NASA Warns Of Mayan Calendar Hysteria

NASA is warning that the Mayan calendar predictions about the end of the world on December 21st pose real threats to children and depressed teenagers. They don’t actually think that the world is going to end. They’re warning that rumors of an apocalypse may actually frighten young people to death. The Daily Mail reported:

 “David Morrison, an astrobiologist at NASA Ames Research Center, said on Wednesday that he receives a large number of emails and letters from worried citizens, most often from young people. Some say they can't eat, or are too worried to sleep, while others say they are suicidal, Morrison said. He made that announcement during an online video 'hangout' event hosted by NASA on Google+, calling the propagation of rumors on the Internet to frighten children ‘evil.’ ‘While this is a joke to some people and a mystery to others, there is a core of people who are truly concerned,’ Morrison said.”

NASA even has an information page devoted to questions about the end of the world and whether or not it’s actually going to happen in a few weeks. Some people actually think that a planet called Nbiru or “Planet X” will collide with Earth on December 21st and kill everyone.

As silly as this is, it’s not really all that different from liberals trying to scare everybody with global warming. They’ve been trying to convince people for years that the world is going to end unless we “do something” about it. Seriously, what can be done to change the natural laws that regulate global temperatures? Nothing. That’s like trying to convince everyone that we need to “do something” about this gravity problem that causes people to die whenever they jump off buildings or bridges. Maybe a gravity tax would help.

But since so many on the left have been willingly whipped up into this fear frenzy about the Earth burning up and ending life as we know it, we can all look forward to more regulations and taxes that are forced upon us in the name of fighting global warming.

Frankly, I’m a little surprised that the government and media haven’t taken advantage of this Mayan calendar thing. Remember what Rahm Emanuel said about never letting a crisis go to waste? The media are perfectly capable of pulling an Orson Welles to generate so much fear that most people would be willing to do anything and give up anything just to feel safe. With all the CGI capabilities, the graphics, the actors and everything else that the media have access to, news networks could fake an end-of-the-world scenario like an alien invasion or an imminent planet collision and convince people that the world was coming to an end. If they really wanted to, they could.

And the government would offer their solution. In fact, maybe the United Nations would step in and convince everybody that if we can all just come together as one big nation, under a single, global government, we can fight off this rogue planet and save everybody’s lives. But in exchange for our protection, we would have to give up all our liberties and surrender as slaves to the UN. People would fall for it.

I suppose such an elaborate media campaign wouldn’t be necessary since global warming seems to generate enough fear as it is. And I guess the media maintain what little credibility they do have by dispelling these silly but popular Mayan calendar predictions.



20 thoughts on “NASA Warns Of Mayan Calendar Hysteria

  1. TheTexasCooke says:

    Wow....what does
    this have to do with Barry's mandate that they have a Muslim outreach
    program....and I can see how this would impact kids WAY more seriously than
    NASA's embracing "Man induced global warming".....I mean, after all,
    isn't NASA, like, supposed to be wasting money shooting rockets into space or
    something? Just sayin'.....BUTT OUT!

  2. Mayan calender prediction is just more religious superstition not science.

    • "Science" is what people spout when matters of faith is discussed. They normally cannot any actually show any "scientific" proof - just saying something is "science" is sufficient enough. Mayan predictions that the earth is coming to an end is similar to liberals spouting "scientific" evidence to predict the end of the earth through global warming. In the late 60's of course it was global cooling - a thermal inversion caused by blocking the sun's rays by man made pollutants and causing a second ice age. That was the "science" of the day. So, like other flat earthers keep spouting "science".

  3. Great article above! I'm also waiting "below" to see a non-living species become a living one. That sounds like a money maker to me?

  4. the way the world is going it would not surprise me if something very climatic will happen on Dec 21st

  5. Those who have fear, don't have Jesus.

  6. Beam me up Scotty!

  7. I would like to be in the white house on December 21 with a paper lunch bag when odumbofurher gets up.

    • LikedTheOldUSABetter says:

      HHahaha! Good one. Bet you could predict what would happen and it wouldn't be real nice.

  8. What has this got to do with NASA? Also, why would anyone contemplate suicide? If the world ends, you would have wasted your time.

  9. If the Mayan civilization is so smart then why are they so extinct.

  10. This is nature's way of thinning the herd. If people put that much faith in a Mayan calendar and decide to check out before the calendar runs out....the weak have been thinned from the herd. As for teens and children being susceptible to this kind of panic, it's no worse this year than it has been for a long long time. When you live in poverty or grief the holiday season can be very hard. You can only do so much as one person to help the many who have lost hope.

  11. I thought that the left were already hysterical? They have been brian drained for a long time. They perform hysteria every day on the TV. All the leftist news channels, owned by little o, the hysterical VIEW cows, Pelosi, Hillary, Muslim women, immoral women, etc... so what's new? I watched this for 40 years. it started with the hysteria hippie days of the 60's.

  12. Parents need to be more aware, & more involved in their children's lives~even teens. It's easy to scare a young person with something that an older adult, for the most part, would either scoff at, or just ignore. And, the media needs to STOP publishing these idiotic stories as though they were truth. Only GOD knows the end of things, & no human can, or will ever know.

  13. I'm willing to bet that most of those that fall for this crap lean left. Maybe we should let them off themselves (remember Hale-Bopp)? Be fewer Democrat voters. Just joking, well, sort of.

    I guess NASA is taking time away from its "Muslim outreach" for this?

    The world is ending!!!! Send me money so I can help!!!! Amazing what people fall for.

  14. We will all have a good laugh on the 21st. Look at the bright side, if it happens, no more Odummer

  15. Seriously, if there were a planet that's gonna hit the earth is 2 1/2 weeks, we woulda seen it months ago..

    So the Mayan calendar is going to end . Big whoopee. Do we go into hysterics every thine OUR calendar ends on Dec 31 EVERY YEAR? This is just a calendar - a lot longer, and a lot more accurate, but just a method of time-keeping. And with all the rest of the documents that were destroyed, who's to say they had another calendar, like when we buy next year's calendar?

    And then there's the theory that we are going to cross the galactic equator on Dec 21. This is supposed to have all kinds of tidal effects, up to and including a reversal of the magnetic poles. Right. Anyone remember when the planets lined up a number of years ago, and all the tidal effects that was supposed to happen? I think the tide was less than a quarter inch higher than normal....

  16. LikedTheOldUSABetter says:

    Absolutely! God is in control, God is in control, God is in control.
    No matter what.
    God is in control!!!