Happy 2012?
Here we are, New Year's Eve 2011, and a whole lot of folks on this planet believe that the World is going to End - one way or another (again) - sometime in December of the coming year: 2012. All I can think is "Geezus! Here we go again!"

Back in 1996 and 1997, there was the Hale-Bopp Flopp that resulted in the mass suicide of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate Cult. I was out there at the time desperately trying to convince people that most of what was flying around the internet was a load of Horse Hockey, and all I got for my trouble was flamed and defamed. But I was right.

Then, there was the Millennial Madness that was gaining steam in 1999. By this time, we had a website and I wasn't just doing battle on discussion lists, so I published an article in November of that year trying to calm things down a bit. Things were so weird then that even my cousin, who was (at that moment) an aerospace engineer employed by NASA, told me in full confidence that things WOULD get squirrely because there was a flaw in computer dating systems and the global computer systems would glitch up in unpredictable ways, causing chaos. Not even that happened! Anyway, the take-home message of my article at that time was pretty clear:
I hope that the reader has by now already figured out that there is, very likely, some vast "program" designed to create mass confusion on the planet by spreading lies and rumors. ...

If anybody is being manipulated and 'controlled' by the 'Secret Government', whatever it may be, it is the spreaders of rumors without proof, and 'millennial groups' propagating imminent 'End of The World' scenarios. It is also those who attack the ones who are asking for something more than a rumor or a 'confidential informant' who they claim is reliable, but who is unable or unwilling to be identified with their statements. In SOME cases, this CAN be the case, but it has become a cheap excuse for lack of responsibility in recent times. [...]

The problem lies in the RESULTS of all this Rumor Mongering. What if the agenda is to 'Divide and Conquer,' whether it comes through legislation to 'protect' us from our own selves which results in mandating restrictions on free speech via the internet? Or, what if all of this rumor spreading results in acts of violence that ushers in Martial Law as a necessity?

What, exactly, are we doing to ourselves here? It is not just a question of being skeptical or doing our research carefully; our very lives could depend on taking responsibility for what we say and do!
Who's really talking?
Next came the May 15th 2003 Planet Nibiru event predicted by Nancy Leider and her 'Zetas', inspiring the Pana Wave cult in Japan to new heights of lunacy. See my article about that one here. Again, I pointed out what was really happening:
But what is even more worrisome about this is the apparent COINTELPRO at work here. What better way to prevent and/or marginalize legitimate scientific inquiry into 'alternative' subjects than to create cults such as the Pana Wave Laboratory, Zetatalk, the Guardian Alliance, and so forth, speed them up like a train running on a thermo-nuclear power plant, and crash them so that everyone can see how 'crazy' any ideas that are not handed down from the powers that be truly are.

We do, indeed, see the planned results of COINTELPRO at work in the commentary on the Pana Wave cult:
"Crazy? Let's hope so. But in Japan, recent history has shown that to ignore such cults can have devastating consequences. In 1995 the Aum doomsday cult made its sarin gas attack on Tokyo's subway system, killing 12 and injuring thousands. Japanese authorities came in for severe criticism for failing to act against Aum before the attack. This time, they are taking no chances with Pana Wave, which, police say, is similar to Aum in its early stages. The concern is partly based on the cult's doomsday warnings. 'People with the ears to hear will face death', a recent statement declared. One pamphlet said that if the guru died members should 'exterminate all humankind'. Pana Wave is not only strange, but clearly scary."
Well, heck yeah, it's SCARY!

The Pana Wave Cult drives around in a "caravan of white vehicles... draping the roadside in white cloth wherever it halts. The white is supposed to offer protection from electromagnetic waves the cult members say are directed at their guru by a communist group that wants her dead. Their mountain odyssey is a search for a haven from the waves."

Oh boy! Anybody who thinks that there are electromagnetic waves out there that can produce any numbers of effects must be a CULT! Never mind that there is reams of evidence - including testimony in Congressional Records - that this is exactly what the 'National Security State' is doing. In fact, a careful analysis of the Timeline of Secret Government Projects strongly suggests that such groups as the Pana Wave Cult, Zetatalk, the Guardian Alliance, Heaven's Gate, and so on, are all products of such experiments - designed to do just what they are doing - making these groups 'scary'.

There are a lot of similarities between the attack on the World Trade Center - blamed on the dangerous 'cult' of Islam - and other cults that 'attack' righteous, God Fearing people - of the Christian or Jewish ilk, that is. And you can take it to the bank that the Jewish religion is marked for the next COINTELPRO marginalization, which will leave the Christians in charge of the planet; good Christians like George Bush, that is.

