The world will come to an end in 2012
Thousands of people in the Netherlands believe in an impending apocalypse in 2012 and are buying survival rations and boats.23 June 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - Some people believe that a major worldwide catastrophe will destroy civilisation in 2012. This weekend’s de Volkskrant wrote about the thousands of people in the Netherlands who believe in an impending apocalypse in 2012. The number of believers is many times larger in the United States and Poland.
Many are buying survival rations and even boats - which will come in handy during flooding - or are preparing bunkers in foreign countries.
De Volkskrant writes that while those who believe in the coming disaster have different theories as to what will happen, most are based on the Mayan calendar, which ends in 2012.
De Volkskrant interviews Petra Faile, who along with her husband has bought a life raft and other survival equipment.
When her husband comes home from his construction job and starts complaining again about the Poles she answers: ‘Don’t let it bother you. In another four years it will all be over.’
‘You know’, Petra says, ‘maybe it’s really not that bad that the Netherlands will be destroyed. I don’t like it here anymore. Take immigration, for example. They keep letting people in. And then we have to build more houses, which makes the Netherlands even heavier. The country will sink even lower, which will make the flooding worse.’”
[Radio Netherlands / Frank Scimone / Expatica]
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