end of the world blah blah blah

so there's lots of speculation, rumors, fears, lies, internet viral vids and hollywood blockbusters all dedicated to the theme of the end of our precious world. i have coworkers, barely there friends, and even intelligent loved ones who have all subscribed to this idea that in some way, shape or form earth is gonna rid its self of all living creatures and... i dunno... i guess start over. and what's ironic is that our society is generally pretty one track minded, but most of these conclusions are reached by illustrious cocktails of science, movies, theory, numerous religious ideas, etc.

what do i think? i think this is a bunch of el toro poop... not very mature, i know... but lets talk about this topic for a sec... maybe i'm wrong... but then maybe i'm not... here are some of what i believe are myths:

myth 1:
the Mayan calendar says the world is gonna end on dec 12, 2012...
** no not true. an article written by associate press writer, mark stevenson, in october of last year, goes on to explain that the idea of armageddon or doomsday comes from western beliefs... not mayan. sure they carved in a tablet (Monument Six) found in southern Mexico that something will happen around that date... but what is said on Monument Six is different than what's being propagandized:

"Its long count calendar begins in 3,114 B.C., marking time in roughly 394-year periods known as Baktuns. Thirteen was a significant, sacred number for the Mayas, and the 13th Baktun ends around Dec.21.2012.

'It's a special anniversary of creation,' said David Stuart, a specialist in Mayan epigraphy at the University of Texas at Austin. 'The Maya never said the world is going to end, they never said anything bad would happen necessarily, they're just recording this future anniversary on Monument Six."

i think that if anything, the Mayans are referring to a radical shift in our culture as we know it... could be political, environmental, social, educational.... we could have some awesome collective epiphany or maybe it will mark the beginning of this "Post-American" idea that i actually fully believe is possible... you know... the america that has lost its power and prestige.

anyway, its a really good article called, 2012 isn't the end of the world, Mayans insist... it can be found on lots of websites... here's one: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2009-10/11/content_8777400.htm

myth 2: Earth will go into retrograde on 12.21.2012
** dunno if its true... but "retrograde" isn't a threat. when a planet goes into retrograde, its the type of thing that anybody or thing on that particular planet is completely unaware of. a planet in retrograde can only be seen from outside of its atmosphere. retrograde is when planet A passes planet B and creates the illusion that planet B is moving backwards... its like if theres a train moving on the track and another train, moving at a faster speed, begins to pass that first train... if you're on the second train and looking out of the window, it might look like the first train is moving backwards, when its actually just moving at a slower pace and the passangers on it are totally unaffected... ummm, hope that wasn't confusing... much easier to explain in person.

myth 3: the movie 2012 is a prediction of what's to come
** okay, i shouldn't even have to go into this one... ITS A MOVIE PEOPLE!!! i'd like to think that we're not so stupid of a society that we'll believe what some money hungry producers all the way up on the industry food chain try to tell us... well actually, i know we're so stupid, because i've heard plenty of people start to believe in this 2012 Armageddon idea due to this movie... how come we didn't all believe what we saw in V For Vendetta? we didn't watch for big brother after reading 1984 or hide all of our books after reading Fahrenheit 451? and what about 2001: a Space Odyssey... or its sequel, 2010: Odyssey Two? Armageddon? we took no notes when exposed to Animal Farm... so why did we pick 2012 to believe?

myth 4?: planet X is gonna make its way into our orbit and earth will be caught in the middle of the planet X vs the sun fire war...
*** after watching the 5 part youtube mini doc about planet X, i gotta say... i don't believe it at all. not based off of what i've seen anyway. i still have my own research to do on this topic, but i'm not at all moved by what i've heard and seen so far. the youtube video offers no solid proof of what they're trying to convence people of. they use science to discuss the alleged planet.... then they quote the bible to speculate proof from the past... then they say that the people the government wants to survive will be housed underground... but then go on to say that the government will be declaring martial law and rove the streets, above ground, with tanks... but somehow people will be able to drive away until the streets are destroyed... or people can retreat to the mountains and live off the land for survival, even though this information was preceded with the information that the planet will be destroyed by flames from the sun war... eh... i dunno... i'm agnostic to this idea... if there is any kind of proof i might change my mind


Of course when i declare something like this... people always wanna know where it stems from. if its not true then why is the whole world so invested in it? well anyone who knows me knows that i am a firm believer that governments are full of ulterior motives unbeknownst to us as civilians, targets, prey... whatever you wanna call it. but to be honest i don't know why. maybe its fun for the people who control this planet to watch us squirm... maybe fear is a great way to keep a society in check... maybe its so we'll throw caution to the wind, and spend tons of money! hey, we'll all gonna die in a little over a year, so why not buy that car you can't afford, and the jewelry that will sparkle with your shitty personality...

its funny how we're willing to believe that the world will end through natural disasters, but what if i said that on December 21, 2012, our constitution will be burned and an entirely new government will be put in place? what if on that date martial law will be declared, and tanks start ripping and running the streets because the government wants to declare war on us and not because of planetary induced havoc? or what if something amazingly fantastic happens on that date? what if our deficit magically gets paid off? what if everyone collectively switches to solar power? anything can happen! but we're so not open to it

i dunno... but STOP being sheep!! STOP being robots going through the motions!! maybe you don't agree with what i'm saying but just don't allow yourself to be cornfed and brainwashed...