Caution: this is interesting, but becomes almost political at the end. Sorry
Don't get me wrong. I'm not stupid. I don't believe that the Aztecs or Mayans predicted it. I don't believe that it'll happen because the stars say so (though I'd still be cool with it if they did). I'm not even really excited because of some religious belief. But even despite my hatred of all things nihilist and iconoclast, it would be amazing to see the world, or even just hear about the world coming crashing down.
Again, don't get me wrong, I know it would be absolutely horrible. Millions, if not billions would die... and probably horribly. Seas could boil, California could crash into the sea (ok, not the best example of Bad things), Dogs and Cats Living Together, Mass Hysteria (which, if history has taught us anything, means women who need to be allowed to masturbate). It would be horrible, and most of the people you know would be gone, and you would probably be gone, if not everyone. And it's not because of some want for post-apocalyptic stuff. It'd probably be much more McCarthy than Romero or Mad Max. It would be depressing and horrible IF anyone lived.
But look at the bright side. No more worries about providing for the future. No more worries about the environment or politics or renewable energy. No more worries about the isms. I mean, racism and sexism and all those other entrenched isms would be reset without the people who drive them. Whoever was left could rebuild them, but would they really have the time? Focus on the immediate is something that people used to have to do, and it sucked, but they were probably better people because they didn't have time to blog hatefulness or protest soldier's funerals. Ugh, starting to sound like one of those people. The past wasn't better. It was just that people didn't have as much time to be horrible.
Anyway, it's not like there aren't some screaming 'signs'. I've never really believed in omens much, but if you want to look for them, they're fucking everywhere. Japan was hit like Simcity once you got the Mario statue... as horrible as it makes me, I was genuinely curious if Godzilla was going to show up as the Bowser proxy as each of the horrible things happened. The young are rising up against the old and powerful in the Middle East. That's fucking Biblical. Our ridiculous backward majority elected a fucking thoughtful careful black man as President of the United States. We have a thoughtful careful man in the White House! The end times are here. Also, we're starving the world to make fuel.
Irony died a while back, and we should have taken the hint. We're doomed. I feel fine. Excited, even. I hope my death is glorious and before the food riots.
Next post, maybe: Meat is delicious murder. I'm back, LJ.