Re-framed by Pat Darnell | Dec 12, 2012 | Bryan TXhttp://youtu.be/_eyFiClAzq8
... It's the end of the world (as we know it) There's a popular reverse acronym among the "prepper" community that goes right along with a famous R.E.M. song that is topping apocalyptic playlists everywhere: TEOTWAWKI, or "the end of the world as we know it." That, along with SHTF, or "s--- hits the fan," are emblematic of prepper philosophy. Be honest: Apocalypse seems kind of exciting, in a way - CNN.com: "We've noticed a few sarcastic story comments, but some readers seem fascinated. The apocalypse has left cultural footprints." ... (Nicole Saidi, CNN. updated 9:39 AM EST, Fri December 7, 2012. HERE) "
'via Blog this'
" ... Robb Willer, an associate professor of sociology at University of California, Berkeley, studies political and religious psychology. He says the economy might be a factor, but other reasons include the rise of evangelical Christianity in the past 20 years. ...
" ... Willer says he's been thinking a lot about the feeling of powerlessness that we get in the face of something undeniably powerful. Some would use the word "awe" to describe the sensation, and it affects how we view the world.MEANWHILE
iReporter balefire97 said folks just need to relax:
"Being born in 1979, this will be the 49th doomsday I have lived through. If memory serves me right, the last 48 weren’t very memorable, nor accurate, but that may go without saying, so I predict this one is going to be equally uninteresting and equally false. Tinfoil hats for everyone!" he wrote.
And of course we make it into a shopping event...
" ... Some customers specifically mention December 21 when they come in, says owner Joel Dreifuss [San Diego military surplus store called Bargain Center]. He feels that he's been selling about 50% more survival-oriented items during the past six to eight weeks. MREs, water purification systems and storage supplies are the most popular items, as well as getaway backpacks and emergency supplies. ... "Folks, it is all happening right now, as we speak.