Predictions for 2012 and Beyond: Not the End of the World

One of the first atomic bombs used in warfare, creating a blinding flash over the skies of Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945. Ever a symbol of the end of the world.
One of the first atomic bombs used in warfare, creating a blinding flash over the skies of Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945. Ever a symbol of the end of the world. | Source

Do I think mankind is doomed?

Yes and no. I've heard it said that for a pessimist I'm pretty optimistic, but it has very little to do with being pessimistic or optimistic. The future is a bit more complex than that, but also simpler. Let me explain.

When Does the World End?

Okay, so when does the world end? Is the apocalypse upon us? The end of the world depends on your definition.

Why is 2012 the end of the world? Short answer: it isn't. Someone wanted to stir the hornets nest by making a big deal out of nothing. They became notorious; and I wouldn't call it "famous."

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The predictions for 2012 are a joke. And naturally, that's a relief to the rest of us. Why a joke? Because the Mayan calendar didn't talk about a massive destruction. It merely talked about the beginning of a new age. You know when your car's odometer turns over from 99,999 to 100,000? Is there a celebration? Is there a catastrophe? No; just the quiet whir of gears turning from one magnitude of numerals to another. No biggy there. Well, that's what the Mayan calendar was describing—a big non-event.

There is no "alignment of the planets," because they're scattered all over the zodiac in 2012. What are the predictions for 2012? Will it be the end of the world 2012? Absolutely not, at least not by what the Mayans were saying. And no one can predict the future with 100% certainty.

There have been lots of end of world predictions in the past. When the great "odometer" of the years turned over in AD 1000, people panicked. Another panic was planned for the year AD 2000, but what a fizzle that was. People like the excitement. They get off on the unpredictability of it all. That's human nature. People like conflict. That's what sells newspapers and the evening news. That's what makes a movie interesting. Imagine Casablanca without the Germans—boring!

Our sun as seen in a false-color image taken in the extreme ultraviolet. The sun becoming a red giant will signal the end of the world.
Our sun as seen in a false-color image taken in the extreme ultraviolet. The sun becoming a red giant will signal the end of the world. | Source

I said earlier that it depends upon your definition of "end of the world." Yes, the world will end. In about 5 billion years, when the sun's core finishes up the last bit of hydrogen, it will start burning the accumulated helium. And helium burns at a far greater temperature. The result of that is that the shell of hydrogen surrounding the core will be pushed way out, making the sun far, far larger—a red giant. During this phase, the sun will engulf Mercury, Venus, Earth and likely Mars, too.

But if you're talking about life on Earth, the world will end much sooner. Why? Because the sun is becoming slowly brighter. The amount of insolation (radiation from Sol, our sun) has been increasing and will increase throughout the current adult phase of our own sun. In less than a billion years, Earth will be too hot to support life as we know it. The oceans will have evaporated and our world will have become a very hot desert. About the same time, the Andromeda galaxy (M31 will start to crash into our Milky Way galaxy). What that will mean for our own individual sun, it's hard to say. But all of that mixing might cause more chaos than we counted on. That might mean increased likelihood of collisions or gravitational disruption.

Nostradamus Predictions

The sixteenth century French prognosticator wrote so cryptically that anyone can interpret just about anything from his obtuse poetry and prose. It's interesting, if you have the time, but not at all beneficial. If Nostadamus had a bead on the future, his quatrains are not revealing it as they stand. Interpretations of his works are more varied than interpretations of the Bible, and look where that has gotten us.

John D. Rockefeller, Sr. and Jr. in 1915, two years after income tax, the Federal Reserve and the Rockefeller Foundation were started. The beginning of the end of the world as we know it.
John D. Rockefeller, Sr. and Jr. in 1915, two years after income tax, the Federal Reserve and the Rockefeller Foundation were started. The beginning of the end of the world as we know it. | Source

New World Order

If you pay any attention to conspiracy theorists, you know who these guys are. They are the super rich—the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers and the like. They are the big bankers, corporate leaders and heads of the military-industrial complex. I never paid much attention to such talk until recently. And you know, it's all starting to make sense. Not everything the conspiracy theorists said is right, but enough of it is to make me take notice.

