- KINGSTON, NY, 20 December 2011 - Hold onto your hat,
your wallet, and your wits.
- After a tumultuous 2011 in which many of the trends
we had forecast became headline news around the world, we are now forewarning
of an even more tumultuous year to come.
- While it would give us great pleasure to forecast
a 2012 of joy and prosperity all brought about by the wisdom and
benevolence of our fearless leaders since we are not running for
office or looking to profit by gulling the people, we tell it as we see
it in our 12 Top Trends 2012.
- One megatrend looms on the near horizon. And we forecast
that when it strikes, it will be a shock felt around the world. Hyperbole
it's not! Our research has revealed that at the very highest levels of
government this megatrend has been seriously discussed. Read on:
- 1. Economic Martial Law: Given the current economic
and geopolitical conditions, the central banks and world governments already
have plans in place to declare economic martial law with the possibility
of military martial law to follow.
- 2. Battlefield America: With a stroke of the Presidential
pen, language was removed from an earlier version of the National Defense
Authorization Act, granting the President authority to act as judge, jury
and executioner. Citizens, welcome to "Battlefield America."
- 3. Invasion of the Occtupy: 15 years ago, Gerald Celente
predicted in his book Trends 2000 that prolonged protests would hit Wall
Street in the early years of the new millennium and would spread nationwide.
The "Occtupy" is now upon us, and it is like nothing history
has ever witnessed.
- 4. Climax Time: The financial house of cards is collapsing,
and in 2012 many of the long-simmering socioeconomic and geopolitical trends
that Celente has accurately forecast will come to a climax. Some will arrive
with a big bang and others less dramatically but no less consequentially.
Are you prepared? And what's next for the world?
- 5. Technocrat Takeover: "Democracy is Dead; Long
Live the Technocrat!" A pair of lightning-quick financial coup d'états
in Greece and Italy have installed two unelected figures as head of state.
No one yet in the mainstream media is calling this merger of state and
corporate powers by its proper name: Fascism, nor are they calling these
"technocrats" by their proper name: Bankers! Can a rudderless
ship be saved because technocrat is at the helm?
- 6. Repatriate! Repatriate!: It took a small, but financially
and politically powerful group to sell the world on globalization, and
it will take a large, committed and coordinated citizens' movement to "un-sell"
it. "Repatriate! Repatriate!" will pit the creative instincts
of a multitude of individuals against the repressive monopoly of the multinationals.
- 7. Secession Obsession: Winds of political change
are blowing from Tunisia to Russia and everywhere in between, opening a
window of opportunity through which previously unimaginable political options
may now be considered: radical decentralization, Internet-based direct
democracy, secession, and even the peaceful dissolution of nations, offering
the possibility for a new world "disorder."
- 8. Safe Havens: As the signs of imminent economic
and social collapse become more pronounced, legions of New Millennium
survivalists are, or will be, thinking about looking for methods and ways
to escape the resulting turmoil. Those "on-trend" have already
taken measure to implement Gerald Celente's 3 G's: Gold, Guns and a Getaway
plan. Where to go? What to do? Top Trends 2012 will guide the way.
- 9. Big Brother Internet: The coming year will be the
beginning of the end of Internet Freedom: A battle between the governments
and the people. Governments will propose legislation for a new "authentication
technology," requiring Internet users to present the equivalent of
a driver's license and/or bill of health to navigate cyberspace. For
the general population it will represent yet another curtailing of freedom
and level of governmental control.
- 10. Direct vs. Faux Democracy: In every corner of
the world, a restive populace has made it clear that it's disgusted with
"politics as usual" and is looking for change. Government, in
all its forms democracy, autocracy, monarchy, socialism, communism
just isn''t working. The only viable solution is to take the vote
out of the hands of party politicians and institute Direct Democracy. If
the Swiss can do it, why can't anyone else?
- 11. Alternative Energy 2012: Even under the cloud
of Fukushima, the harnessing of nuclear power is being reinvigorated by
a fuel that is significantly safer than uranium and by the introduction
of small, modular, portable reactors that reduce costs and construction
time. In addition, there are dozens of projects underway that explore the
possibility of creating cleaner, competitively priced liquid fuels distilled
from natural sources. Plan to start saying goodbye to conventional liquid
- 12. Going Out in Style: In the bleak terrain of 2012
and beyond, "Affordable sophistication" will direct and inspire
products, fashion, music, the fine arts and entertainment at all levels.
US businesses would be wise to wake up and tap into the dormant desire
for old time quality and the America that was.
- With unexcelled track record to prove it, no one can
provide a more accurate look into the future than Gerald Celente, Trends
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