posted on Oct, 20 2007 @ 02:58 PM
Of all the many predictions of the end of the world the only advantage 2012 has is that it is in the future. The other dates, hundreds, if not
thousands in number, have come and gone. We're still here. But since no one can prove absolutely that a future event won't happen, we are stuck
with prophecy, which does not have an especially good track record.
Sadly, people fall for these predictions and 'head for the hills' all the time. My cousin and I were discussing one such family just the otherr day.
They are his cousins on his mother's side of the family. In this case both father and mother packed up, sold all their stuff, left good paying jobs
in the San Francisco area, and headed for the hills in Northern California to await the destruction. They are a Jehovas Witnesses family. Well, they
were up in the hills for a spell with the rest of their troupe, but nothing happened at the appointed hour. They went back to San Francisico and
managed to scrape by. They were financially ruined. His career as an IT guy for Lucky Stores was destroyed. It was all very sad. They are now in their
And now one of their sons has sold all his stuff and is moving to Northern California to await the destruction. It's a sad story becaue, of course,
other people are involved, including children. But also, and this is the saddest part. You really cannot do anything to save your friend. She has the
right to her beliefs, to free association, to freedom of religion. She also has the right to 'disappear' in terms of not associating with her old
life, including you.
So let's say you were successful in locating this person. Let's say you traveled to her location and managed to circumvent her reistance to see you,
as well as the resitance of her new friends. What could you do? Talk to her. Obviously. Have you ever tried to talk anyone out of a closely held
belief? they don't take it too well. Secondly, you could try 'deprogramming.' Google the term for tons of information. Ironically, this is probably
illegal because it entails kidnapping your target, holding her against her will, and yelling at her until she breaks. Ironically, both courts and
'civil rights activists' have deplored this procedure as brainwashing in itself. Doublespeak is alive and well, and it ain't just the government.
I'm not advocating any of these options, just pointing out what a tight spot you are in with reagrds to what you really CAN do.