A lot has been said about the year 2012. But is there any evidence as to what will really occur? Will the world end on December 21st? Or are thousands of people blindly embracing another well-orchestrated "Year 2000" doomsday scenario which is far from the real thing?
2012: The year that has been hanging from the lips of every astrologist, researcher, conspiracist and new-ager for the passed decade. Occasionally you’ll get a few scientists elaborating on the subject, usually only by means of deprecating it albeit. NASA scientists have countlessly denied the fact that Earth will be destroyed by a mysterious non-existent planet, or even come close to destruction via any other source in 2012. So why are most new-agers organizing their survival kits, meditating, attending 2012 seminars and writing/reading books on the subject by the ton?
Now, don’t get me wrong. I have probably read and researched most of the above eschatologies as much as any new-ager, thirsty for answers, trying to get to the bottom of the doomsday pit and unearth my own finds. But pits tend to only get darker on the way down – something I came to realize during the descent, which was a bit too late. A bump on the head though was enough to snap me out of it and urge me to adopt a new viewpoint to the most likely of scenarios; the ones entailing common sense.
So, let’s take a look at all 2012 scenarios :
Scenario #1: The Mayan Calendar = Doomsday Prophecy?
This is most likely the greatest hit of the millenia. According to the Mayan Calendar, which is basically just a “Long Count” astrological calendar, a planetary cycle closes -according to our dating interpretation- on the winter solstice on 21/12/2012. Other than that, no other specifications are imprinted on the calendar itself. Mayan prophecies were mostly oral anyway, so why then would a “prophecy” be underlined in an artefact? Speculations and half-baked theories however claim their authority of expertise by blending the Mayan calendar interpretation and the -mainly misinterpreted yet again- prophecies of Nostradamus. The result is a typical doomsday epilogue, where all ends in disaster. Upon asking the real Mayan elders, however, the answers are simple and to-the-point (and thus far from the supposed “Mayan Calendar Prophecy”). Mayan elder Don Alejandro speaks of a time “of the return of our anscestors”, suggesting that we should not fear the future. I think more people would prefer to hear that than spend over $40 on another badly researched and propagated book on the 2012 myth.
Scenario #2: Nibiru and the Annunaki Rave
Nibiru, Comet Elenin, Planet X – a bunch of different names to pinpoint a non-existent planet which is said to pass by Earth in 2012, disrupting its orbit and bringing forth a whole range of natural disasters. While a lot of people acquiesce the Nibiru theory, most aren’t aware that the whole idea derived from the claim of a woman called Nancy Lieder, who received the message of Nibiru by an…extra-terrestrial being. And while I do strongly believe in ETs myself, I still can’t find the capacity to fathom why such a questionable assertion, which is most likely based on delusion, has become a seriously- researched topic amongst alternative scientists and conspiracy-fans. Of course, no such object has been documented, nor can is physically arrive within hundreds of miles of our planet while being previously unseen. “It hides behind the sun” is the likeliest of answers you’d receive from a Nibiru-enthusiast, but even that doesn’t abide to the laws of Physics. To top it all of, the Annunaki theory emerges, embracing the Planet X eschatology, depicting these Mespotamian gods as aliens who live on Nibiru and who are planning to invade Earth when the mysterious planet descends upon us!