Friday, August 18

9/11 Whistleblower Michael C. Ruppert Bids Farewell to American Fascism

On August 16 from Caracas, Venezuela, 9/11 cyber-journalist and New York Times best selling author Michael C. Ruppert posted a farewell statement on his From The Wilderness website detailing why a month earlier he permanently left the United States.

He began recounting his American Iliad leading up to his departure with the lyric from Don Henely's song My Thanksgiving, "Sometimes you get your best light from a burning bridge." In burning his bridges to a native land he sees crumbling in the dust of fascism, Michael Ruppert claims "The world is now my country."

Though uncertain of his final destination, he says Venezuela is his current frontrunner." [B]ecause Venezuela has become the singular world leader in resisting US domination under the courageous, intelligent, and inspired leadership of Hugo Chavez, I want to begin the rest of my days here."

Ruppert's disgust with the perceived abject failure of fellow Americans to hold the Bush White House accountable for the demise of his country is readily apparent. He believes Americans are sheeple, cowardly acquiescing to "the absurdity of the lies" of The Official 9/11 Story and the Bush's administration's growing legacy of post-9/11 fascist policies.

.... In their silence and acquiescence Americans have voted –- even if by abstention –- to stand on the shoulders of all drowning peoples in the vain hope that they will somehow be saved from a paradigm which they support and empower by obeying it; by endorsing it with their silence or knowingly impotent protests; by refusing to throw themselves against the gears of the machine. In this world, a protest which is allowed and encouraged, corralled into free-speech areas, and then policed by the ruling government only to be ignored by the media is, by definition, meaningless.

Ruppert also sees his departure is well timed to avert America's imminent economic collapse, imposition of martial law or both. "As the great Cynthia McKinney said to me not long before her just-orchestrated ouster from the House of Representatives, 'any fool can see it coming'."

Three weeks before Ruppert's departure for Caracas, his new residence in Ashland, Oregon that doubled as his From The office was burgled and vandalized, an event Ruppert reported as his tipping point for leaving.

The burglary that took place at the new FTW offices in Ashland, Oregon on Sunday, June 25th of this year was the equivalent of my Kristalnacht, a replay of the night in 1938 when Nazi storm troopers, aided by an increasingly cowed and cowardly citizenry, raided synagogues all over Germany and smashed every piece of glass and every window they could find. German Jews not in denial who could (literally) read the writing on the walls (Juden Raus!) fled for their lives in the short time remaining before The Holocaust. Those who denied the meaning of that very specific warning remained in Germany, and their fate was sealed.

Displaying his signature flair for dramatic storytelling, Ruppert said he "was holding other key facts until the time is right. There are facts about the timing of the burglary that may eventually connect to events here in Venezuela."

One of America's pioneer cyber-journalists to pinpoint startling contradictions in The Official 9/11 Story, Ruppert's statue in the 9/11 Truth Movement had waned, most recently eclipsed by academic-level research coordinated by Professors James Fetzer and Steven Jones at Scholars for 9/11 Truth.

Nonetheless, Ruppert's cogent probing of Official Explanations of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in lectures, regular FTW postings and his best selling Crossing the Rubicon (arguably the most rigorously researched book on 9/11) helped many American lose our virginal naivete about 9/11 and the neo-con-controlled Bush White House.

Best wishes abroad, Michael Ruppert.

Postscript: If you, like Michael, believe America's evolving fascism makes it a good time to become an expatriate, please choose your foreign destination wisely. Begin your research on immigrating with fellow Utahan Scott Bidstrup's "Leaving America" webpage. He may help soften some of the invetiable bumps and bruises sustained from a move abroad. Since taking up residence in Costa Rica, Scott seems to be doing pretty well for himself.

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