- History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel
It’s a well-known fact that since we first learned of the end of the current Mayan calendar on December 21st, 2012, there’s been much adieu of what will happen to the world. Many people believe that the world will come to an end in a “doomsday” fashion, destroying all of the worlds and plunging it into chaos. This is very similar to what would’ve supposedly happened if the Y2K bug shut down computers and caused widespread panic on January 1st, 2000 – a bug that never came into fruitation.
Many people who’ve fallen for this “end of the world” hype, and other related prophecies, including an alleged “Large Hadron Collider” that would cause a “big bang or create a large hole to destroy the world (this cited by the website, www.2012hoax.org,) have either have fallen into a depression so deep that they can’t eat, sleep or focus on school, work or other life priorities. Even worse, these same people, many of them young children and teenagers, have either thought of, attempted, or committed suicide. A note-worthy example was a 16-year-old girl in India, who drank insecticide when she heard of the aforementioned LHC hype, courtesy of poorly-made and overhyped reports in the media.
The truth about 12/21/2012 is that is the world as we currently know it will come to an end, and will bring in a new era of perspective and (hopefully) a peace-loving future. However, according to 2012hoax.org, people such as Jose Argulles, Nancy Lieder and RJ Stewart, and websites as www.2012warning.com, continue to feed many people this disgusting lying nonsense for profiting purposes. “First they scare people to death that something terrible is going to happen, then publish books and videos on how to survive the apocalypse”. This is nothing more than a money-grabbing scam.
What’s shocking is that educational TV stations such as History and Discovery Channels, and National Geographic, are airing shows and specials that are backing up the claims to put more fear – using theories and false “evidence” rather than credible research – into the minds of those who already believe, or the more gullible who know nothing about this. This includes young children who watch these stations for educational purposes, in which many parents come to sites like 2012 Hoax for advice on how to tell them the truth about it. When these parents do, these children become confused until the truth sinks in after some time. It’s very unlikely they will stop this on their own, as this hyping is bringing in ratings and profits.
It’s unbelievable that networks such as History and Discovery Channel, which have earned reputations of educating students on history, nature and science with facts, would act so irresponsible with their target audiences.
I call on everyone reading this to sign this petition, telling them we will limit our time watching these stations, or stop watching them altogether, until they cease and desist with these lies and hokum about 2012.
We, the undersigned, refuse to give in to the “end-of-the-world” hype that the media has spoon-fed people concerning the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21, 2012, and we will not expose our children to this.
We are disappointed that you have decided to jump on this band wagon, and cash in on this scare tactics, to put fear in the minds of your young viewers, who look to you to be educated, to learn about history and science, and how things are built and work.
We ask that you stop airing these specials on this 2012 hoax, where you use theories and claimed evidence that is false, as opposed to facts that you’re supposed to research.
We will not let our children watch these specials that you air, and will even limit time in which they are allowed to watch. We will even tell them not to watch your network, and will even cancel our subscriptions to your networks if we have to. But you must stop using this scam to scare the young who are supposed to think of the future, for purposes or ratings and profit. Thank you.
The Boycott History, Discovery Channels for 2012 Prophecy Scare Tactics petition to History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel was written by David Lightfoot and is in the category Television at GoPetition.