From dot Gov blog:
Scary Rumors about the World Ending in 2012 Are Just Rumors
False rumors about the end of the world in 2012 have been commonplace on the Internet for some time. Many of these rumors involve the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 (it won’t), a comet causing catastrophic effects (definitely not), a hidden planet sneaking up and colliding with us (no and no), and many others.
The world will not end on December 21, 2012, or any day in 2012.
Unfortunately, these rumors have many people frightened, especially children. NASA has received thousands of letters concerned about the end of the world. David Morrison, a planetary astronomer and senior scientist for NASA who answers questions from the public about astrobiology, says, “At least a once a week I get a message from a young person ― as young as 11 ― who says they are ill and/or contemplating suicide because of the coming doomsday.”
According to NASA, the old mystery-planet-collision rumor year was 2003, but when 2004 arrived safely, the rumors changed to 2012. So what end-of-the-world year will the rumor mill make up next?
Videos from NASA debunking end-of-the-world rumors:
•The Science of Doomsday 2012
•12-21-2012: Just Another Day
While the government can address prophecy, it is less ambitious about solving a fiscal cliff crisis. That’s right people, don’t worry about all these fantastic claims and wild prophecies, its not a crisis till the government says it is. Besides, no one does dommsday scenarios like government does. They have the monopoly on that, so don’t try to infringe on their market. And it has quite enough to do dealing with them, or not.
Its government’s job to cause panic and fear. They need no stinking competition from Mayans, aliens, meteors, or squaches. Though it will give Al Gore something to complain about. Our use of fossil fuels here must cause wrath from all sources.
Government has enough troubles right now without dealing wih other errant prophesies – and trying to validate some of them in their agenda. Don’t disturb them or they might seek revenge. You might want to try to protect your children from that. The Mayan calender had nothing on the Kenyan’s threat to civilization and freedom. On the other hand, if a secret Mayan Brotherhood would have somehow survived, Obama would have co opted them by now.
But don’t bother Government in myth busting mode.