Nostradamus, 'Occupy' This!
by Gerald Celente: Labor
Day Market Bloodbath: Gold Tops $1,900
below is not from a recent New York Times or Wall Street
Journal reporting on "Occupy Wall Street" – it was
written in 1995 by Gerald Celente. In Celente’s best-selling
2000 (Warner Books,1997), he predicted a watershed
event that lay a decade and a half in the future:
flooded the streets. Day and night, they marched … As the demonstrations
mobilized and gained momentum, the students were joined by their
uncollegiate peers – the unemployed, the underemployed, the unemployable…
No one was
sure what had turned the protestors into marchers, or what had
pointed them in the direction of Wall Street. All that was known
for sure was that a mob of adrenaline-pumped young people funneled
into the narrow streets of the Financial District…
In his prescient
forecast of the march on Wall Street, Celente not
only recognized, but analyzed what today’s editorial writers and
TV pundits are currently debating.
not supposed to be a country where the rich grew richer and everyone
else grew poorer. Finally the well-publicized income disparity
between the rich and the shrinking middle class and growing underclass
served as the predicted flashpoint…"
Also in 1997’s
Trends 2000, Celente envisaged a new, Internet-based network
he named "Technotribalism," which was
"capable of uniting and galvanizing the world electronically."
time the news was posted on the StudentNet. Sympathy protests
simultaneously combusted on college campuses and in cities around
forecast would eventually surface as the social networking megatrend
we now know as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.
FORWARD A DECADE
the Summer 2010 Trends Journal, Celente forecast a 21st century
variant of "Workers of the World Unite."
people are fully aware of the enormous bailouts going to the ‘too
big to fails’ that they are being forced to pay for. We will see
social unrest growing in all nations which are facing sovereign
debt crisis, the most obvious being Spain, Ireland, Portugal,
Italy, Ireland, the Ukraine, Hungary, followed by the United Kingdom
and the United States."
And in the
December 2010 Trends Journal, he wrote:
well publicized news of bank bailouts, billions in executive bonuses,
and a spectrum of financial hardships heaped upon those who could
least afford them – by those who could easily afford them – had
the public seething … especially the young … They’re mad as hell
and aren’t going to take it anymore."
has been so right, so often, about so
many trends, it’s no wonder the New York Post said, "If
Nostradamus were alive today, he'd have a hard time keeping up
with Gerald Celente."
But since Nostradamus
is long dead and since Celente has out-predicted him in unambiguous,
quatrain-free language, it’s easy to understand why so many people
turn to him for insights into what in world is going to happen next.
is founder and director of The Trends Research Institute, author
2000 and Trend
Tracking (Warner Books), and publisher of The Trends
Journal. He has been forecasting trends since 1980, and recently
called The Collapse of ’09.
2011 Gerald Celente
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