A PRESIDENTIAL ENERGY POLICY: TWENTY-FIVE POINTS
ADDRESSING THE SIAMESE TWINS OF ENERGY AND MONEY
© Copyright 2009, Michael C. Ruppert
AUTHOR: Michael C. Ruppert
RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2009
PUBLISHER: New World Digital, Inc.
265 pages with illustrations
A New Book-Publishing Paradigm for a New Human Paradigm
NEW WORLD DIGITAL, Inc. one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of electronic media in all digital formats including Kindle ®, Blu-ray ®, and print-on-demand is pleased to announce the publication of Michael C. Ruppert’s newest book, “A Presidential Energy Policy: Twenty-five Points Addressing the Siamese Twins of Energy and Money”.
We have been lied to about the stock market, AIG, Citigroup, hedge funds, mortgages, Ponzi-schemes, 401(k)s, the invasion of Iraq… even steroids in baseball. Why accept everything we have been told about energy? Our energy “information” comes from the same corporate entities that have misled us about everything else. A Presidential Energy Policy exposes the lies told about energy to protect a collapsing monetary system which now threatens all of industrial civilization. It also provides real, positive and immediate steps that can be taken at the individual, local, federal and global levels that can avert a potential extinction event for our species.
A Presidential Energy Policy says what an American president cannot, that energy and money (the economy) are Siamese twins. Energy is depleting faster than it can be replaced and there is no combination of alternative energies that can or will ever sustain an edifice of human civilization built by oil. If energy gets sick, money must be treated simultaneously and vice versa — often in ways that threaten the other. Separating the twins in a way that saves and preserves life cannot take place without killing one or both under the present monetary regime.
Of the two, energy is more important to human life. Energy can do work. Energy grows food and pumps water. Energy moves goods and services. Energy sustains life. Money is useless without energy.
A world-recognized expert who saw today’s crisis coming and started warning in amazingly precise detail in 2000 now gives us the biggest exposé of all time. Refined in chilling detail in “Prezpol”, the “map” Ruppert has been making for thirty years has already saved thousands of families from the current economic meltdown. Mike’s writings, lectures and DVDs have reached people in more than forty countries since 1998.
This book was written to help the American people… and people in all countries. It was written to help an American president realistically and effectively prepare for what is already underway… the collapse of industrial civilization. There are many things that can still be done to prevent a massive die off that is just beginning and which might number in the billions. This book spells them out clearly.
All humans, especially in the U.S., will be affected by the energy policies of the Obama administration. Some of President Obama’s ideas are good and some are hoaxes he might not understand or be able to see yet. Some might be political and economic traps from which he might like (or need) to be liberated. The choices Mr. Obama makes will mean life and death for hundreds of millions of people around the world. For the lucky ones these choices will be about whether they have a home, a job, or food to eat.
A Presidential Energy Policy is a short, simple, easy-to-understand book based on nothing more complicated than high school math, basic science, and common sense. It offers immediate action steps. It will greatly simplify decision making for you, your family, and your community. It will give you real hope. It provides simple standards by which to hold your leaders directly accountable; standards that you won’t need an “expert” to interpret for you.
This book is a Godsend for local and state leaders who are being crushed and hamstrung by economic collapse and an ill-equipped, ill-prepared, and often unresponsive federal government.
A NEW PUBLISHING PARADIGM
Especially since the start of economic collapse, traditional book publishing has become a cumbersome dinosaur with excessive delays, indecision, and a total lack of vision. New World Digital has taken a process that used to require as much as ten months and compressed it into a few weeks. Instead of long waits for layout, raw materials, printing, and distribution from remote points, this innovative approach provides a streamlined model which saves fuel costs, energy, money… and trees.
For the first time in history digital distribution will be the sole initial point of purchase for a major book to both retail customers and traditional book dealers. Through print-on-demand operations, printed books will be delivered to retailers as fast or faster than by traditional means. In addition to being able to order A Presidential Energy Policy in any currently available digital format, including Kindle® and E-books, customers will be able to order a printed copy and receive it within days without having to drive to a bookstore. The new paradigm means that only the paper and printing costs used for actual books sold will be consumed.
COMING SOON — A THEATRICAL DOCUMENTARY FILM — COLLAPSE — a documentary about Michael C. Ruppert by director Chris Smith, Bluemark Films — (WINNER, Special Dramatic Jury Prize, 2007 Sundance Film Festival, for “The Pool” and Grand Jury Prize, 1999 Sundance Film Festival for “American Movie”).
For three hard and uncomfortable days, author and investigative journalist Michael C. Ruppert sat glued to a single chair in the cold basement of an abandoned industrial building near downtown Los Angeles. During the filming, directed by Chris Smith, Mike told it all: who he is, how he got here, what he knows, and about the hope offered by A Presidential Energy Policy. As for the cast, Mike Ruppert was the cast… all of it. He left nothing in the locker room.