The fact is, there have been numerous 'Cult Tragedies' that we suspect were deliberately engineered for the very purpose of driving masses of people back into the corral of the Control System of the National Security State, even including the Jim Jones' 'People's Temple'. In fact, in March of 2002, we reported on this very subject: Jonestown Dismantling the Disinformation.

Curiously, the claim made in this article, written by an insider who later did some extensive research on Jim Jones' connections, and proposes that the real agenda behind the COINTELPRO activated against the People's Temple - including the 'cult' label - was to destroy a potential influential voice in American Politics.

Jonestown - prepping the people for 'Islamic terrorism' and 'cults'
Well, I'm not sure that this is entirely true, but it certainly laid the groundwork for the acceleration of the 'cult train'. And, for all we know, all we have come to believe about the People's Temple consists of media controlled lies, such as the lies currently being promulgated about "terrorists" in the U.S.A.

What IS of some interest in relation to this is the book Who Killed John Lennon? by British lawyer/journalist Fenton Bresler who writes:
"Mark David Chapman is in many ways as much the victim of those who wanted to kill John Lennon as Lennon himself."
Arthur O'Connor, the detective who spent more time with Chapman immediately following the murder than anyone else, said: "It is definitely illogical to say that Mark Committed the murder to make himself famous. He did not want to talk to the press from the very start. It's possible Mark could have been used by somebody. I saw him the night of the murder. I studied him intensely. He looked as if he could have been programmed."

Well, don't that just beat all?! Must be those pesky EM waves again.
Bresler's thesis, that Chapman was a mind-controlled assassin manipulated by right-wing elements in the "secret government," goes beyond speculation into the realm of actual investigation:

"Bresler established some key points that put the lie to any "Who would want to kill an aging rock star?" brush-off. Richard Nixon, his administration and other right-wing politicians (including ultraconservative ancient Senator Strom Thurmond, who personally memoed Attorney Gerneral John Mitchell on the matter) were fixated on what they saw as the Lennon problem. To them, the politically outspoken singer-songwriter was an insidious subversive of the worst kind, the famous and beloved kind. [...]

Lennon's FBI file - at nearly three hundred pages as chubby as Hoover himself - reveals that he was under "constant surveillance." Nor did the G-men keep a particularly low profile around the ex-Beatle, apparently attempting to harass him into silence or at least drive him nuts, similar to the tactic they had used on Martin Luther King, Jr., a few short but eventful years earlier.

In late 1972, when the "surveillance" was at its peak, Lennon told humorist Paul Krassner, 'Listen, if anything happens to Yoko and me, it was not an accident.'"
And in the present day, we can Imagine what John Lennon would have done to face down George Bush.

In our psychopath-controlled world, high-profile and sincere pleas to 'give peace a chance' can get you killed
And we find it so interesting that just about anybody who would have a prayer of a chance of rallying support against the Bush Reich is dead, including, recently, Senator Wellstone. As we reported back on October 26, 2002:
Shortly after the news was announced, speculation broke out on Indymedia that his death was no accident. On a post to the Twin Cities site, the question is asked, "If Bush had died in a plane crash, would there not be immediate open speculation about the possibility of assassination?

Wellstone held the balance in the Senate for the Democrats; he was as opposed to Bush policies as any Senator could be, in issues of war, health policy, and labor issues. His death has great political and social significance."

So far, corporate media has not raised the possibility of assassination and is pointing to bad weather conditions as the cause of the crash. There is much doubt about this story, though. - 'Paranoid Observer' notes that a key detail in an ABC news story was changed: A quote: "The pilot had reported no problems before and there was no severe weather in the area at the time, the Federal Aviation Administration said." Now the same story says this: "The cause of the crash was not immediately known, but sources (which sources? - P.O.) told ABCNEWS that during the pre-flight weather briefing, the pilots were told they they would have "adverse icing conditions throughout the flight."

Sherlock Holmes solved at least one case by noticing that something that should be present was missing. In The Silver Blaze, he solved the case by noticing that no one reported a barking dog.

"Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
"To the curious incident of the dog in the night time."
"The dog did nothing in the night time."
"That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes.
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Silver Blaze

So what's missing in terms of the Wellstone plane crash? For the last 14 months, anytime there has been a plane crash, the media go waaay overboard in assuming that this must somehow be a terrorist incident. The initial reaction of the media in the first hours of the event is always now 'oh my, I hope this isn't happening again. I hope this isn't another terrorist attack.'

