Here is a teaser from the interview, which Oath Keepers recommends for all readers. Please read the entire interview at The Daily Bell, linked above.
Gerald Celente on the Upcoming Seed Event and Why People Need to Think for Themselves to Avoid a Replay of the 1930s
Sunday, August 19, 2012 – with Anthony Wile
Introduction: Forecasting trends since 1980, Mr. Gerald Celente is publisher of the Trends Journal®, Founder/Director of the Trends Research Institute® and author of the highly acclaimed and best selling books, Trend Tracking and Trends 2000 (Warner Books.) Using his unique perspectives on current events forming future trends, Gerald Celente developed the Globalnomic® methodology, which is used to identify, track, forecast and manage trends. His on-time trend forecasts, vibrant style, articulate delivery and vivid public presence makes him a favorite of major media. The Trends Research Institute has earned its reputation as “today’s most trusted name in trends” for accurate and timely predictions. On the geopolitical and economic fronts, Celente and The Trends Research Institute are credited with predicting the collapse of the Soviet Union, the last two economic recessions, the dot-com meltdown, the 1997 Asian currency crisis, the 1987 world stock market crash, increased terrorism against America, “Crusades 2000,” the quagmire in Iraq … before war began and much more.
Daily Bell: Let’s jump right in and ask you to comment on the Seed Event taking place on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Seedevent.org). Tell us about it. How are you directly involved?
Gerald Celente: The Seed people contacted me after hearing my interviews from various other media. The Seed Event is very different from most of the presentations that I give. What is interesting is this is the kind of audience I relate to genuinely. The first book I ever worked on was called Natural Healing, back in 1986. I also have an honorary doctorate in complimentary medicine from the National University of Health Sciences.
Daily Bell: You identify with the audience?
Gerald Celente: The Seed Event to me is the closest to the ideal type of group that I like to speak with because, by definition, people who attend are people with open minds. My motto at the Trends Research Institute and the Trend Journal is “Think for yourself.” That was passed on to me by my father.
So going back to the upcoming Seed Event, it’s a learning experience. You go there with an open mind, wanting to obtain information that is going to improve your life, rather than going to an event so you can hear people reinforce your ideologies and reinforce what you already know. I was very much involved in the first “New Age” movement, which began in the ’70s, that went through to the mid-’90s. I lived in Reinbeck, where the Omega Institute is located. I began meditating back in the early ’80s and took Tai Chi and practiced close combat for 25 years. So I have broad interests in areas of New Age Philosophy.
The “New Age” was gaining momentum but what changed it was when Bill Clinton and Al Gore got elected. And I wrote this in my book, Trends 2000, in 1996. They were Baby Boomers, but they were no more than a continuation of the older Establishment regime and even worse. They codified what previous administrations couldn’t … like NAFTA and other legislation that took more rights away from people and exported jobs.
Daily Bell: That’s what really killed the “New Age” movement?
Gerald Celente: For a time. Now we’re going into a “New, New Age,” as I mention in the latest Trends Journal, because people are broke, people are desperate, people are searching.
Think about it … Who are the great philosophers of the day? I’ll tell you who – Jon Stewart, Colbert, Bill Maher … CLOWNS have become the philosophers … two-bit clowns. So there’s this huge vacuum and people are searching for the truth. And what Seed is … you go to this event to help find the truth and if you are awake and aware you find out the truth that is within you.
Daily Bell: You’re speaking on “The Future of Life As We Know It – Environment, Economy, Globalization.” Can you give us a bit of a summary?
Gerald Celente: Everyone is looking to the future but most people featured in the mainstream media are bringing more of the same. The future is dim and people have become walking zombies. You look at who the big producers are today in Hollywood. They are comic book freaks. Spielberg, a comic book freak. He’ll tell you. And what does he produce? Comic book crap. Batman. Comic book freaks.
The men have not grown up in America. They’re little boys. The people who want to progress, and that’s what’s going to happen, will go to the Seed Event. People there are searching for a future that’s richer than what’s now and that has integrity built into it as part of the DNA.
Daily Bell: Okay. Let’s focus a bit more on The Trends Research Institute you founded. What are the major trends occupying you right now?
Gerald Celente: Right now the major trends that are occupying me are the American election, the European debt crisis, the Syrian war and the push by America, Israel and NATO for expanding war in Syria and Iran. Time for class warfare, baby! People are losing it. They’re losing it in Greece. They’re losing it in Spain. They’re losing it in Egypt and Tunisia.
I remember when I was 18 years old. I went to see the movie, “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote. It was these two guys who were terrorizing this farm family and they were overdosing on aspirin, if I remember. That’s an everyday occurrence now. How many people get blown away everyday? It’s a common occurrence now. I read about it all the time. Guy kills his ex-wife and her boyfriend and the mother. That’s today’s news. It’s happening everywhere. Nothing is going to change until the individual changes and that is what Seed Event is about. There is no leader to lead you. You’re the leader; you create your future. Why would you let anybody else do it for you?
Daily Bell: Speaking of leadership, let’s turn to politics, of which you are not a fan. Nonetheless, you are skilled in political analysis. What’s happened to Dr. Ron Paul’s campaign?
