley Register reports,
Nationally known author Michael Ruppert died Sunday [April 13, 2014] of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in Calistoga where he had lived for a few months on a friend’s property. He was 63.
A former Los Angeles Police Department officer who later became a political activist, Ruppert was found dead Sunday on a property in the 1100 block of Tubbs Lane, where he had been staying in a trailer for a few months, according to information from the Napa County Sheriff’s Office and business partner Wesley T. Miller of Lake Oswego, Ore.
Ruppert’s writing delved into a number of political issues, including peak oil, climate change, 9/11, public corruption and the Central Intelligence Agency.
“It’s been hard to stop crying the last couple of days,” Miller said from Oregon.
Napa County Sheriff’s Capt. Doug Pike said deputies were sent to Tubbs Lane after the property owner asked for a welfare check at 8:49 p.m. Sunday. Ruppert was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, he said.
Miller said his friend shot himself after taping his last show for Progressive Radio Network, an Internet radio station. According to the radio station’s website, Ruppert hosted “The Lifeboat Hour.”
Miller posted his friend’s suicide note on Collapse Network, a news site Miller co-founded with Ruppert in 2010.
Ruppert had moved to Calistoga after leaving Colorado where he resided for 1 1/2 year, Miller said. A longtime Californian, he had also lived in Sebastopol.
Photos: Michael Ruppert and his dog Rags.

Collapse Network leaves little doubt about suicide being the cause of Ruppert's death.

Ruppert's suicidal note to his friend, Jack Martin.

Generally, Ruppert was "described as a conspiracy theorist by numerous mainstream media outlets."
Michael C. Ruppert (February 3, 1951 – April 13, 2014) was an American author, a former Los Angeles Police Department officer, investigative journalist, political activist and peak oil awareness advocate.
Until 2006, he published and edited From The Wilderness, a newsletter and website covering a range of topics including international politics, the C.I.A., peak oil, civil liberties, drugs, economics, corruption and the nature of the 9/11 conspiracy. He served as president of Collapse Network, Inc until he resigned in May 2012, when he gave 35 percent of his 55 percent share back to the company's founders. He hosted The Lifeboat Hour on Progressive Radio Network until 2014.
Ruppert was the author of Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. He was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Collapse, which was based on his book A Presidential Energy Policy and received the New York Times' "critics pick". In 2014, VICE featured Ruppert in a 4-part series titled Apocalypse, Man. Source.

It is to be noted that Michael Ruppert's life was entangled with that of "Dark Alliance" newspaper journalist Gary Webb. On December 10, 2004, Webb was found dead from two gunshot wounds to the head. Sacramento County coroner Robert Lyons ruled that it was suicide, noting that a suicide note was found at the scene.

Ruppert, like Judge, had worked with Representative Cynthia McKinney. For example, Michael Ruppert was a participant in the Citizens Commission on 9/11, an all day event in New York City, on September 9, 2004, chaired by Rep. McKinney. This forum highlighted most of the best investigators and commentators on 9/11 issues, including Ruppert, John Judge, Barrie Zwicker, Michael Springman, Indira Singh, Jenna Orkin, Nicholas Levis and others.


Kaylah Marie said...

So sad. You spoke the truth. You did all you could do. Rest in Peace! You are in a better place now.

Debbie Metke said...

You were the most heroic person I've ever known. And maybe the best.

D. Bunyan said...

I don't believe that either Michael C. Ruppert or Gary Webb or Danny Casalero, etc. committed suicide. I do hope they are enjoyin life in the hereafter in a better place than what this doomed planet has become. As a believer in karma and reincarnation, I take comfort in thinking that we will all be rewarded for our good deeds as well as being forced to make recompense for our bad deeds. May all seekers of Truth enjoy a positive afterlife.....D.Berg