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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"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.
Where you getting it and in what sizes?
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!!
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.
Potato buds then? I’ve checked many sites. Can you can rice?
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
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) ThoughtCriminal.org (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.
“buying bricks of gold”
Huh??? I wasn’t aware you could possess bricks of gold.
“Isnt it just a pisser that you KNOW these people just CANT leave others BE?”
It’s crazy!! This should be the new model of our revolution. Give me less government or give me death.
If you think your taxes are high now, just wait til states are on their own!
I’m glad he is an optimist (not)
A lot of thingscan be canned:
In case you haven’t seen it yet,
the motto “Live Free or Die”
has been replaced with
“Live for Free Pie”
Celente’s Trends Research:
Celente on FoxBusiness:
the tax revolts sound cool....i dont get the “food riots” part though...yeesh
Why doesn’t he just say it; another Great Depression?
And here I figured he was just having a realistic view of life under the Obama administration....
If this guy’s such a bloody genius who’s right all the time, how come we’ve never heard of him?
Whatever the term is for buying gold...never bought any myself so I dont know how its done, I know she buys gold coins as well, she travel around the country and buy’s it a coin shows etc. Now she is buying silver in bulk as well.
Well of course it will be. No one will need to buy Christmas presents in 2012. Christmas will be four days after 12/21/2012.
“This guy, like Nostradamus before him, is a first-class snake-oil salesman.”
I believe it. Everything I read in this article is very possible though.
It most certainly does. Pack it right, and it lasts just as long as grain.
Because that isn’t as dramatic as “food riots” and third world rhetoric. And, because he’s a moron.
Sorry, but he’s a MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONbat.
Even a broken watch is right twice each day.
The things everyone can do:
(1) Work harder
(2) Conserve energy as much as possible
(3) Save as much as possible
The massive reduction Americans have made in gasoline and oil usage is bringing the sheikhs to their knees! The less we drive, the more THEY suffer. The more we drill (drill, baby drill!) the more THEY suffer.
Their speculation on oil prices ignited this recession, and our deflation of them can end it. Keep up the good work, get back to work, and remember, don’t drive if you can walk, don’t go if you don’t need to, and drive the farthest trip on your list first (warms your car up). But, mostly... get back to work!
There's no real way for an ideological secession to work in this country. It's not like there is some neat geographical division, with liberals living on one side and conservatives on the other. And there is a sizeable percentage of people in this country who are essentially apolitical, other than on election day.
Maybe becasue the MSM didn’t mention him.
Go to my post 66 for links to his site and his interview on FoxBusiness.
doesnt believe in microwaves or most kitchen appliances.
I’d do without my husband before I’d give up the microwave
“If you think your taxes are high now, just wait til states are on their own!”
I’m not afraid. Our revolution will include dropping most of the functions of Big Government. The state won’t need as much money.
I like free pie. I’m going to have some free pie in about 20 minutes.
I’d say let them have a big upside down U shape, the east and west coasts and across the north.
Just leave the rest of us alone.
I can see the tax rebellion part as more people can't afford property taxes to pay for socialist indoctrination facilities (public schools). THIS issue will win us more GOP governorships than any other issue.
Food riots? Well, drive through knuckle dragger flyover country and understand how much arable land we have.
Revolution? I'd rather just succeed from the Union and form a new country that honors the original constitution (minus the slavery part).
Google food shortage and see that food riots occured around the world last year for reasons we are now not immune to, including lack of credit for farm inputs.
With the enforced use of corn and similar products to make ethanol because the Obamament will not allow us to drill here, drill now, the cost of food will rise astronomically. Corn will become car fuel and thus no more corn fed beef, chickens, hogs, corn flakes, corn syrup for sweetners, grits, hominy, corn bread and etc.........
Reality is about to test your theory. The money producing states have been hit hard. Tax revenues will be down at all levels, so they’ll be less for poor states.That is to say, states like NY, CA and CT will no longer be supporting states like Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi.
>> Everything I read in this article is very possible though.
I take predictions of “revolution” no more seriously now than I did when they came from the wacko leftists after Bush’s election, or Ron Paul brigade more recently.
The extreme wing of the losing party almost always wishes they could forcefully overturn an election in which they performed poorly. They never do.
It really torqed me the other night when I came to the realization that
if the left wanted to secede wed gladly let them go and form their own little dystopia.
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.
I want to believe that we’re on a better patch than this, but with what’s happening in the financial markets it looks like it’s coming down around our ears.
Those of us who believe in self reliance will have an opportunity to demonstrate why we have chosen this as our personal philosophy. I think most conservatives will do fine.
"Huh??? I wasnt aware you could possess bricks of gold."
I dare say possession isn't the problem.
It's the carrying them around when she's on the lamb from marauders that's going to kill that wonder girl.
Most of it is ordinary, off the shelf items.
Rice. Beans. Various kinds of Pasta Ronis. Egg Noodles. You know those packs you see of gravy mix? Brown Gravy, Turkey Gravy, Country Gravy, etc.
Powdered milk. Powdered mashed potatoes. Large containers of whole black pepper corns.
Beef bullion. Chicken bullion. Cans of stock.
Tomato paste. Tomato sauce. Various canned spaghetti sauces.
Corn starch. Oatmeal. Whole coffee beans. 20+ lbs of dried, powdered whole eggs. Whole honey. Sugar. Flour.
Large collection of canned veggies.
I'd note that about 500,000 of your fellow Kansans voted for Barrack Obama. What would you do with them? Or what about the 4.5 million or so Californians who voted GOP in this last election?
Maybe BO should start worrying about how he’s going to start “spreading the food around.”
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