It was mentioned today the recent squirrely-ness of life was attributable to a cosmic event that is the gateway to the big one in 2012. On the one hand, prophetic ramblings interest me not; I'm far more convinced in the human mind's ability to appropriate and distort to one's liking events after the fact than the chance of a powerful, mystical sense of foresight.
But this whole 2012 mumbo jumbo has made me wonder: in this culture that often shoots itself in the foot and creates their own self fulfilling prophecies... if we push the idea that this IS a time of awakening, of rising to a higher consciousness... might it just happen?
And why should we care if it was a cause or an effect?
Wouldn't that endeavor be better than listening to stories of strife, murder and rape on the evening news?