posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 04:34 AM
Personally, I'm not sure how useful it is to launch pre-emptive "I told you so!"...such as this thread.
Sure, I get your notion that, if and when 2012 doesn't "deliver" on some kind of radical transformation, it might help usher in a new age of
"reason and objectivity" free from the shadows of religious fanaticism and wishful thinking...but I certainly hope that you don't really believe
Why do you think the 2012 date has attracted so much attention? Take a look around you, observe the world and what it is going through at the moment.
I personally don't "believe" in 2012 prophecies, but I can recognize a sh#t storm when I see one. We have:
- an increasingly unstable climate causing a cascade of more and more intense flooding, droughts, storms and harsh winters;
- ever tighter competition for increasingly scarce resources in Africa, the Middle East and the Poles;
- wars and revolutions engulfing the middle east;
- the world economy tittering on the brink of collapse;
- an as yet unexplained deterioration of the earth's magnetosphere and a collapse of its stratosphere;
- an as yet unexplained migration of the magnetic poles occuring at an exponential rate over the last 20 years;
- the destruction of civil liberties and the rule of law in most western democracies;
- rocketing food prices, starvation and overpopulation leading to mass migration;
And I could go on and on...
These are the true reasons why there are so many "believers" out there, as you call them. We face problems of such epic proportions, and their
consequences are so dire to contemplate, that people turn to faith and supernatural explanations as a last resort.
That's why I don't scoff at "believers". Sure, some of the claims out there are outlandish, some even ridiculous; but when you look closely, you
realize each of these theories takes root in an earth problem that is very real but which we fail to address.
The true defeat of reason, in my view, is this failure to recognize this growing list of problems, to stare them in the face, and to take
responsibility for them. "I told you so" will be not good then.