Which Long-Running Trends Are Likely to Reach Tipping Points in 2023?

Which long running trends are likely to reach a tipping point in 2023?

Calvin Mulligan, Futurescapes.ca Jan 13, 2023

I did something that likely causes most forecasters some angst. I reviewed my prognostications from five years ago. I re-read my outlook for 2018, posted to my website in January 2 of that year. It was entitled: Deception, Disclosure and Disruption (see below). Looking back, the most surprising thing is the number of trends that have continued to grow and intensify beyond anything I would have imagined five years ago. So I remind myself that people who study “Change” say it’s impossible to know which snowflake or grain of sand added to the mass will finally set off the avalanche that brings it all down. 

As you will see, I never anticipated the Covid 19 “Plandemic” per se nor Putin’s military operation in Ukraine, but it’s clear the precursors were there in 2017, and long before that in several cases. Trends like the drive to continuous citizen surveillance and government theft of human freedoms are two examples in this category, along with a long-running predatory Amero-UK-Ziocon foreign policy. (The US- supported coup in Ukraine in 2014 set the stage for the current Russia-Ukraine conflict.). The backdrop for the trends and developments apparent at the end of 2017 was the steady decline of the American Empire. I described the latter at the time as Corrupt, Compromised, Captive and Controlled and its conduct reinforcedthe old axiom: “Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.” We were forewarned of course that dying empires inevitably flail madly about before expiring. in short they become even more dangerous. And the flailing continues to this moment. 

My January 2018 article flags more than 20 social, environmental, political, economic and technological trends in the form of questions. They ranged from subjects like weaponized immigration and the ballooning delusions of cultural Marxists to the celebration of the Satanic and the problem of Corporate-Government corruption and collusion (I call it corporatocracy these days). I suggested that some folks will find encouragement in the coming displacement of old tyrannies, irrespective of what may follow. Others, deeply attached to those “tyrannies” would be dismayed. The Covid coup has reinforced my impression that even oppressive tyrannies acquire their fans. That aside, Deception, Disclosure and Disruption appeared to be the order of the day as I looked forward to 2018. And that at a minimum, implied a “whole lot of shaking” for Establishment institutions.   

Five years later, it appear the shaking is giving way to breaking. I’m reminded of the classic stolen car chase one sees on TV. A back tire has been shredded and the rim, riding on the concrete, is streaming sparks like a Roman Candle. But the desperate driver continues until he hits a barricade and is forced to a full stop. That’s the image that comes to mind when I consider the state of government education, industrial policy, health care and foreign policy (NATO included, Mr. “Doltenberg”) to cite a few examples. The finance and banking sectors appear to be in a similar state. 

The articles clustered at the front of this edition of the Flash Scan provide an array of forecasts to ponder. Which of the macro trends identified by the authors are likely to reach inflection points in 2023? Given that tripping points and subsequent transitions are bumpy by definition, “buckle up” sounds like good advice. Prepping is vital, but once we attend to that, let’s not become preoccupied with our personal security. This is no time to retreat. Historically, some of the greatest of innovations are born in such times. Besides, we’re living out a movie of epic proportions. Let’s ensure that it inspires those watching and reading about it for decades to come. 

— Peaceful Warrior

2018: Deception, Disclosure and Disruption 

Posted January 2, Revised January 4, 2018.

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A musician friend of mine laments that we Canadians and North Americans in general are not a reflective people. We seldom pause to consider the significance or lessons to be found in our latest experiences or developments in our society before hurrying on and reacting to the next. If there was ever a time to pause and reflect, it is now as we leave 2017 behind and stand on the threshold of 2018. 

My line of work, futurism or foresight, is humbling work. The future seldom turns out as we thought it might or should. There are so many influences and variables in play — so many that we can’t anticipate in the realm of known unknowns and unknown unknowns. So the first assumption of foresight should be only God knows for sure. With that in mind, I suggest that the prognostications of prescient futurists for 2018 will be made with some some fear and trembling. Uncertainty, surprise and disruption are the orders of the day. And we stand no chance of getting anything right about the future of course without discerning the current context. 

Candidly, our lives are dominated by a flailing American Empire and have long been covertly shaped by hidden Powers that Be (collectively referred to as the New World Order, Illuminati, or the Cabal). As to the state of the Empire, my research over the last three years has found that the Empire can be broadly described as: CorruptCompromised, Captive and Controlled (by powerful foreign and domestic entities and interests). Thus, we Canadians have in this analysis some basis for reflecting on the nature of our own situation. I can tell you with some certainty, that the much celebrated freedoms considered to be essential features of our democracy have declined  measurably in the last two or three years in particular. This has occurred even as our politicians, gifted in double speak, piously pose as champions of the very freedoms that they are simultaneously curtailing. 

Against this backdrop of declining Western freedoms where extreme surveillance and controlled speech are the orders of the day, a clear theme emerged in 2017. Looking ahead a year ago, I framed it Deception and Disclosure. The deceptions weren’t new. Many had been entrenched but beyond the view of the mainstream for decades like CIA Operation Mockingbird infiltration of the corporate media. In other case, it was hundreds of years, like the grip of Illuminati bloodline families over banking and financial systems (and thus the affairs of nations and the world). In 2017, if not the puppet masters themselves, then at least the strings whereby they controlled their slave puppets became more visible (including bribery, blackmail/honey pot seductions, coercion, and other tools of the trade for enforcing compliance). The tensions which arose over the course of the US election and in its wake certainly exposed more of methods of the Deep State.  

