Skip to comments.Gerald Celente: Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012
Posted on 11/14/2008 10:07:38 AM PST by Dr. Marten
The man who predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the fall of the Soviet Union is now forecasting revolution in America, food riots and tax rebellions - all within four years, while cautioning that putting food on the table will be a more pressing concern than buying Christmas gifts by 2012.
Gerald Celente, the CEO of Trends Research Institute, is renowned for his accuracy in predicting fut ure world and economic events, which will send a chill down your spine considering what he told Fox News this week.
Celente says that by 2012 America will become an undeveloped nation, that there will be a revolution marked by food riots, squatter rebellions, tax revolts and job marches, and that holidays will be more about obtaining food, not gifts.
"We're going to see the end of the retail Christmas....we're going to see a fundamental shift take place....putting food on the table is going to be more important that putting gifts under the Christmas tree," said Celente, adding that the situation would be "worse than the great depression".
"America's going to go through a transition the likes of which no one is prepared for," said Celente, noting that people's refusal to acknowledge that America was even in a recession highlights how big a problem denial is in being ready for the true scale of the crisis.
Celente, who successfully predicted the 1997 Asian Currency Crisis, the subprime mortgage collapse and the massive devaluation of the U.S. dollar, told UPI in November last year that the following year would be known as "The Panic of 2008," adding that "giants (would) tumble to their deaths," which is exactly what we have witnessed with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and others. He also said that the dollar would eventually be devalued by as much as 90 per cent.
The consequence of what we have seen unfold this year would lead to a lowering in living standards, Celente predicted a year ago, which is also being borne out by plummeting retail sales figures.
The prospect of revolution was a concept echoed by a British Ministry of Defence report last year, which predicted that within 30 years, the growing gap between the super rich and the middle class, along with an urban underclass threatening social order would mean, "The world's middle classes might unite, using access to knowledge, resources and skills to shape transnational processes in their own class interest," and that, "The middle classes could become a revolutionary class."
In a separate recent interview, Celente went further on the subject of revolution in America.
"There will be a revolution in this country," he said. "Its not going to come yet, but its going to come down the line and were going to see a third party and this was the catalyst for it: the takeover of Washington, D. C., in broad daylight by Wall Street in this bloodless coup. And it will happen as conditions continue to worsen."
"The first thing to do is organize with tax revolts. Thats going to be the big one because people cant afford to pay more school tax, property tax, any kind of tax. Youre going to start seeing those kinds of protests start to develop."
"Its going to be very bleak. Very sad. And there is going to be a lot of homeless, the likes of which we have never seen before. Tent cities are already sprouting up around the country and were going to see many more."
"Were going to start seeing huge areas of vacant real estate and squatters living in them as well. Its going to be a picture the likes of which Americans are not going to be used to. Its going to come as a shock and with it, theres going to be a lot of crime. And the crime is going to be a lot worse than it was before because in the last 1929 Depression, peoples minds werent wrecked on all these modern drugs over-the-counter drugs, or crystal meth or whatever it might be. So, you have a huge underclass of very desperate people with their minds chemically blown beyond anybodys comprehension."
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So there you have it - hardly a nutjob conspiracy theorist blowhard now is he? The price of not heeding his warnings will be far greater than the cost of preparing for the future now. Storable food and gold are two good places to make a start.
I believe it. Our way of life is probably over. Second Civil War coming soon.
I’m looking for the Obama National Athem song. I saw it on a Glen Beck thread, but can’t find it now in search.
Huh? Is all our plumbing, roads, bridges, etc. going to disappear?
I give it a year.
Not sure that I buy into the entire article, but I do see this as a possibility.
Guess I’m back to stockpiling beans and rice again.
First and most important question: What things has he predicted that haven’t come to pass? Or do most of them?
>> So there you have it - hardly a nutjob conspiracy theorist blowhard now is he?
Not sure I’d go that far.
It really torqed me the other night when I came to the realization that
if the left wanted to secede we’d gladly let them go and form their own little dystopia.
But if we wanted to escape their policies and live free of their control, they’d damn sure use deadly force to keep us from doing it.
The Obama presidency is indeed THE third party. It is the Marxist party that is entering the White House masquerading as the Democratic Party.
1st Civil War.............;^)
This is all part of Hussein’s plan. His muslim and african brothers will dance on our nation’s grave.
Uh, he went from predicting relatively narrow phenom with a clear set of variables to predicting widespread, highly complex phenom with a hideously complex set of variables...I just want to know if everyone will get a Mad Max car?
rice doesn’t last four years...
I have a friend who has been purchasing gold for a few years now...when she told me about a year ago that she was buying bricks of gold I was like whatever, why not buy a house?....she’s single, no kids lives in apt...eats raw, no make-up, very new age-hippy type - grows her own herbs, tomatoes..doesnt believe in microwaves or most kitchen appliances.
Looking back this is a smart chick!
Nah, I ain’t worried.
Perhaps a bit excessively pessimistic, but caution and preparation are in order. The blue cities will be the most dangerous places.
Maybe this guy is right. It would certainly seem he is, but by listing his credentials he sounds like a multi-level marketer.
Every time I go to Walmart I buy more quart canning jars. I’ve been canning meat for long term storage.
Leviticus 26 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)
Reward for Obedience
1 “ ‘Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the LORD your God.
