UPDATE: We're now in 2014, so yep another doomsday prediction failed!
So apparently tomorrow is going to be the end of the world as some say. As we approach this impending doomsday, many nations around the globe are in an upsurge of mass hysteria and panic.
Recently there have been reports in the news about the many ways people are reacting. The Chinese government is arresting those who believe the end of the world will come. A man from China is building these safety pods in case anything might happen. The Russians are buying so many items to stock up on. Some Americans are investing in underground bunk shelters so they can escape death. A few people in Mexico are throwing end of the world parties. Last but not least, a town in France is taking shelter in a mountain, believing that aliens will come down and carry them away in their space crafts.
Honestly, I think pretty much most of the world's citizens, especially those who believe the end is nigh, have been watching far too many end of the world films and copying some stupid ideas from them. No wonder they're overreacting. I mean, the one with the French village reminds me of the film Knowing where the end the aliens come down in their space ships and rescue the children while a giant solar flare engulfs Earth.
Do you know who I blame the most? The social media, that's who. For a long time you get people constantly milking the same old tiring cow and writing online articles and books in using scientific evidence and proof that the world will end on 21st December 2012. Not to mention you get people bringing in religion and different culture's ancient beliefs (the I-Ching text, the Mayan Calender and Nostradamus' predictions to name a few) bam centre in the middle of the conflict.
It's just so ridiculous that it's far from hilarious. The other day I was watching a nature show on this TV channel and it cut to a break. And guess what was shown during the break? The History Channel advertising their Armageddon shows in celebration of them celebrating the end of the world week.
When I first saw it I instantly frowned and sarcastically said out loud "How charming." I seriously think that the History Channel is taking the 2012 thing too far now. How many shows over the years have they done about the end of days in 2012? Quite a lot. This is why I have lost my respect for the History Channel because they're jumping on the bandwagon and doing everything they can to spreading even more doom and gloom. Like we have enough of that already on the news everyday where some people in some area of the world have died due to an incident.
I detest the media and those who latch onto the belief that humanity will be extinct shortly and then they have the audacity to shove it down everyone's throats as they see fit. They must enjoy spreading fear amongst us with their false prophecies and arrogant claims. They pick on the weak willed/minded people and then watch with triumph as people's minds are warped, causing them to be shit scared.
People like that who encourages the 2012 hoax while making money at the same time are truly evil. They are the ones who shouldn't deserve to roam this world while others flock in terror at the news.
Ever since the dawn of mankind, predictions have been made as to when Judgement Day will happen. There have been thousands of them. Have they all come true? Nope, they haven't. So what makes 2012 an exception?
All because people have discovered that the Mayan Calender ends on the 21st December 2012, so they automatically assume something terrible will happen on that day. Let's face it, Armageddon/the end of days is strictly a Western/European concept.
The Mayans were an ancient civilization that was advanced for their time, especially in the subjects of astronomy and mathematics. In their culture, they built and devised a calender to calculate each different cycle according to the stars and planets or something similar. Each cycle had a different name and they all meant different meanings and all of them lasted a period of probably thousands of days. If I'm wrong about any of these things, feel free to correct me.
However I believe that the reason why the calender ended was because they were conquered by the Spaniards. Another reason that I have faith in is that the 21st December marks the end of an age/era and it's the start of something new. It's kinda similar to how we celebrate the start of the New Year.
NASA has confirmed that nothing will happen to the world tomorrow by make videos and answering questions from the public on their website. They are the experts - I more trust in them than the social media. If they say it will be another normal day, then that's good enough for me.
And you get people accusing NASA being nothing but liars by assuring people what they want to believe while withholding important information. In other words, they don't want to be responsible for raising more hysteria.
I mean, if I worked for NASA and if I found out the world was going to end for some reason I think I wouldn't forgive myself if I kept it to myself, especially if I had a family of my own. I don't think some people realise that some people who work for NASA do have families of their own. It's not like they're going to pretend nothing will happen when we're on the verge of extinction - their loved ones will pick up on the fact something is wrong and try and get the truth out of them.
Bottom line is that nothing will happen tomorrow. All of us will be alive and breathing come the end of the day. It will be another failed doomsday prediction. A recent thing I found out that the supposed destruction of the world will occur tomorrow at 11.11 GMT. Let it come then. I'll be staring out of the window minutes before the actual time just for a laugh and then smiling when nothing happens
Mayans are stupid.
Of course we aren't, we are clearly all going to die on the 21st of December 2012....
It's 2015 and i'm still here.
A new era? Cuz everything seems normal.
This stamp was originally made a little before the 21st December 2012 if you would have noticed.
That was the day a got off school for Christmas vacation. I was relaxing at the pool in palm springs and I didn't see any meteors. They are just trying to fool people or something.
Yeah, they were. The thing is that I heard that when the end of the world didn't happen last year, they have actually moved the date to 3rd September 2015 because they got it all wrong. I'm telling you something, they're making themselves look even bigger fools
That's right, we partied hard that day.
You know, I've always wondered why it wasn't the end of the month instead of the 21st.
It's because the 21st was the Winter solstice; one of the poles would get 24 hours of sunlight, and the other would get 24 hours of night due to the sun. The Mayans thought that if that happened the world would end.
Because the Mayan Calender ended on the 21st December.
Well..yeah, I already know that, but why the 21st?
that 21/12/12l came from a movie,why do people thought it was real?
It was extremely windy today, but other than that, nothing happened.
So far I'm ok.
Same here as well. I think the end of the world was nothing but a hoax.
All that buildup just for nothing.
And nobody in the media have no sense of humanity or a brain in thier skull. Just money.
That's true. Their greed will become their downfall.
Nothing's happened so far. It's a tad cold, but it's winter. I love this stamp.