Going back millennia, at critical junctures in world history, prophets and soothsayers have predicted the end of the world. In spite of these doom and gloom preachers, the Earth is still revolving around the Sun, and humankind hasn`t been wiped out.
My born again friends periodically warn me that Armageddon is right around the corner, and my New Age pals are convinced that the world will end in 2012 according to the Maya calendar.
It`s only a decade ago that we survived the Y2K hysteria, and now we face the prospect of cataclysmic events occurring in 2012.
I was persuaded that the Y2K computer bug would have devastating consequences, and I stocked up on water and canned goods. This time around I`m not taking any drastic measures to prepare for 2012, but I remain open to the idea that the world may not be the same after December, 21, 2012.
There are so many intractable problems that may explode on or before 2012: The Middle East powder keg; The North Korea tinder box; the terrorists going nuclear scenario, the Iran attacking Israel with nuclear weapons nightmare -- the list is as long as it is terrifying.
There is one other thing that may unleash Armageddon in 2012 -- the possibility that Sarah Palin will win the presidential election in 2012.
If Palin wins the presidency in 2012 I will stock up on water, canned food, and weapons and ammunition. Palin may mistake the red button that unleashes nuclear Armageddon with the Staples easy red button.
I don`t know about you my friends, but next year I`m going to party like it`s 1999 all over again! Who knows how much time we have left?
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