Doomsday crap an unwelcome distraction - Beausejour Review - Manitoba, CA
Doomsday predictions have been around since the beginning of recorded history.
No matter the time or place on this vast planet, there’s always been some nut standing on a street corner with a sign saying “Repent! The end is near!”
Cult leaders the world over have made fortunes by convincing people that the day of reckoning is coming, and if they don’t want to burn for eternity all they need do is sign their life (and bank account) over and everything will be OK. Yeah, right.
And yet the world has kept right on turning, while we all flutter about talking about the latest prediction for the end of the world.
Of course, you know where I’m going with this. It’s 2012, and according to the Mayan calendar, it’s our last year on Earth. This coming December, there will be a calamity the likes of which none of us can imagine, and it will all come to an end.
Or so the conspiracy nuts tell us. In actuality, the whole thing is a lie to begin with. Anyone with five minutes to do some Google research will discover that the Mayan calendar doesn’t really end in 2012 — it simply clicks over to zero, like a vehicle’s odometer does once it runs up enough mileage that it goes beyond six numbers. It’s basic astronomy, and has nothing to do with the end of the world.