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Gerald Celente: Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012
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Posted on 11/14/2008 10:07:38 AM PST by Dr. Marten

Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012...Trend forecaster, renowned for being accurate in the past, says

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. "It’s not going to come yet, but it’s going to come down the line and we’re 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. That’s going to be the big one because people can’t afford to pay more school tax, property tax, any kind of tax. You’re going to start seeing those kinds of protests start to develop."

"It’s 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 we’re going to see many more."

"We’re going to start seeing huge areas of vacant real estate and squatters living in them as well. It’s going to be a picture the likes of which Americans are not going to be used to. It’s going to come as a shock and with it, there’s 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, people’s minds weren’t 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 anybody’s comprehension."

"When CNN wants to know about the Top Trends, we ask Gerald Celente."
— CNN Headline News

"A network of 25 experts whose range of specialties would rival many university faculties."
— The Economist

"Gerald Celente has a knack for getting the zeitgeist right."
— USA Today

"There’s not a better trend forecaster than Gerald Celente. The man knows what he’s talking about."
- CNBC

"Those who take their predictions seriously ... consider the Trends Research Institute."
— The Wall Street Journal

"Gerald Celente is always ahead of the curve on trends and uncannily on the mark ... he's one of the most accurate forecasters around."
— The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Mr. Celente tracks the world’s social, economic and business trends for corporate clients."
— The New York Times

"Mr. Celente is a very intelligent guy. We are able to learn about trends from an authority."
— 48 Hours, CBS News

"Gerald Celente has a solid track record. He has predicted everything from the 1987 stock market crash and the demise of the Soviet Union to green marketing and corporate downsizing."
— The Detroit News

"Gerald Celente forecast the 1987 stock market crash, ‘green marketing,’ and the boom in gourmet coffees."
— Chicago Tribune

"The Trends Research Institute is the Standard and Poors of Popular Culture."
— The Los Angeles Times

"If Nostradamus were alive today, he'd have a hard time keeping up with Gerald Celente."
— New York Post

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.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics
KEYWORDS: economy; famine; food; hunger; obama; poverty; revolution; soylentgreen; starvation; weredoomed
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1 posted on 11/14/2008 10:07:39 AM PST by Dr. Marten
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To: srm913; Free the USA; rightwing2; borghead; ChaseR; soccer8; US_MilitaryRules; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 11/14/2008 10:09:19 AM PST by Dr. Marten ("We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." ~ Aesop)
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To: Dr. Marten
Hmm... maybe this will mean that retailers will offer post-Christmas prices on stuff now.
3 posted on 11/14/2008 10:10:27 AM PST by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: Dr. Marten

I believe it. Our way of life is probably over. Second Civil War coming soon.


4 posted on 11/14/2008 10:10:34 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Dr. Marten
"All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide. "
- Abraham Lincoln, 1838

5 posted on 11/14/2008 10:10:49 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: Dr. Marten

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.


6 posted on 11/14/2008 10:11:10 AM PST by Excellence ("There is no such thing as multi-culturalism in Saudi Arabia." Mark Steyn)
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To: Dr. Marten
Celente says that by 2012 America will become an undeveloped nation...

Huh? Is all our plumbing, roads, bridges, etc. going to disappear?

7 posted on 11/14/2008 10:11:34 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: Dr. Marten

I give it a year.


8 posted on 11/14/2008 10:11:34 AM PST by MarkeyD (11-4-08 For the first time I can say I am ashamed of my country.)
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To: Dr. Marten
"The first thing to do is organize with tax revolts. That’s going to be the big one because people can’t afford to pay more school tax, property tax, any kind of tax. You’re going to start seeing those kinds of protests start to develop."

Not sure that I buy into the entire article, but I do see this as a possibility.

9 posted on 11/14/2008 10:11:40 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Dr. Marten

Guess I’m back to stockpiling beans and rice again.


10 posted on 11/14/2008 10:11:43 AM PST by poobear (Tagline has been temporarily suspended...)
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To: Dr. Marten

First and most important question: What things has he predicted that haven’t come to pass? Or do most of them?


11 posted on 11/14/2008 10:11:48 AM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Dr. Marten

>> So there you have it - hardly a nutjob conspiracy theorist blowhard now is he?

Not sure I’d go that far.

H


12 posted on 11/14/2008 10:12:27 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Keep Austin Quarantined ...)
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To: Excellence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l46t_nrySg4


13 posted on 11/14/2008 10:14:05 AM PST by smartin (The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


14 posted on 11/14/2008 10:14:05 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: Excellence
Lord Barry, heal the bitter ones...
15 posted on 11/14/2008 10:14:55 AM PST by Xenophon450 ( The stain of freedom, he's washed it out... who’s rocking the cradle? I have no doubt...)
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To: Dr. Marten
"There will be a revolution in this country," he said. "It’s not going to come yet, but it’s going to come down the line and we’re 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 Obama presidency is indeed THE third party. It is the Marxist party that is entering the White House masquerading as the Democratic Party.

16 posted on 11/14/2008 10:15:04 AM PST by avacado
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To: ClearCase_guy

1st Civil War.............;^)


17 posted on 11/14/2008 10:15:36 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: Dr. Marten

This is all part of Hussein’s plan. His muslim and african brothers will dance on our nation’s grave.


18 posted on 11/14/2008 10:15:37 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: Dr. Marten

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?


19 posted on 11/14/2008 10:16:25 AM PST by durasell
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To: Excellence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l46t_nrySg4


20 posted on 11/14/2008 10:16:28 AM PST by MarkeyD (11-4-08 For the first time I can say I am ashamed of my country.)
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