The end is near! Again!
It amuses me to find that somewhere down in my numb, blackened core, I still retain a vestigial capacity to be surprised by the latest shiny object people have latched onto. What is all this shit about 2012? I got stuck in a room yesterday with someone who tried to tell me about it.
Human civilization may very well come to an end sometime soon, or at least suffer a severe self-inflicted downgrade. But if it happens, it will be because we're just naked chimpanzees prone to fanatical aggression who are muddling on through the best we can with no idea why. This yearning to throw off the yoke of responsibility for one's life and submit to some glorious divine plan that has been there all along is just embarrassing to witness. Stop it. Stop it right now.