So who is Gerald Celente? Well, he's the CEO of Trends Research Institute. He predicted the 1987 stock market crash, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the 1997 Asian Currency Crisis. He served as executive assistant to the secretary of the New York State Senate and shuttled between Chicago and Washington, D.C., as a "government affairs specialist" during the 1970s. He is renowned for his accuracy in predicting future world and economic events, minus the crystal ball, through analysis and research. Celente has 30 years of credentials.
Quotes about Celente:
■ "When CNN wants to know about the Top Trends, we ask Gerald Celente." - CNN Headline News
■ "Gerald Celente has a knack for getting the zeitgeist right." - USA Today
■ "Those who take their predictions seriously ... consider the Trends Research Institute." - The Wall Street Journal.
■ "When Gerald Celente predicts what's going to be popular, people listen." - Times Union
■ "... a guy who obviously knows his trends." - Bill O'Reilly
■ "Doesn't it feel like the truth?" - Oprah Winfrey
Other agencies who use Celente are The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, 48 Hours, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, BBC, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Time, Business Week, Financial Times, Newsweek, Time, U.S. News and World Report, Investors Business Daily and The Economist, just to name a few.
Clients of Celente include Bank of America, American Express, The Coca Cola Company, Du Pont, Nestle', Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 3M, and Kimberly-Clark as examples.
Subscribers to his magazine "Trends Journal" include AT&T, Aetna, Audi, Ford, Mobil, Samsung and Nestle.
This is what Celente said in November, 2007 about 2008.
A financial crisis will likely send the U.S. dollar into a free fall of as much as 90 percent and gold soaring to $2,000 an ounce, a trends researcher said.
"We are going to see economic times the likes of which no living person has seen," Trends Research Institute Director Gerald Celente said, forcasting a "Panic of 2008."
"The bigger they are, the harder they'll fall," he sad in an interview with New York's Hudson Valley Business journal.
Celente -- who forecast the subprime mortgage financial crisis and the dollar's decline a year ago and gold's current rise in May -- told the newspaper the subprime mortgage meltdown was just the first "small, high-risk segment of the market" to collapse.
Derivative dealers, hedge funds, buyout firms and other market players will also unravel, he said.
Massive corporate losses, such as those recently posted by Citigroup Inc and General Motors Corp., will also be fairly common "for some time to come," he said.
He said he would not "be surprised if giants tumble to their deaths," Celente said.
The Panic of 2008 will lead to a lower U.S. standard of living, he said.
A result will be a drop in holiday spending a year from now, followed by a permanent end of the "retail holiday frenzy" that has driven the U.S. economy since the 1940s, he said.
Obviously everything that Celente predicted has come true or is starting to come true.
"We're in the USSA." "Just like back in the days of the Soviet Union, in the USSR. They're doing the same kinds of things. When you look at the government numbers, for example, they don't add inf ood - for which prices have gone up over 25 percent in the last year - and fuel - oil prices have gone up some 60 percent year to date. They don't add those numbers into core inflation." "And the government is taking over the country in a lot of different ways, so people have to take steps themselves. They have to stop buying a lot of garbage that they don't need. And here's a country with self-storage units? This is something unique around the world; nobody's ever haerd of such a thing. So we have to start cutting back, we have to start doing a lot of smart things and becoming more locally involved. Because if a lot of people do little things collectively, big things can happen. And I believe the vacuum is so big right now; that it can be filled with anything."
By now you should realized why Celente is stated to be the modern "Nostradamus", minus the fortune telling part. Ready to read what he says we have coming for us in the future?
" [Celente] is now forecasting revolution in America, food riots and tax rebellions - all within four years, which cautioning that putting food on the table will be a more pressing concern than buying Christmas by 2012. [...]
Cliente says that by 2012 American 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 than 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. [...]
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."
Here's a video of him talking recently to FOX News. (Yea I know Fox however, he talks to everyone, who pays that is...):
From an August 2008 interview with Terry McNally and from Celente's book "Trends":
2012. The future has arrived. Empire America is collapsing. The Panic of '08 because the Crash of '09. The global financial system has melted down. Most paper money isn't worth a dime. The worse of environmental fears have been realized. What some call the "War on Terror," others call WWIII. The onset of The Blackest of Plagues has the world's populace terrified.
The streets are teeming with the homeless, helpless and jobless. Major cities look like Calcutta. Neither Big Bother's surveillance, corporate security squads, or angry vigilantes can stop the pandemic crime wave. Even gated communities provide no sure sanctuary; the rich have become the targets of choice for kidnappers, gangs and organized criminals.
Food is plentiful if you can afford it, but dangerous to eat unless you grow your own or get it from reliable sources. After years of drought and mismanagement, water shortages have reached crisis levels in much of the world.
But even as this is written in 2012, the official word is still, "Take a deep breath, the fundamentals are sound." They're not. Yet those who didn't see it coming, still keep telling us what to do. Seeing through the media and government spin machines and smoke screens, many sensed the seriousness of the situation, and in their gut expected the worst. But either through instinctive fear, stubborn denial, or conditioned inertia, few prepared for what was to come. They now live between the helpless states of "what-might-have-been" and "I-wish-I-did."
You can hear the interview between Celente and Terrence McNally in a podcast.
Now you can choose to listen to Celente's words, and think about what he has said and predicted and be informed. Now you may have the opinion that the "powers that be" will never let the United States fall into such a situation. Well, where exactly are they going to get all that money to "fix" and "change" things for the right? The bailout has now topped $5 TRILLION in less than two months. Where is that number going to be in six months? And where is all that money to fix the financial institutions that decide to become nationalized? And what if the banks can't pay that money back in a timely manner? (Note I didn't take the total doomsday scenario of what if they can't pay it back at all.)
Now I'm sure some Obama supporters are screaming that Obama promised that middle-class taxes aren't going to go up. Well, don't forget that little added line from September 17, 2008 when he stated that taxes will go up once we are out of the recession. Well, one what if we don't come out of the recession within the next 4 years, and it drops. And two, what if we do come out of the recession within the next four years, what kind of bill are we as taxpayers looking at, especially considering a $5 trillion bill for bailout for only two months?
And one final thing; what is the deal with 2012 being spouted out as a date for when things either go good or bad? Oh wait, that's when Nibiru is suppose to pass by us, or according to the Mayan calendar on December 21, 2012 that the world ends....... oh yea.... But seriously, what is the deal with 2012 other than the next Presidential Election?
Oh wait.. according to Biden & Powell someone is going to meddle with Obama in January...... never mind. The world as we know it ends in January.. have a nice Christmas everyone! And if your wondering, what I want for Christmas is a nice cave up in the mountains away from civilization, with a nice stream and cover.