As I’ve been talking about on my show and online for some time now, my fear is NOT that the end of the world is coming on December 21st. Planet X hoaxes have all but disappeared from public consciousness and it’s becoming clear that the Mayans didn’t predict a dang thing. My concern is that the hype surrounding these doomsday fantasies is such a distraction that many people have stopped paying attention to the real problems. Moreover, once December 22nd, or 2013 rolls around (take your pick), there will be a collective sigh of relief and people will believe that all is right with the world once again. Feeling a little silly that they got so worked up in the first place, they abandon prepping altogether.
There are still numerous other concerns to be prepared for such as; economic collapse, grid crash, the global food crisis, the growing police state, etc, etc… Too many to list them all in one post, but I’m sure those of you who listen to my show and visit this website on a regular basis know what I’m talking about.
So the message of this post is two-fold:
1) December 21st will not usher in the start of Armageddon
2) But that doesn’t mean that there’s no reason to be prepared anymore.
By Aaron Dykes – The Intel Hub
Rather than challenging the politics of our society in the here and now, and stopping potential Hitlers or Maos from coming to power, many are content to brace for the afterlife, the rapture, the ascension, the new age or any other version of the hereafter one ascribes to, passing over the influential voice individuals could have to affect change in this world — the one we actually live in now.
In reality, the Mayan culture had a great deal of astonishing knowledge but its cyclical calendar never predicted a doomsday end for the planet.
No scholarly researchers, Mayanists, archaeologists or anthropologists have claimed the calendar signals an end; to the contrary, these academics and those still tied to the Mayan people have found an accurate marking of the start of a new cycle according to planetary movements, a new age where their long count date simply starts again.
The apocalyptic interpretation of 2012 was largely manufactured by a number of prominent New Age occultists, as well as numerous Hollywood fiction peddlers, who have distorted the calendrical prediction into an image that renders the individual helpless, and largely empowers the State to tackle some grand, emergency crisis.
Consider films like “Armageddon” or “Deep Impact” where the government must deploy teams to destroy an asteroid headed for earth or the eponymous “2012″ in which most of the people of the world are consumed by a series of earthquakes, tidal waves and other mass scale destructive events, while a small elite contingent flock to a continuity of civilization “ark” controlled by governmental insiders.
When the world doesn’t end this time, let’s learn a lesson to engage in real problems we could collectively really do something about, that we have a duty to address, rather than waiting for the next obscure predictions for cataclysmic doom — like the planet Niburu or an extraterrestrial invasion– that will, for a time, captivate the imagination and induce a learned helplessness and acceptance of systematic evil that would normally be refused by the populace.
Below is a list of 10 reasons why tomorrow will not be the end of the world by Paul Joeseph Watson – Infowars.com
Despite the fact that there are innumerable genuine crises and real economic problems all over the world for which people should be making serious preparations, manufactured hysteria surrounding supposed Mayan prophecies about the end of the world on December 21 has dominated the headlines and stoked panic amongst significant numbers of people.
- Doomsday adherents cannot seem to agree on precisely what catastrophe will befall the earth on December 21st. Will it be the emergence of Planet X or a combination of crippling global superstorms and extreme weather events? Unlike Y2K, which at least was a single, quantifiable threat, the Mayan prophecy comes with no specific warning attached, leaving it open to wild and inaccurate speculation.
- Astronomer and NASA scientist David Morrison put out a YouTube video containing, “Detailed rebuttals of five separate apocalyptic scenarios on its website, including a meteor strike, a solar flare and the so-called polar shift, whereby the Earth’s magnetic and rotational poles would reverse.” And if you don’t believe NASA, there are millions of amateur astronomers who are constantly stargazing and would notice any celestial threat to the earth many weeks or months in advance.
- The establishment media and entertainment industry in the west has exploited the 2012 hysteria for their own commercial and tabloid-driven ends. Rest assured, you know it’s fraudulent when the system itself is pushing it. Real threats to people’s livelihoods like the declining value of the dollar, food shortages or threats to private retirement funds including 401K’s and IRA’s are all too real but not sexy enough to be turned into blockbuster Hollywood movies or prime time documentary specials. Real threats to our environment like genetically modified food, chemtrails or unstable nuclear reactors are sidelined in favor of obsessing over inane fantasies about Armageddon.
- The Mayans themselves were not too smart as a culture in comparison to others, so why should we pay much attention to what they said anyway? The Mayans were incapable of inventing the wheel and thought that life was a dream of the Gods, which is why they routinely made human sacrifices to stave off the fear that the Gods would awaken and the world would end. Why should we indulge in the same deluded fears of such a primitive culture?
- If you do think we should be paying attention to the Mayans, then that also indicates armageddon is some way off yet. During a recent speech, the National Council of Elders Mayas, Xinca and Garifuna pointed out that the end of the Maya calendar has nothing to do with the end of the world, noting that it merely represents the end of one cycle leading to the beginning of a new one. “It’s the time when the largest grand cycle in the Mayan calendar—1,872,000 days or 5,125.37 years—overturns and a new cycle begins,” noted Anthony Aveni, a Maya expert and archaeoastronomer at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.
- The Mayan prophecies contain absolutely zero evidence that anything catastrophic will actually happen on December 21st. “The very few ancient texts that refer to Dec. 21, 2012 treat it as a calendar milestone, but do not contain prophecies of doom,” says John Henderson, professor of anthropology at Cornell University.
- The Mayan leaders once exploited manufactured hysteria about the end of the world to make their inferiors follow orders. Possessing advanced knowledge of when solar eclipses would occur, the elders would claim that a snake was about to eat the sun and that only by obeying commands would the elders permit the sun to return. Watching a subsequent solar eclipse, the peasants believed the scam, thinking the elders had divine powers to make the sun disappear – ensuring total obedience.
- Most of the individuals whipping up the frenzy are doing so for personal profit. In China, “Scam artists had been convincing pensioners to hand over savings in a last act of charity,” reports the Telegraph. Others have been selling ‘end of the world’ survival kits (a delicious contradiction in terms) – cashing in on the hysteria.
- Some people have used the supposed end of the world in 2012 as an excuse to make apologies for the very real tyranny that we see unfolding on a daily basis in a myriad of different ways. Armageddon hysteria has been hijacked as a useful psychological justification for laziness and procrastination when it comes to educating others or making personal preparations for genuine crises that the world could face in the coming years.
- Many Christians have earmarked December 21, 2012 as either the date of armageddon or the second coming of Christ. However, this ignores the Bible itself which quite clearly states that the end of the world will not be foreseen by man. “No one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows,” states Mark 13:32.
Forecasting that the world will not end on December 21st is hardly a bold prediction. However, 2012 hysteria has been an interesting study in affirming the fact that the establishment media will only talk about such a “threat” at length when it really poses no threat at all – while ignoring or downplaying very serious issues that do pose a real danger to the future of the species.