What to make of the Mayan calendar and the 2012 prophesies? I suspect 2012 has been misinterpreted for the sake of spectacle. I take genuine prophecy very seriously. The question concerning 2012 and the Mayan calendar: is it actual prophecy or just speculation? I place my bet the 2012 doomsday is speculation. We’ll know soon enough one way or another. I wouldn’t discount a metaphysical event happening around 12/12/12, but it won’t be the end of the world.
Some prophecies are the real thing. Precognition is rare but it does happen, if uncontrollable and spontaneous. There are exceptional prophets, such as Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce. They predicted events accurate decades and centuries ahead of their time. That is an accomplishment.
Every New Year I attempt to predict the future. And I nearly always miss the mark. The point is to show how difficult it is to predict anything, even just a year ahead. Which is what makes instances of genuine precognition so impressive. People who scoff at true precognition should try it for their self. It is not easy to fake it.
At the beginning of 2011 I made a few sensible predictions. I predicted Iran would be attacked militarily to stop its nuclear program. There was plenty of espionage, sabotage and saber rattling in 2011, but no military action. I laid an egg.
I predicted the DOW stock market index would reach 13,500-14,000. Nope. The stock market had tremendous volatility in 2011 but the Dow Jones Average ended 2011 at 12,217, about 5% above where it started the year. I laid another egg.
I recommended silver at the start of 2011. Silver began 2011 at around $30 an ounce and ended the year at $27.86 an ounce. It ended 2011 below where it started. I can make an omelet with all these eggs!
However, folly will not stop me from continuing this experiment! Therefore I shall make more predictions for 2012.
I predict President Obama will be reelected. This will be the first election in American history where only a non-Christian can be elected president…a Mormon versus a Muslim. That was a joke. Actually half a joke. A Mormon will never be elected president.
How will the stock market end in 2012? I like to be optimistic. I predict the DOW reaches 13,759. Will the Euro survive? YES! Human beings cannot tolerate a downward spiral forever. There are dead cat bounces during any death spiral. Better days are ahead…temporarily. We’ll have our chance at a dead cat bounce before complete oblivion.
3. CLIMATE CHANGE
A natural disaster will plunge a part of the world into instability. This will be the beginning of climate change’s impact on the humanity. We can expect the beginning of global drought and famine. The recent drought in Texas was just the tip of climate change’s spear.
4. FOREIGN AFFAIRS
The Arab Spring will be replaced by Islamic theocracies. The Arab dictators will be replaced with Mullahs and Caliphs. An example is the new approach to tourism in Egypt. The newly elected Islamist lawmakers want to ban alcohol and have beaches segregated by gender. No bikinis! 3/4s of Egypt’s tourists are Europeans. If religiously minded leaders are willing to sacrifice profits for dogma, the Middle East is on its way to a modern dark age.