Just a few days ago, there was a news story that 'al-Qaeda' may be targeting US Senators. The story referred to the possibilities of sniper attacks on golf courses. Just a few days later, a US Senator dies. So, what's missing?

Anti-war, pro-sanity, was Senator Paul Wellstone murdered?
Sen. Wellstone's plane crashes, and there is absolutely no speculation that this is a terrorist attack. Somehow the media immediately knows that this plane crash was caused by bad weather, and this is in no way a terrorist attack.

The media dog has been barking 'terrorist' steadily for 14 months. Today the dog didn't bark.
Back to the End of the World on Thursday. The dogs are NOW indeed barking, but they are barking up the wrong tree.
Then in the spring of 2004, along came another 'End of the World' propagated - again - by Nancy Leider and her Zetas: the imminent arrival of a giant planet careening into the inner solar system, kicking up dust and bringing civilization to its knees. I wrote about that, too, here. By this time, having been accused loudly and vociferously for a couple of years, by a Black Magician named Vincent Bridges and his band of slimy cohorts, of starting a cult myself, I was gaining way more insight into the problem. I wrote:
What struck me as so interesting was the fact that any number of whacked out ideas about the 'End of the World' have been promulgated freely and with great vigor; the individuals behind these ideas have no trouble whatsoever getting on radio shows, television, getting big name publishers to publish and promote their books, making and marketing high quality videos, and so on. Sure, they are marginalized by the 'serious academics' and ignored, for the most part, by the mainstream media and general public, but they almost NEVER (I haven't found one yet) come under extensive, prolonged, relentless attacks such as we have experienced here at and Signs Central.
This is even more evident today than ever before. On December 15 of this year, I was interrogated for 6.5 hours by the Police Judiciare in Toulouse as a result of those 'cult' accusations created out of thin air by Vincent Bridges and gang, re-packaged and passed on like a pig in a poke to a weird French organization known as MIVILUDES. It never occurred to them that Bridges couldn't sell his blather to any authorities in the U.S. because it was evident in the U.S. that Bridges was a nutcase and official records and documents were easily available to any who would avail themselves of them. Bridges was just hoping and praying he could sell his lies to somebody stupid and that seems to have been the Right Wing Authoritarians with ties to Big Pharma, Big Agra, and the CIA, over at MIVILUDES. And they, of course, have been busy trying to 'export' their model to the rest of the world, starting with medical, legal, police authorities in France who have bought the pig. (acheter (un) chat en poche)

As time was passing, it was becoming more and more obvious who the REAL Cults were, the psychopaths in power in governments and religions all over the world. I wrote about that here.

So, back to the current "End of the World." Is the world going to end this year?

Probably; just not the way anybody thinks.

A member of our Discussion Forum posted an interesting article from the Russia Today website (published on 26 December), entitled: "2012: Year of the World Government".

Interesting that they picked up on the same idea that presented in an article dated 22 Dec: "This is Where the American Illusion Comes to an End - 2012 The End of the World As We Know It". That article, by SOTT editor Andrés Perezalonso, stated at the end:
"Now you see why I am in such a pessimistic mood lately. The US has reached yet another milestone - this one is a point of no return, I would say, after which events can easily escalate into a nightmare more rapidly than any of us ever dreamed possible. As tyranny is formalized out in the open, this is where all remaining illusions about its democratic principles or moral higher ground come to a definite end. Since we are talking about the global military superpower and a country that for good or for ill - mostly for ill - sets the example for the rest of the world, the implications will reach far beyond its borders.

It looks like 2012 will, indeed, be the End of the World; just not the way anyone ever imagined."
I confess to being the editor who added that last line; it's an idea that I've been suggesting here and there - on our forum, on Facebook - for some time. The RT journalist, Adrian Salbuchi did a pretty good job on this though there are some niggling points that SOTT readers make on our forum worth considering such as the failure to mention possible cometary bombardment of Earth (an ever-increasing danger, it seems, based on the scientific evidence). The following would be my list of probable events for 2012, adapted from the list produced by Salbuchi:

1) Climate Change is the driver of nearly everything else that is happening on the planet. As the UK Guardian reported back in 2004, the Pentagon told Bush that Climate Change was going to destroy us. Not "Global Warming", as RT implies, though Global Warming precedes Ice Ages; Global Warming is just a ruse to impose greater controls.

Take your pick...
2) Financial Meltdown and resulting Economic Crises. As RT points out, this has been in process since 2008 (actually long before that, but not much reviving going on since then though official reports keep trying to beat that dead horse). The reasons behind the Financial Crises are mainly because the psychopathic Elite of the world are working very hard to gain control of the resources of the planet exactly as predicted in the above mentioned Pentagon report.

