Forty two years ago I began The Socio-Economic Research Institute of America. Back then, when I told people we forecast trends they would say, “fashion trends, music trends?”
That’s as far as trend went and in reality, for the general political, business and educational culture it has not gone much further. Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Oxbridge, Cambridge? Trend deficient! They don’t have a clue of how to do it, or teach it.
And there are ones still stuck in the past with “fashion” trends as evidenced by Cornell:
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This course will guide you through the trend forecasting process so you can create a relevant trend forecast, be it for your own fashion brand, a large industry brand, or a trend forecasting service.”
As we would say in The Bronx, “You can’t make this shit up.”
But in reality, the establishment can make up any shit they want and the masses will follow… facts and data don’t matter. They buy sound-bites. The masses are clueless. They swallow the crap that the establishment shoves down their throats.
As we wrote in the Trends Journal when politicians launched the COVID War: “Just as they marched off to Mussolini, saluted Stalin and Heiled Hitler… they marched off to fight the COVID War.” And as Anthony Freda’s 28 April 2020 Trends Journal cover illustrated early on in the COVID War: DUMB ENOUGH TO BELIEVE BUSH’S WARS, DUMB ENOUGH TO BELIEVE THE COVID WAR.
The Future is Now
As evidenced by the lack of trend forecasting in the education system—and those doing it as credential-less rookies—the current events forming socio-economic and geopolitical trends is vital information for businesses and individuals who want to Prepare—Prevail—Prosper, now and in the future.
In addition to providing consultation services, since 1991 we have published the Trends Journal. It began as an eight page quarterly newsletter. Now it’s a weekly magazine, like no other in the world, that averages 130 pages… with no advertisements.
When people call me a futurist, I say, there is no such thing. No one can predict the future. There are too many wild cards, be they man-made or made by Mother Nature.
In all my years of trend forecasting, no one could have predicted 2020, the year the world changed when politicians, beginning with China on its Lunar New Year, the year of the Rat, launched the COVID War.
And no magazine in the world has covered the COVID War as has the Trends Journal. Go back to the 28 January cover: CORONAVIRUS: 102 DEAD IN CHINA. The next line was 1.4 BILLION STILL ALIVE.
In other words, why are you telling me that 106 people died in your filthy poisonous country where 1.5 million die each year as a result of your deadly air pollution… and the reason people wear masks?
Since that time we have, in great detail, documented the facts, lies, hysteria and the human devastation the COVID War has wrought … and the trends that have transpired since, and the new ones on the horizon.
Again, no one can predict the future.
Who in the world would have seen what hit the world last Friday?
The world awoke to the South African COVID Variant. It was a call for a vax-shot that was heard around the world.
The message is clear: The more people refusing to get the Operation Warp Speed gene therapy inoculation—the first ever injected into human beings—the more governments will push them to get the Drug Lord’s Jab.
And while the mainstream media was hyping the new variant which the World Health Organization first labeled Xi Omicron, but then omitted the “Xi” because President Xi of China might be offended… Dr. Angelique Coetzee, the chairwoman of the South African Medical Association, who first sounded the variant alarm, said those who got it had “unusual but mild symptoms.”
In response to the the media and politicians selling the new virus strain as “deadly,” Dr. Coetzee said the new variant “… presents mild disease with symptoms being sore muscles and tiredness for a day or two not feeling well.
So far, we have detected that those infected do not suffer the loss of taste or smell. They might have a slight cough. There are no prominent symptoms. Of those infected some are currently being treated at home.”
Doesn’t sound like anything to worry about?
Indeed, just a week ago Friday, the Associated Press quoted Wafaa El-Sadr, chair of global health at Columbia University who said, there was something “mysterious” going on in Africa because “Africa doesn’t have the vaccines and the resources to fight COVID-19 that they have in Europe and the U.S., but somehow they seem to be doing better.”
With a bit more than 5 percent of the people of Africa being vaccinated, the World Health Organization reported that the continent of 1,385,633,300 people was “one of the least affected regions in the world.”
Comprising nearly 17 percent of the world’s population, WHO data show that deaths in poor, underdeveloped Africa make up just 3 percent of the global total. This compares to the heavily vaxxed world of The Obese Americans and “Developed” Europe, they account for 46 percent and 29 percent respectively of the global COVID deaths.
Shut up! Get Vaxxed!
Yet, listen to what the front man for the drug dealers, Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Vaccine Alliance that with the WHO co-leads the COVAX initiative to push for global distribution of vaccines, told Reuters on Saturday:
“While we still need to know more about Omicron, we do know that as long as large portions of the world’s population are unvaccinated, variants will continue to appear, and the pandemic will continue to be prolonged.”
Making the point that the poorer nations have not had enough of their masses jabbed, Berkely declared that “We will only prevent variants from emerging if we are able to protect all of the world’s population… ,” i.e., getting them vaccinated.
And while the new variant is South Africa labeled, it should be noted, to date, some 89,000 South Africans out of a population of 60 million, or 0.148 percent, died from the coronavirus… or the grand total of 0.0067 percent per month over 22 months when the COVID War began.
Again, 2020 was the Year the World Changed. The implications of the raging COVID War will be felt far and wide as we have detailed, and continue to forecast in the Trends Journal and the 2022 TOP TRENDS.
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