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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 future 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 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.


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.”


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“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.”

The George Washington blog has compiled a list of quotes attesting to Celente’s accuracy as a trend forecaster.

“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.
 

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World ends in 2012...

Why does this date keep popping up alll the time?

Hmmmm.... homeless strung out on meth?

I got yer zombies right here.....
 

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Yep, the fiat system is based upon nothing but fantasies and hope. Everything has its way of balancing out. This will bring the US back into check...
 

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Actually, the fall fo the Us has been forecasted for decades. You just had to look in the right places for it. I think there was a magazine in the 80s called Survival, a 90s mag called American Survival Guide, and now we use the internet.
 

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I know. I've been warning my parents and relatives for over three years. I just can't believe these people.
i got the same problem they are brainwashed sheep. and i hate to see all their hard earned money going down the drain and they will not lesson. and they will not stock up on food and such. they think this is just another resession and there is no talking to them :headshake:
 

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i got the same problem they are brainwashed sheep. and i hate to see all their hard earned money going down the drain and they will not lesson. and they will not stock up on food and such. they think this is just another resession and there is no talking to them :headshake:
Sadly it's the same for me. Mostly distant family members whom I only tend to see on the holidays. I don't talk about what I think, but I listen to their conversations. They have this idea that we're 'just going through a rough patch' economically. I can only shake my head.

One of the conversations pertained to the new big screen tv's they planned on purchasing the day after Thanksgiving. Gawd knows I'm not telling these people what I have lest they think they can show up on my door step.
 

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I am glad i live in Norway.. there are like 4 million people here and we got lots of great nature and hidingplaces in the mountains...if i were american, i would go north or down to the amazon jungle...its one of the oldest regions on earth that havent been destroyed because of nature catastropes (prosess =)) and such...
Anyway i hope you all will be ok and that we can lay down the bad conspiracy of these world "leader" before bad becomes REALLY BAD:eek:
 

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For the record, Celente has been wrong more often than right. Lets not be sheeple in the opposite direction. What I mean by that is, how are we any better than the brainlessly unprepared, if we don't challenge what we read and see. If we do and it still stands up, then "uh oh". However, I don't often find this to be the case.


That being said, I think that if you live in a major city, you should retreat to suburbia where its probably marginally safer if things go bad.

(Link below)


the time has come to see if Celente’s record truly cuts the mustard.

In May 1993, in a story about fiftysomethings losing their jobs written for the Orange County Register, Celente was quoted. He was advising IBM at the time during a period of downsizing. What was Celente’s golden advice? He informed displaced executives to “go for some kind of counseling.” Asked to comment on this situation, Celente offered the same doom and gloom boilerplate that he’s telling us today: “The Industrial Age is ending. All the systems are breaking down and that means disappointment and disillusionment for the people who grew up in the ’50’s.” He elaborated, “These people believed in the Ozzie and Harriet way of life. That concept is dead. So is the concept of retiring at 65.” These were hardly prescient or specific thoughts, but they were certainly dramatic enough to make it into an Orange County newspaper.


Why not get topical? Let’s take Celente on a more specialized subject like restaurants. In 1993, Celente predicted “growing demands for take-out food, high- and low-end restaurants, and restaurants that offer live entertainment. Middle-range restaurants with mainstream fare will suffer.” Aside from the fact that Celente’s prediction accounts for about 90% of restaurants, doesn’t the fact that human beings need to eat remain a comfy ledge to launch a prediction?

In 1998, Celente told Money Magazine that, as the population grows older, “Americans will be spending more time at home than ever before both for pleasure and business.” Imagine that. You grow old, retire, and then you suddenly have more time. How the hell did Celente know?

In the September 21, 2000 edition of Newsweek, the great futurist weighed in on mindless chores. Why are they called mindless? “Your mind can’t be going all the time.” And when any problem becomes bigger, it becomes bigger than burnout. “It’s road rage, it’s air rage, it’s Columbine, it’s stress — and people don’t get it.” I’m wondering if it’s also the kind of impulse that will cause you to make impetuous predictions about the United States’s future.

Asked by CBS News in May 2005 to comment upon where Dillard’s planned to go, Celente had this to say: “There is nothing Dillard’s has that you can’t find in 1,000 other places. America is vastly overstored.” Take out “Dillard’s” and sub it in with another department store chain name, and you begin to see what little Celente’s remarks say.

But if we’re in for a future of doom and gloom, Celente has been sending us some mixed messages. He told the Associated Press in May 2005, “The bottom of the luxury market is not going to fall out.”

Talking with the Associated Press in September 2005, Celente suggested that Wal-Mart could deflect its negative image with its philanthropy. That’s hardly a stunning insight. Any positive action has the probability of causing a company to look good. This is rudimentary probability. But what profound thoughts did our great seer tell the AP? “We try to refrain from making value judgments — what the motive is. But the fact is that [Wal-Mart was] there with trailer trucks being turned away. Amazing, isn’t it?” Amazing indeed. Presumably, the AP reporter who talked with Celente did so because the reporter needed somebody to describe the situation as “amazing” or “magnificent.” Some casual modifier that might be confused for profound thought.


Celente was asked to weigh in on Internet trends by the San Francisco Chronicle’s Patricia Yollin in December 2006. “People are more electronically connected and less humanly connected,” opined our great psychic. And if that general piece of advice wasn’t enough, Celente also took the time to badmouth public displays of affection, pointing out how unacceptable it was to put PDA in “techno jargon.” Perhaps Celente confused PDA with another type of PDA, but what he didn’t seem to tell the reporter was that acronyms have existed long before the Internet.

http://www.edrants.com/gerald-celente-futurist-fraud/
 

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the comedian lewis black said it best.

if they built a multi- million $ "big f-ing thing" for people to look at,
it would take congress 6mos and millions of $'s to decide what
"F-ing color to paint it!!"
 

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I like the man and I listen to him, but I did hear him say early in 2010 that the dollar was going to collapse in Nov.2010.
 

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i got the same problem they are brainwashed sheep. and i hate to see all their hard earned money going down the drain and they will not lesson. and they will not stock up on food and such. they think this is just another resession and there is no talking to them :headshake:
:thumb:(This is my first reply) Just joined today. I have to tell you, I feel the same way! My family thinks I am nuts. I have done 100's of hours of research from many sources on this subject, and they just don't get it. I am a prepper and have done much to preserve the well being of my family(my wife and kid's). I literally begged my brother to at least stock food and water. He bought an extra case of formula for his 10 month old, that was a month ago. Has done nothing since.
I have kept up on politics,government etc. for years. I feel, we have NEVER been in this much trouble. I ask them, do you know how much the National Debt is? they reply, " uh it's billions of dollars" they are clueless, and only care about who is on American Idol or who they should text now, etc.
I think our economic collapse will be worse than any other country because we are all so spoiled. No one I know even has a garden. When people trample over each other to get a flat screen tv for $100.00, what will they do when food and water are scarce? It's going to be a very dangerous situation very fast! sorry to ramble on, but it's great to know there are others like me who actually take the time to prepare for a disaster or an economic collapse. I feel much better knowing you are doing the same, just wish our freinds and families would see what we already know.
 
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