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Originally posted by magma
Originally posted by Hefficide
Originally posted by Nettlas
Surely there is only the smallest amount of people in the whole world that even care. The rest of the world see it as a sideline joke. Emotional backlash? Disgruntled punters? If someone was to shout out and voice their dissatisfaction pretty sure when they stand alone no one else will be standing by their side. People are sick of lunatics
Never before in known history has a doomsday date been so widely known and spread thru out the world, since the knowledge of it first began to emerge in the 80s than catching fire when the net came along and further spreading with texting from cell phones even to the deepest areas in Africa. This in itself is an extraordinary event as it is acknowledged in the minds of millions upon millions of people, whether they believe something will happen or not..
Originally posted by FeelingPure
yay!!!!! awesome! i thread worth reading about doomsday.. why i say that? because it's made by my buddy heff & it looks interesting! i have no read it yet but i am about too
Originally posted by xxshadowfaxx
reply to post by dinkot
i am hoping something major happens. I really am. Imagine how much ignorance would be denied in an instant if it did?? I would love to see the people who say its going to be just another day's jaw drop. I think it would be great. I am not hoping for an end of the world scenario, but just something, like a bump in consciousness, something that shows people its real and true, imagine how much of a paradigm shift that would give us. People would start to question everything they once believed. That is exactly what this world needs. To question everything. Too many of us accept this life for what it is. Too many of us live in ignorance. We need a paradigm shifting event to take place.
While I don't expect anything to happen, I hope it does.
Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by Julie Washington
I completely agree and concur. My concerns are not focused upon the Mayan bak'tun itself, but rather the social and psychological impact of a widely held and very popularized belief - when it fails to materialize.
In a sense, and as an analog - imagine a world where every single house in the western world awoke, on Christmas morning, to find that "Santa" did not come.
I think there is going to be a mass anticlimax mechanism that could either organically, or by engineered intent, be used to create any number of very chilling scenarios. There will be a collective and profound lack of focus just past the 12/21/12 deadline - and this creates a profound opportunity for those interested in social engineering or agenda furtherance.
In the most basic sense, the good folks at Gitmo put a lot of work into getting their prisoners disoriented and emotionally confused. We are about to see that same sort of state of suggestibility on a very large and global scale.
Scary stuff to me.