The History Channel had on a show about the world ending in 2012. This is according to Nostradamus and the Mayan calender. Here are the top ten predictions by Nostradamus debunked. Here is the Mayan calender doomsday debunked. The world is not going to end in 2012 as it did not end in 2000.
Remember 2000 and that craziness about Y2K. I ran across this recently which made me think about that.
For a poetry reading on New Years Eve of 2000 I read this poem I had written for the event:
When a Problem Becomes a Solution
In the course of my lifetime,
the United States government and military
have waged war in Korea,
Vietnam,, Libya, Grenada, Panama,
the Gulf, Somalia, and Bosnia.
plus the cold war and undeclared war
on the poor, the homeless, the working class,
minorities and unionist.
They’ve also backed repressive regimes
in Latin America, Africa, Greece,
the Philippines and Asia.
They tried to kill Castro, and assassinated Allende in Chile,
and maybe even Kennedy and King.
They had the McCarthy witch hunt
and murdered students at Kent State.
One of our presidents was involved in a burglary.
another sold weapons to our enemies to fund an illegal war.
Some say he was our greatest president,
which sends shivers down my spine.
We’ve witnessed pollution, ozone depletion,
radioactive waste, nuclear buildup,
racism, sexism, homophobia,
thieving politicians, an unjust judicial system
and do as I say not as I do spiritual leaders.
We’ve had the advent of: serial killers, sky jackings,
school and workplace shootings, suicide cults and crack babies.
Drug addicts are no longer treated they are incarcerated
unless they happen to be running for political office.
We’ve had savings and loan failures
where tax payers picked up the bills.
Now the financial sector is lobbying to end Social Security,
so the money can be diverted to Wall Street.
Last bastions of hope like the hippies
the peace and love bohemians
of Haight and Ashbury Street
have turned into the BMW (Big Money Wasted) driving
yuppie stockbrokers of Wall Street.
Now on the edge of a new millennium we’re told
our greatest fear is a computer glitch called Y2K.
They claim it will devastate the functions
of the government, the military and financial institutes.
Which leads me to ask,
Is that really such a bad thing?
Elvis Costello Waiting On the End of the World
Herman’s Hermits End of the World
I know, I know you were expecting REM.
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”~ Richared Bach