As 21 December 2012 is coming closer, which is supposed to mark the end of an era which has lead to a boom in doomsday literature and speculation — tourism to Guatemala and other Southern American states is increasing.
“It’s offensive, it’s an insult, and it is contradictory for indigenous people to continue to be steeped in poverty while public funds are squandered on celebrating,” activist Ricardo Cajas, of the non-governmental Guatemalan Council of Maya Organisations (COMG), told IPS.
For the event alone, tourism industry authorities have announces that 15 ceremonies will be held, which includes a major multimedia presentation on the legacy of the ancient Maya civilization.
This doomsday hype must be really good business, as the government has already spent 8.5 million dollars on the preparations for the ceremonies surrounding the event.
Imagine, if 8.5 million dollars has already been spent — this must mean some serious revenue for the government. And for what? For a stupid idea that the world is going to end, an illusionary idea which we’ve created and entertained ourselves with, while in the meantime, real people, like the native Maya Indians alive today: are suffering.
While they make up for the majority of the population, there needs have been continued to be disregarded, leaving them live a life ranging from extreme poverty to just being able to get by.
“Around 80 percent of Guatemala’s farmland is in the hands of just five percent of farmers. But 61 percent of the population is rural and 80 percent of the mainly indigenous rural population is poor, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).”
While everyone is so focused on this romanticized ideas about the ancient Mayans and their wisdom, there’s actually people suffering, because we care more about entertaining ourselves with a doomsday hype rather than looking for practical solutions to establish Heaven on Earth for everyone: there must be something seriously wrong with humanity.
Pop the bubble of illusion and stop distracting yourself with a one day hype which is going to turn out to be just another day (except that it’s going to be one COSTLY one, just for the sake of entertaining people who have too much money to spend and too little integrity to create a world that’s Best for All).
Instead, spend your time and energy towards and actual solution, such as the Equal Money System. Don’t wait for doomsday for our atrocious world to end — we can decide to stop what we are doing and create a system that is Best for all.
Even the Mayans living today demand an end to the doomsday myth:
“We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are not telling the truth about time cycles,” charged Felipe Gomez, leader of the Maya alliance Oxlaljuj Ajpop.