posted on Mar, 17 2010 @ 10:29 PM
It should be noted that this guy has a vested interest in confusing the date, or not being certain about the date, because when/if 2012 rolls by
without a single change, the Mayan people may no longer be as relevant or popular as they are now. Part of the whole attraction to the Mayan people by
many westerners, is their Calendar and the Mayan people earn a large portion of their income from selling souvenirs, including reproductions of that
calendar. In other words, if 2012 rolls by without a hitch, the Mayan people, their culture and their symbolism won't be nearly as popular. That is
of course unless they can somehow confuse the date and steer it away from one single point in the near future to an array of dates, flung out into the
far future. This should give us a pretty good hint that even the Mayans don't have complete confidence that something, if anything might happen.
I personally think the Mayan and pre Columbian culture is extremely important and relevant, regardless of whether the Mayan Calendar has an accurate
prediction of a specific change. Their civilization was still incredible and their culture was/is rich with unique aspects, not experienced by any
others. I personally am not holding my breath for any change that will alter my current life, as predicted by the Mayan Calendar but I certainly
won't dismiss it either. Sure it could happen and I'm not naive enough to think it is an impossibility. That Calendar has correctly predicted a lot
of changes, though not Earth shattering from what we can gather, so I certainly can't say that there is not a single worry or intrigue that people
should have. When we couple that with a few other variables, such as the weird behavior of our current sun and our erratic magnetic field, it leads a
little more credence. I can say that there is much, much more to this calendar than what we claim to know, or even theorize about. I'm not saying
it's magical or anything, but rather that it is very interesting and may shatter what we know about ancient technology or ancient civilizations.
Also, how much does this guy really know about his ancestors? Sure their is the oral history that I'm almost certain was passed down through myths
and folklore but as far as any recorded history via writing and architecture, it seems that westerners might actually know more, since they both have
access to this data and better resources to analyze it. Of course their could be that famous "hidden library" of golden texts in South America that
some have spoken of or written about and the Mayan Elders just may have access to or be privy to such an unknown library, but I think the probability
of that being the case is pretty slim. Not impossible but very minute.
My point to this post is that this guy has a vested interest in the outcome or accuracy of the Mayan Calendar's prophecy. You then have to question
his actual knowledge or understanding of his forefathers to put a little weight in his claims. You can't really trust this source of information,
since his "people" make a large portion of their income and popularity from this calendar and overall, their culture. The Mayans have been propelled
to the forefront lately do this this calendar and so it has become a relative gravy-train for these wonderful people. While his take on it certainly
is very interesting and I absolutely respect it, I'm not so sure that I have really gotten to take anything new away from his view-point. I'll
prepare for it, but I won't expect it.