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Some reasonable view of Apocalypse 2010

I was just having a quick look at a SyFy documentary on the “end of the world” scenarios for next year.  I have not been following this subject overly closely–when you get to be my age you have already been through several “end of the world” dates.  However, I was interested to see that near the end (of the program, not the world 🙂 ) there were commentators saying that maybe what Nostradamus and the Mayans were on about was not the physical destruction of our planet and/or our civilization, but more abstractly the end of an era.  This makes much more sense to me for a number of reasons.

First, the changes are already well underway and whatever happens (or doesn’t happen) next year would probably “just” give them a big boost.  Personally, as readers of this blog have probably deduced, I think we are much farther along the way to a “new world order” than most people yet seem to grasp.  The indications that the basic elements of a true planetary civilization are clearly discernible are too numerous to sum up here.  However, one can make a case for a “tipping point”, for a combination of events and tendencies that push us “over the top” so to speak.  This may well be at least in part catastrophic.  Certainly many recent catastrophies (whether largely natural or largely man made) have highlighted the degree to which our collective ability to cope with the rapidly multiplying challenges of our era is simply not adequate.  Looking at what passes for politics in our times, I can’t see this problem being solved in the very short run, unless there is a very significant, large scale “kick in the rear” to our normal ways of doing things.  This could be almost anything–though some people’s favorite scenario of the aliens showing up to make us all world citizens seems just a touch far fetched to me (after all, we haven’t reached light speed yet–obscure reference to all you Star Trek fans).

So, to conclude, while it would be very naive to suggest that more pain is not necessary to get us  on the way to true fulfillment on this planet, I really do think it is more likely that all the prophecies point more to an ever clearer break with the past and a much broader consciousness of that break than to “the end of everything that stands”.  In what direction you ask?  Well, as I mentioned recently “everything that rises must converge”.

IGbarb says:  “Hold  on to your hat, it’s going to be quite a ride!”

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September 5, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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