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Word from the Watchtower: A Hard Rain is Going to Fall — Introduction to “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III”

September 16th, 2010 | Filed under Activism, Economy, Environment, Feature, Hot List, Media, News, Politics & Government, War . Follow comments through RSS 2.0 feed. Click here to comment, or trackback.

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Editor’s Note: The following is the introduction to David DeGraw’s new book, “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III.” We will be publishing it as a seven-part series throughout the next few weeks. To be notified via email of new postings from this series, subscribe here.

“There must be some way out of here…
There’s too much confusion
I can’t get no relief…

Outside in the distance…
Two riders were approaching
The wind began to howl…

So let us not talk falsely now
The hour is getting late…”
Dylan, 21: 6-9


All Along the Watchtower

Years ago I read a quote from a book called “The Evolving Self” which concisely summed up the mission of my life: “To come ever closer to getting a glimpse of the universal order, and of our part in it.”

In a determined effort to fulfill this mission, I have become a highly efficient news analyst. Using cutting-edge technology I developed a system that allows me to analyze thousands of news reports daily. I strategically sift through and condense them into the 200 reports which I surmise to be the most significant. I then take those reports and carefully read through them. Approximately half of them are placed into a database and presented daily on AmpedStatus.com.

After years of honing my skills and the technology involved, looking over statistics from the past year I have read, on average, 600 pages of news per day, six days a week. It’s a torturous and tedious process that takes 10-12 hours per day and barely pays the bills. I don’t do this expecting to make much financial gain from it – if that were the case, given the time I put in I would make more working at Starbucks. I subject myself to this task because I firmly believe that information is power and I see this process as an absolute prerequisite to understanding, and then overcoming, the unprecedented crisis which is just beginning to confront us.

Our current crisis has been steadily developing for several decades now. However, over the past few years its pace has been exponentially accelerating. Last year I felt we passed a tipping point and quickly evolved my method from purely information gathering to reporting and released a commentary entitled, “The Critical Unraveling of U.S. Society,” and then followed it up with a more extensive series of reports which I called “The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States.” In all, over the course of the past year, I have written 28 reports and posted over 30,000 news excerpts.

Closely watching tragedy after tragedy unfold throughout the world day after day, week after week, is extremely depressing, to say the least. Having the unfortunate task of consistently being the bearer of bad news is definitely not something that I want to spend the rest of my life doing. The icing on the cake is dealing with people who attack me for reporting the facts and details on just how bad the economy, environment and political situation truly are. I am all too often forced to defend commonsense positions that have consistently been proven to be correct.

Aside from having to defend obvious facts, as time has passed I have also received some praise and been asked how it is that I knew the economy wouldn’t be improving when most media personalities, politicians and economists were saying otherwise. You don’t need a crystal ball to tell what is going to happen within the near future; you just need to look at the policies that are in place and the actions being taken. To use a simple analogy: if someone pours gasoline all over your house and then goes and gets a blowtorch, you can pretty easily guess what’s going to happen next. This is essentially what is happening to us right now. When trillions of dollars are looted from the economy, and the people who did the looting are not held accountable and are allowed to remain in positions of power, only a fool would think that the economy would improve.

If we all had a dollar for every time a mainstream “news” headline described negative statistics in vital economic indicators as “unexpected” or “surprising,” we could have paid off the national debt by now. The truth of the matter is that there has been very little “unexpected” or “surprising” economic news over the past year – unless, of course, you have been drinking the Kool-Aid and buying into the mainstream propaganda.

It doesn’t take much intelligence to see through the charade, it just takes a commitment to putting in the time to do the research for yourself. When you stop listening to paid-off pundits, so-called “experts” who have a long track record of almost always getting it wrong, and when you take the time to research and analyze the data, the facts and the-news-not-in-the-news, you begin to clearly see the horrifying reality of the situation.

Wicked Messengers

I don’t get a fat paycheck from a Fortune 500 corporation or a political party. I don’t have to bow before global bankers and the Business Roundtable for campaign funding. It is not my job to build investor confidence, entice consumer spending or sucker people into voting for me. I do not report information to please a boss and collect a paycheck. As I’ve stated, the information I present is the summation of extensive research that I’ve done to educate myself and defend against the predatory elements within society.

I mention all of this because it is vital to distinguish between independent journalists who don’t have any financial incentive to deceive people, and members of the mainstream media, economists and politicians who most often do. They make a very comfortable living and are paid large sums of money to manipulate and pacify us – to keep us isolated, divided, confused, ignorant, apolitical and as passive as possible. Their primary function is to dumb us down and keep us on the sidelines.

The harsh truth is that we are not meant to be free-thinking, intelligent human beings. We are not brought up to be critical thinking participatory citizens involved in the decision-making processes that guide our lives. We are bred to be spectators and servants – emotionally driven consumers and wage slaves.

