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Even the Maya are Sick of 2012 Hype
Or is it?
Definitely not, the Mayan elder insists. "I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff."
It can only get worse for him. Next month, Hollywood's "2012" opens in cinemas, featuring earthquakes, meteor showers and a tsunami dumping an aircraft carrier on the White House.
At Cornell University, Ann Martin, who runs the "Ask an Astronomer" Web site, says people are scared.
"It's too bad that we're getting e-mails from fourth-graders who are saying that they're too young to die," Martin said. "We had a mother of two young children who was afraid she wouldn't live to see them grow up."
Chile Pixtun, a Guatemalan, says the doomsday theories spring from Western, not Mayan, ideas.
A significant time period for the Maya does end on the date, and enthusiasts have found a series of astronomical alignments they say coincide in 2012, including one that happens roughly only once every 25,800 years."
One ridiculous theory I heard was that the Earth and the Sun will align with the black hole in the center of the galaxy. The problem is there are no black holes! 2012 is just part of the diversification of fear tactics, such as Man-made Global Warming, the Large Hadron Collider, Hurricane Katrina (surprisingly missed thousands of oil rigs), Swine Flu, and of course, you can't forget the greatest staged fear event ever, 9/11.
2012, Global Warming, LHC are all events seemingly out of our control, but will be used as covers for the real plan...terror, terror, terror; fear, fear, fear. Is this how you want to live your life?
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