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I made a bet with one of those May 21st Rapture freaks. He bet me that the world was going to end on May 21st because Rapture was imminent. The prop bet is win-win for me. When the sun comes up on Sunday morning, I'll be a little more wealthier (and even more cynical of religious zealots), but if by a slim chance the skies open up and army of angels arrives on the Mothership, then the entire world is fucked anyway and I'll die from a bombardment of fire and brimstone before I have a chance to settle up.
In case you have no clue what I'm talking about, then here's a witty video explaining the hysteria surrounding May 21st...
To answer your question... yes, at the end of the video, there's aliens smoking DMT.
Okay, so moving onto the apocalypse...
The world will end on May 21, 20111. It will also end on December 21, 2012. Then again, if you read Zero Hedge fourteen times a day like I do, you are well aware Tyler Durden has been preaching the end of the world will happen at the end of each trading day.
So who can you believe? Don't trust anyone, especially me.
The end of the world as we know it already happened the day John Lennon got whacked when he was gunned down in NYC by Mark David Chapman. Everything since that cold December day in 1980 has been nothing short of making tiny steps in a slow march toward Armageddon.
I'm envious at how the greatest fear mongers in the world successfully monetized paranoia -- from crooked corner street preachers to that company that created X-ray body scanners. Fear mongers rake in big bucks, because anyone scared shitless with a lot of material items to protect will pay top dollar and practically give up all of their individual freedoms to quell paralyzing psychological fears, whether it's buying a shotgun or enduring a cock check at the airport.
As much as I'd love bilk sheeple out of millions by scaring the bejesus out of them, my mission is altruistic, because I'm trying to use this corner of the web to unplug those whom want to be unplugged. In many ways, it's up to you to determine your path in life and I'm here to remind you there's always another way. Ergo, the Tao, which is translated into "the way" or "the road."
In case you were wondering, we're not going to experience a single cataclysmic event like 2012. There's no invisible brown dwarf or a Planet X (aka Nibiru) or a comet flying by Earth at the end of the year that will make Yellowstone Park explode. Even though the tin foil hat crowd chatter is hyping up a "false flag alien attack" orchestrated by the Illuminati to create a one-world government, well that's definitely not going to happen either.
So what is going to happen on May 21, 2011 and December 21, 2012? Business as usual. Ponzi schemes will continue to run rampant. Politicians will continue to lie to you. The media moguls will rake in billions providing you with propaganda and distractions, while bankers pilfer your retirement funds to pay for their coke and hooker habits. Meanwhile, old powerful men will continue to send young men off to foreign lands to fight proxy wars against rogue states corrupted by the same multi-national corporations that put our politicians into power.
The only difference is more people are waking up after finally exiting the denial stage of "life is rigged" and delving into a volatile phase of anger and rage. From this point forward in the age of instant communication, it will be tougher for the haves to retain their power as the have nots slowly wake up a few million at a time. As a result, the haves will ramp up brainwashing techniques, forge a deeper political and religious division amongst the have nots, and stay in power by any means necessary like creating a kill switch for the internet. Hence the backlash has begun as sweeping violent revolutions flared up in North Africa and the Middle East, along with the ongoing riots in Greece and Ireland as we speak.
Even Americans woke up from their deep opiated slumber as protest movements in Madison, Wisconsin inspired many more disenfranchised and pissed off citizens across the nation to stand up against government corruption. Millions more Americans are on the verge of exiting the denial stage and about to dive head first into a cauldron of anger. The system is broken and we need shake things up and remove the puppets backed by the oligarchs pulling the strings in Washington and in every state capitol.
And that's what the Mayans were trying to tell us -- not that the world is going to end, but rather we're experiencing a massive paradigm shift. For those whom cannot adapt to change, it will seem like the end of the world (e.g. old school newspaper editors) as the systems in which they previously found comfort is on the verge of collapsing. For those who rise to the challenge, it will seem as though they achieved a higher level of consciousness because they were aware of the changing market conditions and either went with the flow (and got lucky) or tweaked their life plan to prosper during the changeover.
Adapt or die.
But zealots like the Family Radio crew have such rigid beliefs that it's no wonder their interpretations of warnings are also rigid in nature. They are predicting rapture on May 21, 2011 because of a rudimentary mathematical formula that Bill Chen could have debunked in is sleep.
Whenever you hear about unproven theories about WWIII in the Middle East, 2012, May 21st Rapture, alien invasions, Planet X, nuclear meltdowns, earthquakes on the New Madrid fault line, or California falling into the ocean, then you essentially have four ways to react to the news.
Your four choices...
1. Accept the end is nigh and freak out by following around a religious zealot or building an Armageddon compound.I'm a hybrid of #2 and #4. I've been trying to wake up everyone in #3, but not about the Rapture, rather other more menacing things. Alas, some sheep don't want to be disturbed while grazing on mainstream fodder, which is probably best because the last thing you'd want is to see a caravan of millions of self-righteous Family Radio followers blocking traffic wherever they go.
2. Accept the end is nigh and party like it's 1999.
3. Ignore everything and put your head in the sand. Rapture? Pffft... did you see what Kim Kardashian tweet'd?
4. Call bullshit on the fear mongers and keep living man. L-I-V-I-N.
I was going to treat Saturday like any other Saturday, but since I have a bet on the outcome of May 21st as the end of the world, I'm going to be listening to a Judgement Day mix a friend made and paying close attention to the skies to see if the Mothership has returned. I'm excited for an old fashioned stake out while on Armageddon Watch!
I'm making as many bets possible and I'm fading the Rapture.