I was watching the History Channel tonight. They started out talking about 2012, the Mayan calendar, and the Hopi Indian prophecy that the end of the 4th World was coming with storms, earthquakes, and *gasp!* global warming, and then there would be the beginning of the 5th World. The program mentioned the Sibyl (or Sybil), Oracle of Cumae, and the Priestess at Delphi, who may have hallucinated because of the ethylene gas rising through cracks in the cave floors where they went into their trances.
Also mentioned was Merlin (Welsh Myrrden) of legendary King Arthur’s time, and the Revelation of St. John in The Bible, the I Ching, and some others that I have forgotten. Funny thing is, the History Channel seems to have taken their material straight off a blog called “2012 Predictions.” http://2012-predictions-review.blogspot.com/2008/01/filled-with-breath-of-apollo.html
Where it starts to get creepy is when they say the Hopi prophesy mentions the world being covered by a spider web in the 20th and 21st century. It is easy to relate this to the Internet–the World Wide Web. Further creepiness comes from something called the Web Bot, originally created as an investment tool, with robotic agents called “spiders” crawling over all the sites on the Web and collecting data on what is being reported, talked about, written about, and what is selling. After this, they moved from marketing and economic trends to predicting natural disasters, and then they wanted to see if they could use the Web Bot as a predictive tool by gaining access to the “collective consciousness of the world!”
Does anyone see how DANGEROUS a thing like the Web Bot can be? Not only can those running it plug into the collective UNconscious of the entire human population–at least those who interact with the Internet–but they can MANIPULATE it. They could make people believe what they want them to believe by loading (as in loaded dice) the Internet with bogus or slanted news, opinions, rants, popularity polls, allegations, and outright lies containing keywords easily found by the major search engines (and listed first on the page).
The worst thing about this is that much of what is already being said on the Web is not necessarily TRUE or ACCURATE, or COMPLETE, but only what people think, believe, feel, fear, admire, or resent. This is how the power structure already works, and how the minds of easily-led adults–AND ESPECIALLY OF CHILDREN–can be turned in whatever direction the manipulators want them to go, and mostly by scaring them. (Although, the media and the public school system is already doing a pretty good job of that!)
Are you ready to have your chip implanted?
Or can you get off the train when you think you’re being railroaded?