posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 02:34 PM
One of the biggest things I do not understand about these forums is the constant terror, and desire in some people for the end of society as we know
Can things get worse? Of course, but they can also get better too.
There are many "ifs" in the OP's prophecies. What is most likely though is not always the worst case scenario. On top of this too, most of the
premises that are being worked under here are categorically false.
The realities of many of the bad things that could occur right now are far less catastrophic than people on this site like to believe they are. For
instance, if Greece leaves the Euro and defaults, that would be bad. However, it will mostly be bad for the people of Greece, and perhaps spurn other
EU countries on the edge to have negative effects as well. Italy, Spain and Portugal may follow suit but that leaves the core of much stronger EU
nations to shore up their own economies and begin progressing without the baggage and insanity of those nations.
Many of the OP's ideas also centered around a possible war with Iran. Again this would be bad, but not globally destructive. Iran lacks the power to
project force beyond their region, thousands would surely die, but they would mainly be Iranian soldiers and the fighting would be concentrated
entirely in the Middle East. The price of oil would of course spike, but this would be driven largely by speculators instead of any real changes in
production. In Europe for instance, there would be an increased purchasing of Russian oil and the United States could make up any real shortfalls in
their supply with more from Canada or Venezuela. The people betting against oil are really the ones who make it cost so much.
The idea that any nation has the ability to cause earthquakes at will is sheer lunacy and shows an incredible lack of understanding of geology. Japan
for instance sits on the Pacific Ring Of Fire, and has earthquakes on a regular basis. They got their "big one" and it was absolutely tragic, but
not unexpected. Believe it or not, Americans, earthquakes happen all over the world, not just in California. Disasters also can come together and our
nature as humans is to find patterns where in reality there are just coincidences.
In 1923 for example, a strong earthquake hit the main island of Japan at the same time as a strong typhoon. The loss of life was absolutely
staggering, nearly 150,000 dead and missing. The destruction was so bad in Tokyo that the government considered moving the capital elsewhere. The
majority of the city had to be rebuilt, only to be destroyed again in the Second World War. What happened in Japan in 2011 is nothing new at all. It
wasn't even the most destructive earthquake they have had in the last century.