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The Renaissance Revival 2012

January 26, 2010

The Renaissance Revival 2012

Have you ever heard of Gerald Celente? Well if not, you soon will. So, please read on. This guy’s work is very well regarded due to his forecasting accuracy. He is best known as the foremost trend predictors in the world because of his predictive ability which has elevated him to an elite status.  He has authored two books on the subject: Trend Tracking & Trends 2000. Smart guy surrounded by other like minds no less. A quote from The Economist- “A network of 25 experts whose range of specialties would rival many university faculties”.

He is director of the 30 year old Trends Research Institute and publisher of their monthly Trends Journal that overflows with valuable information. There are those in the media who have bestowed on him the title of “Dr. Doom” as his track record of forecasting some not so pleasant future events is quite accurate. The New York Post said- “if Nostradamus were alive today, he’d have a hard time keeping up with Gerald Celente.”

And yes, some of what he forecasts in not really fun to hear about, but how else are we to change direction charting a new, better course for our future? But not all is doom-and-gloom coming out of his research. He also does offer a refreshing dose of a reality with great promise, and recently he sees some interesting trends emerging in that context. Sort of a modern renaissance- a technological advanced form of “Main Street” like centered economy with a global twist.

No Outside Influence, No Facts Twisted

He holds to no political party’s persuasion and is a self described political atheist. Gerald, along with his team of trends researchers call the shots as they see them possessing a view global in scope. The motto at the Trends research Institute is: “Think for yourself”. Anyway, I mention Mr. Celente and the Trends Research Institute not because he is a frequent guest on the big and not-so-big news outlets and television talk show programs, but simply because he is a straight forward talker and says it as the facts lead. He states: “Current events form future trends”. Simple statement but very powerful when viewed on massive scale.

And thankfully, many are now paying attention to what he has to say. It’s no surprise allot of us are looking for sound reasoning and resolution for today’s unprecedented challenges facing all of us on Earth. From geo-politics to the US’ and our larger global economy, people in huge numbers are actively involved and diligently seeking answers and insisting a redirection towards a brighter, reformed and refined culture. We must continue with our active participation since our livelihood in a future worthy of our participation demands nothing less.  Below is a short interview discussing very important global economic issues and Wall Street’s behind the scenes maneuvering.

Here is a recent, relevant quote from Gerald Celente-

Renaissance 2012

“There were strategies for riding out the crisis that would have been less ruinous in the long run. Pumping up failing economies with trillions of “thin air” dollars was not one of them. Had capitalism been left to run its undeniably painful course, when the “too big to fail” failed, the viable pieces would have been picked up by astute entrepreneurs and given new life. Until 2008, that’s how it mostly worked in America. By 2012, it would be working like that again, but with a 21st century twist. The intervening years would see the death and destruction of failed political and socio economic systems that had run their course and outlived their usefulness.

The recommended prescriptions for recovery would not and could not restore to life a dinosaur. Many sensed an Empire America in decline. Discouraged, disheartened and disgusted with what the country had become, the only future they could envisage was a descending spiral.
Yet, as something old was dying, something new was being born, but that something new was something old. In the truest sense, America was in the early stages of a Renaissance.”

-From The Trends Journal 2009 Autumn Issue

A Snapshot of  Forecasts for 2010:

· The Crash of 2010: The Bailout Bubble is about to burst. Be prepared for the onset of the Greatest Depression.

· Depression Uplift: The pursuit of elegance and affordable sophistication will raise spirits and profits. · Terrorism 2010: Years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq ­ and now Pakistan  have intensified anti-American sentiment. 2010 will be the year of the lone-wolf, self-radicalized gunman.

· Neo-Survivalism: A new breed of survivalist is devising ingenious stratagems to beat the crumbling system. And, they’re not all heading for the hills with AK-47’s and pork & beans.

· Not Welcome Here: Fueled by fear and resentment, a global anti-immigration trend will gather force and serve as a major plank in building a new political party in the US.

· TB or Not TB: With two-thirds of Americans Too Big (TB) for their own good (and everyone else’s), 2010 will mark the outbreak of a “War on Fat,” providing a ton of business opportunities.

· Mothers of Invention: Taking off with the speed of the Internet revolution, “Technology for the Poor” will be a major trend in 2010, providing products and services for newly downscaled Western consumers and impoverished consumers everywhere.

· Not Made In China: A “Buy Local,” “My Country First” protectionist backlash will deliver a big “No” to unrestrained globalism and open solid niches for local and domestic manufacturers.

· The Next Big Thing: Just as the traditional print media (newspapers/magazines) were scooped by Internet competition, so too will new communication technologies herald the end of the TV networks as we know them.

For more details on the above click here: http://www.trendsresearch.com/journal.html

In closing, I respect those like Gerald Celente who publicly espouse such a tough position when economically powerful interests wish he would quietly go away. Gratefully, that is not likely to happen. Mr. Celente stands as a voice of reason in a stormy sea of deceit and deception perpetuated on the uninformed masses.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. emily permalink
    March 11, 2010 12:19 AM

    Love browsing your site, I usually learn random interesting facts.
    Emily R. from Husky Guide

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