Let me give you an example. One YouTube video by the late Hollywood producer and politician, Aaron Russo, being interviewed by Alex Jones, tells of his one-time friendship with Nick Rockefeller. He told how Rockefeller had mentioned in late 2000 how there would be an event coming up which would allow them to take over Iraq and Afghanistan. Imagine that! Eleven months before 9/11, one of the Rockefellers was bragging how a big event would lead to a take over of two Islamic Asian countries. Then 9/11 happens, the unending war on terror begins, and, with Weapons of Mass Destruction to quash and terrorists to subdue, we invade Iraq and later Afghanistan.

Imagine if money meant everything to you and people meant squat. Pretty Scrooge-like attitude, right?

And how would they do as Scrooge suggested and "decrease the excess population?" Just ask, what are genetically engineered foods? Or what is overpopulation? Make a big deal out of the problems with overpopulation. Make population growth and the environment big issues that seem unsolvable and which need lots of money and effort put into them.

According to Aaron Russo, Nick Rockefeller bragged that the Rockefeller family had been instrumental in getting women's liberation to be a successful movement. Why? And I had always thought of it as a lofty goal of equality. No, hidden behind that lie remains a more sinister truth—two objectives:

  1. Break up the family unit and make children dependent upon the state (through schools)
  2. Double the tax coffers

The Federal Reserve headquarters building in Washington, DC. The private bank in "Fed" clothing, helping to bring an end to the world as we know it.
The Federal Reserve headquarters building in Washington, DC. The private bank in "Fed" clothing, helping to bring an end to the world as we know it. | Source

Financial Oblivion

Why would the Rockefellers and their ilk salivate over the taxes Americans pay? You have to go back to 1913 to understand this. That was the year the income tax was first started. Also, that same year, the Federal Reserve was sneaked through Congress when most legislators were on end-of-year break. And the Fed is a private bank with private shareholders. Guess who? And when you ever have to pay taxes, your check comes back with "FRS" stamped on the back. Yes, the private bank collects your tax dollars.

And the United States borrows money from the Federal Reserve and pays interest on that debt. But the Federal Reserve doesn't do anything to get the money it loans. That mysteriously appears out of thin air. Pretty neat trick. And how good have they been at stabilizing the economy? Just look at the Great Depression and all of the recessions since 1913.

The year 1913 was also the year the Rockefellers started their foundation. Happy coincidence?

And 2013, they celebrate their centennial.

The United States is suffering under massive debt, accelerating toward financial oblivion, and the super rich are definitely behind it. Paying the congressmen to do their bidding, and when the United States is all sucked dry, then they merely roll it into the one-world government they have planned.

Part of the plan has been to slowly tighten the clamp on the liberties once guaranteed by the Constitution and its amendments. These are slowly being eroded—slowly enough that we don't feel the heat as the water is brought to a slow boil.

"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name" (Revelation 13:16–17, KJV).

Shades of Armageddon

One other thing that Nick Rockefeller supposedly told Aaron Russo that sends chills up my spine. He said that their end goal is to have everyone of us microchipped. This is not only for identification and tracking purposes, but it is to be a requirement for performing any kind of commerce.

If you are at all familiar with the Bible's Book of Revelation, you might recognize this from chapter 13—where the mark of the beast is required for all to wear for them to perform any commerce.

Rays of hope amidst storm clouds. Photo taken from Saint John Island's southernmost tip. The end of the world may come, but hope remains.
Rays of hope amidst storm clouds. Photo taken from Saint John Island's southernmost tip. The end of the world may come, but hope remains. | Source

What is An Optimist?

Optimist is defined as one who usually expects a favorable outcome.

With all of the greed, blood-thirsty war-mongering and other wickedness going on across the globe, I remain optimistic.

But I don't remain optimistic for Homo sapiens. And let me explain this climactic point.

If you think you are your Homo sapiens body, then I could see how the enslavement and ultimate destruction of humanity would seem horrible in the extreme.

Genesis 1:26 describes us as children of God made in His image and likeness. Just as Seth was begotten by Adam in his likeness and image, we have all of the features of God. And God is not Homo sapiens.

