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2012 Apocalypse — We’re Not Gonna Say “We Told You So” — But We Did, You Know?

mayan-weather-forecastWell the doomsday countdown we had right here in our website for over a year has finally ticked down its last precious seconds to zero.  We’re here.  We made it.  The so-called Mayan apocalypse is upon us, and in Day One, there is absolutely no sign that all of the rumors and fear mongering had any basis in reality.  Outside of a now all-too-common shooting in America, there has been nothing of note happening in the world that could even get the most hardcore conspiracy theorist back on the Mayan bandwagon.  So, like the title says, we’re not trying to rub it in.  After all, aren’t we all glad that the Mayans weren’t right?

The reality is that the Mayans never called for the end of the world, nor did the Mayan calendar end on this day.  All of the speculation was not based on any historical findings related to the Mayan civilization but modern-day interpretations of for what was most likely to Mayans just the start of a new age.  Kind of like we do on New Year’s…or when we enter a new decade.  Even though most of us understand it has no significance other than just a natural progression of numerals, it still leads us to a sense of wonderment as we find ourselves leaving one period of time for another.  Of course, the time is all fluid and there is no real beginning or end; it is only our perception of it that changes.

If the Mayan civilization had somehow stood the test of time instead of burning out around 900 A.D., they probably wouldn’t have seen this day as anything except maybe a reason for merriment, festivals, and celebration.  Why we have such a fascination with making things like this into something to instill fear in the hearts of millions is something we don’t understand, and one of the reasons that Common Sense Conspiracy was created in the first place.  As our mission statement says, we most certainly do believe in conspiracies in this world and we report on the ones we think have validity often, but in between, there is a sea of falsehoods, rumors, and general bullshit that we work hard to dispel when we have the chance.

As we head into the holiday season, Common Sense Conspiracy hopes that all of our readers enjoy this time of celebration and reflection on the past year, whatever their social background and reason for the season might be.  Over the next week, we will turn to our annual “year-in-review” mode.  Look for our usual articles that have become a tradition.  We will update last years “Top Ten Conspiracy Sites for Bullshit” with some prominent new entries making the cut this year.  We will also do our annual look back at the months of 2012 and the various happenings in the world that made both news and conspiracy circle headlines.  We look forward to ushering in a new year with our readers and please continue to visit, participate, and most of all, let us know what we can do to provide a better service.

Also, in early 2013, we will be doing a massive upgrade to the site, including giving it a much needed facelift.  We are going to hopefully enhance our navigation, overall look, functionality, and speed to make visiting Common Sense Conspiracy more pleasurable and useful to our readers.  As we prepare for that undertaking, we want to hear your suggestions as to what we can do to make the site better, not just in content but in how the site looks and feels.

Until then, we thank you for another great year and turn our eyes on even bigger and better things for 2013.


Common Sense Conspiracy Staff

Video Breaks Down Strange Sounds Around the World in 2012 — More to Come?

This video examines one of the most popular conspiracy topics of 2012: the strange sounds heard around the world. Common Sense Conspiracy covered this in great detail, and a lot of the incidents were discovered to be hoaxes later on down the road. However, it is undeniable that the phenomenon is a popular idea and a lot of people out there claim to have witnessed it live. This explanation doesn’t paint a pretty picture for why the strange sounds are happening and where we are going from here. Share you strange sounds stories with us.

NASA Weighs in On Mayan Apocalypse Theories Early — Told Ya So?

NASA has released a video to the public that was obviously created to be released the day after Mayan apocalypse theories prove to be unfounded.  To show their confidence and hopefully influence some doomsday-sayers to not do anything rash in light of the big day next week, NASA has released the video now.  Told ya so?  Are you comforted by NASA’s confident dismissal of one of the biggest conspiracy theories going right now?  You be the judge.

Counting Down the Days to the End of the World — Mayan Predictions Just Around the Corner?

Are you ready for the big day?

Well, we’ve been talking about it for years, and the big day is finally almost upon us.  December 20-21 is the long awaited end of the Mayan calendar.  Common Sense Conspiracy has enjoyed reporting on this and we feel that we have done a good job at presenting the facts from all sides and hopefully giving a lot of people out there searching for such things a reason to be hopeful as we head into this next week.  However, we know that there are still people out there that believe that something terrible is lurking around the corner.

For the record, Common Sense Conspiracy will continue to operate our website and post our commentary daily as if the end of the world is not just around the corner.  That is because it is a consensus view of the CSC staff that no such calamity is upon us.  The Mayan calendar doesn’t stop because it was predicting a doomsday apocalypse, but instead, the end of an age.  What will that age bring?  Well, we feel that the world as we know it will most certainly find out.

Having said that, please come forward with your personal feelings on the matter.  We encourage our readers to express their own ideas about this huge day in the conspiracy world.  What do you think?  What preparations have you made, if any, to get ready for what might happen?  What do you think this potential apocalypse could be triggered by?  Nibiru?  Planet X?  A comet, asteroid, or something else striking the Earth like the end of the dinosaur era eons ago.

Will the world finally witness an all-out nuclear war that has been brewing for years but will finally culminate on that date?  For Christians and other religious affiliations, are you expecting your Savior to arrive out of the clouds in the next days?  Will extraterrestrials finally make their presence known and exert dominance on the human race?  Will we all be slaves or dead?

Or will December 22 look a lot like every day in the rest of your life?

Let us know.  Share your thoughts.  And be safe, no matter what happens.

Prime Minister of Australia Addresses and Acknowledges the End of the World on December 21, 2012

Not very common to see public figures openly addressing the upcoming end of the world according to the Mayan calendar. Julia Gillard not only addresses the issue but acknowledges it somberly as fact.
In reality, this was a skit for a popular comedy show in Australia, but plenty of people are wondering why she would agree to do something like this that could potentially be taken seriously. After all, in the United States, NASA and other government organizations have expressed concern publicly over people, a lot of them young, contemplating suicide in fears of the 2012 apocalypse. Is this joke in bad taste? Or is there no joke at all?

Solar “X-Flare” to Hit Earth on December 17-18 — Electrical Grid Disruption?

A supposed astrophysicist has taken to YouTube to warn us about a complicated series of celestial alignments that might trigger a solar flare disaster in just a couple weeks time. The timing is incidentally just ahead of the alleged Mayan doomsday on December 21. What do you make of this video? We are going to do another article on the last time such a thing happened in the 1800’s, commonly referred to as the Carrington event. Stay tuned.

Mayan Queen Lady K’abel’s Tomb Discovered in Guatemala — 2012 Connection?

Lady K’abel was a fierce and revered female leader in the ancient Mayan world.  She was prominent in the royal city of El Peru-Waka, the remains of which are now found in Guatemala.  Now, archaeologists are very excited that her tomb has finally been discovered.  The tomb dates back to the Classical Mayan period which was in the range of 200 to 900 A.D.  It is generally accepted that K’abel lived during her husband King K’inich Bahlam II’s reign from 672 to 692.  While she was not an actual ruler, as queen, she held plenty of power and influence.

The tomb is a great scoop for archaeology, but will it be found to have any connection to the December 21, 2012 doomsday scenarios?  Could Lady K’abel have something to share with us that might bring our fate more into focus?  Or will she further reveal that the magical date that has inspired so much intrigue is not really special at all?