Hello everyone! I am SubPop and this is my first thread! So, to start....
If you don't know about the theories behind 2012, then you are probably the safest, as you have been living in a cave your whole life. The date is no
stranger to everyone here on this site, be you believer or non-believer.
I do not want this thread to go south with people arguing over whether it will or will not be the end. I simply want to start a discussion about what
could happen across the globe if NOTHING of prophetic or mystical proportions happens on the date of December 21, 2012.
Now, because of the colossal popularity of 2012, and the dramatic increase of folks believing in it, I have become apprehensive of the date. If the
world does end, then the believers are right and thus dead and the discussion is over. But if the date turns out to be a dud, then we could have a
huge problem on our hands.
Let's all turn our minds eye to the past and relive the Hale-Bopp comet experience. I was but a child when this happened, but being a HUGE fan of
dinosaurs, I was scared sh**less. I could see the thing from my window, and that view probably changed my view of the cosmos, and thus life as I knew
it, in an incredible manner. I imagine it was the same for many people, specifically the Heaven's Gate Cult, though in a much more radical, crazy
sort of way.
From Wiki: "The Heaven's Gate mass suicide occurred in a hilltop mansion near San Diego, California, in 1997. They were mistakenly reported to
believe an alien spaceship was following in the tail of the Comet Hale-Bopp and that killing themselves was necessary to reach it. They were cited on
their website as wishing to reach the next plane of existence. The victims were self-drugged and then suffocated by other members in a series of
suicides over a period of three days. Thirty-nine died, from a wide range of backgrounds"
Their beliefs about the comet and it's UFO counterpart, coupled with their ideologies about this "higher plane of existence" seem to be very
similar to what is being said about 2012, though this is just one aspect of 2012.
Now 2012 is a theory that has spread like wild fire through out the world. I am sure there are TONS of people preparing for disaster, by gathering
food and supplies, relocating, etc. It is probably striking fear into the hearts and minds of thousands.
Now if NOTHING actually happens on the date, what then, aside from the embarrassment of thousands? What of the stock market? The food market? The
I personally believe that if nothing happens, then we will be leigantic parties where people die of over-dose (this I only want to believe). Granted
most do not prescribe to the idea of the world ending on that date, there is a large group that does.
Which brings me to the point MAIN point of this thread. Could there possibly be a mass suicide on this this date, or the days before hand? If 39
individuals in a cult killed themselves because of believing in a UFO, what is to stop the hysterics from killing themselves in fear of the world
ending, which is a much bigger ordeal than a UFO.