Popular Doom

For the second time in 10 years, a major wave of doom prophesy has become very popular.  Like the Y2K predictions of disaster, the Mayan Endgame is based on the idea that the end of human-devised cycle is the end of everything – which is to say that we are the center of the universe.  What’s different this time is that the proposed failures that make up general doom and/or panic are more mystical.  Nevermind that not a single Mayan ever said that the end of their cycle is the end of time – they would have simply gone to the Cozumel Hallmark store and purchased a new calendar.  The end of the 5,125 year cycle proposed by a group most people never heard of is as good an excuse as any to end it all.  The question is – why is Doom so popular?

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