TILLEY: END OF THE WORLD EXPLAINS A LOT
Please accept what follows as an apology for
being so danged serious all these years.
This space has been used to encourage folks to
work harder to improve the socio-economic realities
in the Fort Smith region; question why our Congress
won't fix Social Security; bemoan the state's
inability/unwillingness to get serious about boosting
average income levels and matriculation rates;
wonder why every street in Fort Smith is a bike
route; complain about the lack of progress at
Lake Fort Smith State Park; and question the odd
beast that is an Arkansas county government.
On more than one occasion I was told to pipe
down because there are many things going on behind
the scenes in a lot of areas in which I don't
Little did I realize the great and troubling
truth these great and troubled political and business
It seems that improvement doesn't matter because
civilization as we know it will expire in 2012.
The “I Ching” and Mayan calendars
point to Dec. 21, 2012, as the end of the world.
While this is hard to believe, the revelation
was well documented in a show on The History Channel.
Or maybe it was the Discovery Channel. Either
way, it was a television show that few people
watch because it has nothing to do with funny
home videos or celebrities adopting African children.
Also, details of this troubling truth are all
over the Internet — a fact that gives it
If the world is to end in about five years, why
worry with Social Security? Why bother to move
with smart and focused expediency to bring better
jobs to the Fort Smith area? And a bike route
will be of little importance — except maybe
to the most ardent proponent of reducing greenhouse
emissions — when civilization is crumbling.
Here's the deal. Ethnobotanists and fractal time
experts Terrence and Dennis McKenna developed
the Mandelbrot fractal, which is a number device
that creates time patterns that match well with
historic events. According to one of the Web sites
brave enough to post this startling truth: “By
matching the levels of the pattern with key periods
in history, they determined it would fit best
if the end of the time scale was December 21,
Independent researcher John Jenkins wrote “Maya
Cosmogenesis 2012,” a book that explains
how our sun will align with the center of the
Milky Way on Dec. 21, 2012. This alignment will
likely open “a door into the heart of space
and time,” at which time “the cosmos
will be reborn or recreated.” The last time
this happened is about the time the Neanderthal
mysteriously disappeared and the Cro-Magnon man
While Web sites differ on what will happen on
this date, the consensus of Web authors on the
subject agree that it will not be a pleasant day.
(And because a consensus of scientists is all
we need to support global warming, it seems fair
to make the same application in this end-of-time
Somewhere around Dec. 21, 2012, there will be
a great shift in the earth's polarity that will
cause the earth's inner layers to rotate inside
the earth's crust, meaning that Alaska will lie
at the equator and all those folks who left colder
climates for Florida will wake up with penguins
in their palm trees. What's worse, the Cowboys
could find their new stadium in Pittsburgh. (At
great risk of pointing out the obvious, the polarity
shift will be caused by the alignment of the earth
and sun with a black hole that lies at the center
of our Milky Way galaxy.)
To be sure, this rotation will mark the end of
civilization as we know it. The complete shift
of continents, oceans and Starbucks stores will
bring an end to food production, medicines and
There are a few folks who are aware of the fact
we have just a few years to enjoy our iPods, self-absorbed/ill-informed
lives and cookie dough blasts from Sonic.
There are the Freemasons, who have key roles
in governments and secret organizations around
the world. They know everything. Want more proof
that the behind-the-scenes string-pullers know
that good government isn't important with the
end of the world just around the corner? Look
at the presidential candidates of both parties.
This great shift also is the reason colleges
haven't fixed the system by which we determine
the top college football team. Why fix something
that won't matter?
Ever wonder why Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton
behave like there is no tomorrow?
And there's the marketing. Nothing is legitimate
until it's properly marketed. Well, some of the
2012 Web sites are selling “Shift
Also, Men At Work, the popular Australian band
that enjoyed commercial success in the 1980s,
is aware of the 2012 calamity, and first hinted
at it in their 1982 hit song, “Down Under.”
“Do you come from a land down under?
“Where women glow and men plunder?
“Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
“You better run, you better take cover.”
Take cover indeed!
Men At Work spelled backward is “Krowtanem,”
which sounds very similar to a Mayan name. Also,
reversing the band's initials spells WAM, which
will be the last sound civilization hears when
the earth's polarity decides to change dance partners.
As if that is not enough proof, the name “Men
At Work,” has nine letters. Nine is divisible
by three. So are all the numbers in the date of
the end of the world. Do the math.
And do some thinking.
A 50-pound ice chunk falling mysteriously into
Jan Kenkel's home in Dubuque, Iowa.
Oscar the Cat, who lives in a Chicago-area nursing
home, and who has visited the bedside of 25 residents
who then died a few hours later.
These things clearly point to the odd energy
that is building around the not-too-distant future
when our sun aligns with the center of the Milky
Way and we become the new Neanderthals; the new
cave men. (This is end-of-time stuff is so obvious
a cave man can figure it out.)
Some folks say the shift will be of consciousness
rather than of continents; that we will all, according
to www.december212012.com, “experience clarity
of mind, emotional aliveness and physical health.
... Linear time as we know it will end and Earth
will enter a new, higher dimension.” Apparently,
we'll all be trust-fund babies with four-day weekends
and unlimited access to spa treatments and muscle
relaxers — you know, like a U.S. senator.
But the clarity of mind and higher dimension
stuff is too touchy-feely, and gives the impression
that we'll all be stoned herbally rather than
stoned tectonically — meaning the earth
will not end with a bang, but with a bong.
Either way, there's no reason to be concerned
about the future of your community, country or
planet of origin.
So relax. Invest in survival gear. And, just
in case, stock up on potato chips and other munchies.