This is an apocalyptic apocalypse

Or is it? How do we know the world is going to end on December 21, 2o12? As word spread about the 2012 apocalypse, or Judgement Day, The End of Time as We Know It, it became apparent that the mayan calendar was the primary belief for the end of humanity. The mayan calendar known to bring regeneration to Earth suddenly ends on December 21, of 2012, giving proof to many different native american tribes of the Great 2012 Apocalyptic Cycle.


Do I believe in the Apocalypse of 2012? Absolutely… Not. I think its rather immature to believe in the ending of humanity if humanity has been thriving the past 200,000 years. We have been evolving and inventing ever since we were created, so why stop now? What do you think is going to actually happen the day of the feared Apocalypse? Are we going to be wiped out by a meteor just like the dinosaurs? Or is there going to be a nuclear war? Is it even possible for the earth to be sucked into a black hole? I don’t think anything is going to happen to humanity this December, there is no reason for something to happen. This is only what I believe, and there is a mass amount of convincing evidence out there that says otherwise.

After searching through close to a hundred of apocalyptic pictures and video it became apparent to me that there were certain signifiers in every picture that were similar to each other. In most apocalyptic images, you are introduced to slowly deteriorating structures of buildings, and homes, covered with a dense smoke that continues to make itself present. You are looking into what is believed to be the future by hundreds and thousands of people. I find these pictures fascinating because I find it fun to imagine myself in a life or death situation when I have to make quick decisions in order to survive. I only find it fun to imagine this because I know something like this will never happen. This is why apocalyptic films like 2012, and Independence Day are so popular, because people have never been in situations like the ones presented in the movies so they find themselves in a fantasy world where they are making life or death decisions though they know they are safe because their physical body is sitting in a movie theatre or living room.

About jcollmann

I am a first year student at Trinity University. I am looking to major in the Communications department. I like sports, video games, and hanging out with friends.
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