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The Eight Horsemen of 2012 (The Apocalypse)  
Paul Dale Roberts, Futurologist

The Mayans were an intelligent civilization that had advanced writing, knew mathematics and were well versed in astronomy.  Most people think that perhaps the world will end in 2012, because this is the prophesy of the Mayans.  The Mayans made this prediction 2000 years ago and the dire date of doom is December 21, 2012.  

Why is 2012 so significant?  Should we be worried?  Should we even care?  Let's take the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and see what imminent threats lie ahead.  Then let's add a few more horsemen.  Let's really get this party started!   After we are all done, let's add everything up and see if we truly have something dark in the forecast.  

Horseman known as War:  In the bible it's mentioned in Matthew 24:6..."you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars...."  The threat of war is around us.  We know of the war in Iraq.  There is still a lot of unrest in the Middle East. Russia is starting to give us the cold shoulder again.  Russia supports a nuclear program for Iran.  Iran doesn't like Israel and it goes on and on and on.  What if Iran declares to have nuclear capabilities.  Our intelligence agents learn that they are planning to do a preemptive strike on their enemy Israel.  Then America would step in, we most likely would lay out a preemptive strike first on Iran and somewhere Magog aka Russia would make their move.  We must remember that in Ezekiel 38 through 39 tells of a future invasion of Israel by a vast coalition of nations that surround it.   Laying down the foundation for Armageddon.  So as you can see the threat of war will always be with us.  

Horseman known as Famine:  Not a problem, with global warming on the horizon, we should easily have all sort of droughts throughout the world.  Drought equals mass starvation.  There is chunk of ice the size of Connecticut breaking off from Antarctica.  What is next a chunk of ice, the size of Texas?  Then a chunk of ice the size of Alaska?  That should bring on some rising waters, destroy a few cities.  Everyone listen up to Al Gore.  We are headed for disaster!   The way global warming is headed, we will be seeing rising sea levels, glacial retreats, a shrunken Arctic, some extreme weather conditions, more forest fires, powerful hurricanes and tropical cyclones, agriculture disasters.  When 2012 gets here, it should be getting worse.  Does anyone see it getting better?  I think it's a bit too late.  Okay Mayans, what else do you have for us?

Horseman known as Pestilence:  This one is easy.  The Brazilian rain forest is practically gone.  We keep on cutting down the trees and god knows what diseases are hiding in that luscious forest, waiting to creep up on mankind.  We already have AIDS, flesh eating bacteria, some kind of super bug.  We should all prepare for some major diseases in our near future.  Maybe around 2012.  You got to love those Mayans!  Bring on the plagues!  

Horseman known as Death:  If global warming really gets a good kick start, there should be a lot of drought hitting one of our biggest land masses...Africa.  If wars and the threat of terrorism continues, we should see more of death.  If diseases and plagues sweep around the world easily through mass air transportation, that should wipe out a majority of the human race. (Don't forget the flu pandemic: Ed)  Yep, death should be all around us.  It's already all around us.  

Before we talk about some other Horsemen.  Let's talk about a white buffalo calf.  The Apache, Blackfoot, Caddo, Hidatsa, Commanche, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Cherokee, Chippewa, Mandan and the Sioux all believed in a prophesy that would lead us towards end times.  This would happen when a white buffalo came upon our world.  Meet Miracle, a pure white buffalo born on August 20, 1994 on the Heider Farm in Janesville, Wisconsin.  Hmmm...let me see, 1994 is pretty close to 2012.  Coincidence?  Maybe there is something to this prophesy.  I guess, we will have to wait and see.
New Horseman known as Solar Dragon:  Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) make claim that we will be hit by the heaviest solar flare that even overshadows the historic Solar Max of 1958.  With all of the technology that we use, such as cell phones, computers and everything else, this solar flare could black out the whole world in one foul sweep!  This solar flare can hit us either in the year, 2010, 2011 or 2012!  There we go again mentioning 2012.  Yep, we have a definite storm coming, a solar storm!  What disaster will this solar storm produce for mankind?  

Since the Mayans knew astronomy so well, they were able to predict a fantastic alignment.  Our galaxy has a center.  In this center, in which billions of stars take millions of years to revolve around, is located in the thickest star cluster that is part of the milky way, as seen from Earth.  On December 21, 2012, guess what happens?  During the Winter Solstice, this center will align with our own sun.  This alignment was seen as significant to the Mayans.  Is this alignment as significant as the Star of Bethlehem was to the birth of Jesus?  

Let's meet a few more Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  
New Horseman Known as Axis.  Yep, there is another threat on the horizon.  A little bit of global cooling and perhaps the Earth will shift by a mere 33.5 degrees.  That would cause some major damage.  How many of us can survive an axis shift?  

New Horseman Known as Quake:  Sounds like a WWE wrestler, but this Horsemen will shake you up!  The ring of fire around the Pacific rim is getting more and more active.  Earthquakes are increasing and more are predicted around the know...2012.

New Horsemen Known as Comet:  Some people who dabble with the bible code, think that Earth will be impacted by a comet.  This one I don't buy, now if they were talking about asteroid 99942 Apophis impacting us in 2029 or 2036, that one I could swallow.  But, the way NASA recently shot down a satellite, we most like would be prepared for a threat from an engaging asteroid or comet.  

With all of the Horsemen looming down upon us, I hope Zecharia Sitchin is correct that he says that Planet X aka Nibiru is nearing a close orbit towards Earth.  Perhaps Anu and his two sons Enki (Ea) and Enlil, if they ever stop feuding for a while, will gather the rest of the Anunnakis to save us from a futuristic doomscape.  The only reason why I mention Planet X, is because there are many believers who believe in the second coming and that we will all be saved.  For those who believe the words of the Summerian clay tablets, they believe Planet X will return to close proximity to Earth and a new age will be brought forth, as the Anunnakis reveal themselves once again to mankind.  We will learn that our myths and religions were actually centered on the gods from Nibiru.  Stories of Poseidon and Neptune are in reality the story of Anu as he returned to Nibiru to dominate the seas and waters.  Perhaps the Mayans received their astronomy know-how from the gods.  The gods of Nibiru.  

Perhaps a great disaster will unfold around the year 2012, but I also believe that if we face grave disasters, we somehow will overcome and a new world will be brought forth.  A new age and perhaps during this new age, we will also learn that we are not alone in the universe.

Oh, I said, let's add everything up to see if we are actually doomed for the year 2012.  Let me see, if you add this horseman with this horseman.  Then add this horseman with....ahh shucks, we better get ready to kiss our asses goodbye.  Doesn't look good folks!  
© Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Paranormal Investigative Reporter, Futurologist
WPRT Paranormal Radio - Content Editor

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