2 “ ‘Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the LORD.
3 “ ‘If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, 4 I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit. 5 Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want and live in safety in your land.
6 “ ‘I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove savage beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country. 7 You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you. 8 Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.
9 “ ‘I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you. 10 You will still be eating last year’s harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new. 11 I will put my dwelling place [a] among you, and I will not abhor you. 12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people. 13 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high.
Punishment for Disobedience
14 “ ‘But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands, 15 and if you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate my covenant, 16 then I will do this to you: I will bring upon you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and drain away your life. You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it. 17 I will set my face against you so that you will be defeated by your enemies; those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee even when no one is pursuing you.
18 “ ‘If after all this you will not listen to me, I will punish you for your sins seven times over. 19 I will break down your stubborn pride and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze. 20 Your strength will be spent in vain, because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of the land yield their fruit.
21 “ ‘If you remain hostile toward me and refuse to listen to me, I will multiply your afflictions seven times over, as your sins deserve. 22 I will send wild animals against you, and they will rob you of your children, destroy your cattle and make you so few in number that your roads will be deserted.
23 “ ‘If in spite of these things you do not accept my correction but continue to be hostile toward me, 24 I myself will be hostile toward you and will afflict you for your sins seven times over. 25 And I will bring the sword upon you to avenge the breaking of the covenant. When you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague among you, and you will be given into enemy hands.
26 When I cut off your supply of bread, ten women will be able to bake your bread in one oven, and they will dole out the bread by weight. You will eat, but you will not be satisfied.
27 “ ‘If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile toward me, 28 then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over. 29 You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters. 30 I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars and pile your dead bodies on the lifeless forms of your idols, and I will abhor you. 31 I will turn your cities into ruins and lay waste your sanctuaries, and I will take no delight in the pleasing aroma of your offerings. 32 I will lay waste the land, so that your enemies who live there will be appalled. 33 I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins. 34 Then the land will enjoy its sabbath years all the time that it lies desolate and you are in the country of your enemies; then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths. 35 All the time that it lies desolate, the land will have the rest it did not have during the sabbaths you lived in it.
36 “ ‘As for those of you who are left, I will make their hearts so fearful in the lands of their enemies that the sound of a windblown leaf will put them to flight. They will run as though fleeing from the sword, and they will fall, even though no one is pursuing them. 37 They will stumble over one another as though fleeing from the sword, even though no one is pursuing them. So you will not be able to stand before your enemies. 38 You will perish among the nations; the land of your enemies will devour you. 39 Those of you who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins; also because of their fathers’ sins they will waste away.
40 “ ‘But if they will confess their sins and the sins of their fatherstheir treachery against me and their hostility toward me, 41 which made me hostile toward them so that I sent them into the land of their enemiesthen when their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they pay for their sin, 42 I will remember my covenant with Jacob and my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land. 43 For the land will be deserted by them and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate without them. They will pay for their sins because they rejected my laws and abhorred my decrees. 44 Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them or abhor them so as to destroy them completely, breaking my covenant with them. I am the LORD their God. 45 But for their sake I will remember the covenant with their ancestors whom I brought out of Egypt in the sight of the nations to be their God. I am the LORD.’ “
46 These are the decrees, the laws and the regulations that the LORD established on Mount Sinai between himself and the Israelites through Moses.
So the cant of economics turned you to canning?
But if we wanted to escape their policies and live free of their control, theyd damn sure use deadly force to keep us from doing it.
hmm...sounds like the War Between the States
Well, the population is too fat to begin with, so if we all cut back to one meal a day, it shouldn’t be too bad. And who really needs heat or electricity? We got along for thousands of years without it.
So he's advising us to invest in manufacturers of tents and outdoor recreational equipment?
That’s because the Left knows damned full well that they’d starve if it weren’t for the profit that our willingness to work creates. Without it, there’s nothing to tax.
The city thugs already do this but they will have our
government “MASTERS” aiding them even more now.
I hope for the best and prepare for the worst. I like where my family is located for even a worst case scenario. I’m glad we do not live near any cities. We also have plenty of natural resources and because of the rural flavor of this town, most of us are armed to the teeth.
“Is all our plumbing, roads, bridges, etc. going to disappear?”
This guy might be the kind of nut who also predicted the rapture in 1988. That said, it wouldn’t take very long, with no money or desire to maintain them, for our infrastructure to fall to third world levels.
Isn’t it just a pisser that you KNOW these people just CAN’T leave others BE?
I mean, we’re not even wanting to separate because of a moral issue that WE want to continue (like slavery),
but because of moral issues that we don’t want to keep supporting - dependency, collectivism, infanticide, etc.
Spam does, I think :)
Yes, they know that they can’t sustain their socialist system without real producers,
but I know for a fact that the CONTROL issue is more of a driver for them than parasitism.
Guess Im back to stockpiling beans and rice again.
Some of us never left.
Got another hundred dollars worth of noon-perishables yesterday, sorted and stored.
Move along, citizen, or it's off the the camps.
This guy is working from another planet.
spam lasts forever!
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Wouldn’t it be really funny if the tin foil hat people turned out to be right? I don’t think I would stupid or duped, I’d be laughing too hard.
I like the idea of tax revolts.
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