I say it is nuts. Just extremist propaganda, on par with National Enquirer for those who seek constant crisis and doomsaying in this world.
I recommend you go through old book stores and look for the doomsaying books from the 1970's and 1980's, and even the 1990's and buy them for $1.00 or 50 cents, whatever the price may be. They will pay you back 100 fold in giving you an eye for the screwball doomsayer cult that runs so strong in America today. You will be exposed to the jumps in logic, the stuffing of facts into pre-determined sausage skins, so that important elements are left out and leave the final product incomplete.
This was my latest hobby in the last 10 years, a hobby I began as a teenager wit john Birch Society writings and YAFer information, actually studying it and looking for the connection between their presentation and a continuum of logic. It has ALWAYS failed in the continuum. there is always an unjustified leap in faith required to come to their conclusions.
Do check out the dusty book shelves at Good Will and Salvation Army and locate these doom books. They invariably have predicted failed events, events and crashes and dooms that have not yet arrived.
Kai PS. But then I am an obnoxious type. When some tell me that the Apocalypse is upon us, I say "Hooray! , I hope I live through most of it, suffering and all. It should be a fascinating time." How can we fear the end? It is in the nature of things and should be quite fascinating. If it is God's will, why should we fear it?
I think that there is always need for sensational story. I just looked through book from publisher about how world will look in 9000 years. For some reasons. Author. Suggests. That. Iran. Will. Start next war and. Russia will be involved. I wish. People. Were more. Creative