Friday, October 15, 2004

The Apocalypse Is Now

Who said this particular quoatation?

The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching.

It's amazing how common this sentiment seems to apply to history, especially recent history. As anyone above a certain age can attest, the world is no longer firmly in our control. Our children rebel against us, and one's right to voice an opinion has been used and abused so often that the meaning of our words has lost its meaning and potency.

We are, as it were, approaching the End Times, where the world will change beyond our recognition, and our lives may be altered or perhaps ended forever and ever. And there is little we can do to save ourselves. The integrity of the people above and around us has degenerated in such a way that any change, any positive change, is all but impossible.

We are, in a sense, doomed. Incidentally, have you guessed where the source of that quote was from?

Well, apparently it was found in an Assyrian tablet, dated circa 2800 BCE. Of course, I've heard people saying that a particular piece of grafitti in Pompeii is similar to the above quote, so you never know.

Yes, I'm having you on. :)

Blogger Embiggened! said...

Bah. When I write MY doomsday prediction on the ultra secret HiGHDefBooblyMcGuffin format, and the ape-like amoeba archaeologists dig it up, it'll say exactly the same thing :)

10:18 AM  
Blogger sashi said...

Sounds like a fun idea.

What'd I inscribe on a stone tablet, to describe the world we live in now, our culture, our beliefs; for it to be found a million years later by apes-in-leather-thongs and a robotic-Mr-Burns?

"Made in China. Please keep away from damp."

11:02 AM  

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