My guess however, is that most people, because of their reliance on mainstream media outlets, remain largely unaware of just how much was revealed in 2017. We also, for example, gained new insights into the Kennedy assassination, Hollywood sleaze, the fake War on Terror, the betrayal of the US republic to foreign interests/lobbies (e.g. Saudi Arabia and Israel), the West’s support for terrorism and  ISIS, the US’ proxy war on Syria and the Maidan Square-Ukraine coup. The fact that much of the public would still consider the above observations to be unbelievable is a tribute to the skills of the powers that be in the realm of perception management. Thus many continue to applaud the West’s naked emperors and their machinations. 

Nonetheless, I am expecting more such revelations in 2018. I expect more revelations about the oligarch puppeteers that control America and the EU, the dirty business operations of some multinationals and the bad behaviour of the “banksters.” The war between the so-called “Cabal” and the “Alliance” discussed daily within the alternative media community will either be exposed as a masterful (problem-reaction-solution) psy op or an historic real world struggle with enormous implications. In either case, we can expect some insights into why so many members of the US Congress (more than 30) have “decided” not to run again and why the CEO’s of so many major corporations stepped down in 2017. It’s a stretch to attribute it all to “coincidence.” Is there some link to the Trump Executive Order issued December 21, 2017 entitled: Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuses or Corruption? 2018 is likely to answer these questions for us. The big question of course is what is driving the purge or exodus at this time? 

There are other questions overhanging 2018. Will the tyranny of globalist oligarchs like George Soros be curtailed? Will the Neocons pressure Trump into new conflicts or a war with Iran, Russia or China? Will America abandon its central policy of war-making and conquest in favour of a policy of societal, political and economic renewal and international collaboration? What further big chessboard moves will New World Order Globalists make in order to keep their plans for one world government on track? Will Brexit materialize? Will more EU member countries affirm their sovereignty by seizing control of their immigration policy or continue to submit to EU dictates and its weaponized immigration? Will NATO acknowledge  the consequences of its own destructiveness as in Libya and elsewhere? Will the celebration of all things satanic and the desecration or all things Christian (and demonization of Christians) taper or intensify? 

There are many more questions that 2018 could shed new light on. Will the CIA and FBI’s reign of terror and their false flags be curbed, the corruption of the justice system exposed, and some measure of criminal justice be restored? Will the corporate media, long in service of the Deep State, be overtaken by a new open-source system of news aggregation and communication? Will the global trade in humans/children, organs, weapons, and drugs be disrupted and crippled or continue to flourish? Will the reverence for post modernist technological determinism abate? And will a more thoughtful understanding of the place of technology in our society emerge? How many from the ranks of the unthinking masses are prepared to abandon their humanity, be chipped and worship in the church of Artificial Intelligence?

What discoveries in the skies, within the earth, beneath the seas or in the Antarctic will be uncovered? What natural and not-so-natural disasters lie ahead? What breakthroughs in terms of new forms of energy production, transportation and health/medical treatments will be unveiled? What changes in the banking and international financial systems and in currencies will rise to prominence in 2018 as the centre of gravity of global economic activity shifts eastward?

I wonder if the tyrannical delusions of the social justice movement, gender fascism and warmed-up cultural Marxism will be seen for they are. Will the masses continue to be enamoured with spineless, photo-op-seeking politicians eager to exploit identity politics? Will the reign of the naked emperors continue or will their public delusions be reduced to grist in the mill of political satire? Who will emerge as bona fide whistleblowers with the courage to expose more of the vast reaches of corporate and government corruption and collusion? Will conservatives, betrayed by disingenuous leaders and overwhelmed with weaponized speech and the fake gospel of political correctness, learn to defend the things they hold precious? Where in the world will genuine leadership arise? Who will challenge the tyranny of the powers that be? 

For my part, a second year of unfolding Deception and Disclosure is sure to generate lots of grist for the mill in terms of research and writing in a Red Pill vein. The coming disclosures imply that there will be a whole lot of shakin’ going on in establishment circles. 2018 has explosive potential. Why? An Alcuin Bramerton article entitled, The Opening of Pandora’s Suitcase which appeared in the January 1 issue of The Event Chronicle suggests one reason.

During 2018 more young people and old people will speak the truth with greater energy, greater clarity and less fear than ever before in human history. And their words will be heard, preserved and multiplied beyond the reach of establishment suppression.” 

I pray this will be the case. Truth is a disruptor. As Bramerton implies, truth will be the key to opening Pandora’s box or suitcase and exposing its contents. An additional theme can be framed as Beyond the bounds. Many of the developments emerging in the social and political realms and in science and tech will take us beyond safe, familiar and in some cases, historically-enforced boundaries. This is both exhilarating and sobering.

A segment of the public will be encouraged by the displacement of old tyrannies irrespective of what may lie ahead. Others who are attached to them will be deeply dismayed. So as some celebrate, others will declare it the end of the world. Some of us will find our mission and renewed purpose in this process — in examining disclosures, decoding the machinations of the Deep State and its puppets and discerning the implications of living and doing business in an upside-down world. It can be spiritually demanding work. For many working in the alternative media this work has become a labour of love. Courage is essential. Beyond this, it is work that I believe is best energized and guided by a higher love. 

I wish you Happy New Year and some of that higher love.

– Calvin (Rod) (editor), January 2, 2018

Worlds are turning and we’re just hanging on

Facing our fear and standing out there alone

A yearning, and it’s real to me

There must be someone who’s feeling for me

Things look so bad everywhere

In this whole world, what is fair?

We walk blind and we try to see

Falling behind in what could be

Bring me a higher love

Bring me a higher love

Bring me a higher love

Where’s that higher love I keep thinking of?

– from Bring me a Higher Love,

Written by Steve Winwood, Will Jennings • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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