Perusing news articles, I found this rather informative and detailed essay published in Wired magazine titled:
Apocalypse Not: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry About End Times - Linky
The piece spans four pages and covers a wide variety of topics from epidemics, The Rapture, oil depletion, famine, over population, and sundry cult
classic doom porn favorites.
Predictions of global famine and the end of oil in the 1970s proved just as wrong as end-of-the-world forecasts from millennialist priests. Yet
there is no sign that experts are becoming more cautious about apocalyptic promises. If anything, the rhetoric has ramped up in recent years. Echoing
the Mayan calendar folk, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved its Doomsday Clock one minute closer to midnight at the start of 2012,
commenting: “The global community may be near a point of no return in efforts to prevent catastrophe from changes in Earth’s
Time and again forecasts are made, prophets come out from their mom's basements to gush and babble about end times, preppers prep, and the gullible
give away their world possessions or fall into some other trap, and time and time again, nothing of any import happens.
Sure, we had the great Tsunami of 2004, but, who predicted that? Plus, most of us are still here afterwards.
Over the five decades since the success of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in 1962 and the four decades since the success of the Club of Rome’s
The Limits to Growth in 1972, prophecies of doom on a colossal scale have become routine. Indeed, we seem to crave ever-more-frightening
predictions—we are now, in writer Gary Alexander’s word, apocaholic. The past half century has brought us warnings of population explosions,
global famines, plagues, water wars, oil exhaustion, mineral shortages, falling sperm counts, thinning ozone, acidifying rain, nuclear winters, Y2K
bugs, mad cow epidemics, killer bees, sex-change fish, cell-phone-induced brain-cancer epidemics, and climate catastrophes.
So far all of these specters have turned out to be exaggerated. True, we have encountered obstacles, public-health emergencies, and even mass
tragedies. But the promised Armageddons—the thresholds that cannot be uncrossed, the tipping points that cannot be untipped, the existential threats
to Life as We Know It—have consistently failed to materialize. To see the full depth of our apocaholism, and to understand why we keep getting it so
wrong, we need to consult the past 50 years of history.
I encourage anyone interested in doom porn, prophesy, and anything that involves predictions of end times to read the full 4 page article.
We see it all the time.
Predictions and prophesies come and go. Nothing happens.
The Apocalypse didn't happen in the 70s, nor the 80s, and not the 90s, and even as tumultuous as world news has been since 2000 it didn't happen in
that decade either.
Every prediction I've seen here on ATS is a failure too. Olympics false flag anyone?
Roll the excuses, whatever.
As disappointing as some may find it, precedence would say; it won't be happening the next time either.
Read the article, and have fun.
Linky to article again
edit on 19-8-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)