3 December 2008

'Revolution, food riots in America by 2012'

I told my local pharmacist two years ago that the US stock market would, sooner or later fall 70% and guessed that the low in the sociopolitical mood would be marked by
the trashing of hundreds of supermarkets. Just call me Cassandra, I guess.

I saw the level of debt and leverage as the issue and the chief indicator the peak in the indexes in 2000. Its been a bear market rally since 2003, which is why, imo, stocks are crashing now without relief, we have had a hedge fund and leverage and shadow banking sector driven bear market rally allready, now we get the generational lows.

How long did it take the UK stock market to recover its inflation adjusted highs after the GD? I don't know offhand but that I surmise is the likely time period involved going forward. Readers might like to consider why I point to that example in this case.

The major dudes of the forcasting biz seem to be coming around to the view I expressed 2005-7.

"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, 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 percent.

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."

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

"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.

5 comments:

MATT said...

What a bunch of horseshit.

kevin said...

Thx for your comment, Matt. Please don't construe any remarks on the blog as anti american or politically motivated. If I told you about the housing crisis or the tent cities of california in 2006, would you not have made the same remark.
You will eventually do the right thing, I guess, but only, as Churchill said, of trying everything else.
I see you remark as an example of a pattern of complacency that makes even the breakup of the US a possibility.
Cassandra's are often right, it seems.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I0QN-FYkpw&eurl

Anonymous said...

no its not horseshit it is the truth i wish it were not but we must face our future head on.

Anonymous said...

Gerald has the best track record among trend forecasters so we should pay heed to what he is saying.

Anonymous said...

i think this is gay. lol