To Hell in a Handbasket

Grannie is convinced the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Given the spate of earthquakes, volcanoes, unnatural storms, floods and oil spills, who am I to argue?

She says it all has something to do with 2012 - the galactic alignment and all that. Maybe she's right. Maybe those who interpret the Mayan Calendar ending as a portent of catastrophe are right. Frankly, I think the day after December 21st, 2012, will be just as plebeian as the one before.

There are more things coming that many will continue to see as proof the Mayan Calendar ending means disaster.

I think, some time in the next year - maybe year and a half - there is going to be an earthquake which will strike New York City. It will be a disaster. Geological and financial disaster.

I think there is going to be volcanic activity across the world. These clusters of activity, like we're experiencing now, are common, but as ice melts away from crustal rock, and releases the rock from the overburden of downward pressure, fault systems all over the world are going to become more active. Volcanic activity and increased earthquake activity will result - but people will blame it on 2012.

Darn Mayans. You'd think they would have told us how to avoid all this.



Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi there thank you so much for sending out your words into my blog space. And even in Dutch were did you pick that up?

I'm gladd you all say a prayer en dat jullie het zo weer zouden doen.
Many thanks.

And I hope your mother isn't right but for sure the world is getting srewed by us people. I'm so sorry for her. I believe it's her way of saying enough is enough. I'm sorry about the floods in Tennesee too.
We in Europe just have to blow hard and make the dust go away. My house is covert with it already...yeak.
Well anyhow have a nice day.

Jientje said...

I hope Grannie is wrong, but there is a lot of logic in your volcano theory.

Nan Sheppard said...

It's okay, the world will probably just shrug us off and carry on in some new and amazing way. It's US we have to worry about, if we're inclined to worry!

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

Grannie has been watching the same History Channel shows as my husband, lol. You can't avoid 2012 apocalypse shows these days.

Hope it all blows over like Y2K and we can move on with our lives. But I do agree with your earthquake and volcano theories...and I kinda like all the founding aliens coming back int0 our orbit 2012 theories...they're kinda fun.

moneythoughts said...

What have you been smoking? You want to base your ideas on science, and I will leave it to the people that...

Hockeymandad said...

I think the 2012 stuff is just a bunch of mumbo jumbo that people look to as an easy excuse. Y2K was another fine example of seeking the easy answer. Science and nature is not fully understood. Our planet is evolving and as hard as that word may be for some people, it will continue to evolve. Shit happens. Shit will continue to happen. We just can't spend all our time worrying about what may happen and do what we can to delay some things by taking better care of the rock that gives us life. I'm not an environmentalist in any way, but instead of pointing a finger at an ancient calendar, I'm taking a look in the mirror and doing what I can.

Emily/Randomability said...

I'm dreading the next big one here in Illinois. I guess the more activity means that global warming is real and there are real consequences to it in the form of more severe weather.

Hunker down. With the world coming to an end, does that mean the Cubs are going to win the world series soon?

Miss Ash said...

Well... if the world *does* end, I'm glad to have known you in my lifetime!

Tara R. said...

This uproar over the 2012 reminds me of the hysteria over Y2K, which never materialized. My take is that if world does end 12/21/2012 there's nothing we can do about it and we should enjoy the months we have left.

Joyce-Anne said...

LOL @ Emily/Randomability. I would love to see the Cubs win the World Series.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

You know those dead Mayans are somewhere laughing at us because of the awesome practical joke they've played. Asses.

LceeL said...

Barefoot from Heaven: I DID have a nice day. Be careful of that volcanic ash.

Jientje: I hope she's wrong, too.

Nan: Right. The sun will come up the next day and all will be as before.

Ashlie: Founding aliens?

Moneythoughts: Let me see ... just what HAVE I been smoking? well. I don't smoke. Been drinkin' koolaid though.

Hockeymandad: I know you're doing what you can - you, Sir, are a straight shooter.

Emily: Jeez - I hope so. But they'd better hurry.

Miss Ash: Now I'm blushing. I'm glad I've come to know you, too.

Tara R: Right. Party like it's 2012.

Joyce-Anne: Me too.

Coal Miner's GD: My thoughts exactly.

Loraine said...

One of my daughters asked me about the Mayan calendar/ world of the end connection. I responded by looking at our calendar and yelling, "OH GOD! This ENDS on December 31! There's nothing after that! We're all gonna DIE!" They laughed and the conversation was over.

It's still a good idea to take care of and protect the environment instead of destroying it and thus killing ourselves. All these prophecies do is try to negate the responsibility we have and blame it on mystery or deity. Pretty lame.

Mags said...

Uh oh-drinkin' the kookaide...that'll do it every time. :)

Don't take this personally, but I don't like this post. It freaks me out!

Momisodes said...

I hope Grannie is wrong as well, but I know my mom totally agrees with her.