We are now five days away from the supposed end of the world. Personally, I think the many warnings to pay no heed only add to the hullabaloo. But NASA has a nice vid trying once more to be rational about things. Presuming it is not entirely disinfo of course. I mean, the Pentagon did just send up a top secret space-faring vessel for a top secret mission, right? One curious point NASA fails to make in the video however is the strange similarity between the belief of the Mayans that this world cycle began roughly 5000 years ago, and the Creationist’s belief that the world was breathed into life some 5000 years ago. Creationists are rightfully lambasted for their silly and groundless inaccuracies, yet we are quick to overlook the very same grievances in the Mayans? The Fundamentalist Christian idea of impending Armageddon is laughable by the standards of most rational persons, yet again, the very same grievances committed by the misunderstanding of Mayan cosmology is readily accepted?
Although…if an end of an era is on its way, who is to say that such might be a bad thing? On one hand are the paranoid readying up their liquor supply for the big day in full expectation of the utmost worst, and on the other are the more sober types dreading the idea of returning to work on the 22nd. Many of the voices who lay inbetween and curiously wonder at what positivity might be awaiting all of us are often taken as bigger kooks than the doomsayers.
Many persons have felt a culmination fastly approaching for quite a long time now. Our technology seems to evolve exponentially just as our culture seems to hit brick walls left and right. Retro fashions, remixed songs and reimagined films all stand testament to the fact that our ideapool is running more than a wee bit dry. And just as the Renaissance followed the bleakness of the Black Plague, and just as the colourful 1960s revolution exploded following the starchiness of the 1950s political empiricism that was in full swing following the World War II years, so too are we nearing the breached birthing of something dramatically new and wonderful in response to our own ever present limitations. Many persons literally fear that something bad may be soon to pass. Many more are ready for yet another plain-jane day. But what if MMXII offers something else entirely? What if?