Warning: there is some random stuff in here, but it’s
based upon the research I’ve done and where it randomly took me at the time. I
encourage you to think about things and let your critical thinking take you
to places you’ve never been.
Because we live in a world of naysayers, I have included links to the sites
from which I have derived my information at the end of this piece. I challenge you to read all of the information in the links
provided and dispute my opinion.
I’ll buy the drinks at the location of your choice for an
open discussion, but you must read ALL the material in the provided links and be prepared to have a reasonable discussion. Otherwise, I reserve the right to ignore and/or ridicule you in subsequent articles.
We’ve all heard it: the prognostications and predictions
about the end of times based upon Mayan calendars and predictions. Some have spun
it into tales of ends of days because the “AntiChrist” has come and we’re all
DOOMED. Most of this seems to be coming from a fringe who are
hell-bent on doing whatever they can to discredit PBO and each and every (or
any) success he’s ever had in his life.
I challenge you to look deeper.
There is a relic commonly called the “Aztec calendar
stone” (some claim it is technically not Aztec) or the Mexica Sun Stone
which is currently in a museum in Mexico City which is believed by some to
point to destruction. The legends regarding it are similar to some of the Mayan
I would challenge that there really is no controversy
surrounding the Mayan calendar and the end of days; they just ran out of
Or maybe they just intended to start over.
So, Sugar, in Southern terms, the “end of days” ain’t Obama’s fault – no matter how hard they try.
We’ve been on this collision course for a long freakin’ time. There are many
who won’t have even gotten this far in my article and I’m okay with that. At
this point, I’m not aiming for the fringe … I’m just tired of the BS and want to address it for my own
satisfaction. Totally self-indulgent, and I’m okay with that.
“The end of the world as we know it” is how it is referred to.
You know, I can get behind that to a certain extent. (But for the record, that really hurt my grammatical sensibilities.)
I’m ready for the end of the world we are currently
Seriously, this sucks. The world that we know is full of
sensationalist BS and doom-and-gloom prognosticators who have little behind
them besides a hatred of a political party, or a race, or a religion, a gender,
or a sexual orientation, or any particular issue.
To quote a line from the move French Kiss, “You people
make my ass twitch.”
Correlation # 584283 talks about the Mayan calendar based
upon a 260-day calendar. This correlates to the average gestational period.
Okaaaay … so now we’re basing this upon a pregnancy calendar rather than our
traditional lunar calendar? We know how little men think of women during
pregnancy (we’re hysterically hormonal and totally unreasonable). How could
anything be based upon this? Women are sooooo unpredictable. They’ve only been
having babies in 9-month cycles for millennia … Seriously.
So let’s start here:
The Mayan calendar (which is the basis for a lot of this BS)
started in 3114 BC and lasts for 5126 years until 2012. With the end of the
4th cycle comes … OMG, wait for it
… the beginning of the 5th cycle! The Maya believe that in the
5th cycle the ancient wisdom of the Maya will be rediscovered by the world and
it will be a new dawn for mankind!
They reveal that the Mayan calendar prophesies the end of
our own “Age of the Jaguar”, the fifth and final “sun” in
2012 AD. This, according to Cotterell’s sun-spot theories, will be brought
about by a sudden reversal in the earth’s magnetic field.
Okaaaaaay … Jaguar was the first Mac OS X release to publicly use its code name in marketing and
advertisements, a practice that has continued in subsequent releases of the
operating system. Does that mean that a computer operating system is really what we should be afraid of? In that case,
wouldn’t that make Steve Jobs the AntiChrist, and then again, wouldn’t that
only be if you were Bill Gates and Microsoft pimping Vista? There are lots of
commercials out there addressing that issue. Hi, I’m a Mac … and I’m a PC … Just sayin’ …
But wait, there’s more.
In the Mayan system, neither the Tzolk’in nor the Haab’
system numbered the years. The combination of a Tzolk’in date and a Haab’ date
was enough to identify a date to most people’s satisfaction, as such a combination
did not occur again for another 52 years, above general life expectancy.
Okaaaaaay … given that life expectancy in the world is
currently estimated at anywhere between 31 and 84, this throws the calendar off
a bit since the rough average could be
57 instead of 52 using only the lowest and highest numbers. (The world average
is actually 67.2 years.) Either way, that would throw the calendar off by a few
years. The math could be affected and 2012 might be affected … again, just sayin’…
Spiritual healer Andrew Smith predicts a restoration of a
“true balance between Divine Feminine and Masculine” in The
Revolution of 2012: Vol. 1, The Preparation. In 2012, Daniel Pinchbeck
anticipates a “change in the nature of consciousness,” assisted by
indigenous insights and psychedelic drug use…
Okaaaaaay … I
could interpret this to mean that dudes will finally realize how totally
awesome chicks are, and give up being such jerks trying to prove themselves.
