The Mayan Calendar and the world ending on Friday
It was several years ago when I first heard of the world ending and the Mayan calendar. December 21st, 2012. I was dating someone who had come across these documentaries and we started watching them. After several hours spent and much research I stopped watching and stopped researching. I was most certain the world was not ending just because the Mayans Calendar wasn’t big enough to squeeze another year onto the tableau.
But even as we stumbled across these youtube documentaries and websites dedicated to the Mayans and the end date; I was highly aware of how long they had been around and the hundreds of thousands of times they had been watched already. This was several years ago, when no one was really talking about it. Now Everyone is talking about it.
I saw that someone had made a casual comment on Facebook about not wanting to leave the house that day (this coming Friday). It wasn’t because she was concerned about the world actually ending. She was concerned about those who actually believed it would and how they were going to respond. It got me thinking perhaps she was right.
I was sitting with my friend Martha the other night and as we were talking (that’s code for debating in case you were wondering) about the possible Doomsday, I mentioned how I thought there would be Mass Suicides. She genuinely seemed surprised by my suggesting that. So, we looked up that Mass suicides over the course of history and some of the more notable.
Let’s also keep in mind that the most recent that was noted was in 1997 and we have come a Long Way in technology since then. That was just the beginning of people having personal computers connected to the internet in their homes.
So what is this do you ask? Well it’s the Hale Bopp Comet and those who thought in order to reach it they had to commit suicide to reach the “Alien Spaceship” and the group? Heaven’s Gate. Ring any bells now?
Another infamous Mass Suicide we’ve inevitable all heard of was by The People’s Temple. Orchestrated by Jim Jones; now that should be a familiar name. 909 people committed suicide on November 18th, 1978. Why? So they could die with dignity. That’s a lot of people to reach without internet, cell phones, instant messaging, text etc…
There’s plenty more, I’m also giving the abbreviated versions. So yeah after watching those videos myself and seeing the views in the hundreds of thousands. Plus the guy was doing sold out seminars. I am concerned with what may being going through the heads of other’s this coming Friday. Even as I sit here typing this, Letterman is talking about it.
I am thinking stay home and not be out travelling. I’ll just watch some movies, do some Pre-Christmas baking and watch the news.
I may not believe the world is ending but I certainly believe that others do and experience has taught me to be careful and I think I will. I don’t wanna end up being a Zombie…