If you cling to a sinking ship, you'll go down with it. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.

We are each a mixed bag. We have a Homo sapiens body. We have an ego, too easily bruised. And we have a sleeping, immortal soul (our true self), within.

I have experienced the partial awakening of this true self. When that has happened in the past, miracles have occurred. As vulnerable and weak as the ego and body are, they had nothing to do with those contraventions of physical law. But utter humility, perfect confidence, sublime love and righteous responsibility had everything to do with them.

There is a storm coming. Be glad of it, but prepare for it and help your fellows prepare for it. Don't cling to the ship or anchor of this world. They won't save you.

God tried for thousands of years to get this very simple point across: don't depend on physical continuity (the foundations of reality) to save you. They are dust. Trust in your true self (not the ego), and love and trust God the Father and his chosen Son.

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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

A very interesting hub and a very scary one! Firstly I think a lot of people think about disaster in December 2012 simply because they enjoy the thrill of being scared - I doubt they actually believe it will happen. But you do have diehards who believe we are all doomed! The Maya lived in cycles and its's simply, as you say, the end of an era and a new one begins.

I find the huge corporations much more terrifying than any Mayan calendar ending! They are they real evil in this world and it makes me very nervous to see the way the world is going.

This hub was fascinating and thoroughly absorbing! Voted up!


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Mathew James 4 years ago

Not really sure how many people actually think 12/21/12 is an end of the 'world' event. To me it is more of an end of a phase in humanity. The religions of the world are going to go through a significant change during the three years period from 12/21/12 to 12/21/15. And it will be after 2016 that we will begin to see the significant change in the religions around the world.


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nextstopjupiter 4 years ago from here, there and everywhere

Rumors of an apocalypse in 2012 are being spread by people in order to make money. These rumors promote negative thinking, pessimism, panic and fear, and give people who want to do destructive acts a platform or reasons for their actions.


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

@Seeker7, I agree. The really large corporations are pure ego on rocket thrusters -- selfishness incarnate. I don't doubt that the Rockefellers, Rothschilds and their ilk are the biblical beast of Revelation.


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

@Mathew James, thanks for the interesting information about world religions. I'll keep my eye out.


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

@nextstopjupiter, I agree wholeheartedly. That's one of the key tricks of the NWO gang. (1) create a problem or disaster (2) stir up the controversy (3) dangle a "carrot" of some possible solution (legislation, like the unPatriot Act). Some very clever manipulation.


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Dee aka Nonna 4 years ago

Before my mother died, she was having a conversation with my aunt....this was about 25 years ago.... but the predictions for the world ending have been around for awhile. Anyway, during the course of the conversation my mother said..."if the world ever does come to a complete end we may not know it is about to happen, but there will come a point where the world 'as we know it' will end. People will still be here doing what people do, but they may have to do those things a little differently", etc. I've always remembered that and everytime I heard a dire prediction I just smile.

This was a good hub. Really enjoyed reading it.


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

A most wise mother, @Dee aka Nonna. Thanks for sharing.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

I read this twice. I don't know about the earth being eaten up by the sun - but i have no doubt it will be eaten up by greed! There are so many conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11, that anyone with 2 brain cells must wonder! I just watched a show where Jesse Ventura investigated the theory that a plane did NOT hit the pentagon - but - a bomb did! Sure looked and sounded feasible to me! I believe the 1% is definitely behind the demise of 99%. What they don't understand is soon there will be no taxes to collect, and only welfare going out. We have no manufacturing, the gold standard was too limiting for the greedy and powerful, and we live in a fantasy world that we're still #1. Oy, is all i have to say. There was a movie out lately with Justin Timberlake in it(don't laugh). It was all about the poor being microchipped and having to scan their arm to pay for anything. Anything they paid for? cost them part of their LIFE! Hmmmmmmm....Awesomely well written and informative hub!


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

@ImKarn23, thanks for the insights and the movie tip.

Yes, the sun will swallow the Earth, but not for another 5-6 billion years. That's an astrophysics thing scientists have known about for several decades. But a billion years is a long, long time. More important things closer to the present.

