Time is up!
If you’re worried about the end of the world arriving on December 21st, you’re not alone. Indeed, for years doomsday nutjobs have been bilking the gullible and frightening the simpleminded among us with their Mayan Calendar ruse.
On Friday at the precise moment of solstice (4:12 a.m. Mountain Standard Time), the Maya Long Count calendar will click over to read “188.8.131.52.0,” (pronounced “thirteen b’aktun”) for the first time in 5,125 years. The 5,125 year cycle was significant for the Mayans, who were obsessed with numerology and the measurement of time. Mayan priestly “day-keepers” built shorter calendar cycles into a Long Count, or 5,125-year period of time, which they projected backward to begin on August 11, 3114 B.C., the Mayan day of creation of the earth, and forward to the end of the world on December 21, 2012.
So what is the significance of the end of the Long Count calendar?
None, for us.
Are the Mayans worried? In fact, the Mayan empire, which created the end of the world myth, met its doom over a thousand years ago. If they were good at predicting the end of something, why didn’t they predict that?
December 22 will arrive in good order; take our word for it. Don’t do anything stupid in the false belief that the world will end on the 21st. If you feel compelled to give away all of your belongings because you don’t think they’ll go with you when you beam up to the mothership, please send cash, stocks, bonds, and bullion to The Federalist Press.