The Countdown to the Apocalypse

The countdown to the apocalypse is on. We’re one year away from Dec. 21, 2012, the date that the ancient Mayan Long Count calendar allegedly marked as the end of an era that would reset the date to zero and signal the end of humanity. The Mayan civilization excelled at advanced mathematics and primitive astronomy, creating what has been called the most accurate calendar in the world. So, once again, might as well party eh.

It's hard to keep all the apocalypses straight without a scorecard, but i like this Mayan myth a lot better than the Rapture or runaway global warming, its so descently close, i'm sure it gives comfort to the polar bears and billions of other living things that the ill wind of humanity might soon blow itself out.

Apocalypse theories are wildly popular online, to a non-believer all of 'em sound silly, but to a believer they can offer a solid solution in a choatic world. Belief is the key, humans whittle and mold any new information so it fits into their underlying belief structure. i believe we can only shit in our nest just so long before we're nesting in our shit. so as i digest new information-like the Russian reports of huge plumes of methane in the Arctic never seen before-it fits into my worldview that we're reaping what we sowed. Maybe lightning will strike a huge methane cloud up over the Arctic next Dec. 21st fulfilling the Mayan prophecy.

Like just about all apocalypses this myth too shall pass, humanity won't stop gobbling next Dec. 21st, but something has to happen soon that's nearly the scale of a Mayan type collapse or humans will either run out of stuff to gobble up or run out of space to throw their left over crap.