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Saturday, July 3, 2010

The 2012 Media Blackout

In a commencement speech given at Hampton University in Virginia, President Barack Hussein Obama stated that the students are “coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments”. He goes on to say, “information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment”. These statements do not only discount our constitutional right to free speech, but directly attacks the very media that we depend on for information that could effect our continuing existence.

No less then six months ago I was receiving numerous interview requests from media outlets all over the world. My last international interview was with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) back in February 2010, and my last U.S. interview was on The Peter Tilden Show, 790 KABC Radio, Los Angeles CA, in November 2009. As it stands, the only other interview requests I have received in 2010 have been from college and high schools students writing research papers about 2012.

Like most website, I receive much of my national and international 2012 related news leads from a variety of online and offline news services and alerts. Throughout the years leading up to 2010, these lead and related news stories were coming to me almost nonstop. As we approached 2010, the leads and news reports that I receive and pass along to my site visitors have almost completely come to a stop.

Many attributed this lack of media attention to the coming events of 2012 as a sign of disinterest and/or disbelief, which has been perpetrated by the federal government. Through a well-orchestrated diversionary plan, and in an attempt to dispel fear and prevent panic, the powers that by have offered up their own NASA sponsors scientists to debunk the theories, prophecies and predictions surrounding 2012. Despite their best efforts, their plans have not proven as successful as they had hoped and the media warnings about 2012 were continuing. In a last ditch effort to divert the publics attention away from the coming events, it appears that the government has now encouraged and perhaps instituted a media blackout on the entire subject.

Case in point. Over a year ago my wife and I were interviewed and invited to appear on the ABC reality show Wife Swap. We respectfully declined the offer fearing ridicule and public humiliation. However, a willing family was eventually found and the show was produced. The episode entitled, Cathrea/Stewart, was scheduled to air on April 16, 2010, but was pulled at the last possible minute. After a bit of research and with some help from my 2012 Facebook group friends, I eventually learned the following:

Officially ABC and Disney canceled the episode stating that they do not endorse nor give and credence to the potential cataclysmic events associated with the belief in 2012, and they will not air anything that may show them to endorse any fear based materials. If that was truly the case, then why did they produce the show in the first place?

Unofficially and according to a ABC affiliate representative, the show was reviewed by a 'government entity' that ordered the episode to be removed form all publications in the interest of national security. The statement went on to say, “the subject family’s beliefs ran very deep. They were making real plans for survival and were to disclose many of the theories pertaining to 2012. The show was deemed to be a national interest threat and could cause a potential global panic”. The statement went on to say that, “all-future television shows pertaining to 2012 are now subject to approval. The airing of existing and future shows and documentaries, must include an expert scientific disclaimer of impossibility and must be classified as fiction or fantasy”.

It appears that the government is deliberately trying to divert attention away from the coming events of 2012, especially from the ever-growing self-absorbed individuals who are already trapped in their own ignorance and tend to get their information about world events from shows like Wife Swap. In many ways this may be a good thing. These may not necessarily be the types of people we want to survive anyway.

For those of us who choose to be informed and recognize that the world is indeed changing, the government’s media blackout will not effect what we already know to be the truth. Despite the blackout, media personalities such as Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and numerous radio talk show hosts are continuing to warn us about coming disasters. They may not specifically mention 2012, and now we know why, but they are without a doubt continuing to provide us with necessary information about a dismal future. It’s interesting to recognize that these same people are personally endorsing long-term survival resources such as food insurance and emergency seed banks. I do not see that as mere coincidence.

Fortunately many books are still being published on the subject, and independent documentaries are still bring developed to help educate us about the coming disasters. In addition and at least for now, the internet seems to be alive and well with websites, blogs, forums and videos dedicated to the coming events of 2012. As useful as all this information is to the masses, it appears that these online resources may also soon be in jeopardy. Through a series of proposed initiatives it appears that the government will soon institute regulation that could limit individuals from creating and posting information that could be perceived as a national security threat, but that is a story for another article.