The manifestation of sociology, psychology, marketing, public relations, the mass media and educational system represents the culmination of decades of scientific and strategic planning. We have been brought up in a system of mental domination. As a population, we have been intensely propagandized daily since birth. Generally speaking, our critical thinking skills and attention to, and comprehension of, deeper political and economic issues are virtually non-existent.

The dominant characteristic of our present ruling system is the firm belief that power is to be gained and maintained by manipulating the masses. Being honest with the population is rarely an option for them. Current powers are much more interested in deceiving people than informing them. They dogmatically adhere to the doctrine and tenets of propaganda, tactically utilizing technocratic methods of manipulation and deception.

The Will to Empower

I am in direct opposition to the existing power structure because my belief system is based on the premise that the more you inform and empower people, the more empowered you will be. The point is, I’m driven by a need to inform and empower people, whereas current powers are more interested in manipulating and deceiving people. I firmly believe that Thomas Jefferson had it right when he said: “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty…. Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.”

As I watch the mainstream press and politicians continually deceive us and fail to relay vital and accurate information on the dangers confronting us, as conditions continue to deteriorate, I realize that we must not hesitate in exposing their lies and distortions, no matter how much criticism paid-off propagandists send our way in their relentless pursuit to marginalize the truth.

My main concern is that the mainstream media has obscured reality to the point where I will be instinctively dismissed by many of the people who could benefit most from the information provided. In exposing the harsh reality of our situation, I am fully aware that I will sound extreme and like an alarmist. That’s understandable, I am most definitely sounding an alarm and these are most definitely extreme times.

As my track record has proven, I will not say anything that I cannot back up with ample evidence. Perhaps I will begin with something the casual observer will not at first believe, but I assure you, if you hear me out, I will end with something you cannot deny.

At this point, it is clear to anyone who spends time researching our current economic and political environment, it is clear to anyone who cares about truth, justice, democracy, freedom and the future, we all know damn well that it’s time to sound the alarm, organize and fight back.

This realization may still be dormant in your mind, held within the recesses of your private, isolated thoughts, but we all know deep down inside that something has gone horribly wrong. Nietzsche hit the nail on the head when he said, “Even the most courageous among us only rarely has the courage for that which he really knows.”

Ultimately, my goal is to reach those among us who are aware enough to understand the reality and gravity of our current situation, to reach those who are brave enough, who have the courage and are prepared to take action and defend against it.

It is much easier to dismiss this harsh reality and turn away in the short-term. I wish I could ignore and walk away from all of this myself. However, in the long-term, unless we face this situation now, as we have only begun to experience, we will all be confronted with a severe decline in our living standards. The longer we hesitate and remain passive, the worse our fate will be.

A Hard Rain is Going to Fall

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?

The Economic Elite have backed us into this corner, they’ve forced upon us these two drastic options.

In the interests of self-preservation, it is time for our survival instinct to kick in.

I’m going to explain how we got to this point, and then you can decide for yourself what your next move will be.

Ultimately, the choice is yours…

Eleutheria i Thanatos

– David DeGraw

The next part of this series, “The Road to World War III: The Global Banking Cartel Has One Card Left to Play,” is now posted here. To be notified via email of new postings from this series, subscribe here.


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  1. Simon said:

    David, you certainly know how to capture the intensity of the moment. I’m with ya, we do need a revolution or we are on a course to hell. Looking forward to this series! The next section title is too true already: “Global Banking Cartel Has One Card Left”

    You got it, WWIII is on the way!!!

  2. Michael said:

    Soooooo… William Wallace returns! “Playing outlawed tunes on outlawed pipes.”

  3. Janis said:

    wow. you are not fucking around here. this is my favorite part: “We are bred to be spectators and servants – emotionally driven consumers and wage slaves.”

  4. FreedomFighter said:

    There must be some way out of here… YEP, revolution is the only way! Congrats on having the balls to come out and say that.

    Let’s see if these supposed “progressives” will post this series. All the wanna be Democrats are going to run and hide when they read this. Same thing for the supposed “libertarians” who really wanna be Republicans. DeGraw has a way of flushing out all the wannabe hacks from the grown ups who actually have the maturity to think outside the bullshit group think cage.

    “Eleutheria i Thanatos” is the question…

  5. Jack said:

    I too have feared for the future, grown impatient for what is to come.

    What we have to face is ourselves, individually and collectively. We can be afraid, of responsibility for our perception of reality and for the actions we all too passively make, or we can give up to love, for ourselves, the planet, and everything. Please don’t disparage this analysis for it’s simplicity. We have the technology and insight to create a better present for the planet.

    Obviously those who are ‘at the top’ are playing on a different team. They have been making risky mistakes which all too clearly shows their disregard and even mild hatred for the masses. It is fear of the responsibility of being in power, of making the ‘right’ decisions, fear of an empowered citizenry who might indeed have revolutionary tendencies. Indeed if Jefferson is right, ‘every generation needs a new revolution.’ Those in power will obviously fear this and the propaganda and consumption-entertainment complex which dominates American and western culture is purposefully designed to keep us obligated to the system and fearful of any imbalance. It is, however, the system which is imbalanced, and these recent hiccups in the system are a return to reality from deception and illusion. Will the walls crumble or be built higher?

