posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 04:54 PM
While there is much truth in the article it also highlights the typical semiconscious western view. It pits the scholars against the doomsday
theorists, which is fine. However the scholars are presented as the authorities, when in truth the Mayan elders are the real experts and their opinion
is not even considered.
Typical western view of the indigenous cultures, if not for the half awake westerners we would be able to see the crucial lessons from them that would
save us from ourselves.
Some of the statements from the so called experts seem at odds with what the Mayans have said and some self evident facts.
eg. "There is no serious scholar who puts any stock in the idea that the Maya said anything meaningful about 2012."
And yet there is a monument carved in stone that marks the date with significance. This is nothing but an appeal to authority, and the real experts
I do agree that it has taken on cult like stasis and most of what is being thrown around has no basis or relationship with what the Mayans have said.
From what I can tell, at least.
I think if there is any doom to be found in 2012 humankind will create it. It's up to us. The hype is blinding people all the while this planet is
going to hell, I for one am not going with it.