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Originally posted by Moshpet
The only thing I expect will happen, is that the day after we'll be reading about all the suicide cults having left a mess for someone else to clean up. Several out of control parties where the cops had to come, and lots of children being born nine months later. Oh and no few hangovers.
Though I suspect over the next few days we'll see all sorts of crazy stupid people being crazier in dramatic ways, I rather suspect this past weekend was a prime example of hysteria out pacing common sense.
Originally posted by Hefficide
Originally posted by Nettlas
Well, so you are saying, OP, that something will happen right? If something happens because of the "nothingness" of 21 dec, isn´t that still an effect of the 21 dec, and in a way something did happend after all.
I'm saying that if no nutjob, or pack of nutjobs, seeks to try and fulfill a 12/21/12 prophecy on their own - then I think that there likely will be some sort of emotional backlash.
Have you ever been in a movie theater when the lights did not go down exactly on time? Within moments, people start grumbling and shifting nervously. Eventually one or two will start yelling "IT'S TIME. HURRY UP ALREADY!. If that doesn't illicit an immediate reaction then, suddenly, those one or two voices suddenly become contagious and the majority of the theater patrons will become indignant, yelling, changing, throwing things at the screen, and acting like idiots.
All it takes is for the lights to dim and the rash of mass hysteria falls silent.
11:11 PM GMT on 12/21/12 is showtime. Who's going to be the first to scream that there is no show? Who will join that chorus? What will the analog be for throwing drinks and popcorn at the screen?
More over... who will dim the lights to settle the crowd. What will that act entail? And how profoundly will it change the world we live in?