    My advice to myself, and to others, is to let the fear go and embrace love. Love yourself. You have the capability to interpret divine wisdom and arrive at the right action and conclusion for your situation. Love each other – laugh and love reach out with your heart to those who you feel are suffering or fearful. Love the elites and don’t fear them. Understand that they are only dealing with their own fear. Mobilize with a grassroots disaster organization. Garden. Skill-share. Understand that mutual self-reliance is freedom and you can begin today. Look around on youtube – look for 2012 and see how others are dealing with the implications. Open your heart

  6. Alan said:

    David .. We are truly at a major historical crossroad. The propaganda media tries to force us into a choice between their chosen “two choices” just like all of our phony elections. The real question is: Which is the True Road Less Travelled? What is the real solution and long term goal? Is is true libertarianism (extremely limited government) or bigger (supposedly better) government? Government is the evil problem .. and those who manipulate the media and educational system. Thanks for all your hard work. Look forward to the rest.

  7. Robert said:

    Excellent introduction David. You are an amazing mind and a great writer who is not afraid to speak bold truths. I thought FreedomFighter made a great point about people who call for real change but still cling to this democrat, republican dynamic. It is sad. I fear you are right about people dismissing you as sounding too extreme because people want to stay in their disneyland world. and it is their world, and ours, that is going to get destroyed. i hope we will somehow create a revolution, but it may already be too late. too many people are still asleep. appreciate your efforts to try to wake them up though.

    RJ

  8. Gerald said:

    You are one of the few people who make me stop doing whatever I am doing to read your work, and you NEVER disappoint! It is probably because I am your target audience. I’m aware enough to understand the reality and gravity of our current situation and I absolutely have the courage to confront it and I am prepared to take action. That’s why I signed on to the 99% movement. I’m ready to go – let’s start the revolution!

  9. Kat said:

    I’ve been a fan ever since you wrote the Economic Elite. You are the closest thing to a legit revolutionary this country has. Even Michael Moore bows to the Democrats when it comes down to it. Not that he is even anything more than a self-obsessed movie maker. If you can get into the mainstream revolution will happen, unfortunately that is a big if.

  10. Richard said:

    Truly, we’re already beyond “tipping point” or “the point of no return”. The questions now are relative only to what the change will look like. Drastic change IS inevitable, and for those who can receive it, the revolution has already begun. If WWIII is not unacceptable, the only question that then remains is what the revolution will look like. Will it be chaos and bloodshed, or will it be as silent as the revolution that bankers, politicians and the world elite waged against the American people nearly 140 years ago that put us in this mess in the first place? That was a revolution that “We the People” lost, and one that few Americans even know about to this day, but one that needs to be revisited now more than ever before. Want to know more? See http://www.republicoftheunitedstates.org. David was right to quote Thomas Jefferson who said, “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty…. Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.” The scriptures also remind us that “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” Hosea 4:5-7 Wake up, America! “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country” needs to become more than just an old typing lesson! “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country” needs to become more than just a typing lesson!

  11. Lewis Banelis said:

    Bad times are here to stay. There aren’t enough of us yet that are angry enough to take to the streets. We need to show
    the powers that rule us that we won’t be complicit in our demise. We can if we work together for the common good defeat the oligarchy. They need us to push their wagon of greed and power down the road to unsustainibility. Nonviolent
    rebellion is inclusive by its very nature. Anyone can join in it.
    We have many who came before,to inspire and lead the rebellion. Martin Luther King,Gandi,The Freedom Riders,Henry
    David Thoreau,Rosa Parks,Eugene Debs,those of us who protested in the sixties against all manner of injustices.We who are now grandparents can show the younger people how to get a movement going. POWER BACK,WHERE IT BELONGS,IN THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE !

  12. Dale said:

    David I will be reading all of your upcoming articles. Thanks! Dale

  13. Josh said:

    nice work. you had it right a few months back when you suggested starting a new government. we should just form a new people’s government and stop participating in our own demise. let the banksters keep their rigged system. we can start a new one without them.

  14. Laura said:

    I just wanted to say that I was reading this and got to the part that says, “A hard rain is a-gonna fall. I heard the sound of a thunder. It roared out a warnin’” and a major thunderstorm came through with crazy lightening, and a freaking tornado came through and knocked my electricity out! A tornado! and I live in Brooklyn, NY. The whole thing freaked me out! :-O

  15. Ice Goldberg said:

    I’m listening David. Bring it and let’s hash it out; see what makes sense. At worst, I really do enjoy your spirited writing.

  16. Wendy said:

    Don’t waste your time trying to be so cordial to everyone!

