Apocalypse-check, January 2009: Yep, the sky’s falling

It’s the end of the first month of 2009. The apocalypse, or at least the human race’s version based on hubris and greed, began in earnest last year. So how’s it looking now, 31 days into the new year?

A sampling of prominent headlines will sketch the picture:

And so on. Gee, I’m glad Bernanke and Paulson and Co. were correct in late 2007 and early 2008 about the financial crisis being “contained.” I’m glad peak oil and energy is a myth like the people at CERA and elsewhere have been telling us. I’m glad climate change is just a bogeyman that’s manufactured by wild-eyed treehuggers in a nefarious attempt to halt the majestic advance and ultimate takeover of the world by corporate capitalism.

As far as what I’m personally seeing in my own life, things are fairly calm and pleasant with some indications that the economic carnage could enter my personal field of vision in the not-too-distant future.

So I’ll see you later. If there is a later.

About Matt Cardin

Teeming Brain founder and editor Matt Cardin is the author of DARK AWAKENINGS, DIVINATIONS OF THE DEEP, A COURSE IN DEMONIC CREATIVITY: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO THE INNER GENIUS, and the forthcoming TO ROUSE LEVIATHAN. He is also the editor of BORN TO FEAR: INTERVIEWS WITH THOMAS LIGOTTI and the academic encyclopedias MUMMIES AROUND THE WORLD, GHOSTS, SPIRITS, AND PSYCHICS: THE PARANORMAL FROM ALCHEMY TO ZOMBIES, and HORROR LITERATURE THROUGH HISTORY.

Posted on February 1, 2009, in Economy and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I think we all know the old Chinese proverb/curse: “May you live in interesting times.”

    Here’s another Doomsday-themed article that dropped my jaw: http://freedomarizona.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/46-of-50-states-could-file-bankruptcy-in-2009-2010/

  2. I hope in two years to get out of financial crisis.

  3. thefaithfulmind — I hadn’t seen that one. Thank you for the link. Shocking indeed.

    Big Best Blog — I hope you do, too.

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