In my tireless quest to understand the birthers, I have been doing research into the Mayan calendar. As you may know, various dire predictions are made from on the Mayan calendar suggesting that the world as we know it will end on December 21, 2012, the year the calendar runs out.
I have been conducting research this past week on these theories including extensive field research.
While popular belief may be that the Mayans disappeared a thousand years ago, that is not true. The Mayan people, languages and customs are still around, living in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.
I visited some of the lesser known Mayan sites in Belize and spoke with local experts on the calendar. I think the consensus view was expressed by one who said: “how can a circular calendar end?” The present-day Mayans believe that December 21, 2012 simply marks the beginning of the 5th cycle or b’ak’tun.
I made a particular study of the pictoglyphs at Xunantunich in Belize. What I found shows the profound wisdom and vision of the Mayan people and alternative view on the end of the world that shows that the December 21, 2012 date is a month too early.
The meaning of this monumental inscription has been translated: “The world will end on January 20, 2013 if Barack Obama is reelected, according to the birthers.”