    If you know enough to be reading this site, you should already know that we are screaming toward world war 3 and the only way for us to break out of this diseased system is through revolution. duh! we get it, let’s move on to planning the revolution. you are never going to get the brainwashed to understand, no matter how poetically or detailed you craft your message, they will automatically dismiss you until we start taking bold organized action. The 99% platform is a good start, let’s focus on building from there.

  17. It will be war – if it isn’t a revolution. There will be no other options.

    If the new Universal National Service Act (HR 5741 IH) passed on July 15, 2010 “To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.” is any indication the elite are gearing up for it.

    Unless we are prepared to die defending this country and the constitution, we will have to die defending the elite and their interests. The bottom line is which sacrifice of death are we prepared to make. One leads to freedom, the other to more slavery.

  18. Ryan said:

    Great comment Harry. I was going to say something very similar. We are either going to be forced into fighting for globalists who wrap themselves in the American flag or be smart enough to fight against the globalists who wrap themselves in the American flag. Either way the future is looking bleak. Hopefully it will lead to a new enlightenment once the chaos dies down….

  19. Edie said:

    I’m with ya, guys, but let’s talk about this ‘revolution’ for real. How do we organize? Surely not online, where the spy apparatus will quickly suss us out (not having the resources of M. Assange). Offline will be hard to reach critical mass.

    Do we have to buy guns? Build turrets? Will they do any good against the vast armed forces that could and likely would be arrayed against us? Will we be shooting the bankers and politicians? Will U.S. soldiers shoot US?

    The NRA argues the Second Amendment inviolable for just this reason: to revolt against our government if necessary. Whether or not the organization makes the point sincerely is moot; I agree we should be able to overthrow our government if necessary. I’m just not sure doing it by force is still remotely possible. This is what drives me to despair, because like you, I’m hard pressed to see a nonviolent outcome.

    If you want to be serious about revolution…

  20. Brenda said:

    Obama and the new health and financial reform bills prove that we need a revolution. The Democratic party is just as bad as the Republicans. You would have to have your head buried in the sand not to realize that. Millions of people who voted for Obama are in denial. They can’t face the fact that the entire government is against them. All those Disney films rotted they brains!

  21. Westcoastliberal said:

    David, great intro and I couldn’t agree more. We truly are at a crossroads and unfortunately there are more deceivers than believers in the media. Just look at Faux News. The rest of the MSM isn’t much better. Lies accepted as facts. Spin is the gospel. The result is a very confused public. Just look at the “Tea Party”. I’ll bet most do not realize who is pulling the strings in the background. These people think it’s a “grassroots” movement when the opposite is true. Like lambs being led to slaughter. It’s sad to think there are such black-hearted elites who care not for the common good, only for their own greed.
    Thanks, David for what you’re doing with your site and this series, and I look forward to reading the upcoming chapters. Take power from the words expressed here in the comments. We’re with you and appreciate your efforts. You are a true patriot.

  22. zaknick said:

    Damn Dave, you’re popular! Excellent work. Looking forward to the series.

    Can’t wait to get to the guillotine part!

  23. Jesse said:

    David, my long lost brother.

    It’s been a looooooong time since you came out with something new. Like two months man ;-)

    Drop it upon us! I’m in the fox hole with you. Let’s do it!

  24. Ben said:

    Talk about poetic David. Aren’t you based in NYC?

    The day you posted this a major storm hits the city with two tornados, that is tooooooo poetic.

    A hard rain is gonna fall, change is blowin’ in the 125 mph winds.

  25. Erica said:

    We want the next part. Bring on the Global Banking Cartel.

  26. Amped Up! said:

    A new series from DeGraw… my Status is A M P E D ! ! ! !

  27. Matt said:

    This my be the single greatest revolutionary quote I have ever read:

    “I am in direct opposition to the existing power structure because my belief system is based on the premise that the more you inform and empower people, the more empowered you will be.”

    Amen. Think about that quote.

    “I am in direct opposition to the existing power structure because my belief system is based on the premise that the more you inform and empower people, the more empowered you will be.”

  28. Eleutheria said:

    How many Disney bred brainwashed Americans do you think given the choice between Freedom or Death would choose death? Because that is exactly what they are doing right now in all their passive glory. I choose Eleutheria! And I am ready to earn it!

  29. Dex said:

    This is really a well crafted piece, perhaps too well crafted. The first time I read it I thought, yeah, that all makes sense. Then I thought about it some more and came back and reread it a few more times. There are many complex key points that are written in plain language. The author clearly has a deep understanding of things, and that is something you just can’t fake. These are my favorite simple but all too true statements:

    “When trillions of dollars are looted from the economy, and the people who did the looting are not held accountable and are allowed to remain in positions of power, only a fool would think that the economy would improve.”

    “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.”

    “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.”

    And the one Matt pointed out:

    “I am in direct opposition to the existing power structure because my belief system is based on the premise that the more you inform and empower people, the more empowered you will be.”

