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."
"When CNN wants to know about the Top Trends, we ask Gerald Celente."
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"A network of 25 experts whose range of specialties would rival many university faculties."
"Gerald Celente has a knack for getting the zeitgeist right."
"Theres not a better trend forecaster than Gerald Celente. The man knows what hes talking about."
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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 worlds 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."
"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.
I saw this in Mongolia when the Soviet Union fell apart. There was no heat in the apartment buildings so they moved out into the country and lived in tents. The electricity might be on a few hours a day. They came out of it but it was with a lot of monetary help from us. It became very real to me how civilizations die.
When the cities, counties and states that are over spent and can't pay their bills and fix the roads, things go down hill FAST. I am not a pessimist but a realist. The world can change overnight. There is always that possibility, how probable, I don't know.
So...will you accept payments in Spam or Bullion? :-P
How about 'moonshine'?
oh, and this. I didn’t see a ping and I didn’t notice you on the thread. OF COURSE, it’s long now!
Alan Keyes files suit in California
I hope to God this man is wrong.
Better stock up in that case. Ya wouldn't want to go hungry!
Not the end of the world, but a long hiatus in the ever-upward climb of our standard of living. An end, for as long as these people are in total power, of what we all have always assumed was our birthright: to work hard and keep the fruits of our labor and pass them on to our children. This is now *selfish* and *unpatriotic*. We are to give most of our earnings to idiots to hand over to entitled fools, minus the rake-off, in exchange for keeping the idiots in power forever.
I think there is fear because America as we have known her has changed almost beyond recognition. Our politicians are hell-bent on starving our economy of fuel, encouraging dependency, demonizing success, insisting on reeducating us away from religion and our traditions of free speech and the right to keep and bear arms as individuals. They are destroying our currency, our sovereignty, our basic values, our families, our businesses and the jobs they provide, and everything we have worked for that is the basis of our security. In the name of tolerance, Christians, Republicans, conservatives and anyone with any unencumbered assets or who owns any means of production is to be humiliated and threatened with everything from disenfranchisement to confiscation. If we complain, we are overreacting. If we fight back, we are mean-spirited. If we simply state our own ideology, we are ridiculed.
I am with you on the pragmatism and I believe that is what we are seeing in these sorts of articles and threads. Failure and nuttiness are causing the fear, not the other way around.
How can we forget zerO? He is our President. His party is in complete control of both houses of Congress. Within 4 years, he has a chance of changing the SCOTUS so that it is also under the control of progressives and the next stop on their agenda is the foundation of our nation: the Constitution. He is the anti-Lincoln, who will bring about a civil war to enslave the productive.
You are correct in that he ran on an advertising slogan. No one knows what it meant and the idea of undefined change when there was nothing much wrong with the basics of America, except the actions of some politicians, evokes well-founded anxiety in anyone with a brain.
Don’t forget that this is affecting the entire world. There is no one except ourselves to liberate us. The rest of the world blames us while demanding we help them and they celebrate the very political upheaval that is at the root of all the present problems. How nutty is that?
All political campaigns are advertising. Mac was selling the past, while O was selling a rather hazy vision of the future.
Durasell’s first rule of history: You don’t get to grow old and die in the same country you were born in. That was true for the Founding Fathers and every American generation since them. The problem isn’t with a changing country, it’s with Americans’ expectations of the future.
Why consider a pagan Mayan calendar?
Why consider a pagan Mayan calendar?
you need so much money just to stay in your home....
where’s the cheapest place to buy liquor?
remember the 2 qt canning jars?....I got some from my mom and I bought some at a garage sale...
the lids were in short supply a few years ago, if anyone remembers.....that's a very good suggestion....buy them now....
my SIL says this according to her inlaws that are Dukaboors in Canada...they make vegetarian soups using lots of butter and milk and veggies....they make it in huge quantities....then they can a lot of it....not that it will keep on a shelf, but they vacuum seal the jars just so the lids will seal....the soup will keep in the refrig. for several weeks.....
I hope we have enough soylent green.
Follow that “yellow brick road” ... aka ... B*ll S**t.
Is there any resource showing the amount of money a state pays in and what they get back (after the fed has filtered their grift)?
Buy some MREs because they are quite portable, but otherwise spend some money buying dry beans, rice, dried onions and seasonings. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have some basic protein in the house.
Buy some guns for your liberal neighbors to use when the time comes. Even liberals have a strong sense of survival. :)
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