posted on Dec, 18 2012 @ 10:33 PM
reply to post by Epirus
I think there are more people who believe, or at least are a little nervous about what might happen, than can be counted or surveyed.
Contrary to the beliefs of some here, most of the world never heard of ATS
, so using this population as a sampling is not accurate. Actually, I
think those on this forum have discussed the topic every which way, and rationalized things so much, that many who might have been believers when
joining this forum may have been educated enough now to change their minds.
These prophecies have been covered extensively in the media. The networks have been airing these topics, including Nostradamus and every other
variation, extensively. There has been an increase in apocalypse themed movies.
I used to think that not many people knew about it, but as the date grows closer, more and more are coming out of the closet with their fears. I have
even heard about multiple end of the year parties scheduled for Friday night.
I hope that there is more of a collective sigh of relief, and much "I told you so"'ing, than true depression. But deep down, I agree with the OP.
There is the potential for some significant emotional backlash in at least a percentage of the population. And all it takes is a few going off the
deep end to impact society in a big way, as we have seen with recent shootings. Hopelessness is a difficult state of mind to overcome.
And... I wonder at the timing of the reported pulling guns off of shelves, before laws have even changed. Not that it will do much good, but could
TPTB also be fearing a coming period of emotional instability?