Monday, November 7, 2011

Old World Ends... New World Begins... Just as Maya Predicted

Over the past few years my friend has repeatedly heard me say, “I won’t be buying new underwear until after 2012 because the Maya Calendar ends in 2012 and multitudes predict that’s when the world will end. (Or, sometime around then, give or take a few years, months, decades - depending upon interpretation and / or who is writing the story, etc.) Anyway, so, no use spending the few meager dollars I have on such frivolous items such as clothing because we will all be gone in a few months. I won’t be needing it.

Today, I believe a different interpretation of the calendar thing. Yes, the experts are right. Our “old” world will soon be ending and a new one is about to begin. But, it appears the “ending” will be a good thing, not a bad thing.

Here are two reasons for my optimism:

  1. Solar energy is now within the average Joe’s reach. We can have our own renewable, relatively low cost, energy source in our homes, thus savings will not only be made in the monthly electricity and gas bill but in the mega millions spent on the fossil fuel industry and allied infrastructure. Go here for more about Solar Power >>>

  2. A few years of rational, self-serving policy is paying off in a more livable, safe environment. That is to say, the cumulative effect of cleaning up the rivers and lands is clearly visible. Witness this story in today’s Detroit Free Press about the International Detroit River Wildlife Refuge. By the way, our hometown, Grosse Ile, is located in the center of the Refuge. Go here for more about the Refuge >>>

Whoever created that Mayan calendar was right in ending it in 2012, because despite what the politicians don’t do in Washington, you can bet on a new world soon. Our new world doesn’t require Republicans or Democrats working together for the nation’s good - something they can't seem to manage.  We will soon have the power to take care of ourselves without them. Just think, finally, an end to ever increasing fossil fuel costs and a new industry, potentially employing millions, converting every home and business to renewable energy. And, an end to an irrelevant political process which has come to benefit only the politicians, the fossil fuel people and the 1 percenters.

I think I’ll buy some new underwear today.

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