The World Is Definitely Scheduled to End. Now What?

Just over a year from now, on December 21, 2012, life as we know it on planet Earth will be disrupted with a cataclysmic event that signals or perhaps even brings about the end of times.

And how do we know this?  Well, according to the Mayan calendar, our time is up.  Naturally, you are probably wondering how a bunch of primitive people dancing around in skirts and sacrificing humans had the ability to foresee such things, and that is a good question.

The truth is, they didn’t know anything.  Let’s be honest, these people were only one foot out of the cave, there is no conceivable way they could see into the distant future and pick out a specific date for the new era of mankind to begin.  So what’s happening here?

Did you know there is no longer any gold in Fort Knox?  It’s true.  The last time anyone ever saw it, I was still in high school.  Billions and billions of dollars worth of gold… gone.  And I know where it went.  We gave it to the aliens in exchange for knowledge.  But not just bits of information or electronic files full of secret data; we traded our gold for actual aliens.

It is a well-known and accepted fact that aliens have been harvesting gold from the planet Earth for thousands and thousands of generations.  In exchange, they gave us their best teachers and their DNA.  Think about it; the greatest minds and leaders in our history have always been “different” from the rest of us.  Did you actually think Steve Jobs was an Earthling?  Conveniently enough, like Barack Obama (yeah), we don’t really know who his parents are.  How about Stephen Hawking? According to most reports, his mom and dad were separated due to the war at the time of his birth (I’ll bet).

And how about Einstein?  Or better still, Sir Isaac Newton or Leonardo DaVinci (both of whom were obsessed with alchemy… the creation of gold)?  The greatest minds of our species… aliens one and all.  And what about the most famous alien of all time.  Everyone knows the story: a “heavenly” voice tells a young virgin that she is suddenly with child… she then follows an unknown “star” that magically appears in the sky to Bethlehem… where she gives birth to the most incredible human of all time.  Jesus Christ.  And three magi somehow find this child to bring him gifts of frankincense, myrrh and… gold.

Anyway, these aliens have been around for millions of years, traveling through the cosmos, gathering knowledge (and gold).  Some suspect they may even be us, a million years in the future.  Given their knowledge and experience, one can only conclude that their sharing of the date – 12/21/12 – had a purpose.

The world as we know it is most definitely scheduled to end just over a year from now. And truthfully, there just isn’t a whole lot you can do about it.  In fact, there is nothing you can do about it. Not a thing.

So, I offer to you the wise words of my old friend Desmond Hume, “See you in another life, brotha.”

[Editorial Note:  All facts and data supporting this blog post are courtesy of the History Channel, Discovery and National Geographic.  These guys put the REAL into REALITY TV.]
Jim Sweeney

Jim is a veteran of the agency industry and the founder of Sweeney. He is uncommonly passionate about the idea of creating and implementing insanely great marketing campaigns that achieve insanely great results. He pioneered the full-service, full-circle agency model and continues to forge new ideas in an ever-changing industry. And he is accessible to everyone about anything, seemingly all the time, serving as a mentor to all agency personnel and clients.