Awakening: 2012 came and went

After I watched the movie, Zeitgeist, I began to have a thirst for more of this “knowledge” that was contradictory to public opinion. After watching how the online poker industry essentially folded, I had the feeling that things were not fully transparent. As though there was more to the story.

I had already held this similar belief on other subjects, like 9/11 and the JFK assassination. Even before I watched Zeitgeist, I was questioning things. Maybe it was the movie JFK that started it off for me back in my high school days. Maybe it is just in my nature to question authority. I am not sure.

Since I had more time on my hands with the absence of online poker and I just was mind-blown by Zeitgeist, I was on a mission. A mission for more. That mind-blowing feeling was like a drug.

First, I wanted to see if any of the information from Zeitgeist had countering views. I would spend some time looking for various videos on YouTube with searches like “Zeitgeist debunked”. Through this search, I did come across plausible counter arguments. But even there, some of the arguments were false. It was a big game of he said she said.

Then I came to the realization that Zeitgeist was being attacked mostly for the same points over and over again. Yet other topics within the video were untouched. So I walked away giving more credence to the 9/11 part of Zeitgeist. Though some other parts of the movie raised valid points that can’t be fully denied.

I knew I was getting more and more into “conspiracy theory” land. I was treading lightly. That term, conspiracy theory, has such a negative connotation attached to it. People that peddle in these theories can be looked at in such an adversarial way.

Some believe this is by design. Some believe even the term “Conspiracy Theory” was created to suppress the theories that were floating around shortly after the assassination of JFK. There is even a government document that was released due to the Freedom of Information Act that supports this theory.

What do I think? I don’t know, but seems plausible.

Others even think that different people or associations will try to get ahead of the theories and create such far-fetched theories as to discredit them all.

What do I think? I don’t know, but seems plausible.

Do you see a trend here? I am not 100% believing any one thing while reading into these theories. Instead, I just compartmentalize things as plausible, or complete BS. The more I learn about a subject, the more the pendulum swings to one side or the other.

But nothing is proven true, until well, it’s proven true. An example of a “conspiracy theory” that was later proven true is the events surrounding The Gulf of Tonkin which basically led to the Vietnam War.

Since this time period was around 2011/2012, many of the more popular conspiracy theories centered around how the Mayan Calendar predicted the end of time in 2012. There was a ton of information flowing and there was money being made from it (which is usually a sign to be cautious). Even big Hollywood Movies looked to profit off of the theory.

Mayan City of Chichen Itza in Mexico

Since we are now in the year 2020, it is safe to say that all of the doomsday theories were proven wrong around the Mayan calendar. Though there was some interesting tidbits that didn’t necessarily point to the end of the world, it is just that the theories floating around took it to the extreme and discredited much of everything else.

Either way, I told myself I was not going to believe any more of these “Doomsday Theories” moving forward. My thirst for these kinds of theories mostly died down around this time until a year or two later.