  30. Commoner said:

    Corpoligocracy

    It is with much sadness and anger that I now put these words to paper. I can only hope that enough people will read them and act on them in order to change our course at this very late hour of this human experiment.

    Our world is going through changes and upheavals that have not been seen for generations. The time has come to send a message to the ruling elites, oligarchs, globalists and controlling interests that are not only causing but ultimately benefitting from our demise.

    Protesting in the streets has proven to be at best ineffective and at worst hazardous and dehumanizing to those involved. The Police state is in place just waiting to be dispatched to round up the dissenters. The recent G20 debacle in Toronto is a wake up call to the free world that civil liberties and human rights can be taken away in an instant.

    It is time to fight back with an Economic Resistance. A protest not of large groups gathering with placards and banners, singing and hugging just waiting to be fired upon with an arsenal of weapons only to be trampled and arrested. Instead, it is time to really protest our dislike for what is happening by systematically shutting down the economic machine that is enslaving us all. We are complicit in our own bondage by continuing to consume goods we do not need, with money we do not have.

    It is time for all the small groups to join together in this Economic Protest and send a message to those who wish to control us. A message that says we the people have the power to stop playing this game that has been set up for us to lose.

    If enough people can collectively decide to stop consuming for just one day than maybe we have a chance at something bigger. Can you imagine if millions of people acting in concert were to stop purchasing on the same day? If everyone just stayed put for 24 hours and did not feed the machine with needless consuming would our masters notice?

    A Commoner

  31. BJ said:

    Unfortunately, I think David is right about the war against humanity escalating. There is a time-table. The federal reserve charter ends in 2012 and the obvious ruthless tactics to shock and awe us into a state of constant fear; lock us into our reptilian brain so we can’t reason or react effectively to the constant attacks on civil liberties, this is all aimed at total control or worse – thinning the herds.

    The cat is out of the bag and we will all be forced to wake up sooner or later. I actually had a dream the night before that I was loath to interpret. I was in my apartment and when I opened the window a saw rows of bullet shaped aircraft all lined up that were be prepared or staged. I was surprised by this discovery and in the aircraft closest to my window was a military guy, who seemed oblivious to the fact the I was looking directly at what he was doing. While trying to get a better feel for what going on, I found myself completely outside my room and when I tried to return to the apartment through the window, I couldn’t get back in. When I woke up and thought about the dream my first hit was – this appears to be bombs or some type of military armaments being prepared for something big and something soon, but then I tried to dismiss it as just a dream.

    What can we do? I think the best approach is local. We have to take back our states. If just one state were to recall it’s congressman and senators who don’t vote in the people’s interest and insist that the state governor, legislators, judiciary, police and military agree to a “peoples covenant” or step down, if just one state did this I’m sure the other states would use this as a template to join in. The key is getting the law enforcement and military brethren to see what’s going on and what’s in their ultimate best interest. It makes you wonder why so much of the potentially “locally” loyal military establishment is constantly being forward deployed and why the business of armies for hire is booming?? Remember Tian An Men, the local Chinese people’s army refuse to fire on the people.

    “but let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.”

    We are spirits in the material world and our real work is to use the creative gifts given us to expand the diversity and self-sustaining harmony of universal life – We need to consider engineering a society and civilization that’s sustainable and not based on money.

  32. Shoshone said:

    Bringing down the Last free people in the world is the intent, and they are still pushing the RFD chipped and poisonous swine flu shots in America while Political Leaders of the EU are holding major investigations about the criminals behind the fake pandemic 2009 in Europe and around the world its high time we quit behaving like mushrooms before we are each in danger of becoming one.

    The people that work behind the scenes not only allowed the financial crisis but indeed have provoked the collapse. That’s because their ultimate goal is complete control of people and controlling money is secondary. If you stop to think about the taxes we pay to access knowledge and move around freely within our neighborhoods just about everything that allows us to grow as human beings is being taxed. Money seems to be the means and the end to manipulate humanity in very negative ways.

    We wonder what kind of people we voted for when it seems like our elected Representatives in Congress, upon winning their seats they became some monstrous shape shifter who changed their policies to the exact polar opposite of what we were promised. Somehow they have been convinced by people Like Gates, Rockefeller, Cheney, Paulsen, Bush and Bernake and all of their lobbyists that the next big emergency gives them the right to destroy the liberty of their constituents and the integrity of their office for the “greater good”…

    Instead of representing us we have had to defend ourselves from them by voting them against one another because every Congressional majority is a danger to the lives and health of America’s Citizens. Every bill passed by the Legislature is a further outrageous intrusion of our privacy and civil liberties. The objective is to control and destroy the quality of our lives, the time of our deaths, and even the destiny of our species. They can’t convince us that taking away our rights are legal and Constitutional once we understand that they are our birthrights and that their job is to protect those rights from the despotic institutions of the Federal government because those rights are inalienable. So now the goal is to depopulate the planet because their handlers think that death can separate us from those rights.

