Friday, November 14, 2008

2012 and what not

Ok, so this technically doesn't have anything to do with cycling, but it will eventually effect everyone. That means us cyclist too.

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 More..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 Defense 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.

Then there is this. I read some of "Hal Turner's" blog, and I don't agree with hardly any of it, but this video does make a point.

If you read his blog and it's comments, most of it will probably piss you off. I do think he made a good point about the U.S. Dollar though. This kind of makes you open your open your mind a little bit. I mean everything in general.

I have for a long time now been waiting for 2012 and all the different but the same looks about it and the change that I think it brings, but the closer we get the more it seems it might turn into something like what you have just read and watched.

til next time



Benjamin said...

I'm going to sound like the people I hated when I was 22 and say: These people are dramatists. Sorry. There are real revolutions, and there will continue to be real revolutions, but we're not there yet, kids. Starbucks still rules, as does Exxon, as does all the assholes currently trying to parley their friendship with Bush into their new friendship with Obama. I've met Alex Jones several times, and, like Chomsky, he relies just a bit too much on theater. A lot of these theories mask their largest assumption, and that is: humanity it moronic. Well that's probably true in an intellectual sense, but definitely not in a survivorship sense. The same way poor moms turn tricks to pay rent, ex-urbanites will/would/do learn to farm/garden to feed their own mouths. If humanity wasn't an elite survival machine, there'd be no internet, and I wouldn't be writing this now. There's only one real threat, and it hasn't changed since 1945: indiscriminate use of nukes. Outside that, it's all good in the hood.

Benjamin said...

Also, if there's going to be a big revolt, if we're reading truth, some hyper-intelligent scion... then why is there this list of credits suggesting we should listen to this asshole? Seriously-- If what he says makes sense, then why all the back up? One of which, by the way, is the f-ing Post pseudo-quoting Nostradamus. ...C'mon, Chik'n Li'l, we're not that low on oxygen.

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