Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2012: Myth, Lunatic Musings or the "Dawning of the Age of Aquarius?" - Episode 3

I said there may be a few episodes to this story and so there are!

In my first entry about 2012, I mentioned that there is much conjecture around and so there is!

Dealing with the skeptics

I'm getting comments back, like: "Oh, rubbish - the end of the world has been predicted for decades and nothing has happened..." However, that particular kind of comment hasn't come via this blog, but through other routes, regrettably... wonder why?

My answer to this is: As much as there is disbelief and skepticism about the phenomenon, there is as much belief in it, so it's a case of 'whatever'.... you choose to believe what you will!

I look at the world around me and gather the media input about global issues and I sit back and think: 'Whatever anyone may think, at the rate we're going, something has to give at some point... right?' So, if something DOES give, what will it be - what is going to be the effect - what thereafter?

One little consideration I would like to throw into the mix here. It's a minor consideration; not to be pondered at much length or with particular depth.... just an insignificant thought: Do we seriously think we can continue to breed like rabbits and believe we're going to live happily ever after on this ever-shrinking planet of ours.... do we? Go think about that...

Moving on...

Anyway, so back to what this is about. At the end of the movie, I noted with interest, the particular reference to the Drakensberg and Kwa-Zulu Natal. It is interesting to note that the survivors set sail for that particular coastline and for some time, I have held the notion that, should world cataclysm be visited upon us, we in South Africa would be relatively safe. I say relatively... if you're on the central plateau area. I think it's logical that coastlines will be places to avoid?

There is a map of the world's tectonic plates and major fault lines and rather significantly, the African plate (with a few minor exceptions) seems the least vulnerable. Do the search yourself and make up your own mind, if you will.

No prizes for guessing where I will be..............

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

2012: Myth, Lunatic Musings or the "Dawning of the Age of Aquarius? - Episode 2

Okay, so last evening I went to see the 2012 Movie and before I continue, it must be mentioned that I will be posting my musings in installments. Not sure how many episodes it will take yet, but bear with me, if you will....

Let me say, at the outset, that I found a few encouraging aspects to the movie and the first is; Roland Emmerich didn't bombard us with the absolute darkness of 'Doomsday'.

Most of the effects that could cause global catastrophe have been scientific postulation for some time now and have even been viewed on National Geographic Channel before, like the potential eruption of the Yellowstone caldera. However, I wasn't so sure of the inordinate heating of the earth's mantle due to the solar flares phenomenon.

Another thing I thought could have been more fully explained was, since Yellowstone does erupt in the movie, the effects of the volcanic fallout don't carry through and the atmosphere clears too soon. Would such an eruption not cloud the atmosphere for several months or even years, causing perpetual winter??

Other potential possibilities, such as Polar Shift and Earth Crust Displacement have been discussed before by people like Graham Hancock in 'Fingerprints of the gods' and Roland brought those all into play. Whether or not such a global scenario would bring all these potential phenomena into action all at once, or even in the form of a chain reactions remains to be seen.... if indeed the global cataclysm portrayed is in fact on the cards - 2012, or not!

Suffice it to say, that I walked away, able to seperate what I thought to be the chaff from the kernels, but are my chaff and kernels the same as everyone else's? That is the question....

I repeat what I said before.... if 2012 is to be the event that changes the global consciousness for the better, we need to entertain the very real fact that humankind does not heed the wake-up call without a good, solid kick in the gluteous maximus...

The movie supplies a good few of those!!