Could the loud my-way-or-hell ranters actually become extinct?
Nah. Not for a long time. Not as long as there are blindly-rigid thinkers of questionable intellect. They will always be with us — just as the apocalypts will always be.
Take your pick for the end of the world . . .
- Religious righteous: Armageddon
- New Age daffodils: 2012
How many end-of-the-world scenarios have come and gone already? Digital Y2K, nuclear war with the USSR, the first generation after the founding of Israel (I remember this Biblically-based prophecy well because I thought it was such a bummer as a young teen I wouldn’t get a long life; I already knew then I would need it), the plague, solar eclipses before they were understood, a thousand other times in history.
There was a mass movement in 999 CE convinced the end was coming when the calendar turned 1,000. They were off a bit.
How many ends are said to be coming? Environmental, asteroidal, financial, political. hemorrhoidal . . .
No, no, no — that kind of fervent belief in how awful it is right now will always appeal to the undisciplined mind.
But to the wide-open mind, what isn’t possible?