    Congress has been brainwashed to believe that they know what is best for everyone else without living in our midst and sharing our problems. Instead the constant need to raise money for their party and their office gives them little time to represent the people. The incumbents suffer from “Situational Narcissism” where money talks in terms of blackmail while baby’s cries go unheeded! Term limits would be a partial solution but at the end of the day control of our money and our assets is crucial to our survival. These are also the unalienable rights of every sovereign citizen of the United States of America. So is the right to self defense!

    A secret Cabal of corporations and foreign governments do not have the right to take down and divvy up our country. Furthermore, those Political corpratbots in Washington have lost their right to lead us. They have been in it up to our assets forever. This is our last chance to control our country through peaceful means by controlling our money and the last of our assets while wresting them from those who could care less about what happens to us as a people and a republic!

    It is time for peaceful resistance by refusing to cooperate in funding the demise of humanity and the war machine that is killing all of us. It is time to become independent of their energy, their poison pharmaceuticals and unsafe medicine. It is time to reject their products, their propaganda, and their politicians. It is time to take back control of our food and our water before they completely poison and sterilize us! Finally it is time to take our money, our cooperation, our time and our attention elsewhere!

    How many ways can we say sorry we must file an indefinite extension until we have a legitimate constitutional government that qualifies to receive our equity! “Freedom to Fascism” by Aaron Russo will prove taxes are a fraud anyway. Walter Burien will prove through “CAFRS” just how many trillions our Government has stolen while pleading poverty and raising taxes every year
    since annual financial reports were required for incorporated government investment accounts. You can find out the truth if you Google them and if you Google “Tavistock Institute” London England you can see who’s really behind the control matrix of our entire system both public and private.

    They hate our Constitution because of our second amendment, which is the only thing keeping these tyrants from enslaving us and the entire planet. The world waits with bated breath. The reason I’m saying all this is because we need to act now as a group to stop this insanity. If we allow nuclear war all bets are off. Even our souls will be left without a home once she is destroyed. This march to war is not the decision of rational people but of psychopaths!

    Every one of us must know one Soldier, or one Policeman or one EMT, Fireman, Coast Guard, National Guard, Sheriff, or local Politician we can contact to stand with us to save our country and more importantly our planet. All each of us has to do is just convince one. Then ask them to convince just one more so that even if that is the only action we take we have a chance to survive by stopping the machinery of treachery.

    Then we must focus our attention on a peaceful and truthful outcome for our people and all people, our country, and all countries, and the animals and ecosystems of our World. Without anyone to run the machines and the weapons of destruction they become impotent. We must convince those who run it to stop contributing to the demise of all species and the death of our planet. That is the karmic choice they will have to make. Ask them if they feel that following orders that are clearly Psychopathic is really the right choice or ultimately worth the consequences!!!

    Be Stubborn, Peace and Resist

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  34. Rita said:

    You’re definitely on the right track. I’ve been watching your website waiting for more writing from you. You don’t disappoint. I’m depending on you to get the word out and build the support we need to get through the near future.

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  36. ian said:

    Why do the powers that be want war and suffering? I mean what’s really the big idea here. What’s the point in having all the money and assets if there’s nothing to enjoy?

    These rich elite don’t want to live in a mad max scenario, surely? If every fuckers either dead, dying, fighting, raping, pillaging or trying to eat your fucking arm off. What’s the point? Who’s gonna supply their entertainment, the arts, music, fast cars, new technology, beautiful architecture?

    What’s the point in being the Kings of Shit?

  37. David Robertson said:

    The obvious solution is to convince everyone that a change is needed and to elect a President who can carry it out since he is the C-in-C of the military.

    Also convince a majority that Israel and her allies who control the US government from within, the Zionistas, were the ones responsible for 9/11 which launched America into the present wars and are responsible for the current propaganda to attack Iran. Then you can break with Israel and deport all the dual Israeli Americans who are running the show.

  38. sword of damocles said:

    the place to start a resistance is financially via:

    1) defaulting unsecured debts
    2) consuming only what you require
    3) saving in gold, productive tools/assets, defensive tools
    4) tax efficiency

    :)

    executing 1 requires some preparation if you want a low impact on your lifestyle, but it is absolutely where the resistance begins. get yourself a mailbox and setup all accounts to a phone number you don’t need to use. don’t take calls from collectors.

  39. sword of damocles said:

    remember, disinformation is just as valuable as information!

  40. DClark said:

    Finally! Someone with the courage to state the truth! I fear that we will have both revolution and WWIII, and have felt so for some time.

    I believe that the author is right when he says that we have passed a tipping point, that it is too late to take measures that will stop the grim future before us. Even if we could go back to a point before the tipping point, would the elites allow it?

  41. emaho said:

    Lots of passion and good ideas here. However, these alone don’t make revolutions possible. For a measly $20 you can have a signed copy of the new book. Come on, folks. Time to step up and put our money where our mouths are! David helps us plenty. Let’s help him, as well.

