When following economics and world affairs, there is a lot to keep up with, and we have precious few sources of reliable information. Corbett is great at helping us understand the history of things, Storm Clouds Gathering is great at dissecting current events, but the most reliable source of insight and perspective about what is to come is Gerald Celente and the Trends Research Institute.
Gerald is a trends forecaster who analyzes current events, through which he can see which direction things are heading, in many different arenas of geo-politics. He predicted the stock market crash of 89, for which he became very well known in mainstream media, and he has made many other accurate forecasts of things to come. He became too radical for the mainstream a while back, and now he mostly makes appearances in independent media, on top of having his own publication, the Trends Journal, and a daily broadcast of news and reflections.
He was kind enough to spend some time with me to talk about the state of things presently and the rise of counter-economics. Before meeting Mr. Celente, I took a brief tour of the three historic buildings he owns in downtown Kingston, New York. These are all stone buildings from the eighteenth century, the only intersection in the country where all four corner buildings are pre-revolutionary war.
Kingston is a beautiful city. I walked about before my meeting, and it has great appeal. A perfect place for someone like Gerald, who always struck me as being a classy guy. He’s always nicely dressed, he enjoys good food, good conversation, theater and fine arts, yet he’s from the Bronx, carrying none of the high-brow attitude sometimes associated with the finer things of life. He's just a down to earth guy who’s passionate about this country, about freedom, and about bringing back high quality of life. I had never met Mr. Celente before this interview, but I had seen enough of him in videos to feel like I knew him a bit, already. I was excited to meet him and have a discussion.
He welcomed me into his office and studio, which is another old building he owns. The sidewalk is lined with plants, and the inside is almost like a jungle. There are so many plants that you can’t even see his desk from the front door. The whole place is one big room, with his desk, I later learned, is hidden away in the forest of potted plants.
On the other side of the room is a bar, which is often the set for the nightly news segments. In the back was a giant pizza oven, which Gerald installed. He told me the whole place was bare when he got it, and he had to redo the floors and some walls and bring in all the furnishings. He has done a really great job, because the place has a very nice appeal. The middle area has several dining tables, making the place feel like a European café of some sort. Nice spot!
Gerald and I spoke at length about a great many things. The full interview is up now, and I'm working on a recap that is less than ten minutes. I do hope you’ll check them out. And if you haven’t ever heard of Gerald Celente or the Trends Journal, it’s definitely worth looking into. I have been enjoying the latest edition very much. Aside from the great content, I can't tell you how nice it is to look through a magazine that is ad free. Most magazines are anywhere between two thirds and three quarters advertisement, so it's wonderful to get a straight shot of stimulating original material.
Thanks to Gerald Celente for taking the time to meet with me, and for all the great he's doing!