It’s not often that I use words like pinhead, bonehead, moron or idiot… in public. 😉
But today I’m inspired.
My local newspaper, the Boulder, Colorado Daily Camera, published an article called Five years and counting: Will the world end in 2012? about the phenomenon that the Mayan calendar ends on December 12, 2012 (12/12/12).
Now, if you’ve been wearing a patchouli scented tin foil hat that protects you from New Age thinking you won’t know that many think this day will be:
a) The end of the world
b) The beginning of the end of the world
c) The beginning of a utopian new world for those who have evolved enough
In other words, 2012 is a New Age rapture.
Now, I’m not saying that people who believe in any of these ideas are pinheads, etc. Quite the opposite.
The people who are talking about 2012 and, not surprisingly PROFITING handsomely by promoting the books, tapes, workshops, etc. about 2012 , demonstrate how smart they’ve become by learning from previous fizzled apocalypses/transitions like Firing the Grid, Y2K, the Harmonic Convergence, the Hale-Bopp comet, Nostradamus, as well as from every tele-psychic and every economic prognosticator (copies of 1999’s best-seller “Dow 40,000” can be found for $0.01).
Rather than making an actual predictions, the smart pinheads are already hedging their bets so that no matter what happens, they’ll be able to say, “See, I was right!”
From the paper:
(John Major) Jenkins (says) that what will happen on Dec. 21, 2012 is not set in stone. The galactic alignment will occur, he says, and the Mayan calendar will reach its end, but beyond that, it’s up to us.
“Ultimately, the outcome depends on free will,” he says. “The Maya do not believe in predestination or predetermination.”
(Jose Arguelles adds,) “The resonance between the focused attention of human consciousness in alignment with the galactic center will bring about a radical change of consciousness, the evolutionary shift point,” he says. “It will be palpable. As our self-perceptions alter in a collective telepathic field, so will our perception of the universe. It will be the dawn of a new heaven and new earth. Expect a miracle.”
“What we will experience on that day depends on what happens between now and then,” says Arguelles, a former Boulder resident who now heads the Galactic Research Institute of the Foundation for the Law of Time in Ashland, Ore. “These five years are a spiritual test in preparation for our own conscious evolution.”
Can you hear the circular reasoning? If something happens, it was because of the “galactic alignment.” If nothing happens, it was because we evolved and circumvented the disaster.
There’s nothing to measure BEFORE the event, that can actually predict the event. But AFTER the event, or non-event, each of these “experts” and “scholars” will, no doubt look back and make up some other unprovable story to justify whatever they claim happened.
Hell, I’ll make 3 predictions now, that will last forever on the Internet:
First, a prediction in keeping with the brilliant pinheads: On 12/12/12, either something will happen, or nothing will happen. Guaranteed.
Second, for the majority of humanity, that is, for people who don’t know anything about this silliness, NOTHING will happen.
Third, on 12/13/12 we will hear that, in fact, we DID make a dramatic spiritual advance as a species, that while 99.99% of humanity was unaware of this, certain “sensitives” were able to perceive it! AND, you’ll be able to attend a workshop to maximize the “new energies” in order to help you manifest your destiny, live your birthright, discover your purpose, bend spoons, levitate, lose weight, get whatever you want (car, house, job, relationship), and, then, finally, be happy.
Oh, wait, that makes it sound like TODAY is 12/13/12… so I guess another effect will be the ability to go back in time and bring this enlightened wisdom with us!