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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."

"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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To: ladyjane

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.

41 posted on 11/14/2008 10:22:15 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

42 posted on 11/14/2008 10:22:47 AM PST by Mojave (
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To: TaxRelief
rice doesn’t last four years...

Spam does, I think :)

43 posted on 11/14/2008 10:23:19 AM PST by KittenClaws
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To: Clioman

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.

44 posted on 11/14/2008 10:23:21 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: poobear

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

Some of us never left.
Got another hundred dollars worth of noon-perishables yesterday, sorted and stored.

45 posted on 11/14/2008 10:23:57 AM PST by djf (The harsh reality of life is that reality is harsh.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I believe it. Our way of life is probably over. Second Civil War coming soon.

Move along, citizen, or it's off the the camps.

46 posted on 11/14/2008 10:24:02 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Nihil utile nisi quod honestum - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: Dr. Marten

This guy is working from another planet.

47 posted on 11/14/2008 10:26:01 AM PST by texmexis best (uency)
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To: KittenClaws

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48 posted on 11/14/2008 10:26:45 AM PST by durasell
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To: ErnBatavia

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.

49 posted on 11/14/2008 10:26:52 AM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: Dr. Marten

I like the idea of tax revolts.

50 posted on 11/14/2008 10:27:41 AM PST by Doug4McCain (I'm ashamed of myself for supporting McCain, but I still love Sarah Palin.)
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To: Patriotic1
[First and most important question: What things has he predicted that haven’t come to pass? Or do most of them?]
Well, there's this:    "and the fall of the Soviet Union"
The Soviet Bear did not die - it was hibernating.   Just long enough for Western Capitalists to infuse it with enough cash to retool its military industrial complex.
And just long enough for a generation of Americans who don't remember the Cold War to become voters - and bring a Comrade Chairman Obama into the office of POTUS.
Got Five Year Plan?

51 posted on 11/14/2008 10:28:11 AM PST by LomanBill (A bird flies because the right wing opposes the left.)
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To: djf

Where you getting it and in what sizes?

52 posted on 11/14/2008 10:29:17 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: Clioman

I really believe now is the time for secession. The government is about to make dependents out of all of us and soon it will be too late to get enough people leave.

I can’t be the only person who thinks this and there has to be leaders who believe it as well. Speak up, lead us out!!

53 posted on 11/14/2008 10:30:00 AM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: durasell


54 posted on 11/14/2008 10:30:16 AM PST by KittenClaws
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To: Dr. Marten

The guy’s a real optimist, isn’t he? I don’t know how we get to food riots from here. I think I’ll take a little less pessimistic view of the future. It doesn’t cost anything, and I may prove to be right.

55 posted on 11/14/2008 10:30:20 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: TaxRelief

Potato buds then? I’ve checked many sites. Can you can rice?

56 posted on 11/14/2008 10:31:20 AM PST by poobear (Tagline has been temporarily suspended...)
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To: Dr. Marten; Blogger; RobRoy

This fits right in with the following, posted by Blogger:

Are we witnessing a Tin Foil Theory Come True?(Semi-Vanity)

it referring also to something from March 2008, posted by RobRoy:

Secret “closed door” meeting with Congress

57 posted on 11/14/2008 10:31:48 AM PST by FocusNexus
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To: Dr. Marten

Among the first three pages of Google links when searching “Gerald Celente” is

(1) Alex Jones InfoWars (whack-job conspiracy theorist extraordinaire)
(2) Coast to Coast AM Radio (the whack job conspiracy theorist/ alien abduction radio show);
(3) Democratic Underground;
(4) The Daily Paul (a Ron Paul periodical);
(5) Godlike Productions (whose tag line is “UFOs, Conspiracy Theorists, Lunatic Fringe”);
(6) (a site which purports to be “an expose into government corruption, political shell games, invasion of privacy and the new world order.”, and thus monitors how close American Society is coming to the novel 1984).

This guy, like Nostradamus before him, is a first-class snake-oil salesman.


58 posted on 11/14/2008 10:31:55 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Keep Austin Quarantined ...)
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To: FeliciaCat

“buying bricks of gold”

Huh??? I wasn’t aware you could possess bricks of gold.

59 posted on 11/14/2008 10:32:06 AM PST by PrairieRoot (Here's hoping Global Warning extends the hunting and logging seasons.)
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To: MrB

“Isn’t it just a pisser that you KNOW these people just CAN’T leave others BE?”

It’s crazy!! This should be the new model of our revolution. Give me less government or give me death.

60 posted on 11/14/2008 10:32:07 AM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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