There was once a Taoist farmer who worked with horses. One bright and sunny day, his best horse decided to make a run for it, escaping from the corral. His neighbours came to see what all the commotion was about, and, finding out about the escaped horse, exclaimed "Oh, what bad luck!"
The farmer replied, "Maybe".
Some days later, there was a sudden burst of excitement as the horse returned to the farm- with an entire herd of wild horses! The farmer and his son quickly corralled them, and the neighbours, hearing of the event again, came to see. Finding the now-full corral, they exclaimed "Oh, what good luck!"
The farmer replied, "Maybe".
While the farmer and his son were trying to break the horses in, there was an accident. The son fell off one of the horses and broke his leg very badly. While it was healing, a mild infection, and from that, fever set in. The townsfolk, hearing of this, would console the farmer whenever he came into town, saying "Oh, what bad luck!"
The farmer replied, "Maybe".
At the time, the warlord who owned the territory all this was happening on became involved in a dispute with another warlord. He send his recruiters into town, who took all the able-bodied men, suited them up, and hauled them off to boot camp. Upon seeing the horrible condition of the farmer's son, they quickly left him behind to find more. Days later, the fever broke, and the farmer was the only man left in the area with able-bodied help for around the farm. The townsfolk naturally proclaimed, "Oh, what good luck!"
-Taoist KoanI Told You So
Approx. 3200-3100 BCE: Earliest phase of Stonehenge construction begins.
Approx. 3200-3100 BCE: The final period leading up to Ancient Sumer
being the first organized Civilization in the world comes to a culmination.August 11th, 3114 BCE: The date of 0.0.0.0.0 on the Mayan calender.
February 18th, 3102 BCE: Year 0 of the Kali Yuga
(the Age of Vice) begins.
Approx. 29th Century BCE: Teachings of the I Ching (a symbol system designed to identify order in what seem like chance events; often used as a divinitory) are founded.
2852 BCE: Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors period of China begins; in this period, the plow, money, and markets were invented.
Some crazy shit went down 5120 years ago, man.
There's a couple ways this world is gonna go in the next two decades. One way or another, in four and a half years, some pretty crazy shit is gonna start happening. On December 21st, 2012, the Mayan calender is going to hit 184.108.40.206.0; this is as far as the calender goes. After that, it just stops. The Aztec calender lists 12/21/2012 as the end of a 26,000-year cycle.
At the same, time, there's this guy, Terrence McKenna. You may have heard of me mentioning him before. Well, he predicted this thing called Timewave Zero
. The details are kind of sketchy, one of those pseudoscience things, but we're gonna go with it 'cos it makes life more interesting. Basically, this guy McKenna, he takes the I Ching and interprets all the sequence patterns in it (or something to that effect), and gets a buddy of his to design him a computer program. It looks like this
. The X-axis represents Time, where the Y-axis represents Novelty; that is, high points on the graph correspond to where non-novel events have happened; typically the dull, bland proceeding of life in general. Low points represent where unusual things happen. Tiananmen square, for instance, was a low point.
You know what? He can probably explain it better than I can. Check out this video
But yeah, so if you look at that picture again, you'll notice how in the top-right corner it says ZERO DATE: 12/21/2012. You'll also notice how the the graph touches the X-axis. Neat, huh?
Kinda odd how two means of sequencing events- the Mayan calender and the Chinese I Ching- that came into being at around the same time but on opposite ends of the planet both predict the same thing.
Basically what all this means is that on The Big Day, some shit is going to go down. What will happen? No one knows. The fact that it's the first time the Novelty axis hits Zero goes to say that whatever will happen is gonna be something that's never happened before.
Hell; 'nothing' could happen. That is, a billion tiny little things, each too small to chalk up to anything definitive. Maybe the effects of hitting Zero won't be obviously felt for decades to come.Maybe.
"Imagine, stalking elk past department store windows and stinking racks of beautiful rotting dresses and tuxedos on hangers; you'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life, and you'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. Jack and the beanstalk, you'll climb up through the dripping forest canopy and the air will be so clean you'll see tiny figures pounding corn and laying strips of venison to dry in the empty car pool lane of an abandoned superhighway stretching eight-lanes-wide and August-hot for a thousand miles."
-Tyler Durden, Fight Club
There's a bunch of things that are gonna happen. Things are gonna culminate and shit's going to hit the fan, hard. Everything up to Armageddon will happen sometime between Now and 2060; and probably sooner than that. The rest, well, who knows?¬
First of all, George W. Bush is going to take over the United States of America
. Towards the end of his last year in 2008, when he really starts feeling the pressure, he's gonna declare open war on some country he shouldn't. Most likely North Korea. Whoever it is, he's going to bomb the wrong motherfucker, and then they're gonna open a can of Whoop Ass that'll make 9/11 seem like a schoolyard bully. Once this happens, Dubya'll be free to declare State of Emergency, a state where he is legally allowed to suspend the election. The Patriot Act and all it's predecessors will go into overdrive, and virtually every right will be stripped from the citizen.
