Have you noticed that there are orders of magnitude more people calling for the end of the world in the forseeable future? It used to be that these ideas were forced on you mostly by old guys with grey beards on the streets of New York, barefoot and holding calamitous signs. Sometimes they would stand on wooden boxes and people would drift in and out of their temporary congregations as they urged us to repent because the end was near.
Today, I was in a public building waiting for someone and innocently sat on a bench next to a grandmotherly looking lady in a yellow dress. I wasn’t there thirty seconds before she started the Jehovah’s Witness rap about how this misery of life on earth has about run its course, that the remaining time will be spent in increasing unhappiness, but that you can joyously live forever, in a manner of speaking, by joining up. She showered me with illustrated paperwork.
And today someone sent me an email having to to do with the world ending on Saturday, May 21 2011. Why, that’s right around the corner. Hardly time to prepare. On that day, arrived at by a magical confluence of random numbers and signs, there will be a giant earthquake that destroys the planet. But wait! There’s more! The planet won’t be completely decimated that day, just severely damaged and clearly doomed. May 21 will be followed by five months of complete torment as everything we know and love shrivels into nothingness.
It seems like a pointless time to change religions.
All this pales in comparison to the hubub around December 21 2012. I find this particular cataclysmic possibility exciting because it is so multi-dimensional. Absolutely everyone is involved, from intellectuals, to spiritual seers, to astrologers and more. For some reason, Italians are particularly interested in this doomsday. Also slick marketing organizations offering everything from bunker gear to silk, tie-dyed clothing appropriate for passage to the next world.
Planet X, aka Nibiru, is due to nearly collide with earth on 12/21/2012. Some say it will be possible to get seats on spaceships which will be parked and ready at Chichen Itza, for those of us interested in starting a new civilization. The University of Yucatan Department of Astronomy has academic coursework on Nibiru, affording it a smidgen of credibility.
An enterprising group of Italians have purchased a huge, isolated tract of land in a remote part of Yucatan (near Xul) where they are building bunkers to hold thousands of people. Europeans and Americans are buying in. The place is called Las Aguilas. I keep driving out there trying to get in, but to no avail. I am no match for the miles of electrified fencing and when we once ran into some people coming out of there, they were beyond unfriendly. Can’t say that I blame them.
Hundreds of thousands of people will converge on or near the fateful date at various “sacred places” in the world, including Chichen Itza. The place will be a spectacle. Merida Yucatan, where I live p/t, will be impossibly overrun. Not enough food or bathrooms. Nowhere to sleep. I hope the city is prepared.
Every few weeks I punch “2012″ into Google. A few months ago, I was amazed to see 882 MILLION references. Today, May 11 2011, there are ONE BILLION, TWO HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND. When you consider the creative effort that goes into every one of these references or websites, the mind boggles.
I just came upon a delightful website called Armageddon Online. It covers just about everything.
Read my book! 2012: Deadly Awakening. Buy it from Amazon or any eBook site.
Electronic version less expensive.