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.
important remarks made by Theo were:
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..
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.
with the possibility that the Prophecies of Nostradamus is the
result of the labour of more than one author.
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.
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.
CritiX, 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.
information about FunX radio can be found on www.funx.nl.