I want to speak on this whole Mayan 2012 apocalypse, supposedly happening tomorrow, December 21st. I have a lot of friends nervously discussing this topic, and I would like to collect and share some observations. The most immediate fact is that it is already past 5AM (supposed time of the end) Friday in parts of the world, such as New Zealand and the country is still intact (full article on Huffington Post). In addition, the Mayans didn’t take leap years into account. There have been about 514 leap years since Caesar created it in 45BC, and without the extra day every 4 years we would be in July 2013 right now. We are still here.
Regardless of what date it “really” is, the translation of the Mayan calendar being about complete destruction is arguable. Many scholars have said that the negative translation is incorrect, that this marks the time of a new era, a new calendar and a higher level of consciousness. And this sure would be a good time for a people to wake up and elevate themselves to a new place of physical, mental and spiritual clarity.
I think many people enjoy and exploit doomsday ideas, it seems easier for them to throw their hands up, give up on contributing anything positive to the world, and wait to die. If that is your outlook on life, perpetuating negativity in your thoughts and actions, please step out of my way, because I still have work to do. It is likely, in my opinion that many people will use the 21st as their heyday to fuck things up. I will not risk my life being threatened by some idiots taking advantage of this situation, and will spend the day inside with friends.
On the religious side, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism (with the most mellow idea of the group; The Messiah will return to Earth and restore all Jews to the homeland where they will live in peace and joy forever), Buddhism, and Islam have their take on the end of the world. Instead of debating how the end will occur, and who will be saved, why not learn to coexist and bring about good things here, on Earth, now? We are all stuck here together. Will we continue believing that we are so vastly different from each other, due to the country we come from, the religion we follow, our sexuality or gender that we can’t possibly get along and learn from one another? We have more things that bond us together as human beings than drive us apart, and I encourage everyone use this 2012 apocalypse bullshit as an opportunity to rethink your priorities, and what kind of energy you are putting out into the world.
I don’t know about you, but I think a new Daft Punk album in 2013 is reason enough that this world should continue on.
– Jimi Jaxon