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See “2012″ this Weekend!

posted by David Klinghoffer

Why am I hoping that Roland Emmerich’s disaster epic 2012 stays spectacularly on top of the box office this coming weekend? I’ve seen the movie and, while you’re not supposed to admit this in public if you want to be thought of as sophisticated, I found it utterly gripping if cartoonish and a bit too predictable. The scene where the USS John F. Kennedy is riding a tsunami and about to crush the White House stuck with me. No, I’m not kidding. 

But apart from the entertainment value of seeing the world torn apart, I’m hoping people will continue flocking to theaters because it will inoculate them against anxiety when the real year 2012 comes along. Most of you will laugh at the whole Mayan prophecy/end of the world deal, and I’m certainly far from taking it seriously myself. But there are plenty of people out there who, come 2012, could very well be full of worry and upset that the world is about end.
What I appreciate about 2012 the movie is that for just about anyone, having experienced the whole fun but absurd spectacle, it becomes even harder to see the Mayan calendar’s running out as a genuine existential threat to life on earth. The thing is just too much of a cartoon — however enjoyable, in the way that a roller coast ride is enjoyable, it may be. Everyone who sees the movie is rendered secure from panic two years down the road. So see it!


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Hail

posted November 19, 2009 at 9:47 pm


THE WEST’S DARKEST HOUR
A NEW LIBERAL LEFT AIMS TO DESTROY WESTERN CIVILIZATION BY MASSIVE IMMIGRATION AND BY LABELING “RACISTS” THOSE WHO OPPOSE THEM. LIBERALISM, THE BELIEF THAT NON-DISCRIMINATION IS THE HIGHEST AND RULING VALUE OF SOCIETY, IS A SUICIDAL IDEOLOGY. IF ISLAM WERE TO DISAPPEAR TOMORROW, THE WEST WOULD STILL BE AT GRAVE RISK. IF MODERN LIBERALISM WERE TO DISAPPEAR TOMORROW, IT WOULD BE ISLAM FACING THE GRAVE RISK FROM A NEWLY-REVIVED WEST BASED UPON NON ANTI-SEMITIC WHITE NATIONALISM.



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JPL

posted November 20, 2009 at 10:07 am


“Non-Anti-Semitic White Nationalism”? Oh, the GOOD kind of white nationalism! I see!
I presume this ties into the subject of the post in that having to share a world with asshats like you makes me hope the movie is prophetic rather than mere entertainment, since a nation that produces such mindless venom amongst its people doesn’t deserve to survive?
On the other hand, you have indeed convinced me of the mistake of diversity. For example, now I think people like you should be eliminated. Kudos.



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RFWoodstock

posted November 20, 2009 at 11:04 am


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Philip Koplin

posted November 20, 2009 at 2:24 pm


What will happen in 2012 is that it will begin on January 1, proceed for 12 months, and end at midnight December 31. The beginning that will be manifest then is that of 2013, which in 12 months will be followed by the manifestation of the beginning of 2014. This will continue for awhile, although some of us will die before or after, and others will be born.



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Etznab

posted November 20, 2009 at 4:32 pm


“2012: Time for Change”
projects a radical alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom. Directed by Emmy Award nominee Joao Amorim, the film follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method. As conscious agents of evolution, we can redesign post-industrial society on ecological principles to make a world that works for all. Rather than breakdown and barbarism, 2012 will herald the birth of a regenerative planetary culture, where collaboration replaces competition, where exploration of psyche and spirit becomes the new cutting edge, replacing the sterile materialism that has pushed our world to the brink.
Interviews with design scientists, anthropologists, physicists such as Dean Radin, Barbara Marx Hubbard, John Todd and Paul Stamets and celebrities such as Sting, Ellen Page and Gilberto Gil.
http://www.2012timeforchange.com/



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Philip Koplin

posted November 20, 2009 at 5:28 pm


The “archaic wisdom of tribal cultures” usually consists of some local botanicals plus a load of new-age platitudes foisted onto the inhabitants of a paradisal fantasy world that never existed. What 2012 will herald is the arrival one year later of 2013.



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2013plus

posted November 20, 2009 at 9:23 pm


Well said David.
The carry further the film tsunami analogy it is better if the crest of the tidal wave of 2012 paranoia peaks now and then subsides to a mere ripple before the usual annual solstice in late 2012.
Yes the movie inadvertently does us a welcome service by innoculating society against the unthinking and fearful. Not bad escapist entertainment either if it is seen as just another movie and not taken too seriously.
Unfortunately as evidence by your first responder Hail (or should that be Heil?)there is no innoculation against blind bigotry and ignorance.
All the best.



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Bonnie

posted November 21, 2009 at 5:49 pm


There is the same worry that preceded the advent of the new millenium by predicting all sorts of terrible things happening. Remember the Millenium Bug? I think the Aztecs just ran out of stone tablets and went for a cuppa.



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Holy

posted November 25, 2009 at 5:58 am


Well i liked the movie so much, i would appreciate all the team of 2012, they have done a great job in fact. How good their imagination power is that they think so fast and direct it to the public with so much of ease. I would say do watch it. n don’t miss it.
cartucho r4i



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RogerE

posted November 29, 2009 at 9:11 pm


It would be nice to think that people go to this movie and realize that it is just entertainment. However, I think it is naive to think it will have any inoculating effect on belief in a 2012 doomsday. Yeah, most people will find this a fun film with no deadly message but, those that are already convinced that 2012 is real will see this as a vindication and those who have never heard of this “prophecy” might begin to wonder if it is true. Vampires are a complete fabrication, yet some people believe they exist due to their frequent portrayals by Hollywood and fiction.



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