Sunday, January 1, 2012
Happy New Year!
Having been told about the so-called Mayan 2012 end times prophecy back in the summer of 1968 by a guy named Patrick - who was a helluva free jazz tenor sax player, and who also loaned me his well-leafed copy of Morning of the Magicians - I've seen many, many predictions by one cult or another of end times come and go.
Some of them - The Peoples Temple, the Aum Shinriko, Heaven's Gate, the Order of the Solar Temple, the Branch Davidians, and others - have pretty much met their own separate fates.
Some predict the Obama worship cult will meet its end in 2012, but I suspect it will live on into the first three weeks of 2017.
I sometimes believe that my dog is closer to God than most religious fanatics are. He calmly accepts that he can only control my life every once in a while, and is quite grateful for the attention he gets.