- KINGSTON, NY -- The first
decade of the 21st century is going out the same way it came in with a
bust and a bang.
- The dot-com bubble burst in 2000, and the Bailout Bubble
will bust in 2010.
- 9/11 terror ushered America into the decade, and terror
will strike again before the decade ends.
- The decade long wars waged by US and NAT0 against Afghanistan
and Iraq are leading the world to the first Great War of the 21st Century.
- The 20th century belonged to America, in 2010 Empire
America will be breaking apart. The signs are there for all to see.
- World leaders and most economists see a very different
future unfolding. They insist the financial crisis is over and recovery
is on the way.
- On the military front, America's new Commander in Chief,
Congress and the generals promised their war strategy will bring victory
abroad and keep the homeland terror free.
- Fed a steady diet of junk news du jour by the Cartoon
News Networks, the general public remains largely oblivious or at best,
grossly misinformed. As 2009 ends, the misadventures of Tiger Woods and
the White House party crashers top the media menu.
- Increased terror, escalating wars, economic calamity
these are just a few of the 2010 Top Trends featured and analyzed at length
in our Winter Trends Journal ® that you will receive by early January.
- In the meantime, to keep you alert, focused, and above
all, prepared, within two weeks we will send you an overview of our 2010
Trend forecasts. It is important to have plans and strategies in place
for the holidays, a time when so many are caught up in the spirit and paying
little attention to the headlines.
- Our high alert is not alarmism. Last year, just two
days after Christmas, with most people in a holiday state of mind, Israel
launched a major war against the Palestinians. There were a number of
factors that could have led either to an instant economic meltdown or an
escalation of the war beyond the Palestinian borders.
- The worst was averted. Had it happened, only those who'd
taken proactive measures at the first signs of major hostilities would
have gone through the crisis unscathed. The trend lesson? War, terror
and calamity are not set to time clocks. Anything can happen, anywhere,
at anytime. Prepare for the unexpected. It is the close-combat state
- In addition to the ominous forecasts, we also foresee
a variety of social, health, environmental, entertainment, cultural, business
and consumer trends that will be both profitable and transformational.
- Publisher's Note: If you have friends, family or acquaintances
who still cling to "hope" and hope for "change", you
may consider giving them a holiday gift of hard facts, penetrating analyses
and prescient forecasts a subscription to the Trends Journal ®.
- Gerald Celente