I don’t give a second thought to the illuminati, giant asteroids, comets or climate change (It’s happening but I don’t believe it’s going to be the end of civilization as we know it. ) but there is one thing that I am waiting for. With our hugely dense populations I harbour the belief that the next major catastrophe is going to be a disease epidemic of staggering proportions and we are long overdue. Whenever I read newspaper articles like this a small part of me can’t help but think we are going to face an outbreak of The Stand like proportions any day now.
I’m also semi-convinced that with all the horrendous, nasty natural shit on my mother continent, Africa is going to be the birthplace of the plague.
So, what semi-rational disaster/conspiracy theories do you subscribe to?
My wife’s is Princess Di - she was, of course, murdered by goons in the employ of the Queen.
Mine is overpopulation. I’m convinced that, by the time my children are old, there will not be enough resources to feed/clothe/power/heat/shelter all of the people on Earth. It doesn’t help that people in poor nations (including the US Midwest) crank out 20 kids per household.
Damn it, Idocracy is not entertainment, it’s prophesy!
Health authorities urged people not to panic and warned those who developed such symptoms who had been in Zambia, or had contact with the deceased, to get help.
The first victim was tourism operator Cecilia van Deventer, 36, who was flown to the Morningside clinic on September 12 from Zambia in a critical condition after being ill for three weeks. She died two days later.
On September 27, the paramedic who had flown with her from Zambia, Hannes Els, 33, of Speciality Emergency Services in Lusaka, returned to SA and was admitted to the Morningside clinic with similar symptoms, said Morningside manager Jaco Erasmus. Els died on October 2.
I fear that the world is about to be cast into darkness by a sinister, primeval power, and that our collective fate rests precariously on the shoulders of a random farm boy, as ordained by prophecy some millennia ago.
I’m partial to the gamma ray burst. Nothing we can do about it, certain death assured. Having grown up during the cold war, I’m much happier knowing we could all die at any moment for reasons beyond our control.
My favorite pet conspiracy? UFO’s. Not really that I find them believable, but rather that they bring an unending supply of kooky people to the TV on the channels I watch. It’s fun. I even have nicknames for some of the “regulars” they have on those shows.
Disaster theory though, I’m sort of with Nellie. Squabbles over some sort of depleting resource will start the next world war. And god help us at that point. There are way too many nasty weapons now that will tally up massive casualties.