Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Doomsday Predictions

The end of the world is something dumb people love to worry about. It's always a few years away from the present time. But so far the projected day has always come and gone. But that doesn't discourage dumb people. Their thinking is, we'll get it right one of these times.

Sounding the doomsday alarm sort of made sense around the time of the new millennium (since it's a nice round number). But now that we are well past it you get doomsdayers pulling dates out of their ass. It seems the next due date for Armageddon is 2012.

The most popular doomsday predictions are those substantiated with marginal historical facts, maybe related to some obscure lunar cycle, or tied to some old relic found in some ruins somewhere, or the most popular -- an old Mayan calendar that alludes to 2012 as the end-of-world date; the justification being that they really knew their shit when it came to mathematics and astronomy, which apparently implies the ability to predict the future.

If you want to get rich fast, now is probably the time to start cashing in. Go into the generator selling business, or start making Armageddon survival kits. You can probably even make T-shirts, "End of Days 2012", a great way to help dumb people build comradery as the big day approaches.

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