And Lo! It Did Not Come to Pass

6:11 a.m. came – and passed into history and the world went on its way; it did not end.  Locally, New York City was going through some wild weather, as was London at the same moment, affecting transportation, though to no unusual degree in New York City.

This End of the World event was like every End of the World event before it; no spectacularly cataclysmic fireballs slammed into the Earth, ending life as we know it.  All was calm.  Nothing seemed to have happened on Feb. 5, 1962, or any of the other dates marked for doom.  Yet events in 1962 soon followed that had a marked effect on civilization:  commercial communications satellites were launched, there was the Cuban Missile crisis, and the Supreme Court ruling banning prayer in schools.

The 1987 “Harmonic Convergence” saw Al Gore’s first presidential bid.  Gore would ultimately lose the presidency, but gained a following of environmental devotees with his book, and subsequent film, An Inconvenient Truth.

Today, we learn that Obama will officially name John Kerry as Secretary of State.  He was born in Aurora, Colo.  After serving in Viet Nam, he went before a Congressional committee and testified that the United States was guilty of war crimes.  This is the man who’s going to be our next Secretary of State?

On other fronts, the Plan B Tax bill has failed.  The House won’t pass the current bill, which has tax hikes in it; the Democrat Senate won’t pass the bill without the tax hikes.  So on this “Doomsday,” Congress dangles over the fiscal cliff.  Boehner has not ruled out making a “deal” with Obama, although Conservative Republicans are rebelling and Boehner could be removed from his position as Speaker of the House.

The two earthquake occurrences nearest to the 11:11 GMT deadline were a 1.7 tremor some miles north of Willow, Alaska, at 11:04 and a 1.9 temblor near Walnut, Calif.  Hardly earthshaking events.  Willow is just up the road from Sarah Palin’s hometown of Wasilla.  Walnut, a small, affluent eastern suburb of Los Angeles, has no special distinction.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park (famed for Hollywood star burials) and Cal State Polytechnic are its near neighbors.

In other news, scientists have confirmed that the Coral Sea floor is collapsing off the northeastern coast of Queensland, Australia, putting its coastal areas in danger of a tsunami.  The scientists have had their eye on this area since 2007 but only recently confirmed that the floor is collapsing and announced it today.

Protestors for and against the Islamic-influenced Egyptian constitution have been clashing on the eve of the vote, which will take place tomorrow.   Syrian rebels fired warning shots at a civilian airliner that was about to take off from an airport in Aleppo.  The U.S. is also on alert for adverse reaction to the film Zero Dark Thirty, about the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

Today, there was also an official moment of mourning for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, with bells tolling 26 times for each of the victims.  Meanwhile, New York Gov. Mario Cuomo is proposing complete confiscation of all guns, giving gun owners the “option” of selling their firearms to the government.

That’s what has happened so far this morning.  The decision to name John Kerry as Secretary of State, while it may be announced later, was clearly made early this morning and counts towards this astrological event.  It’s all about the point-of-no-return moment.  The moment Obama made his decision official that was kind of it.  Since the Senate is Democrat, there will be no problem of passing his nomination.  Not that the President needs their consent anymore since Congress abolished the Advise and Consent Senate Rule in the Constitution this past autumn.  Oh?  Didn’t you know that?

Tomorrow will tell the final tale of what the Long Count/Doomsday 2012 has wrought.  In this day and age of instant media, one no longer needs to wait for the New York Times to confirm something.  But in our hurried age of instant news, some small, but crucial stories get buried in the crush and go unpublished by the electronic media.

For instance, the Seattle Times reports today that the Issaquah City Council in Washington State has bought wholesale into Smart Growth, the community development arm of Agenda 21.  They just approved the building of moderate-density housing.  Apartment buildings up to 10-stories will be built within an industrial complex, guaranteeing thousands of new jobs in an environmentally-correct community.  The residents will want for nothing.

Except freedom.

 

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