And wouldn't it be ironic if the 1% were merely preparing us for the new reality by showing us in movies? I saw a YouTube video earlier today that showed what looked like a clip from the first Matrix movie (1999) with Thomas Anderson's (Neo's) passport. Date of expiration: 9/11/2001!

Talk about preparing the audience for the big expiration and the switch to the New World Order. The world really did change on 9/11, and Neo knew the New was coming.


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Mathew James 4 years ago

but who is the person that actually picked the date on the passport? who was that person that know the date


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Yes, wouldn't I love to know. I did have a copy of the Matrix movie, but someone borrowed it, so I couldn't readily confirm this.

I've seen some indications of hidden symbolism (some of it satanic) in movie and music industry videos. Who in those industries would be planting such clues? That would be a fascinating story to unearth.

For the 9/11 date two years before the incident in the first Matrix movie, someone working on the movie must've been also working for the Rockefellers and their kind. Perhaps they like seeding symbols like this as part of a ritual to "prepare the way" for its coming reality, sort of like affirmations or even incantations. Creepy stuff. Sinister.


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ananceleste 4 years ago from California

Remember this...

"Do not try and bend the spoon, that's impossible. Instead, try to realize the truth...There is no spoon.

Then you'll see that is not the spoon that bends... it is only yourself."


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

love Ananceleste's answer.. agree to that!


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks, @ananceleste. I think Neo finally got the meaning of that lesson. And it's interesting that, at the end of the second Matrix movie, Neo learns not only how to bend the spoon in the virtual world, but in the so-called "real" world, too.

And I too have bent myself and found the world bending with me to the glory of the Heavenly Father.


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

@unknown spy, copy that!


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jantamaya 4 years ago from UK

Voted up. Interesting. Thanks for writing. I don't know if you're right or wrong, but it is good to know the "other" side of the Moon :-)


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks, @jantamaya. I don't know about the Moon, but clearly Earth is not "thriving."

But I saw a video called "Thrive," a few days ago that gives an interesting perspective on where we have been, where we are now and what we can do about our future.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEV5AFFcZ-s


Garifalia 4 years ago

One of the reasons I hang on to your every word, wherever I find it, is because you not only make sense but you seem a 'well read' person (as we say in Greece = knowledgeable). I read this article with great interest and extreme stress (living in Greece and the sad history in the making you can understand why). It was the end that made chills go up my spine and brought on a spot of happiness in the pit of my stomach. I will make that last part a talisman and keep depression at bay. Thank You.


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

I wept when I read your comment, Garifalia. Thank you for your words of kindness and I'm grateful that my words can help.

I don't know if this can help Greece in its hour of need, but the example of Iceland comes to mind, not only with the financial troubles of Greece, Spain and others, but of the future prospects for the world-at-large.

Iceland, unlike the United States, arrested their corrupt bankers. They refused the suggestions of the World Bank and the coercion of other nations to get them to join the E.U. Their economic policies have them pulling out of the nosedive of 2008 and they're thriving.

I would love to see Greece thrive. I think it could be possible if the people understood the options taken by Iceland.

May God protect you and yours.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Jesus did tell us it would happen, but only His Father knew when it was going to happen.

You have written a very good hub.

Thank you for sharing it.


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Yes, @Michele Travis, I agree. Only the Father knows when, but he sent word of signs that would let us know when we are near those times. Many of those signs have already been shown. And yet Armageddon could be days, months, years or even decades away. But likely not centuries.

I seem to remember something about the signs being within a lifetime. The rebirth of Israel came in 1948, two years before I was born, so, if I live to 120, Armageddon will likely happen between now and 2070. That is, if I understand scripture. But my understanding keeps growing.


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Quirinus 4 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

Thanks for the affirmation in one of your comments, lone77star: "And I too have bent myself and found the world bending with me to the glory of the Heavenly Father." Indeed as we bend or gently let go of our ego, the universe fulfills our needs without struggle on our part.

God's glory becomes our joy.


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

@Quirinus, you're most welcome. What a beautiful picture, letting go of ego.

Or, to put the focus on that which deserves it -- awakening the true self, the child of God within.

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