The end is nigh (give or take a decade or so). And a NASA research team verified it (so you know it’s more accurate than the end of the Mayan calender or hearing roosters crow and expecting Ragnarok).
But, according to NASA, there won’t be any zombies (too bad). We’ll just suffer economic collapse (sweet!) while the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
That could be fun, though. I mean, how bad could it be? It actually sounds like The Hunger Games…except without the gladiatorial death matches between kids. Sure, Hunger Games could replace Olympic Games (that’d reduce victors’ fees and medal count); but would that satisfy the masses? If ancient Rome is any indication: yes.
Rome fell. Its empire collapsed. Let’s just hope we don’t have to see a Nero or Caligula before we face collapse (Obama and Putin are bad enough).
So, if we look at a few of the factors that some think contributed to the fall of Rome, we can glimpse what the future may hold for us (“those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”)
- The reign of Emperor Diocletian: he attempted substantial political and economic reform (sound familiar?)
- Moving the capital from Rome to Constantinople
- The First War with the Visigoths: a large Roman army was defeated
- The Second War with the Visigoths: and the sacking of Rome (clearly we’ll have at least a World War III)
- Deposition of Emperor Julius Nepos [the last Western Emperor]: which caused civil war between the old emperor [Julius] and the new [Romulus]
Let’s look out for these signs [though there may be others]. If we stay on guard, the apocalypse won’t catch us unawares and we can be the first to loot stores for canned goods, weapons, and necessities for daily life (like the first copy of the new Call of Duty).
The end is near, but do not fear, it is not here yet (unless you’re a Buckeye fan [go Flyers!]…sorry); but do not fall into a false sense of security. The end is near (we only have 20-50 years left). Start the countdown.