Is The World Ending Saturday, May 21st, 2011?
America’s End Far More Certain
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
OK. So the end of the world is coming Saturday, right? Well, it might. But frankly, I’ll believe it when I see it.
It is not that I doubt the world will end … it will, I just doubt that anyone – any man – can know when it will occur.
Even Jesus Christ, whom Christians recognize as the SON of God, when asked about the time of the end of the world replied that no one knows – not even the angels in heaven. Hey, that’s good enough for me!
Predicting the end of the world is definitely not a new phenomenon. Men have wondered when it will all end since, well, since man began to question his reason for being.
It didn’t take early man long to figure out that, considering the other animals around him, man had it pretty darned good. That’s when man’s curse of insecurity bubbled up to the surface and he began to wonder how long he could expect his good fortune to continue.
The inscrutable among early humans immediately began to capitalize on that fear as a wonderful motivator of man from which he/she could gather unto himself great power. Remember, before there was money, there was power. Today MONEY ranks number one, with POWER an extremely close second, among those who wish to control human behavior. (See: POLITICIAN.)
Down through the centuries man has predicted the end of the world many, many, many times. Today we are only cognizant of just a few of the more spectacular predictions and the even more spectacular inaccuracies, and in some cases -- the crazy things people do to prepare for the end.
The end of the world was predicted for October 22nd, 1844. Didn’t happen. In fact it became known as “The Big Disappointment.”
I mention this particular prediction only because I expect there will be a heck of a lot of disappointed people about 8 PM Saturday evening.
There is an interesting post at religioustolerance.com entitled: “44 failed & 1 ambiguous end-of-the-world
predictions that were to occur between 30 & 1920 CE”
I found it interesting and thought you might, as well. You will find it HERE.
Nowadays, predicting the end of the world is pure folly. At least, in our opinion, it should be.
We live in an age when we have the libraries of the world at our fingertips… literally. There is simply no excuse for being uninformed today. Having said that, I quickly add that we Americans are some of the worst educated people on the globe. Lack of education leaves Americans wide open for use as pawns by those just a tad smarter. Only a fool cannot see the evidence of that all around us today – especially in our government.
Ignorance is a powerful thing. It will destroy a society. It has very nearly destroyed the United States of America. I say this to warn Americans not to be too critical of those who will prepare for the end of the world this weekend. Those folks are no more guilty of ignorance that the millions of American voters who gave us the Obama Administration. They were used (by those a tad smarter than they) and they are about to be used again. I mean – the world may not end Saturday, but we are sure as heck approaching the end of America, (as she was conceived by her Founding Fathers, and those who gave their lives to protect her constitutional republic.)
Worry about this weekend if you feel you must. Not me. I worry about whether we will be able to rescue our country from the hands of the socialists/communists and progressives who have a strangle hold on America’s throat and are choking the life out of the liberty and freedom of the American people!
I am also worried about the coming establishment of a Palestinian state, in September, and the nuclear holocaust, which will soon follow.
I worry that my country has made a conscious decision to forget its founding document, the constitution, and forsake its freedom and liberty and embrace a form of socialism that guarantees the utter destruction of America.
Talk about the end of the world? How about we talk about the “end of the world as we know it?” THAT is not a prediction. That is an on going FACT.
Before we poke fun at those “end of the world folks” hadn’t we better consider our own ignorance as an electorate, as a people, as a society, as a country?
We had better get our house in order -- or the end of America is certain.
J. D. Longstreet