The Mayan calendar ends in the year 2012. Because of this, many people theorize that the world ends at that time.
For those of you who know me, I bet you can guess my stance on this. I’m a’gin it! There is absolutely nothing about the Mayans that tells me they had the inside scoop on when the world would end.
1. They sacrificed humans.
2. They practiced slavery.
3. They almost went extinct because they weren’t able to manage their own resources and because they fought amongst themselves and paid too much money to their religious powers.
4. They believed that the king brought them rain, so when it didn’t rain, they killed the king.
How bright were these people? As a society, they frankly sound about as bright as we are. Did they really know when the world would end?
In a word, no. So relax people.
Besides, to prove how stupid it is, both Michael Bay AND Roland Emmerich currently have films in development–both with the title of “2012.” If directors who have given us such visionary and scientific masterpieces as “Transformers,” “Pearl Harbor,” “The Patriot,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” and “Godzilla” are grabbing a piece of the 2012 action, it is veritable proof that life will go on as expected in 2013.
I wonder if, in 2011, people will sell their stocks and jump out of windows because the end is nigh. If they do, someone will be buying those stocks: me.