Gerald Celente: He lacked the fire and passion. I said this when it was going on, that he would be marginalized at the debates. He would talk over the audience’s head and he turned off a very large potential audience. For the record, I was asked to go meet Dr. Paul when the campaign started. I declined. Look, you can’t have it both ways. He didn’t stand up and fight hard enough to gain his position.
Just to give you a little background, I began running political campaigns in Westchester County, the most affluent county in the United States, back in the ’70s. I was the assistant to the secretary of the New York Senate and I taught American politics and campaign technology at St. John’s University. So I know a thing or two about running a campaign. Here’s the truth: He let his core constituency down. They were fighting harder than he was. He lacked the passion.
Daily Bell: What do you think of Rand Paul? Is he politically ambitious?
Gerald Celente: Most politicians are ambitious. Dwight D. Eisenhower said any man or any person that wants to become president is either an egomaniac or a crazy person, or something to that effect and that no one should run for office, they should be chosen. And of all the presidents, by the way, he’s the only one I really, really respect. So to answer your question, yes, he’s ambitious. He will keep running for office. This is a continuation of high school. Same people that you couldn’t stand who wanted to be class president and ran for student council … they haven’t stopped running.
Daily Bell: What are your thoughts on President Barack Obama? Can he win?
Gerald Celente: Our forecast that we made on October 3, 2011 was yes, Obama will win. The “teleprompter president.” Politics is show business for ugly people. And Obama is a better performer. You couldn’t get a more stiff, insincere, programmed, plastic person than Mitt Romney. And Obama’s going to continue to attack Romney.
You have to understand the presidential reality show. Two candidates … well, who are the candidates? One is a guy that could have been a model for Van Heusen shirts, using Vitalis in his hair. The other is the savvy, scruffy guy from the streets who’s made good. Who is the better person to put on the presidential reality show? Van Heusen shirts are almost dead and nobody uses Vitalis any more. So even the best of the campaign strategists can’t deal with the wrong image at the wrong time and Romney is the wrong image at the wrong time.
Daily Bell: Does it matter if Obama wins?
Gerald Celente: If Obama wins, it matters because to me, by their deeds you shall know them. And Obama’s deeds terrify me. Obama overthrew Libya. Obama is instigating the war in Syria. Have you heard the words “peace plan” attached to either Israel or Palestine since Obama has been in office?
He doesn’t even make a pretense of it. To me it’s disgusting what the world is letting happen to the Palestinian people. And they are screaming and yelling what Gaddafi was doing to his people and what Assad is doing to his people!
Nobody speaks up for the atrocities against the Palestinian people. I am sick and tired of hearing the word “settlers.” This is not an old western where wagons are going across the empty plains … no, this is a land grab. And I’m allowed to say what I want against America but I’m not allowed to say what I want against Israel? I’ll say what I want to say … I’m not an anti-Semite. So where’s it going to go? It’s going to get worse because Obama is slick!
Daily Bell: Do conservatives believe in Mitt Romney?
Gerald Celente: Romney has a problem. Remember, a big part of the conservative’s block is evangelical. And this is one of the reasons we said Romney was going to lose. When you look at the data when he ran the last time, evangelicals don’t dig Mormons. They have an image issue. The other issue, of course, is Romney’s hundred millions. People don’t relate to that. Obama, as we said when we made the forecast, is going to play the born-again populist card and that’s exactly what he’s doing. Obama is a brilliant politician but calling someone a brilliant politician is like saying he’s a skillful whore.
Daily Bell: True enough. Freedom is eroding in America. Can we expect the trend to continue or accelerate?
Gerald Celente: It is accelerating. Look at the latest information coming out about the Department of Homeland Security gearing up to control public disturbances at either the Republican or Democrat conventions and also on Election Day. Look at all the surveillance equipment that’s been put in place. This is what I am saying.
He’s slippery. This is a guy that passed the National Defense Authorization Act. They can arrest a guy like me for being an enemy of the state without any judge, jury or trial, without any charges. They can have the military come and take me away. Look at what they are doing. Look how they are training the military for militia duties. They repealed, with the National Defense Authorization Act, the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act, which prevented the military from taking over the police duties.
All aboard! Next train to Auschwitz …
Daily Bell: Are you concerned for your own well being?
Gerald Celente: Of course. And it makes me feel sad. It breaks my heart. I bought a 1750s building. Read the beginning of the last Trends Journal … there’s a story called “Haunted by Hitler,” and how I came back from Germany in April, and I said to myself, how could the Germans, who were at the top of Western Civilization in the 1930s, let a two-bit freak destroy them? How could the Italians?
I mean, look at the Germans … Wagner, Einstein, Dietrich, Lang, Beethoven, Bach … the list goes on! How did the Italians let a little cartoon character like Mussolini destroy them? How did the Americans let Bush and Cheney destroy the nation, take them to war and put them under fear and control with Homeland Security? How could people believe in the presidential reality show again … Romney or Obama?
Daily Bell: How could they?
Gerald Celente: It’s the human spirit that allows people to do this. What is it about the human spirit that lets people give their lives up for others to run them? It goes back to the Seed Event. The SEED … You’re the seed. You better grow it.
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