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The Summer of Our Discontent

Earthquakes. Hurricanes. What’s Next?

The last several weeks have seen some serious damage done to North America: hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean; then earthquakes in Mexico. There was even a small quake a few days ago whose epicenter was only two miles from me. I shouldn’t be surprised if a volcanic cone started pushing up through the ground the way Paricutín did in Michoacán back in 1943.

Of course, the one really, really serious volcanic event on this continent would be for the Yellowstone Caldera to blow, the way it has three times before: 2.1 million years ago, 1.3 million years ago, and 630,000 years ago. Each explosion made major changes to the map of North America. If Yellowstone did in fact blow, the only good news is that it would take out Washington, DC, along with everything else east of it.

I’ve already written about Nibiru, though I disbelieve most Christian projections of doom. I merely think it’s wishful thinking on the part of Evangelicals, who, just perhaps, may be realizing that they’ve f*cked up really bad this time. They want to be raptured up quickly so they don’t have to take any more blame for destroying what once was a perfectly viable country.



4 thoughts on “The Summer of Our Discontent

  1. Sorta kinda reminds me of David Brin’s novel–_Earth_, published in 1990, in which Gaia (earth) starts taking revenge on humans for all the atrocities they’ve committed against her, if I remember correctly..

    Would it be too much to hope for that those weepy-eyed geologists be lucky enough to be on site when Yellowstone blows its top?

  2. hey now, Fred… what do you have against professional enthusiasm? at least geologists aren’t planning on instigating the eruption themselves… i don’t think so, anyway… come to think of it…

  3. Professional enthusiasm that looks forward to the deaths of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands? Sorry I’m such a killjoy, but that’s me.

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