3) Financial Crises will lead to Social Upheavals. There is more to the social upheavals as well. Again, it goes back to Climate Change. When the weather goes bonkers and the crops don't come in, people get hungry. Meanwhile, the Elite are working like crazy to gain control of the resources which compounds the social problems.

4) Pandemics. There can be several reasons for the pandemics, not the least of which is Climate Change which weakens populations and makes them susceptible to illness. And a greater number of susceptible individuals - whether human or other species - means more opportunities for mutations of viruses.

Then, there is the possibility of comet dust borne disease pathogens bringing viruses unknown-as-yet to the human immune system. The possibility of a repeat of a scenario similar to the Black Death is better than average.

Of course, we can't forget the Psychopathic Elite wanting to eliminate millions, if not billions, of individuals competing for the resources they are trying to gain control of, so let's add in genetically engineered bugs released on the human population by Covert Ops. As RT today pointed out, such events provide opportunities for mandatory vaccinations and an opportunity to slip RFID chips into our bodies They also mention the possibility of testing "intelligent viruses" targeting specific DNA strains. Racially and ethnically selective viruses as part of mass depopulation campaigns? Indeed, pioneered exposure of Ethnic Specific Weapons back in 2003. (See here.)

5) I agree with RT that 'Terrorist' 'False Flag' 'Mega-Attacks' are a possibility, though I tend to think they are less probable. "The Elite have this wildcard up their sleeve to jump-start new "crises" as short-cuts towards world government. Will new "attacks" dwarfing 9/11 justify further global wars, invasions and genocide? A nuclear weapon over a major city to be blamed on the Elite's 'enemies'?" There is also the possibility of overhead cometary explosions being blamed on terrorism. The more I think about it, the less I would give this any high probability. More likely is the above-mentioned pandemics. When a population is laid low by something that kills on the scale of the Black Death, not much else is needed.

Not forgetting...
6) RT writes: "Generalized War in the Middle East. As we speak, naval forces, bombers, entire armies are poised to attack and invade Syria, Iran..." I actually think that one of the Psychopathic Elite's agendas is to destroy all truly Semitic peoples (which most people going by the name "Jews" nowadays are most decidedly NOT, though most Arabs are.) More than that, I think that the generalized war-mongering is mostly an activity designed to keep the masses in a state of anxiety and to distract them and induce them to agree to even more draconian measures.

7) Ecological/Environmental "Accidents" are just a by-product of Psychopaths in power. It's a consequence of greed and stupidity so, sure, something like that is possible

8) I'm not too sure I think that some sort of staged religious or alien contact event will take place. It's possible, but rather low on my list of probabilities. I don't think such things will be necessary to justify the "One World Government" as RT suggests. As I've already mentioned, Climate Change and Pandemics will do quite nicely for their plans. After all, we already have a One World Government as anybody with their eyes open can see. Just notice what countries have instituted a smoking ban and you can be sure that they are members of the "Club."

The fact is, the peoples of the Earth are already so traumatized, so 'Transmarginally Inhibited', in Pavlov's terminology, that it really isn't going to take much to make the New World Order official.

As for those of you looking for the world to end in more traditional terms, don't hold your breath. The truth is, the World that we knew, and the world that COULD have been, ended on 9-11. You can trace the influences for 9-11 to the day John Kennedy was assassinated and the American People did not rise up and demand an accounting.
"As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression.... There is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such a twilight that we must be most aware of change in the air -- however slight -- lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness." -- William O. Douglas, US Supreme Court Justice from 1939 - 1975
We've been sleep-walking through the twilight for the past ten years; I think that the Darkness will fall in 2012.

But remember: It is always Darkest just before the Dawn. In Cosmic terms, that can take a little while, so don't lose hope.
'Life is religion. Life experiences reflect how one interacts with God. Those who are asleep are those of little faith in terms of their interaction with the creation. Some people think that the world exists for them to overcome or ignore or shut out. For those individuals, the world will cease. They will become exactly what they give to life. They will become merely a dream in the 'past.' People who pay strict attention to objective reality right and left, become the reality of the 'Future.'
-- Cassiopaeans, 09-28-02
"Meantime, the world in which we exist has other aims. But it will pass away, burned up in the fire of its hot passions: and from its ashes will spring a new and younger world, full of fresh hope, with the light of morning in its eyes."
~ Bertrand Russell