Dear Jonny, Apocalypse?
What do you think of all these birds dropping out of the fucking sky? Apocalyptic?
I’ll tell you that I sure as hell don’t think fireworks were the culprit. The birds are dropping either because of something stupid humans have done in the immediate sense, or due to conditions we have created with cumulative stupidity. As for the [supposed] forthcoming apocalypse, it’s ultimately a self-fulfilling prophecy. Many people fantasize about it, get off on it, write books and make movies about it; books and movies that people fantasize about and get off on. We invite it. And much as with the birds, if the end of our world (not THE WORLD; only humans are vain and arrogant enough to believe that the end of humanity would actually equate the end of earth) comes about, it will either be because of something stupid humans have done in the immediate sense (nuclear war) or because of conditions we have created with cumulative stupidity (extreme climate changes, depletion and contamination of resources, etc). Eventually, inevitably, it will come, because the majority of our mindsets – and by extension our actions and lifestyles – encourage it. Our existence will not end on Dec 21, 2012, but that doesn’t mean the Mayans weren’t on to something. I wholeheartedly believe that things will become considerably worse relatively soon, and that’s something I’ll be sure to cover in a future article. Not that it wouldn’t be nice to just blame things on bottle rockets and talk over sports instead.