It is just mere weeks until December 21. For most people, this means nothing. Those people are just walking around in a world of unicorns and fairy dust, expecting a rainbow to appear and rain down gummy bears.
Everyone who knows anything knows that December 21st marks the end of the Mayan calendar and that spells out one specific thing.
THE WORLD IS ENDING AND WE ARE ALL DOOMED!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
In a situation like this, it would be easy for people to panic. I mean, what else could a person do when Earth is about to meet its imminent demise? I guess we could all sit around and watch “Duck Dynasty” on A&E, but how can a person concentrate on the antics of a bunch of hillbillies making duck calls when you know that those very ducks are soon to be subjected the an apocalyptic fate.
In an effort to calm down the masses, the United States government has set out alleviate any worries by posting the following on their blog:
False rumors about the end of the world in 2012 have been commonplace on the Internet for some time. Many of these rumors involve the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 (it won’t), a comet causing catastrophic effects (definitely not), a hidden planet sneaking up and colliding with us(no and no), and many others.
The world will not end on December 21, 2012, or any day in 2012.
Unfortunately, these rumors have many people frightened, especially children. NASA has received thousands of letters concerned about the end of the world. David Morrison, a planetary astronomer and senior scientist for NASA who answers questions from the public about astrobiology, says, “At least a once a week I get a message from a young person ― as young as 11 ― who says they are ill and/or contemplating suicide because of the coming doomsday.”
According to NASA, the old mystery-planet-collision rumor year was 2003, but when 2004 arrived safely, the rumors changed to 2012. So what end-of-the-world year will the rumor mill make up next?
This could only mean one thing: the world is absolutely going to end on December 21.
Everyone knows the government is corrupt. It is impossible to believe a thing they say. Sure, they tell me that a planet is not going to crash into Earth, killing us all, but how am I supposed to know that the government official posting this isn’t on the payroll of that very same planet? Those promises that the world is safe could be tainted by yet another government official trying to make a quick buck from an alien planet.
Saying the Mayans aren’t right about the world ending is clearly just a ploy to earn the votes of all of the anti-Mayan groups out there. And talking about a comet NOT destroying the planet? Please! I have seen multiple movies where this exact scenario plays out. Someone will say there is an impending disaster, then the government will say there isn’t even though a scientist is standing there saying there is. The next thing everyone knows, we are in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
I for one hope the government is right on this one subject. Then we can all get back to worrying that the economy is going to collapse and that we will find ourselves living in a third world country.
- U.S. government confirms world won’t end in 2012 (politico.com)
- NASA: Rumors about the end of the world (wptv.com)
- Mayan Apocalypse: Panic as Fears Grow the World Will End December 21 When Mayan Calendar Stops (themoderatevoice.com)