The morning after
Posted on Monday, 29 August, 2011 | 5 comments
Columnist: William B Stoecker
There may be psychics out there who can reliably foretell the future, but I am not one of them. Like most people, I don’t know for sure what will happen on 12/21/2012 or in the months leading up to it, nor what kind of world (if any) we will live in afterward. I can, however, prognosticate by looking at current trends…there are even a few events that seem inevitable. But, before attempting that, let us examine the evidence that 2012 really is a special and significant date. Having written of this previously, I will only summarize.
On the face of it, a prediction made by a nation (the Maya) of warmongering torturers and murderers, no matter how accurate their calendar or how advanced their mathematics (they were among the first to invent the concept of zero) deserves no special respect. This is true even if (as seems probable) they derived much of their knowledge from their Olmec predecessors, who may have preserved it from still earlier records. However, Frank Joseph, in Atlantis and 2012, points out that some researchers believe that the I Ching also indicates that 12/21/2012 will be the end of the present age. And certainly, in the past, there were no thermonuclear weapons stockpiles and no United Nations ready to morph into a global dictatorship. And the global elites seem to believe that the date is special, and appear to have orchestrated events with that in mind. Little of real importance took place in 1900, but in 1913 the elites gave us the income tax, the Federal Reserve, and the direct election of Senators, forever changing America. If 1913 is taken as the true first year of a century, the last year is 2012, and the mid-point is 1963…when they killed JFK. Almost everyone with open eyes now realizes that debt and spending levels have pretty much doomed the US, and, indeed, the global economy, and that we are headed for a virtual collapse, probably within a year. And the Earth’s magnetic field, which, in the remote past, has repeatedly died out and then reformed with reverse polarity, has been getting weaker and weaker in recent years, and the rate of decline is increasing. It has weakened by ten to fifteen percent in the last 150 years. In addition, on 12/21/2012 a line from the Earth through the Sun will pass through the center of the galaxy, a singularly rare event. Debunkers admit that there will be at least an approximate lineup, but insist that it has been approximately lined up for decades, and will continue to be lined up for several more decades…we cannot be certain if or when the lineup will be absolutely precise. Maybe so, but even an approximate alignment is highly unusual; 2012 may well be the date for the exact one; and why were the Mayans so obsessed with that part of the sky? They had no telescopes and supposedly didn’t know that the Earth orbits the Sun, let alone that the Sun orbits the galactic center.
The accepted theory to explain Earth’s magnetic field is that it is somehow generated by convection currents in the nickel and iron core. But the Sun has a hydrogen plasma core and a magnetic field. Jupiter is believed to have a core mainly composed of metallic hydrogen, and it has a field, as do neutron stars made of collapsed matter, and black holes which are no longer ordinary matter. What all these magnetic bodies have in common is mass and spin…angular momentum. I suggest that the current theory may be in need of substantial revision, and that there may be some common explanation for the magnetism of the Earth, Jupiter, and all the rest. Nor does the current theory (usually, and dishonestly, stated as a proven fact in books and articles) explain Earth’s field reversals, the wandering of the magnetic poles, or the fact that the magnetic poles are not exactly aligned with Earth’s spin axis. It does attempt to explain the reversals by postulating that field lines gradually become tangled. The periods between reversals are called “chrons,” and they average anywhere from about 100,000 to 1,000,000 years. The reversals themselves may take as long as 1,000 to 10,000 years. The most recent one was the Brunhes-Matuyama reversal, which took place about 780,000 years ago. In between major reversals, there are at times relatively brief magnetic disruptions called “geomagnetic excursions.” When the field dies out it is believed that we are exposed to more radiation from charged particles emitted by the Sun, but there is no clear proof that mass extinctions happen during the reversals.
The Sun goes through an eleven year cycle, but no one is sure why, and the cycle is only an average, and varies in timing and intensity…again, no one is sure why. In the Solar Minimum there are few sunspots and flares, and the Sun’s energy output is slightly reduced, presumably affecting our climate. At the Solar Maximum there are more sunspots and flares and coronal mass ejections, and the Sun emits more energy…even though the individual sunspots are relatively cooler than the rest of the Sun’s surface. Astronomers theorize that the cycle is caused by twisting of the Sun’s magnetic field lines, but this does not explain the variations in energy output, and then there is the inconvenient fact that they don’t know for sure what generates the field to begin with. Nevertheless, magnetic activity is high during the Solar Maximum, and sunspots and other features are clearly shaped by magnetic and electric fields. In addition to the spots, the Sun produces solar prominences which arc high above the surface and back down. There are solar sigmoids, “S” shaped structures seen with x-ray telescopes, which often precede solar flares. The flares, in turn, produce coronal waves, which then produce Moreton waves in the Chromosphere. Coronal mass ejections, usually originating in sunspot clusters, are most common during the Solar Maximum, and are huge emissions of (mostly hydrogen) plasma, which can reach the Earth. The theory to explain them also involves twisting of the field lines, until a helical section breaks off, releasing energy. Flares are like coronal mass ejections, but are much hotter and brighter, and can accelerate particles to near light speed, emitting radiation all across the spectrum, from radio to gamma waves. Supposedly, they, too, are caused by a sudden release of magnetic energy.
