Friday, July 30, 2010

Apocalypse 2012 sponsored by the "History Channel"

Here is an interesting article about the hype surrounding the year 2012 from Mark Sumner at the Daily Kos 

"...So why does everyone think such a prediction exists? Well, there are writers like Jenkins, stirring up a mishmash of personal ideas, drug dreams, and ludicrous interpretations of ancient texts. There are also all those web sites (all too easily found in a Google search) ready to sell you guides to either the spiritual enlightenment that will come with the dawning of this new age, or protection from cosmic rays / solar flares / asteroid impacts. There are directors like Roland Emmerich whose last fresh idea died a decade back leaving him with 2012 as just another excuse to blow things up on film. There are also some Christian ministries (the oh-so-reasonable John Hagee's among them) that have latched onto 2012 as another way to bolster their market for books sold based on End Times paranoia.

However, in this case there's a bigger reason why this silly idea has taken on a life of its own. It's called the History Channel."  ...(Cont.)...