~By Bill Stone~

Is it the end of violence, or a violent end?

Nostradamus: 2012That’s the question asked by the History Channel’s special called ‘Nostradamus: 2012’. When the prospect of reviewing this thing for A&E Home Video came to me, I had to ask myself, “What the hell does Nostradamus have to do with the Year 2012?” After all, it wasn’t Nostradamus, but the Myans that predicted that something big was going to go down that year. Lemme rephrase that… The Myans predicted NOTHING would go down in 2012. Their calendar ends on December 21, 2012. MANY people believe that that day marks the end of time.

In case you didn’t know, although the Myans didn’t have the technology to make telescopes or anything, they were experts at using the stars for timekeeping. Hundreds of years before our so-called civilized societies, they’ve¬†not only predicted EVERY SINGLE lunar AND solar eclipse, but they’ve used the stars to calculate the exact length of a year up to a thousandth of a decimal point. They had the galactic equinox, and the center of The Milky Way all mapped out for us WAY before we even got here.

That’s just astronomy. Astrology is something altogether different. It seems that they knew all about that stuff as well, and they were DISTURBINGLY accurate. They predicted when their own civilization would end. Some say that they predicted¬†both world wars. They predicted the astronomical phenomenon called “Galactic Alignment” where The Sun will align perfectly with the center of The Milky Way Galaxy. It happens only once every 26 THOUSAND years. Apparently it’s going to go down on December 21, 2012. The FINAL day of their calendar.

Some say that that date will mark the end to all violence in the world, we will finally have peace, and it will be a new beginning for all of us. Others say it will be our doom.

I’m going to lay out the whole science aspect for you real quick since it wasn’t covered in the DVD, and because I really dig this stuff.

The science of the whole thing is sound. It’s all about the destructive gravitational influence of the black hole at the center of The Milky Way. Because of the black hole, the galaxy is flat and round. It sits on what is called the ‘Galactic Plane’, ‘Gravitational Disc’ or ‘Galactic Equator’. It’s believed to be Galactic Alignmentpaper thin, and the closer the Earth gets to it, the more unstable our environment will become. Volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters will be more frequent, and more severe. The effects MAY have already begun. Let’s not forget the “Galactic Plane’s” effect on other objects in space. Some orbits will be changed. Smaller celestial objects will be sent off in who knows what direction like missiles guaranteed to destroy anything that gets in their way. When the Galactic Alignment happens, the earth will cross the densest part of the ‘Galactic Plane’. IF all the current data is correct, it will take the Earth a few years to cross it, and the gravitational forces that the earth is subjected to during that short time period will create Hell on Earth.

That whole science part wasn’t in the DVD, and it ain’t no prediction. It’s physics.

So the question is, why didn’t the Myans go any farther in time beyond the Galactic Alignment? Apparently they knew what they were doing, prediction wise, so maybe the end of their calendar IS cause for alarm.

Tryin’ to think… I don’t feel like looking it up. What happened 26,000 years ago, the LAST time this happened? And the time before that?

About Nostradamus…

The thing with Nostradamus, he predicted EVERYTHING! It’s unfortunate that nobody knows what he predicted until AFTER it actually happens. When it happens, all the scholars say “You know… He predicted this”.

World War 1? He predicted it.

The Antichrists? Oh yeah.

World war 2? Yup

JFK assassination? He not only predicted it, but some say he predicted that Oswald was actually innocent.

9-11? Everyone said he knew about that too.

Tsunami? Sure!

EVERYTHING… but unfortunately, they were all predicted after the fact by interpreters and translators.

This is the problem with Nostradamus. He lived in an era of religious persecution where predicting the future could get him killed by the church. Because of this, he wrote everything as riddles in the form of four line poems called “Quatrains”. Now, 500 years after he died, we’re still trying to figure out and decipher his bullshit. It isn’t until after a disaster happens where someone says, “hey, if you read this quatrain he wrote, you can see how he predicted this thing.” They twist his quatrain to make it mean what THEY want it to mean.

NostradamusThat’s why he’s connected with the 2012 thing. It’s big in the news because that day is approaching quickly. Even Roland Emmerich is making a movie about it guaranteed to fill seats, and drop IQ points. Might as well throw Nostradamus into the mix and see if it sticks.

I’m not saying he’s a fake. There are some quatrains that are uncannily accurate. I’m just saying that people try too hard to connect that which has no connection, and they do it WAY TOO LATE.

Did Nostradamus predict the Alignment of 2012? I suppose it’s possible, but even after I watched the DVD, I really have no idea. Just like all of the other people who claim he predicted things, this video attempts to make it convincing, and interesting.

Can’t say whether it succeeds on the convincing part, but it was definitely interesting. I enjoyed it.

I have to say this though…

If we’re still here, and the world hasn’t ended, or at least started to end by December 22, 2012, I don’t want to hear another end of the world prediction EVER again. I’m tired of getting my hopes up.

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A&E Home Video was kind enough to send me 2 copies of this DVD, one for me to watch and review, and the other to give to YOU!If you want me to send it to you, please leave a comment giving me your thoughts on this whole 2012/Nostradamus thingy! You may also email me at BeyonderBill@Yahoo.com!
Whoever leaves me the most thoughtful comment or email, I’ll mail you the DVD!
Oh, and stick around. I got Volume 1 of the third season of Monster Quest to give away pretty soon too!
I’ll tell ya who wins!

Oh, and if you’re interested in astronomy… Don’t forget the Perseids are going strong this month… PARTICULARLY tonight! (Aug 12)