Hmm, what to discuss.
Well, there is always the economy which teeters on teeth gnashing and face-palming that begs the patience of the hoi-polloi and why they haven’t tarred and feathered a few Wall Street miscreants, or we could mentally masturbate to the idea of Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmaan becoming a risible ticket for the Republican Party which would supply endless piles of material for political satire along with evidence of the demise of education in America.
But in all seriousness, I think I would like to discuss, underscore, nay, highlight one aspect of American society that actually exposes one of our nastier sides of our subconscious, and in fact, since it affected a lot of people world-wide, the inevitable failure of our species left to its own devices.
Of course, I speak of Howard Camping and his preposterous claims of doom.
Now, for those of you who hadn’t heard, Mr. Camping, a.k.a. the prophet of doom, claimed that May 21 would be the end of days, and of course, May 21 came and went like any other day except for quite a few people who spent their entire life savings on the belief that May 21 would be the end of days.
Now, I’m setting aside my own personal opinion about the particular actions because really, what they did was pretty typical for the suicide cults, but what I want us to discuss is this...
1: How does a person willingly fall for this kind of nonsense when all they had to do was actually read the bible that they claim to believe in and tells them, "no one knows the day or the hour"?
2: And is that person any different from the person who willingly voted for George W. Bush in November of 2004 when the it was quite clear that Mr. Bush was lying through his teeth, and made no attempt to hide his complete and utter disdain for the rule of Law?
What are your thoughts?