Friday, December 21, 2012
So... the World hasn't ended
I was watching a documentary on CBC, I couldn't finish it. It was too nonsensical. The documentary was on the supposed end of the world predicted for 2012. About people who actually believed it was going to happen, and were "preparing" with bomb shelters and other measures.
How can people be so gullible to believe this? It's unbelievable. The 2012 doomsday hype is a commercial industry, books and other excuses to sell. The gullible are being preyed upon.
The end of the world has been predicted throughout history. In medieval Europe, a widespread belief was that the world would end in the year 1000. It didn't. Y2K was all the hype, world was still there.
We should be worried about real threats to our world - war, poverty, nuclear weapons, environmental degradation. More time and attention should be focused on tackling these issues, not hyped up doomsday predictions.
UPDATE: END OF THE WORLD
The first victim
This is for real. GOP is in shambles. Boehner “Plan B” failed. He could not control his own GOP caucus. This was a top heading in the Huffington Post, both in the Canadian and US editions.
"WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) failed to muscle a controversial fiscal cliff fallback through the House Thursday night, suddenly pulling the bill after spending almost a week on a plan that Democrats called a waste of time."
Click here to read the story.
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