The paranoid flip side to Glen Beck is Civilizational Collapse hawker Michael Ruppert, the subject of this creepy 2009 movie. Like Beck, Ruppert has a loyal fanbase who share his dark worldview, which he now propagates on the web through...get ready for it: Collapse Network. Ruppert periodically posts videos on Collapse Network, such as this beaut from last week, in which he explains why Americans should be "scared shitless" by the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. His prediction:
It will not be long before we start seeing these same events happen in Europe and happening here as well. This is a very dangerous time.
Like Beck, Ruppert is also not shy about his prophetic prowess:
I'm the guy who can tell you which tree is gonna fall on you first--hopefully.
Now what's really interesting to me about all this is that Ruppert has linked up with New Age survivalist/guru Tom Brown, who I'm familiar with. But that is a story or a post for another time.