So I've been reading a lot on the impending Apocalypse lately, trying to see everyone's point of view on the subject and I have to tell you...I almost buy it...ALMOST!
In case you're living under a rock or just prefer to ignore it...Like I did for a long time, a lot of people, from ALL walks of life believe that life, as we know it, will end on December 21, 2012. Now there are a zillion theories on how or why it will happen and I'm not going to try to explain any of it here, if you want to know you should read about it for yourself. Scientist believe it has to do with our Solar System or magnetic poles, Religious freaks believe it's the arrival of the Messiah, I've even see crazy shit like people actually believing the Terminator stories were an attempt to "prepare us". Not to mention the predictions of the I Ching & The Web-Bot Project. The reasoning for our impending doom and the how's and why's of it are something that a lot of people are at odds about....What's interesting is NOBODY is arguing the date. As in so many "End of the World" mumbo jumbo scenarios that have been flown out there, from the new Millennium to a Black President...nobody ever agrees on WHEN it will happen...What's weird is EVERYONE agrees on 122112. Reason being, on 12-21-2012 the ancient Mayan calendar ends and if you don't know anything about the Mayan calendar let me be the first to say that it is the most accurate document in history, dating back to the 6th century. The Mayan calendars accuracy of lunar, solar, and planetary cycles are almost startling. It's been perfectly accurate to date and it ends on 12-21-12 the Winter Solstice....Weird huh? It tells us that our planet will be in perfect alignment with the sun in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, which, in the last 5 years astronomers have discovered a massive black hole...in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy....Bizarre Eh? Now I'm in NO WAY saying I believe ANY of this bullshit. Especially because so many religious nut jobs are enthralled in it. But I AM interested in what a number of REPUTABLE scientists have discovered. And if I were going to believe ANYTHING it is SCIENCE...so the theory of the shifting of the magnetic poles is where my belief would lean, you can research the shifting of the north & south pole and its effects on our planet...It's already happened, and that's proven fact. Now I'm not saying the end of the world is near...because, well....I don't believe in predictions. I'm a realist and I'll believe it when I see it, touch it, smell it, taste it, or hear it....until then it's just mumbo jumbo to me. Let's face it, the "end of the world" has been predicted thousands of times through history, and what's the ONE thing that is always accurate? THE PREDICTIONS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WRONG!!! But I gotta ask....DO YOU BELIEVE?
On a side note, I always thought I'd fare well in a post apocalyptic world. No rules, no law, fend for yourself kinda world...I think I'd find my niche. I've always secretly wished for a chance to test my survival instincts/skills in a very extreme kind of way...maybe in a few years, I'll get my chance. You should want to be standing next to me if the world ends...seriously!!