Well known forecaster and founder of the Trends Research Institute Gerald Celente discusses 2012 trends in his most recent Trends Journal issue (Fall 2009). One of Mr. Celente’s most alarming trend forecasts is the invasion of government powers in the everyday lives’ of citizens:
Trend Trackers beware! Regardless of country, governments will take whatever measures necessary to retain control when in danger of losing it.
Yet majorities, in times of crisis, tamely follow their leaders, believing that the actions taken are in the common interest.
Trendpost: Realists understood the game, knew how it was played, and wereÂ anticipating draconian measures. Seizing or freezing assets, bank holidays, confiscating gold (as the US did in 1933), restricting Internet freedom, closing borders both in and out, summary arrests without cause â€¦ all were possible. Those on-trend were thinking ahead and preparing for the worst. If the worst didnâ€™t happen, nothing was lost. If the worst happened, those who did nothing
risked losing everything.
Be assured that when the government’s back is to the wall, they will take whatever measures are necessary in order to stay in power. This means more restrictive laws, more taxes, more control. Prepping, which is also a new and emerging mega-trend through at least 2012, will take the form of not just food, water and ammo storage, but micro-farming, wealth preservation and bug-out planning. For those concerned about a worst-case systemic meltdown of the economic, social and political framework in your home country, think of prepping as your personal golden parachute.
In the coming days and weeks we’ll be providing additional follow-ups to this post including prepping topics like safe haven planning, micro-farming, food and water storage, home defense and more. If you were never in the Boy Scouts, perhaps it’s time you consider their motto, and be prepared!