Look around you. The world is still here. The Earth is still moving. We’re all still alive.
Stupid Mayans. Turns out they didn’t know shit.
Well, what do you expect from a people that couldn’t even predict their OWN demise, let alone everyone else’s. But hey, before we all start printing those “12/21/2012 my ASS!” t-shirts, let’s give the Mayans a break. They certainly aren’t alone in being wrong predicting the end of the world. History is littered with failed doomsday predictions. Idiots come out of the woodwork and say they know when, how, and why the world is going to end. But for some reason, in 2012 it seems like we’ve had an uptick of these crazies. I’m sure a lot of it had to do with the Mayan calendar, but it also has to do a lot with the state of our world right now. There’s a lot of paranoia out there. Most of the time it’s built around some kind of ridiculous religious prophecy. And by religious prophecy, that usually means a cash grab by a self-proclaimed man of God preying on the weak-minded looking for answers (*see Harold Camping or Ron Weinland.) And yes, you heard me right. I said weak-minded. Sorry, but if you think the end of the world can be predicted by just some guy (or culture), then you are not the sharpest tool in the shed. But the interesting thing is that all this can have an effect. And in a way, it could help bring on the actual end of the world. And this is what’s horrifying to me.
Everything that has a beginning, has an end. Yes, the world will end. It just will. Sorry. But that’s a fact of life. Life ends. But what’s scary to me is that all this doomsday frenzy that is exponentially building up, will start to have an effect on the end of the world. All this “man-made” doomsday talk will build. Eventually, enough people will drink the kool-aid. Paranoia will build. It will all be self-made, but it doesn’t matter anymore. The machine has started and there’s no stopping it. A large enough mass of paranoid people will look for leaders to represent them. They will start to elect paranoid politicians. Enough paranoid politicians get elected and suddenly you have a paranoid government. This paranoid government will make other governments paranoid about their actions. Suddenly, you have a lot of paranoid governments worldwide that will create and throw around accusations. Do I really need to continue? A paranoid world who thinks they’re threatened WILL take matters into their own hands. And before you know it… yes, all this paranoia WILL cause the end of the world.
Not because the Mayans said so. Not because a so-called religious leader predicted it.
Because we made it happen.
So chill out on the paranoia and the doomsday talk everybody. The world will end when it’s supposed to end. There’s no stopping it. Once you realize that, it makes things a lot easier. The world is already a difficult place, so let’s just try to just enjoy the ride. Don’t cause any more worry, stress, and danger than we already have.
Oh, and screw you Mayans. Thanks for causing a bunch of idiots to start ruining things for the rest of us.