David DeGraw, creator of the website Amped Status, has written a new book called “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III." I encourage everyone to read his introductory post, and his reasons for why he wrote the book.

If you’re unfamiliar with DeGraw’s work, here is a good place to start: "The Economic Elite Have Engineered an Extraordinary Coup, Threatening the Very Existence of the Middle Class."

A decade ago it was extreme to suggest a revolution in America, but after two criminal wars that have caused the deaths of more than a million people and the enslavement of two innocent countries, as well as a severe economic crash that was produced by a criminal class of politicians, and Wall Street bankers that deregulated the financial markets to the detriment of their country, a revolution doesn’t sound like a bad idea, in fact, it sounds like the only plausible idea that will get America out of its apocalyptic troubles.

DeGraw presents the current dangers that all Americans face in clear and absolute terms, saying in his introduction to his new book that America must decide between a revolution, or a world war:

To put it bluntly, after much analysis, I am forced to conclude that we are in grave danger. If you think the past few years have been bad, unless we significantly change our present course, they will be remembered as a walk in the park compared to what we have coming our way.

When you are brave enough to leave the Disneyland of mainstream propaganda and face the reality of our current crisis, the foreseeable future looks absolutely horrifying and, given the course we are on, extreme conditions are inevitable.

To poetically summarize the information I have gathered, and distill the essence of this report for all the people who have a short attention span, let me just echo the prophetic words of Bob Dylan and simply say, “A hard rain is a-gonna fall.”

“I heard the sound of a thunder
It roared out a warnin’ …

Heard ten thousand whisperin’
And nobody listenin’ …

‘What’ll you do now?’ …

I’m a-goin’ back out ‘fore the rain starts a-fallin’
I’ll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest …
Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters …
Where the executioner’s face is always well hidden …”

And I’ll expose it, as I “think it and speak it and breathe it…” Then I’ll:

“reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it …
I’ll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin’
But I’ll know my song well,
before I start singin’.”

So let me end this introduction and start to lay out the situation for your consideration.

We are at a critical crossroad. Stay the present course and it leads directly down a road we have been twice before, to world war.

Or, take the road less traveled, one we took only once before, which leads to revolution.

To present things in such absolute terms — saying that we must choose between one way or the other — is rarely a sincere interpretation of a situation. In life, most things are not so black and white; there are usually many shades of gray. I would much prefer to avoid such a dualistic Manichean perspective. However, after much deliberation, I don’t see any middle road. As I will prove to you, we are on a clear path of war, death and destruction and, at this juncture, the only way for us to get off this path is through revolution. The current system of control cannot be partially adjusted at this point. The time for minor reforms has passed; half-measures will no longer suffice. It is a world at war, or it is all-out revolution. Perhaps these two roads will converge and collide, and we will experience both for a period of time, but which one will prevail?

It is our choice if we want to make this revolution peaceful and uplifting, or a prolonged, and messy affair; patriotic, or partisan. The American people can unite and radically change their unresponsive government from the bottom, or they can all suffer through a period of intense cultural, social, racial, and political divisions. As a neighbor, and admirer of America, I will do all I can to help Americans restore their freedoms, and reclaim their voice in their government.

There is no good reason why Americans should not unite politically. Scratch off the "Tea Party" brand, and what you see is a group of rightfully upset Americans who have been betrayed by their cowardly leaders time after time, and who only want to direct their own affairs. And underneath every liberal/democrat there is a freedom fighter. So why does one side mock, and belittle the other? I see no point. Political division only benefits the corrupt rulers and profiteers who want to continue the illegal wars, the economic rape of the middle class, the imperial presidency, the corporate fiefdoms, and the plain insanity. If the people are divided then bad government surfaces. As Thomas Jefferson wrote; "No government can continue good but under the control of the people." It will take more than rallies in Washington D.C. for the American people to gain back control of their government; it will take a new revolution. Let’s hope that it will be peaceful, and as painless and quick as possible.