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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"Mr. Celente tracks the worlds social, economic and business trends for corporate clients."
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"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."
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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.
There’s self-reliance and then there’s self-reliance. I suspect the kind of self-reliance you mention can be equated with subsistence living using antique skill sets.
Those wanting to live by “free state” rules stay or they’re free to leave.
Those coming IN to free states, however, must pass some basic civics courses (which would inherently be de facto ideological test because you’d have to understand founding principles).
For a guy who is not a nutjob conspiracy theorist blowhard, he sounds an awful lot like a nutjob conspiracy theorist blowhard.
Whole Oats can definitely be kept for years.
Most hard grains (unground) store for years. The hard outer shell is a near perfect container.
Hermetically sealed white rice (no oxygen) will keep 8-10 years. Unfortunately, white rice has little nutritional value.
Brown rice, which contains essential fatty acids, goes rancid in about 6 months.
BTW, alfalfa seeds germinate beautifully after 3 years storage.
Read the above article. Read the yellow highlighted part twice. Then think about it.
Problem is, if there was ANY DISRUPTION IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN, we’d have 200+ million people sitting around whining about how hungry they were, and saying over and over “It’s not my fault..”
Cry me a freakin river...
"As an increasing number of farms devote their corn crops to the production of ethanol rather than animal feed, feed costs have exploded, from less than $1 per bushel last year to more than $4 today.
Turkey feed is about one-third of the cost of raising a turkey," she said. "We feed turkeys a combination of corn and soybean."
With many growers switching to the more profitable corn for ethanol, turkey farmers are trying to cope with a one-two punch of increasing corn prices and decreased soybean production.
According to some estimates, the higher prices translate to about an 8 cent increase per pound, per turkey, or about a 35 percent increase in the cost of raising just one bird.
People are already holding back on spending. My family has made the decision not to buy Christmas gifts this year. And I’m sure we’re not alone. With no one spending there will be no tax to collect. With no one working there will be no income tax to collect. I’ve probably got enough cash to last 6 months. That is if the bank stays open and if the cash has any value.
I see an “end of the world” crisis coming. Personally I believe it is Biblical. But for those who disagree, there is still an “end” coming.
I said on another thread as I told my wife this morning, A millionaire and a homeless man will be equal. The homeless man will have no money and the millionaire’s money will be worthless. Then it will be the survival of the fittest. Is this what the Mayan’s and other ancients were predicting?
If all of this comes to pass then it made no difference who won the election. It’s time to turn to God.
What if conservatives in liberal states, or liberals in conservative states, don't want to leave their homes and want to keep advocating the political positions they believe in? Then what?
For sheer calories, it can be stored hermetically sealed with no oxygen.
I suppose they could, but I wouldn’t see the point.
What you want is only a simple move away. I couldn’t understand a conservative staying in a “people’s republic” just because they like their house. And as far as changing the policies of their region, well, that’s the point of the separation.
rice doesn’t last four years...
Yes it can- dry pack canned way longer than that so long as it is not brown rice.
I’ve got to finish my third novel in a hurry, or it’ll be overtaken by events.
You won’t be laughing much if the whip comes down. Expect the best, but prepare for the worst.
....i like where my family is located for even a worst case scenario. Im 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...
same here. Fish, hunt, garden.
Considering "a brick of gold" would probably weigh close to 1000 oz @ 700.00/oz that would equal $700,000.00/brick. Mentioning buying bricks "plural" (more than one.... your now at 1.4 million dollars .... my question is how does a single mom and a vegetarian get this kind of money to buy "bricks" of gold???
Hey I used to laugh at her as well, she doesnt own a refridgerator and lives in rented apartment and doesnt belive in western medicine (refues to buy healthcare - goes to herb shops for holistic healing) but she buys gold and silver! Now I’m thinking she has invested wisely.
OK Enough already! I used the term “bricks” because as I said before I dont know how you buy gold except for coins...All I know is she has been buying it for a few years now.
I think he's right about the starvation thing too. This can be avoided - but I don't see it happening...
