Since I abandoned denial (i.e., eating popsicles and Girl Scout cookies while lying in bed watching FitTV), my alarm has been sounding at the butt crack of dawn to rouse me for a two-mile walk around my hilly town. On Sunday morning, a BBC report of happenings while I slumbered awakened me: a father had killed his five children and himself in Seattle; and North Korea had launched its rocket, while, coincidentally (?) President Obama was envisioning a nuclear-free world before thousands in Prague. Unsettling news to hear any time of day, but first thing in the morning it makes you want to bury your head under your pillow, not leap outta bed!
That news and Matt Taibbi's long and cogent expose' revealing how Geithner and Summers are helping facilitate the banking industry's takeover of the U.S., (did you hear about the Obama Administration's recent suspension of the 'mark to market' rule?) and China's recent suggestion for a world currency got me to thinking: 'why bother? Clearly, the end is near.'
When I was a kid, I remember reading a comic book that talked about THE END TIMES. It was being distributed outside the A&P at the time, and it's the first I learned of The Rapture. It also talked about the Antichrist, (a political figure who would rise in the east and be beloved around the world yet usher in the world's destruction), the Mark of the Beast, a global currency and Armageddon, a war between Christians and Muslims, if I recall correctly. Recent documentaries on the Apocalypse on the History Channel, and recurrent natural calamities—volcanoes, destructive fires, floods and earthquakes-- brought all this back to mind (as well as scaring me half to death). I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, but could it be that the Obama Administration is running up all this debt because they agree with Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, the Mayans? If they're right and the world as we know it will end on December 21, 2012, what's a couple trillion in debt—or a few extra pounds or unpaid bills? LIVE IT UP! What do you think?
From a book review
Cayce learned to harness his psychic abilities by recording his trance readings: This slight, unassuming man predicted the onset of World Wars I and II, the stock market crash of 1929 and hundreds of individual events. He didn't just deal in futures. He also came to embrace reincarnation and gave insights into past lives. Lest you think "Holy Shirley MacLaine!" know this: Cayce's readings took their cues less from gossip and more from scholarship, including a fascinating series on Jesus, elucidating details that would be borne out by the later discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.