Get out while you still can.¬ The world economy is going to collapse.
Remember how the Cold War ended? America wound up having more cash, and eventually just got the USSR to arm itself into financial oblivion. Sound familiar to what's going on right now with the US? The combined forces of the Middle East are causing Emperor Dubya to spend, what is it, six hundred billion dollars a year on arms? More than the entire rest of the world combined, or something ridiculous like that? Pre-Bush, the American dollar was sitting at around a buck fifty Canadian; now the two currencies are equal. Couple this with the population shift I'm also going to explain, and we've got a bit of a problem. Of course, once the USA tumbles over (and it stands high, so it'll fall far
), it won't be long before the world economic situation cracks like glass. 1930 all over again.¬ The Indigo kids are coming.
The new generation is one that's spiritually supercharged; couple that with a communication medium like the internet, and we're gonna have a whole new wave of people coming up on us. The new generation has no tolerance for bureaucracy, absolute authority, doing things without asking why, and generally things that have an absence of creativity involved. That is; they're children of Novelty. They have no tolerance for what's been done before and are excited and motivated by the new, the bold, the fresh.
Drug use in schools, in the past thirty or so years, has gone from virtually unheard of (not that it didn't happen, but you didn't talk about it) to being completely open. Fifteen year olds talk to their peers about their Ecstasy use in between their Grade 10 classes. Eighteen year olds employ such Babelian terms as 2c-i
, and the like. This is causing kids these days to open their eyes. Realize that the scholastic institution is bullshit. People these days say that kids dropping out is on the rise, it's starting to become a real problem; it's not a problem, it's a solution. Kids are taking the Red Pill
at a very early age.¬
After the second World War, the veterans came home to their lovely childhood sweethearts and Mated Like Bunnies. This caused a huge population bubble we all know as the Baby Boom. To facilitate the Baby Boom came millions of jobs. These Baby Boomers are around 50-55 or older now; and they're dying out. So, things are going to come to a head. With the way today's schools are created, you need four years of college just to deliver pizzas. As the Baby Boomers die out at rates higher than Indigo Children are being born, it's going to create a job vacuum. The problem with this, though, is that all of those jobs are going to need years and years of post-secondary, and kids these days aren't even finishing high school. The motorcycle wheel is gonna start wobbling as there's not going to be enough people to fill that vacuum. Technological progress
, now at a point of exponential acceleration and almost self-replication, is going to just keep on motoring along, with society being the hapless driver who knows no matter what he does, he is gonna crash.
Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is going to go way up as the new kids find themselves incapable of maintaining McJobs, tightening the economic stress.¬ The Oil's gonna run out
. No shit. War's going to break out as the most powerful nations fight over what's left.¬
Virtually all civilizations had a Sun God. The Voice of God (the Holy Spirit) is a light within you, an energyless light that you can even see when your eyes are closed and in the dark (i.e. dreaming and such). It's only natural that people would associate this light with the Material light, the Sun, a nice big ball of Nuclear Fire.
More than one religion has predicted the Apocalypse. Most of them predict it ending in fire. The Norse had Ragnarök
, which was to conclude with the Titan Surtr burning the Nine Worlds with the Sword of Revenge, that consumes everything in its path with flames. Islam has Qīyāmah
, said to happen when it's least expected, where the sinners will be consumed in Hellfire and the saved will return to the Garden. While the numbers and time scales are a bit sketchy, Hinduism teaches that Kalki, the tenth and final avatar of the Vishnu (the Ultimate Personality of Godhead), will come to Earth to vanquish the sinners and bring the virtuous to the Light. And then of course we have the book of Revelations, and so on, and so on.The world will be scorched in Nuclear Fire
. I'm sorry. Brace yourselves. This is the Holy Fire that everyone keeps going on and on about. It's coming, it's coming hard, and it's coming soon. Brush up on your survival skills while it's still optional.¬
International trade will stop. People are going to die off. Civilization will crumble. After the riots, civil wars, and attempts by governments to regain control, mankind will one day find itself living out of the charred husks of old towns and cities. There will be no power. There will be no gas. People will be forced to go back to "the old ways".
Tribes will form. People will begin to remember what's it's like to be forced to work together, rather than against each other, as Capitalism would have you do. People will remember what's it's like to live, what's it's like to survive
, and not just exist absently.¬
In time, towns will turn to cities. Expeditions will be made into the old power plants; cities near salvageable hydroelectric dams will flourish like Jewels of the Nile. Civilization will rise again
; only this time, constantly surrounded by plant-choked ruins, a chilling reminder of the perils of power. The quality of life will begin to rise again, and over time, a new society founded upon harmony and prosperity will emerge.¬ The chosen
, those whose virtuous ancestors survived the Hellfire Purge and the subsequent Time of Troubles afterwards, will come to live in Heaven on Earth as humanity reaches the Age of Enlightenment
So sayeth I, so it hath been told.