All of this is relative to 2012 because the charged particles from mass ejections and flares can reach the Earth and have dire effects. They form shock waves in Earth’s magnetic field, compressing it on the day side and stretching it on the night side. They cause auroras and can damage satellites, and, with their radiation, endanger astronauts. Our electric power and telephone lines act as giant antennae, collecting this energy and potentially damaging transformers and computers. The greatest solar storm on record was the Carrington Flare in 1859, which produced surges of current that disabled telegraphs and even shocked some telegraph operators. Of course, today we are much more dependent on our electrical systems. If most of our computer systems were disabled there would be economic chaos, and our air traffic control system would not be able to function. Transformer damage could shut off all power for months or even years, leaving us without lighting and air conditioning, and even gas heating systems would not function without the fans to circulate the warm air. In most places, water could not be pumped, and city dwellers, in particular, could face death by dehydration. Refrigerators would stop and food would spoil. Traffic lights would not work, or commuter trains powered by electricity. No one is sure exactly when the next Solar Maximum is due, or how intense it will be; estimates vary from late 2012 to mid-2013. The most recent Solar Minimum was the most minimal in a very long time, but no one knows how that will affect the coming Maximum. Frank Joseph and other writers have suggested that, if the Earth’s magnetic field is weak to nonexistent when a large mass ejection or flare strikes us, it would be a true mega-disaster.
And then there is the possibility of climatic change. The Earth has been in an ice age since the late Pliocene, 2,500,000 years BP (Before the Present), with glacial and interglacial periods alternating. It is not true that we don’t know what causes ice ages, and, within them, the alternating glaciations and warm periods. We know of too many causes: variations in the Sun’s energy output, precession of the equinoxes, and changes in the shape of Earth’s orbit, for example, and the interaction of all of these factors is too complex to allow us to make predictions. A major reason for the present one is the fact that plate tectonics has moved the continents, over millions of years, into positions that favor the buildup of ice sheets, which can then reflect the Sun’s energy and create a kind of “runaway cold trap” effect. The Arctic Ocean is largely enclosed by North America and Eurasia, reducing circulation and keeping it mostly iced over even during the summer. Antarctica long ago drifted over the South Pole, allowing the buildup of truly massive ice sheets. Even in Earth’s remote past, as the continents joined, separated, and drifted, there were prolonged ice ages, beginning with the Huronian, from about 2,400,000,000 to 2,100,000,000 BP, and followed over vast intervals of time by the Cryogenian (the entire Earth may have been frozen over then), the Andean-Saharan, and the Karoo. Author Frank Joseph believes that, in the present ice age, interglacial periods have averaged only perhaps 10,000 years each, and since the last major glaciation ended about 11,600 years BP, we may be about due for another one. That may be so, and there is always the possibility of another “Little Ice Age,” but many charts showing the glaciations over time show the intervening warm periods averaging 40,000 to 50,000 years each. If these are correct, we may have many warm years to go. No one knows.
All we know for certain is that the economy is pretty much doomed and we face a major depression, perhaps even mass starvation. Thanks to uncontrolled immigration and the Balkanization of our country, the US will also experience massive social unrest, and a great deal of interracial violence, perhaps even a three-sided race war. Of course, thermonuclear war, and nuclear, chemical, and biological terrorism are possibilities, along with such natural disasters as mega-tsunamis, mega-volcanoes, and asteroid or comet impacts. Or we may at least be spared these ultimate disasters.
But it may not all be gloom and doom. Those of us who have spent many years studying what we believe to be a New World Order conspiracy have noted that the elites seem to be on some kind of supernatural or astrological schedule, eager to complete their “great work” of completely enslaving all of humanity before 12/21/2012. They act as though they are behind schedule, and I suspect that they got behind when the US refused to join the League of Nations after WWI. This was their first attempt at world tyranny, and it was doomed when the US refused to participate. This, along with their sheer arrogance, probably explains their virtual abandonment of incrementalism in favor of a risky all out race to destroy our freedom. But why the hurry? They act as if they expect humanity may experience an awakening, a raising of consciousness in 2012 and overthrow them . Paranormal forces may be at work, on a galactic scale, and a better age may be born from the ruins of this one. On a side note, the Washington monument, an integral part of the elites’ sacred geometry in America’s Capital, was recently damaged by a rare earthquake, the most powerful to strike DC in living memory. Is this a coincidence, or has God spoken? Will it weaken their power? Again, we don’t know. All we know for certain is that we are in for a very rough ride.Article Copyright© William B Stoecker - reproduced with permission.