Gerald Celente: "Here we are in 2012. Food riots, tax protests, farmer rebellions, student revolts, squatter digins, homeless uprisings, tent cities, ghost malls, general strikes, bossnappings, kidnappings, industrial saboteurs, gang warfare, mob rule, terror. How could it have come to this? Across the nation and around the world, it was a variation of the same theme. In the United States it was called “Obamageddon,” in the rest of the world it was “The Greatest Depression.” Did no one see it coming? Yes and no. There were intelligent, informed people who saw it. But for the most part they didn’t want to believe their eyes and didn’t want to hear it. They could do the math, but too terrified to face the big, bad ugly truth, they were afraid to add up the numbers. If you didn’t see the future through rose-colored glasses, they called you names: “Gloom and Doomer.” A purveyor of “Pessimism Porn” sniggered the New York Times, deriding Gerald Celente’s forecasts because they lacked the obligatory happy ending. The same New York Times — who sold America the Iraq war, who denied America was heading for recession until it became “official,” who relentlessly parroted the party line — like so many of “the most trusted” names in news, were themselves insidious pushers of “Optimism Opium.” And for the most part Americans bought it."
Reprinted from the Gerald Celente Channel.
Gerald Celente is founder and director of The Trends Research Institute, author of Trends 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.”