Apocalypse: Why Bulgariаns Don't Buy It
Many believe the world will end Friday - 12/21/12 - when an important phase on the ancient calendar of the Mayan people terminates.
We, Bulgarians, however don't buy it.
Reasonable scientists have claimed that the ancient Mayan prophecy was a misconception from the very beginning.
Archaeologists say it is all about the rotating digits in the Mayan calendar, which can roll over and repeat itself. Astronomers say no asteroids or comets are on a collision path with the earth, the sun is not a threat either.
To Bulgarians too, 12/21/12 is not a day of dread.
The past year, expectedly, was a pretty bad one for most Bulgarians and with little left to lose it is only natural we do not care when exactly the world would be destroyed.
We are much more afraid of the troubles that the country's economic collapse may trigger next year and even plan to use the funny date as an occasion for home celebrations, according to polls.
If you are reading this article on 12/22/12, it means one thing – the world did not end. Doesn't it feel good to appreciate that fact? Let's go celebrate the beginning of the 14th Mayan baktun!
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...so many discoveries, Viking. Cordial thanks. Appreciate all of them:
(1)"American Indians are direct decedents of imperialist Mongolian (Russian) invaders who killed the original inhabitants"---so, Mongolians=Russians. Great. Nobel prize is Yours, Viking. And as to "invaders"---when that very "invasion with Killing" took place: before or after Leif Ericson (son of Erik-the-Red), who riched Noth American shores in~1000 AD? Before or after the henocide of the native Americans and
bizons by European "guests"--- in Nothern America it was British and French colonists mainly---in XVII-XIX centuries? (imho the whole modern North American civilization was built on blood and bones of native Americans).......
(2)But "those Russians/Mongolians" made their contribution, sure ;-) Pay attention to the tune of Russian folk song "Ei, Kossak molodoy" (known in Russia since 16century)...God bless!!!
American Indians are direct decedents of imperialist Mongolian (Russian) invaders who killed the original inhabitants.
Much later, the Europeans (including Russians) did their best and took it again only this time from the East.
There have been no "Native Americans" in America for centuries.
Some of the most interesting and brutal land grabs in America was Indian taking from other Indians.
Everyone has blood on their hands
Uuuuuuuh, Milena, happy person You are! Btw, "indians", i.e. Native AMERICANS ( i.e. THE BEST PEOPLE OF AMERICA?), they "bought it",
or-better-they had to "buy". Do You know WHY, Milena? Any idea?
Mayan baktun, Milena!