Collapse doesn’t put A Presidential Energy Policy on film, it adds to it by making a visceral connection between what’s in the book, the true gravity of our greatest human challenge and the hope that we might become something better.
Other Books and Writings by Michael C. Ruppert:
— “>Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil”; (New Society, 2004) (Details below)
For Additional Information:
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Michael C. Ruppert: Media interview, personal appearance, and speaking requests: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken Levine at KLevine641@aol.com — NOTE: Mike Ruppert will not give any media interviews unless first receiving written confirmation that the proposed interviewer has read the book.
Sample Review Comments
Mike Ruppert has been at the forefront of speaking and writing about the grim reality that the world’s crude oil output is peaking or has already peaked and will soon begin what could be swift declines over the next decade or two.
The world needs to pay careful attention to the multiple risks this event will usher in. Thanks to Ruppert’s new book, readers around the world will have access to his well written work.
Matthew R, Simmons
Simmons & Company
Author, Twilight in the Desert
Mike Ruppert has an unblemished track record for saying things that are incendiary, outrageous, shocking–and true. Our new president needs desperately to hear the uncomfortable message of this book about energy and the economy, and so do the rest of us.
Richard Heinberg, Ph.D.
Author, “The Party’s Over”, “Peak Everything”, “The Oil Depletion Protocol”
Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute
All I can say about A Presidential Energy Policy is, “Yikes!” This is a book everyone should read.
Mike Ruppert is my friend. And, sometimes I remind him, in a way that only a friend can, that my perspective is colored by my own distinct experiences as an informed woman of color in the United States. And frankly, that means that some of what is between these covers makes me cringe; but it is exactly this substance, actively suppressed in proposed national and international gatherings, that we human beings must debate and resolve, or else, we will find Dr. King’s admonition, once again, to be true: “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
We know Mike Ruppert because he became a whistleblower and told us some inconvenient truths. About crack cocaine, 9/11/01, and now this — how to step back from the brink of human disaster.
It is clear that Mike and I are headed toward the same destination, despite our differences. “A Presidential Energy Policy” lands Mike exactly where I am — outside of the box of political orthodoxy, but well within the space of policy advocacy that is representative of critical thinking, rational analysis, and authentic leadership. Mike Ruppert dares to go where our elected leaders seem afraid to take us. In the end, however, if we are to salvage our own human dignity, either our “leadership” must catch up with us or we must become and nurture a new generation of leaders.
6-term Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Green Party Presidential Candidate, 2008
— To see a complete list of reviews or to find out more about Michael C. Ruppert, please visit http://www.rubiconworks.com.
THE LAST, BEST SHOT FOR PEAK OIL/SUSTAINABILITY TO CRACK MAINSTREAM CONSCIOUSNESS — “Do we really want to change the world, or just play with it a little?”
A Message from Mike Ruppert
April 17, 2009 — There is very little I need to explain now to those of us who get it. Our success at making and reading a map of how the world really works, and the skills blossoming in our global readership, make it clear that — even though we have not yet been recognized by the mainstream — some of the most powerful and influential readers in the world have been following us closely for years.
As a result of experience we have learned that corporate-owned, mainstream news outlets — while reading, paraphrasing, copying, and even plagiarizing our work — have been unable to mention either my work or the Peak Oil/Sustainability movement. We all know there is only one way to hit the old paradigm dinosaurs between the eyes and get their attention… by making The New York Times bestseller list. That happens only by selling a lot of books very quickly. Every vote may not be counted but every dollar is.
There is no exact or precisely-known formula for making the NY Times list. Once A Presidential Energy Policy makes the list, doors open through shows like Oprah, Good Morning America, Larry King, etc. The NY Times list is susceptible to manipulation, for good or ill… but only to a certain point. I am convinced that selling 20,000 copies in the first days of sale guarantees not only the NY Times list, but a potentially world-shaking publishing event, especially given the vision, power and influence of New World Digital.
Overseas purchases in large numbers can and will demonstrate that Peak Oil/Sustainability has global resonance; that people all around the world get it. Strong sales, particularly in Germany, Great Britain, France, Australia and Russia will open the door for almost instantaneous translations. It will launch other great activists, experts and leaders of our movement onto the world stage… You have been waiting for that call for years.
Once we take the stage, the entire human paradigm will have shifted and our clear, understandable message will penetrate the collective consciousness like a warm knife through butter. It will be the equivalent of feeding the red pill from The Matrix to the whole world at once. It will be easy for all to see, once and for all, that the Emperor of Infinite Growth is naked and endangering the human race in order to save itself.
Few trust the Babel being offered by the mainstream anymore; “Check the tire pressure on your résumé”. We will let our sales numbers speak for themselves. The world is listening.