I could totally get
behind that movement, being of superior Chickness. As far as the psychedelic
drug use goes, I’m not into that, don’t advocate it, and figure that if you
have to go there you probably don’t/won’t get it anyway. Loser.
But there’s more: When the Spaniards came across the Mayans,
they considered them to have pagan practices associated with the devil. Because of that, once they
conquered them, they began to burn and otherwise destroy most of the writings
of their civilization (known as codices).
Soooo … that basically means that some wanker took exception
to what the Mayans were doing originally and sought to denounce them because the Mayans
didn’t follow what that one weinerhead believed. Got it. Let’s base our opinion
on the one dude that destroyed any credible evidence, especially if we considered
him the devil.
Yeah, I’m totally behind that too in all my wicken-ness.
Some say that “either something terrible or something very good will happen in or near the end of 2012″ – so, once
again, let’s go with the fatalistic approach because it’s soooooo fabulously sensational
and headline-worthy Woo hoo! Works for me (Faux news and right-wing evangelist
BS worthy – how fun!).
Okaaaaaay, let me see if I’m tracking the research so
If this is to be the end of “civilization” as we know it,
count me in!
So far in my lifetime, I’ve seen our “civilization” denigrate and
deteriorate into loss of the civil liberties we fought for in the 60s (for those insignificant 3/5 of a human beings) and the
loss of personal freedoms in this century such that we have to take our
freaking shoes off and expose the holes in our socks to get on a freaking
airplane, subject our personal phone calls (cell and land lines) to being
listened to for “code words” that might tag us as terrorists. How many
terrorist threats or activities have that actually stopped? No one is providing
the actual number, but frequently says
how safe we are because of it.
Okaaaaaay … again, blonde Aggie but do I really have to just
accept that at face value with no substantiation? Which makes me more of a
blonde Aggie? Let’s talk in circles about what might have happened but never
really did. I was discouraged from that kind of thinking as a child, weren’t
Off topic, but I have a big, unrelated question. If we can
pass something like the Patriot Act (Provide Appropriate Tools
Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism
(PATRIOT) Act of 2001)-supposedly in the best interest of US citizens-why can’t
we get our proverbial shit together and
pass something like health insurance reform so that a huge
portion of our citizenry can be protected from bankruptcy if faced with a
health care crisis? That’s the REAL terrorist crisis! I’m just sayin’ … We’re supposed to be the great and powerful OZ capable of anything … are we really just the man behind the curtain?
We say we are interested in preventing “catastrophe” …
okaaaaaay, I get that, but what about protecting us from the financial meltdown
and personal bankruptcies we’ve experienced from the internal economic
terrorism wreaked upon us from the likes of Merrill Lynch, CitiGroup, AIG, Enron, MCIWorldComm (yep, it started back then) and so on?
Wow, that’s seriously messed up.
And we think the Mayans predicted all this? I want what they were smoking, and why weren’t the previous administrations inhaling THAT stuff?
Were they too busy snorting and drinking and dodging?
Bummer, dude. Daddy must have been seriously powerful.
Inflation, while bad, is not as bad as deflation. Deflation
would be a disaster in two easy steps. With inflation, there are about 10
steps, but each road leads to the same destination; insolvency. Economists, not
paid by the US government, large tax-free foundations and the financial press
have been warning the American people about the real state of the US economy.
The problem here is that no one gets heard in the US mainstream press unless he
belongs to one of the three afore mentioned groups. They are increasing
becoming an axis of economic disinformation, designed to keep the unsuspecting
in the markets to be fleeced by corporate America.
The Patriot Act was introduced
into the Senate as the USA Act of 2002 (S. 1510) 
where a number of amendments were proposed by Senator Russ Feingold,
all of which were passed. The final bill was introduced into the House on
October 23 and incorporated H.R. 2975, S. 1510, and many of the provisions of
H.R. 3004 (the Financial Anti-Terrorism Act).
It was vehemently opposed by only one Senator, Russ Feingold — the only
Senator to vote against the bill. WTF??? Wasn’t he the one that introduced it?
Am I having a major blonde moment? Dude, that’s messed up. If you haven’t read
the provisions of this bill, you should because it will scare the bejeebers out
of you. Yeah, Obama the AntiChrist was after you years before he was elected to
– just to see if you’re listening, and don’t treat me like a little girl … you
will seriously piss me off.
This is by no means a comprehensive list of sites to
research, but go find your OWN and form your OWN opinion.
Read it, I dare you. 😉