Right, I'll bite.
Here's a stream of consciousness where I try to disprove some of the common 2012 disasters everyone else seems to think may come
Negativity, first of all. Yeah, okay. Everything seems to be negative... but
we're in the days after Christmas and New Year over here, with
nothing to look forward to for a while and bad weather still to come, so I think that's one possibility. Plus, with all the disaster going on around
us anyway, there isn't a lot to be happy about. (Or, as we've both pointed out before, there is... It's just no one seems to notice it). People are
naturally negative, in the majority of cases. It's the way the world works. And everything does always seem bleaker in January. Especially where we
Now, 2012. I have always been one to agree with Dr. Cox on the subject. The Mayan prophecy was brought about before anyone knew anything, and frankly,
I doubt that would stand up for anything. When our calender ends, we don't bang on about the end of the world, we just buy a new one...
2012's galactic alignment is something I am greatly looking forward to. Just to know that everything
in our solar system is in a line will be a
really nice thing to think of. I'm a geek, I know I am, you know I am. It makes me feel all fuzzy inside. They may have known about this, and this
could what their prediction refers to... But I don't think any of the mad things people think might happen, will, just because everything is in a
line. Lines are good. Although it is entirely possible that the massive CME could be in 2012, but I doubt anyone could predict the Sun spewing out
enough electrons to knock out the whole of our electricity, never mind people who didn't even KNOW about electricity...
Black hole, no... I doubt it. Niburu... No... Haha. Polar shift, possibly, but I doubt it'll cause an apocalypse... Aliens? I wish.
Plus modern Mayan's don't seem to think it's anything of significance. And the translation from the original text is really garbled anyway.
But really, there's not a lot of proof in anything coming about to cause
the end of the world in 2012. Apart from web-bot and an ancient
calender. And I need something more concrete than that. Like lights in the sky, or... A big rock hurtling towards us or something.
All in all, I'm not a believer in this, I mean, how many times has the end of the world been predicted? This one has just been picked up on and
scaremongered into the general populace. You can see a correlation in anything if you look hard enough... Like in your shoes and how the moon moves.
Or how whenever you eat cheese something bad happens in your family. Or how you trip over every time you see a pony. There's nothing in
you can see it if you want to. Hence how, yeah, there's a lot of natural stuff going on at the moment, but I don't think it's anything to do with the
date more than the weather. I mean, yeah, there is probably something going on - massive floods, freezing temperatures, storms, and the Sun's plotting
something at the moment, but that's another story... Haha.
I would love for it to be some sort of spiritual awakening or something, but we're human... So, yeah. I'm doubtful. I have little faith in the human
race. I would also love it if we got contact with something, or someone else in the Universe, just so we know there something there. Maybe then we'd
get up there and I'd be happy. But, yeah... I think it's probably just going to be another non-event that's chalked up to everything and then leaves a
lot of people embarrassed.
But, I also believe that a lot of people will freak out closer to the time and there'll be some suicides and other horrific stuff because people are
gullible and decide to 'end it' before something else happens. It's a horrible thought, but it's inevitable. Which is the worst thing about the whole
2012 hysteria. We can laugh and say people will be embarrassed, but I predict that some really awful things are going to happen in the panic
beforehand. Cults will spring up left, right and centre like they have done in the past.
Still though, I can't wait to come on ATS the day after 'the world ends' to see the reaction. And, if I'm wrong and it does end... No one will be able
to say I was wrong because we'll all be dead.
edit on 14/1/2011 by Ayana because: (no reason given)