I Happily Admit I Was Wrong (ish), But Zero Regrets
For years now I have been saying that it is unlikely that an ancient culture could have predicted a natural event (I highlighted the return of a long period comet or a massive solar storm) accurate to a day or even a week.
My (unique) take on the 2012 meme was that Dec 21 was chosen by the ancient Maya (or a prior culture) symbolically, because as the winter solstice it is the darkest day of the year. Consequently I determined that 6 months either side of that date was the time frame in which any event they predicted was most likely to happen.
That year has just ended, and obviously nothing happened.
Big grin, because nobody want any doom event to occur.
However, terrible events (natural and man-made) have occurred in the past and will again, and the sane response is to be prepared.
2012 has turned me into a prepper. When this journey began for me I was a city-dweller who lived day-to-day – like most people. Now my family live at our safe spot, and we are more prepared for the worst than ever. And enjoying country-living as well – even without being motivated by prepping it was still a smart move.
And of course I have inspired a number of people to make similar changes to their lives. I couldn’t guess at how many there are beyond those who have shared their story with me, but it is irrelevant. I just got word out there to the best of my ability because I felt the need to do so.
Survive 2012 is no longer a suitable title to write under. The main site won’t have any new writing, and this blog will end when I reach 1000 posts in the next week or three. 2012 Connect has ended, and 2012 Forum is about to be mothballed. 2012 Base and 2012 Wiki have basically ended as well. Everything will remain online as an archive of a unique phenomenon, it might be of interest to folk in the future.
While I won’t be writing as much in the near future (time to take it easy and breathe in the fresh) I will continue writing about science, ancient mysteries, conspiracy theory and the concept that we live in a simulation.
The hub for all this will be RobertBast.com