Has anyone else heard of or seen this film? I just watched it today, and I thought it was unsettling and revealing. This isn't the first time I've read about our civilization heading towards disaster; but in this film, Michael Ruppert explains the whole ordeal with great clarity, supported by 30 years of investigation. He really lays it all out. His main argument is that there isn't enough oil left in the world to sustain our lifestyle, and we haven't yet found an alternative resource to take its place. The consequence of this is that very soon we will experience an even bigger economic collapse, of which Ruppert illustrates the frightening ramifications. Ebert's review does a much better job of explaining the ideas in the documentary than I can. And here's an interview with Ruppert where he discusses some of what he talks about in "Collapse".
Here's the trailer: YouTube - COLLAPSE - Theatrical Movie Trailer
If you look hard enough, you can watch the whole thing online.
So what do you think about this? Are we going to experience something catastrophic in our lifetime? I have a feeling it might not be far from the truth. It's already beginning to happen. Let's face it, we live in a culture of excess that isn't sustainable. Sooner or later, shit will hit the fan. The most unsettling part in all of this is knowing there isn't anything any of us can do about it except sit back, and wait for the inevitable to happen.