I just reread tonight’s Doomsday Clock post and it is a real downer. I thought of Neil Young’s intro on a live recording – “Here’s a song that’s guaranteed to bring you down. It’s called “Don’t Let It Bring Down.”
I can’t refute the ticking closer to the Doomsday calculation of that clock, but as a counter to it, I think of all the people who have predicted The End for all of us on Earth who have been wrong. We’re still here.
Remember back in 2012 when the Maya calendar seemed to predict the end? (Some people interpreted it to mean a restart for the planet.) I wrote a few posts about the Maya calendar and the idea that 2012 was the end. I didn’t take it seriously but I found it interesting how many people did.
There is definitely some tongue-in-cheek in “My Last Post Before It All Ends” as we moved into the winter solstice that year. As I wrote, “This is my last post about the 2012 Doomsday before it all ends. By ‘it’ I mean all the hype.”