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  47. FreedomFighter said:

    As I predicted in the comments section of the introduction to this series, you will be able to tell what sites are for real, and which ones are complete party hacks (wing nuts) by who picks up posts from this series. DeGraw’s past reporting has always been a litmus test for me. He is one of the very very few journalists that I know of who has strong influence and followings among both Progressives and Tea Party Libertarians. DeGraw is perhaps the ultimate cross-over artist, which I believe makes him very relevant in the overall zeitgeist.

    So far these are the sites that I’ve noticed featuring this report:

    ZeroHedge
    The Public Record
    Global Research
    Fire Dog Lake
    Max Keiser
    Washington’s Blog
    After Downing Street
    Business Insider
    Daily (Ron) Paul
    Democratic Underground
    Tree of Liberty
    OpEdNews
    Silver Bear Café
    Jesse’s Café Américain

    The notable exception thus far has been AlterNet. I have been surprised that AlterNet, a site that usually loves to just relish in the left vs right disease has posted DeGraw’s work in the past. Probably because his work brings them Top Ten traffic, but their willingness to include him has at least led me to believe that they are not completely buried in Democratic “group think.” Perhaps they will post this soon, we shall see if they are fakers or not….

    To show you the shocking reach DeGraw has, I just read a post at FreeRepublic that gives props to this report. Most of those people are wingnuts, but even the wingnuts seem to be coming around to the truth laid bare.

    Congrats David! You are having a major effect on people’s opinion across the spectrum and you are helping to separate the party hacks (wingnuts) from the people who truly care about this nation of ours.

    Onward,

    FF

  48. Lawrence Baker said:

    Excellent presentation ****** a must read. I am looking forward to reading the book which I just ordered for 20 bucks. Support those who bring you the flow of knowledge; it takes a mass amount of time, dedication and research to get the job done right with real documented facts. I also invest another 20 bucks a month, at 5 bucks at a time, in George Washington’s Blog, Global Research, Alex Jones Prison Planet and Amped Status.

    Knowledge is power. A realization and true understanding of the hidden facts that is really transpiring behind the curtain is absolutely essential in defining our true reality and our future reality. The USA is not heading into an age of Democratic Enlightenment but, by design, into an age of brutal Totalitarian Tyranny. You and your family are the victims.

    As Warren Buffet stated “We are in a class war, and you know what, we are winning.” History and the enemy are moving quickly and the enemy has already destroyed our Democracy and Independence from within.

    There is only one word for their actions and that is “Treason”.

    The World Banksters and Big Oil globalist are on the offensive and are attacking us with economic, ecological and bacterial mass destruction and chaos. With knowledge of who the enemy is and what they are planning to do to us, we can fight back. We have a choice, they are out to kill us, genocide is but one of their weapons. We either go down fighting for our Democracy and Independence or rot and die as an indentured slave.

    What can we do, we are running out of time, Obama was our only last hope for change and he is an enemy Traitor along with Bush, Supreme Court, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, CIA and the 111th. Congress. Forget about the elections and the Democrats and Republicans, our Democratic Constitution and Independence has been overthrown; it is either WW111 or Revolution to save ourselves.

    Do not forget, the people in control are criminal sociopaths and as insane as Hitler who also wanted to dominate the world with Fascist Tyranny.

    We need to go on the offensive if we are to survive as a free nation. Knowledge is power, so spread the knowledge to empower the people around you. In knowledge of our enemy and dedication to our Constitution we are united and strong, that is how we and or families will survive.

    Buy a gun and join the local militia, it is your responsibility as an American citizen to fight and defend our Independence, country and Constitution. The enemy calls us Nationalist, and indeed, we are.
    There are 535 Representatives and Senators in Congress and nearly every one is a corrupt millionaire and guilty of Treason. Go after them with “Treason” signs and knowledge, get in their face, and make them respond to you.

    Protest in front of their local offices with Treason signs and demand action from them to bring the Traitors to Justice or be branded as a Traitor. If they are a Traitor, demand that they resign. They are either with the American people or they are with the enemy.

    It doesn’t make any difference if you have 5 people with Traitor signs or 5,000 (more the better of course) the message that we are not going to take it any longer and are ready to fight for our Constitutional Democracy and Independence will be made and others who gain knowledge from your act, will join you.

    How about October 15th? Is there anyone in Arizona who will join me to protest with Traitor signs at any one of the 2 Congress Senators or at any one of the 8 Congress Representatives offices?

  49. Lawrence Baker said:

    the main street media is as guilty as the rest of the conspiritors with their brainwashing propaganda.