I’ve been buying gold cinderblocks, but only because they were out of sheetrock
hope for the best- prepare for the worst
Exactly. I live in a small town (relatively large for the area)with a full acre - one reason I have hung on to this place is I know what my parents did here during the Great Depression- we ate very well. Bought very little from the store. Same for WW2 when rationing was in force.
Not saying it is not possible, however, questions...
he mentions tent cities existing—I have never seen a tent city in the US...has anyone else.
Also, others asked what is is track record—it is noted what he predicted correctly; how is is his batting average inclluding errors?
They’re reasonably priced as well. I keep that link in “favorites”.
>>Same for WW2 when rationing was in force.
Yep. City folks need to learn two words: “Victory Garden”.
People like their homes, and aren't going to move away so easily. Most people have friends, family and attachments to where they live and aren't willing to pick up and move for ideological reasons. Many of those attachments cross party lines.
What you want is only a simple move away. I couldnt understand a conservative staying in a peoples republic just because they like their house.
I live in DC, which is more or less a "people's republic." I like it here, and am not going to move out over politics. My friends and family run the gamut of political views and ideologies. Giving all of that up just to be surrounded by people who agree with me politically seems silly.
There absolutely are tent cities in the US. Seattle recently had quite an uproar over a bunch of folks living in pink tents. I’m not talking five or ten people, I’m talking two or three hundred, maybe more.
Buy gold in Nevada. No sales tax. Buy weapons there also. Get on the net to place a purchase for pick-up.
>>I have never seen a tent city in the US...has anyone else.
You can still see the remnants of one at Camp Pendleton. It’s the one that housed the boat people in the 70’s.
Most of our modern infrastructure was built after WWII - and with bridges the safe lifespan is some 50 years give or take... Add 50 to an average of 1955 and you’ll see we’re long overdue on bridge replacement. Our other infrastructure’s the same. Without the money to maintain it, it’ll go quickly.
They gave GE $150 billion yesterday. They are continuing to do it....
everytime I go to Walmart I buy more quart canning jars
For those that already can and have jars, it would be good to stock up on jar flats. This fall a friend of mine still had alot of canning to do, and could not get flats. Anywhere where she lived.. It gave me a heads up and I started buying them each time I went to the store since I could get them here.
Anyone out there old enough to remember the jar rubber rings that were reusable??? That goes back into time.
I have never bought gold before (besides jewelry), but will let my friend know. Thanks.
When the BO guy finds out the treasury dumped their IOUs in his lap, he'll kick his dog, beat his wife, and slap the kids.
Hey just don’t cook it first!
I’ve been buying the flats too. I remember the rubber rings, but only because my mom used them.
LOL! You’re being disenfranchised!
I also have four or five of the large bricks (ten bars each) of soap.
If somebody wants to give me five gallons of gas for a bar of soap so they can have a bath, I’m game.
You are quite right. Think barter.
Limit power to generate electricity and your plumbing won’t work. Tax fuel so it stays high and transport will diminish, even with reasonable roads, and the cost of everything will become unaffordable. Hire the unskilled because they belong to the protected classes and infrastructure repair will suffer. Limit non-metallic mining and push the cost of asphalt higher with direct and indirect (carbon tax) taxation and the roads will be unsafe or will not be cost-effective to repair. Import low quality steel and low quality pumps, pipes, rebar, etc and nothing will be built and what is built will not function as it should.
I have no fancy track record, but these are exactly the future scenarios that have worried me.
My nearest little town is going ahead with a $60k engineering project so tht when grant money for roads happens, they ae ahead of the game. No one will listen to anyone who says we should be cautious because we don’t know if the money will materialize or if we will be eligible.
LOL The Obamas don't give Christmas gifts either. (Muslims don't celebrate Christmas.)
“If you think your taxes are high now, just wait til states are on their own!”
You best be prepared to defend your cache.
Just click this google image page. I googled homeless tent city California and had no trouble finding countless pictures of existing tent cities.