If you were going to buy five copies of A Presidential Energy Policy, buy twenty. If you were going to buy 20, buy a hundred. Ours is a partnership. The reviews at Rubiconworks.com show that I have delivered a book that can change human consciousness. The effort will mean nothing without your sacrifice too. We must deliver the message that we are many, that we are strong, that we are committed; and that we are ready to save lives.
1. Anyone who can, buy all the copies of this book you can afford — either in electronic or printed form. Every book purchased is an investment in breaking open human consciousness to the gravity and imminence of this crisis. Give the book away, especially to your neighbors. Give it to your employees. Give it to your congregations. Give it to your supervisors and managers at work. That will accomplish more than any dollar you have ever spent in any other cause. The book is easy to read and full of both hope and refreshing clarity. It will liberate your neighbors and community to start taking action now.
2. All those who control or master web sites, please place the book announcement and cover art on your home pages along with any supportive commentary you may have. Link the cover art directly to http://Rubiconworks.com. That will go directly to the Amazon sales page.
3. Encourage others to do the same.
4. Disseminate the book announcement to any mailing lists you control, along with your recommendation to buy the book in quantity in order to breach the NY Times list. Foreign translations will follow quickly.
5. As soon as you have read the book, get as many positive comments up on Amazon and any other review sites as quickly as possible.
You will do this because you know it’s our last/best shot; because you have read the reviews; and because it’s me asking you to do it. I have delivered both myself and this book unblemished for examination by the whole world. I am ready to talk to the media but that task becomes really effective if we sell twenty or fifty thousand books in two weeks or less. As a submarine captain once said to his crew, “Without me you are nothing. Without you, I am nothing.” I have stepped up and now you must do the same. — We who have been crying in the wilderness for years will finally be heard.
Even the defenders of the infinite growth paradigm must understand that what we are doing is trying to save their children’s lives as well as our own. If they don’t see it, their children most certainly will.
This is our victory. All we need do now is to claim it.
Michael C. Ruppert
About the Author
Michael C. Ruppert is uniquely qualified to write about energy issues, politics and economics. He has an unprecedented track record of accurate energy-related economic, military, and geopolitical prediction, established over the last ten years, both in his former newsletter “From The Wilderness” (FTW), http://www.fromthewilderness.com, and in his first book, “Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil”, (New Society, 2004).
His web site, which ceased operations in late 2006, archived more original reporting on Peak Oil and energy-related topics than any other publication at the time. FTW subscribers included major decision makers, members of congress and mainstream media. Mike has lectured in eight countries and at more than 20 universities. He has addressed California’s prestigious Commonwealth Club and given more than 200 radio and TV interviews. “Crossing the Rubicon” is in the Harvard Business School and many other university libraries. The startling accuracy of the predictions he made in that book and in FTW has prompted a recent surge in its popularity among the people who keep America running.
“Crossing the Rubicon” is also a book about the attacks of September 11th. Although the U.S. government has spent millions of dollars refuting other 9/11 “conspiracy theories” – which Ruppert himself disavows – it has never even acknowledged “Rubicon” with its 1,000 undisputed footnotes. Mike’s current belief is that attention must now be focused solely on an energy crisis which threatens all of human civilization. (More…)
Ruppert’s incredibly important, groundbreaking 696-page book published in 2004, Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, is available through 911truth.org’s online store:
The attacks of September 11, 2001, were accomplished through an amazing orchestration of logistics and personnel. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies key suspects-finding some of them in the highest echelons of American government-by showing how they acted in concert to guarantee that the attacks produced the desired result.
Crossing the Rubicon is unique not only for its case-breaking examination of 9/11, but for the breadth and depth of its world picture-an interdisciplinary analysis of petroleum, geopolitics, narcotraffic, intelligence and militarism-without which 9/11 cannot be understood.
The US manufacturing sector has been mostly replaced by speculation on financial data whose underlying economic reality is a dark secret. Hundreds of billions of dollars in laundered drug money flow through Wall Street each year from opium and coca fields maintained by CIA-sponsored warlords and US-backed covert paramilitary violence. America’s global dominance depends on a continually turning mill of guns, drugs, oil and money. Oil and natural gas-the fuels that make economic growth possible-are subsidized by American military force and foreign lending.
In reality, 9/11 and the resulting “war on terror” are parts of a massive authoritarian response to an emerging economic crisis of unprecedented scale. Peak Oil-the beginning of the end for our industrial civilization-is driving the elites of American power to implement unthinkably draconian measures of repression, warfare and population control. Crossing the Rubicon is more than a story. It is a map of the perilous terrain through which, together and alone, we are all now making our way. About the Author
Mike Ruppert was the Publisher/Editor of From the Wilderness, a newsletter read by more than 16,000 subscribers in 40 countries. A former LAPD narcotics investigator, he is widely known for his groundbreaking stories on US involvement in the drug trade, Peak Oil and 9/11. His video on the latter, The Truth and Lies About 9-11, has sold more than 10,000 copies.