2012 The Movie
Countdown to the Apocalypse? Yeah, OK.
Commentary by S. Williams
Nov. 13, 2009
Nov. 13, 2009
The Movie 2012 hits theaters today, Friday, November 13, 2009. Who will survive?
Hmm, there is a lot of doomsayers vying for your dollars via movies, books and even a 2012 store, where you can stock up on survival gear and MREs (meals ready to eat).
What if this all turns out to be just like the end-of-the-world Millennium Y2K bust? Surely people recall how the doom and gloomers were espousing the year 2000 computer crashes, world's end scenarios, the coming of the Anti-Christ and such nonsense. What if this is more of the same?
It's all so evident that we humans have very short memories.
George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."Ok, so what if on December 21, 2012, our solar system does line up with the center of the galaxy, we get hit with Planet X, or bombarded by meteors? Just what are MREs, underground bunkers and all the warnings and predictions going to do to stop it all and save humanity?
Not a damn thing.
If it's the end of the world, then that is exactly what it means, and unless you have a rocket ship, lots of fuel (and MREs) and a map to the next earth-like planet, you're screwed.
But all is not lost. The Mayan's didn't say the world would end. That's just when their calendar stops and it's a foretelling of a new age, a new beginning for us. Exactly what that new beginning begins with, or the old age ends with, hasn't been decided.
You could most likely wake up on December 22, 2012, with a bunker full of MREs and more survival gear than a special forces unit, while the hucksters laugh all the way to the bank.
Don't forget your hard hat and tin foil.
ABC News- Will the World End in 2012?
USA Today- Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse?
Or just go to Google and type in "2012".
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