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What will bring Apocalypse? | Thursday, March 20, 2008

Have you ever wondered about Apocalypse? The judgment day - End of planet Earth - almost all religions of the world speaks of. Hell lot of articles, novels and movies been made on this subject. Each such movie speculates about how the end is gonna come which is always something horrible. Saw one such movie yesterday - Tooth and Nail. This movie is different from all other 'Apocalypse' movies in its cause of 'abolition of life'. It's not something from 4th dimension or extra-terrestrial or supernatural. It's damn earthly reason. Read on to know what they think will cause the end -

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The end of life as we know it. We didn't see it coming, that's for sure. I mean, who plans for an Apocalypse? But you know the really funny thing? It wasn't something big and horrible that did us in. It wasn't nuclear war or a deadly virus or a comet crashing into the planet. It wasn't over-population or global warming. I wish it was. You know, something... lofty and magnificent, something worthy of exterminating most of the human race.No. In the end, it was none of those things. We simply ran out of gas.

In the year 2012, the gasoline ran out. You could almost hear the giant sucking sound as the last drop of crude was pumped from the earth. Within a year, the reserves were gone, too. We were supposed to have 20 years of gas left. That's what the experts said, and... they were wrong. Detroit was still churning out gas guzzlers even as the wells went dry. You'd have thought we could survive without gas. But the end of gasoline meant the end of electricity, nuclear power. There's coal, but you still need trucks to deliver the fuel. No electricity means no refrigerators, and that means spoiled food. In days, grocery stores were picked clean. Within weeks, there was looting, rioting, and chaos.

The government had a plan, but it was too busy trying to stop the violence. When they finally declared martial law, it was already too late. Civilization collapsed into anarchy. The smart ones moved south... until they realized that millions of other smart people had the same smart idea. All those people in one place fighting for the same shelter and food. It was a bloodbath. Within three years, more than 2/3 of the world's population had starved to death, frozen to death, or slaughtered each other. The American Dream became the American nightmare.

Wow, now that's some deep thinking. The way it is told, you are compelled to think about the possibilities of such a scenario. It really seems possible. But I believe by that time we'll have electric transport system. So, transporting coal won't be a problem. Other alternate energy sources may come handy as well. So, maybe this Apocalypse can be averted after all.

End note : Another movie - The Mist - delivered another power-punch thought. Check this -
People are basically good and decent. We're a civilized society. Sure. But just as long as the machines are workin' and you can dial 9-1-1. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, you scare the shit out of them; No more rules. You’ll see how primitive they get.

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