posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 03:51 AM
I am entirely shocked and disgusted at this behavior from the Russians. Its one thing to be prepared for any and all eventuallity, to have the swiss
army knife of supplies in case of a major disaster, or deliberate infrastructural sabotage, or similar. But to really believe this Mayan crap, despite
the protestations of the current representatives of the Mayan people, who have already called this hysteria out as being based on utter poppycock, AND
to go out and prepare for THAT eventuallity, as opposed to all the other, far more likely dangers that face the species right now, is just plain
foolish in my opinion.
And what really galls me the most I think, is that Russia has long been associated with stoicism, practicallity in its people. It is known for its
scentists, it is known for its pragmatism, and yet, this hyped up, amped up hysterical behavior is something I would expect from a far less...
We may laugh at this pathetic behavior, based on nothing but the ill informed prattle of a few goons who have misrepresented the Mayan approach to
calandar creation, but the effects of this behavior long term may prove fatal to the ecconomy of Russia, and by extention the rest of the planet also.
Russia has an awful lot of clout internationally. They own oil, and gas pipelines, and reserves of both fuels, and if thier nation splurges all its
individual wealth on unsupportable survival purchases, the Russian government (and its tendrils) will seek to regain any losses and debts by way of
increasing the prices they charge nations they supply with fuel. This will strike like a frozen spear tip into the hot hearts of the nations that
Russias pipelines supply.
Unfortunately, those nations who take thier supply from Russia, and here I speak of those nations that used to be part of Russia, are also nations
which in previous economic disasters in the region, have become fractured, violent, and self destructive. So, a jolly good laugh we may have at the
people of Russia, but thier behavior, if expensive enough long term, has the potential to cause devestation to the entire region, politically and
financially. If that effect becomes deep enough, the region may be plunged into yet another period of resource war and wanton dealing of death, and
that benifits no one.