Het is bijna 2012, het einde van de wereld zal niet lang meer op zich laten wachten
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FunX radio, NL

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logo FunX CritiXThe main theme of Critix, a radio program of FunX radio, NL, which was broadcasted on November 7, 2011, from 9 PM to 11 PM, was: Het is bijna 2012, het einde van de wereld zal niet lang meer op zich laten wachten (tr.: It is almost 2012, the end of the world isn't far away anymore). According to the Maya , the world will come to an end in 2012. This also seems to be predicted in the Prophecies of Nostradamus. The listeners could react on this theme by means of telephone and social media.
In the early evening of November 7, 2011, Q-Bah, the host of Critix, interviewed Theo van Berkel because of his investigation of the predictional value of the Prophecies of Nostradamus. The interview took about ten minutes and was broadcasted uncut.


The most important remarks made by Theo were:

  • According to the Prophecies of Nostradamus, the world comes to an end in 3797 AD; according to some scholars, this year is an encryption of 2242 AD. Regarding 2012 AD, nothing is written in the Prophecies, this year is not mentioned at all..

  • It is not clear to Theo on what grounds people derived from the Prophecies of Nostradamus that the world would come to an end in 2012. It seems to him that, basing themselves upon the Prophecies, they wrote towards 2012 rather than derive something regarding that year.

  • It is said that the Maya indians predicted that the world would come to an end in 2012. Something like that has also been said about Edgar Cayce. In the past years, people added up famous clairvoyants, prophets and soothsayers and attributed to them that all of them concluded that the world would come to an end in 2012, a phenomenon which surely had a reason, since it points towards an absolute, hidden truth, which is unveiled by these clairvoyants, prophets and soothsayers. However, this does not match with reality. As for the Prophecies of Nostradamus: the year 2012 is not mentioned. 

  • Not one of the predictions in the Prophecies of Nostradamus is fulfilled. It was always from a point of "hindsight" that predictions of Nostradamus were linked to events such as the decease in 1559 of the French king Henry II and the rise of Napoleon I and Hitler, resulting in the idea that these predictions were fulfilled. However, scholars were not able to describe future events correctly by means of the Prophecies. Not one of them announced that in 1939, Germany would invade Poland, led by a dictator who in the following years ordered to murder millions of Jews.. 

  • For someone who predicts the future, it takes only little energy to give the nature, the date and the location of the events he predicts. This enables true verification of his predictions. If he is not giving this information, it would be better, according to Theo, if he ceased forecasting.

  • Theo did not find predictions in the Prophecies of Nostradamus for the era in which the seer lived. But there are peculiar things in the Prophecies which have nothing to do with prophecy, for example, listings of villages, copied from a travel guide which was published in France in Nostradamus' lifetime (in contrast to the remark in the Prophecies that the location of events was determined by means of astrology). Another peculiar prediction deals with an earthquake and heavy hail. This prediction contains astrological planetary positions which would accompany these circumstances. The peculiar thing is that all this occurred in France in May 1549, long before the Prophecies of Nostradamus were published. 

  • Theo counts with the possibility that the Prophecies of Nostradamus is the result of the labour of more than one author.

  • Many people think that the Prophecies of Nostradamus are valuable, credible. According to Theo, this is the result of the idea "whoever can tell the past, is also able to tell the future". If some reads in a comment upon the Prophecies that this, this and that prediction is fulfilled, and often, these predictions deal with important events, he has no reason to doubt this. Such listings are credible and lead to the conclusion that future perspectives will happen the way they are described in these comments, since the predictions regarding the past were fulfilled.

  • The study of the propaganda in World War II, based upon the Prophecies of Nostradamus, shows the ways in which people manipulate with the Prophecies; either to encourage their compatriots or to demoralize their enemies.


About FunX radio
FunX Radio
The aim of FunX radio is to make professional radio programs for urban youngsters between 15 and 35 years and to give them the opportunity to express their meaning. In 2002, FunX radio started with broadcasting. This was in Rotterdam. Quickly, local broadcastings were started in Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. Today, FunX radio can be received throughout the Netherlands by means of cable transmission or on Internet. 
The people who listen to FunX radio are quite diverse, but have a lot of things in common. They are young and live, work or study in and outside the "Randstad" (the urbanized area in the west part of the Netherlands) and like to give their meaning about topics like news, politics, religion and school. Music is a strong uniting factor. FunX radio broadcasts the music which fascinates them like R&B, hiphop, latin and dance, but also Arabic raï, Turkish pop music and reggae/dancehall. Artists such as Ali B and the duo Lange Frans en Baas B became well-know by FunX radio.
, a radio program which is broadcasted from Monday to Thursday from 21:00 to 23:00, is a program which offers the listeners the opportunity to discuss a variety of themes with each other. They are challenged to approach the theme with a critical attitude and with solid arguments. Critix is hosted by Q-Bah (Reinoudt van Gendt), a passionate music lover who is not only a radio host, but also a (rap) musician and MC. He followed a course in journalism. Several national newspapers and magazines asked him to interview famous artists such as Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West and Jay-Z.

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