[permaculture] BY THE LIGHT OF A BURNING BRIDGE, A Permanent Goodbye to the United States, by Michael C. Ruppert

Kai Vido kaivido at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 29 13:41:18 EDT 2006

I agree with Trudie. Not being in Ruppert's shoes, none of us can truly
judge, but he seems to have made a difficult decision and followed both
his heart and his head. I hope his work is rewarded with greater
reception than it has seemed to get.


--- Trudie Redding <tredding at mail.utexas.edu> wrote:

> Everybody deserves a fresh start, if you ever need one, I for one
> will
> not call you a wimp. Why should he stay to show a stronger message,
> What
> is your definition of strong?
> Reminds me of the time a rapist was attacking women in my naborhood.
> I
> moved away to make a fresh start as I was not able to concentrate any
> longer. A woman I know said I had wimped out. I was surprised and
> mad,
> but while I was trying to figure out why she judged me so harshly she
> finally told me that years before she had been attacked. So now she
> was
> drinking herself to death. 
> It's not selfish to want a fresh start, it is possibly a healthy
> choice
> for the individual.
> Trudie Redding
> -----Original Message-----
> From: permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Lawrence
> F.
> London, Jr.
> Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 11:22 AM
> To: permaculture
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] BY THE LIGHT OF A BURNING BRIDGE, A
> Permanent Goodbye to the United States, by Michael C. Ruppert
> Keith Johnson wrote:
> >
> http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/081606_burning_bridge.shtml
> > 
> > Those of you who haven't read Ruppert's /Crossing the Rubicon 
> > /(available through the Activist) might be interested in his
> farewell
> to 
> > the United States following the break-in of his offices and the 
> > destruction of all his computers (shades of 'krystalnacht'?)
> I just read his article. Sounds like he may have had too much free
> time
> on his hands.
> What a wimp to wuss out, leave his friends, his organization and
> suporters holding the bag
> and "flee" into waiting arms in Venezuela. He could have stayed and
> sent
> a much stronger message instead of letting his paranoia get the
> better
> of him.
> As Akiva said his message was one of defeat, not one of holding the
> fort
> and not giving ground.
> Whine and run doesn't cut it these days. He could have stayed and
> joined
> a permaculture community instead.
> Much better message.
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