I just read a financial article that said that the housing bust would recover in 2012. Doesn’t really matter then does it? The Mayan calendar says it is the end of the world on December 21, 2012 and everyone else has been getting on the bandwagon, or is it a hearse? It seems like a perfect time for the Apocalypse since it is almost at the same time as the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Santa Claus might as well shut down operations after the Christmas of 2011 as all good Christians will be having a forever party in heaven. London will get to host the last Olympics in the summer of 2012. And so it goes.
One cannot help secretly wishing that this would be the real end, since the computer date scare of 2000 was such a whimper. That was supposed to lead to huge bank losses because the date at 2000 could have been 1900 due to the old computer programs leaving off the first two digits to save space. Ironically, the banks managed it now all by themselves! Where are the riots in the streets?
What seems to be lost here is that 2012 might possibility be the beginning of the Aquarian Age. I know that people think that it came already with the musical Hair and the hippies, but I do not think that anyone would describe the Bush era as the Age of Aquarius. So let’s think positively. Maybe the me-first generation can change in four years to become protectors of the world and all its people. Seems an impossible task, but it is a lot more fun than the end of the world.