If you’re reading this after December 21, 2012 at 11:12 UTC, the world didn’t end. Locally, here in Baton Rouge, LA, the Winter Solstice will occur at 5:12 a.m. (U.S. central time).
The Mayan calender ends at 11:12 UTC today as well. Many doomsayers think the world is going to end. They have a very big chance of being totally wrong. The Mayan calender ended before the current era and the new calender started the current era. This Winter Solstice will be the end of the current era and the beginning of a new era.
There seem to be three lines of thought about this date.
The world will end in a cataclysmic apocalypse. That concept isn’t so special or so tied to this date. We have the capacity to destroy our world many times over. But it only takes once to do the deed, and it could happen any time a nuclear nation decides to fire its missiles.
Nothing will change and it will be business as usual. Let’s hope not. There is a lot of work to do to make this world a much better place. The path we are currently on isn’t sustainable over the long run. If we don’t change, we will end our modern world in roughly 100 years. Humans may survive, but there will be far fewer of us.
The old era ends and a new era begins that will bring renewal and profound growth and change in human consciousness, and vast changes in behavior toward one another. We are reaching a tipping point on a broad scale of issues from war to sustainable energy and food production to ending inequality, disease, poverty, hunger, homelessness, ignorance and hatred.
Anonymous (of WikiLeaks fame) put out a 12-21-2012 11:12 video about their Project Mayhem (see the movie Fight Club for the pop culture reference). It’s 6 minutes:
The world may be ripe for these changes, but it is ultimately our choice to make them reality. What will you choose to change?
I want to work on the end of the human construct of money as a substitute for real value, and that human needs are more important than having the money to pay for them. We say we value human life above all else. But we don’t. We value money above all else.
For example: if you don’t have the money for food, you starve. If you don’t have the money for health care, you get very sick or die. If you don’t have the money for a home, you are homeless. If you don’t have the money for clothing, you may end up naked or wearing rags.
If you don’t have the money for a car, you have to walk, bike, get a ride, or use public transportation if it exists. Greedy employers sacrifice workers’ lives for more profits. Nations send young men and women to war to secure scarce resources more often than to defend their own sovereignty.
Lobbyists own our government, mostly to get what they paid for in supporting candidates. Gun lobbyists keep the assault weapons ban from being renewed, and those weapons are subsequently used in mass murders of innocent people, including young children.
Humans have no rights, we only have privileges if we can afford to buy them.