    How has the Bush/Obama administrations been able to destroy the American economy in broad daylight with de-industrialization?
    With the opiate of propaganda by the “news” networks; the banksters can get away with anything. Summers can say anything nonsensical and there are no questions asked or debate.
    Black is white and up is down. Stimulus to the economy is building new GM and GE plants in Mexico and moving Caterpillar to China. It’s all good; they are American companies, right! Ha. Ha.
    Why is china booming while the US is crashing? The de-industrialization of America by moving American factories to China has built China industry to what it is today at American taxpayer expense; another good thing, right? Ha. Ha.
    The opiate, brainwashing propaganda from the news media refer to China as an independent country when in fact, the China economy is made up of American corporations that built their new economy in China. In reality, are the American corporations that moved to China, Chinese or American? They pay no American taxes, so they must be Chinese. Ha. Ha. Oh, we have to compete with the Chinese! Ha. Ha.
    China and every country in the world is nationalistic (taking care of themselves) except in the US where nationalism is a bad thing. How could Americans be such stupid fools, or should I say, how could Americans be so fooled into stupidity by mass propaganda and brainwashing from the mass media?
    The free press had the responsibility of being the watchdog for our Democracy but they sold Americans and our economy out using brainwashing propaganda to fool us.

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  54. Bread and circuses. 24 hour entertainment. Reality television, cop shows, teen dramas, movies on-demand. Sports. The distraction is never ending. But if there should come a time this feed cuts off, either because of outside agitation or because people can no longer afford to pay for their cable and/or internet… that’s when the feces will strike the rotating air-circulation device.

    There are already those who would willingly stand up to gun down their neighbors, all in defense of the giants of industry who happily wield them like muppets on propaganda wires. And think they are somehow protecting “freedom” and the ideals of the United States in doing so. And the vast majority of Americans remain clueless–told by the media that the problem is that the two “extremes” are somehow equal… that those who oppose tyranny and deception in all its forms are the same as those who embrace it.

    There is no Switzerland. You either stand for “Truth, Justice, and the American Way…” or you don’t.

    The Republican Party represents the vast majority of self-described conservatives. Not well, perhaps, but all but the most extreme feel as though the party at least gives them lip service.

    The Democratic Party, on the other hand, seems dedicated to representing only a sliver of the people who would describe themselves as “liberal” or “progressive.” It seems increasingly “moderate,” happy to hold the position long abandoned by the former Republican Party.

    It has ceased to look forward, to growing its potential and the potential of both the nation and the human race as liberals have done since the Reformation. It gives cover to those who would pillage the treasury and steal the future from our children and grandchildren, prone to weak gestures and words that say nothing of consequence while filling the air with noise.

    I hope you are wrong. But I fear you are right.

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  63. Stan S said:

    David,
    More than a decade ago I started writing a weekly newsletter mostly focused on my business, operating a cross country ski center in Vt., but also with an occasional swipe and dig at the political scene. While the business grew and stabilized my anger and concern about the political directions grew such that the newsletter was less and less concerned with skiing and nature … and more about politics. A year ago I was so filled with disgust over Obama and the Democratic Party I could no longer sit down and write, even though I was receiving lots of inquiries about the silent newsletter, I still get an occasional letter even though I finally put together a newsletter obituary last summer after six months of silence.

    There is now a new newsletter and a different ski area. But I just cannot even include a whiff of politics, it would be like stepping on the third rail I am so filed with despair and anger. Keep up the good work, I wish I could write also.

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  73. JackieG said:

    Government.
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    Government equates to literally: control of the mind.
    Go against government and you go against control of your mind.
    If anyone recognises the government then, they recognise the control of their mind, their thoughts.
    There, is where the power originates.

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  76. michael john brulotte said:

    dear david, i ordered your book ( revolution or world war III ) and still have not received my copy. i ordered in january 2011, through amazon. your attention to this matter would be very appreciated as i really am interested in reading it. michael.

  77. Longfellow said:

    Who are the one tenth of one percent, names please?

  78. Claude E Welch said:

    I thought that Obama was the one person left to help us avoid the inevitable rebellion. Sadly, he was and is not. Let’s get started.

  79. Anonymous said:

    What is this? I clicked to share the link to his book and this was underneath it!
    EXPOSED: David DeGraw Works For A Soros-CIA-Obama-Socialist Front Group That Is Secretly Controlling the #OWS 99% Movement

  80. Anonymous said:

    What is this? I clicked to share the link to his book and this was underneath it!
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  81. Anonymous said:

    What is this? I clicked to share the link to his book and this was underneath it!
    EXPOSED: David DeGraw Works For A Soros-CIA-Obama-Socialist Front Group That Is Secretly Controlling the #OWS 99% Movement

  82. bobby said:

    David, the people have a ( third ) choice ,
    which is a General Sit-Down STRIKE against
    absolutely everything they have been doing
    for decades, that is, BUYING fuel,going to work,
    mindlessly consuming manufactured items,paying
    mortgages,paying taxes, paying utilities,watching
    TV Programming,etc. NOT playing the game is
    the best form of protest, highly feared by the
    economic “rulers” who make the “rules”.
    The 3rd. choice is hardly EVER written about.

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