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The End Of The World

“It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine” R.E.M.

Apocalyptic armies of zombies marching madly in the mayhem of war. No it’s not a science fiction story, rather it is the reality that this world is going  to be plunged into, if we as a people do not rise up to stop the insanity of the military industrial complex and the financiers. How does one stay calm with Armageddon knocking on the door?  

When World War 2 ended the Cold War began. Of course the cold war turned hot in some places, like Korea, Vietnam and Angola. It almost turned nuclear during the Cuban missile crisis. I believe when the annals of history are written a hundred years from now that Khrushchev will be seen as a hero for not trying to break the blockade.

The Cold War, ended with the dissolving of the Soviet Union. This was a crafty move on Russia’s part, taking a temporary retreat and re-consolidating it’s resources.  World War 3 has already began but we don’t recognize it as such yet. Just like World War 2 was initiated by Germany taking the Rhineland and Czechoslovakia, the parallel is the United States taking Iraq and Afghanistan. Now Russia and China have drawn a line in the sand over North Korea, just like Britain and France did over Poland.

So the threat of nuclear war is real. So real that when false alerts went out recently in Hawaii and Japan everybody went into panic. So the question is how does one deal with the overwhelming pessimistic view of an all out nuclear war?

First of all I am a strong believer that mankind are in charge of their own destiny, at least to a certain extent. I truly believe that World War 3 is unavoidable but the magnitude and time is in our hands. That is we can limit the scope and delay it’s onset. That responsibility lies upon the citizens of the United States.

There is a story of a boy whose school collapsed on him during an Earthquake in India. All of the children were accounted for except for two. One of the boy’s fathers immediately went to the school and began digging with his hands. At first nobody aided the man thinking that the cause was hopeless. Then a few others joined in. Eventually the momentum increased and the search became an immense operation. Finally they had success and the two boys were rescued. They asked the boy whose father had begun the digging if he was afraid. His answer was, “No I knew that my father was going to rescue me.”

Action in time of despair is the key, even if it seems that there is no hope. In fact the more oppressive and dire the situation the more one’s individual actions will be noticed. The world is a tinder box and all it will take is one spark and all the peoples of Earth will rage in the inferno. You can be the spark. You can be the Rosa Park who refuses to get up and give her seat to another. Do whatever you can do, the more the better. If nothing else at the end of the day, when you are reflecting upon matters before the sweetness of sleep comes at night, you will find the solace that you have done  your part.

The forces of evil have an insidious plan on how they are going to enslave the world with their New World Order. They have mighty armies, endless resources and brilliant people in think tanks looking at every and each angle. But the best of plans can be foiled by one simple anomaly. Like a might train running full steam down the track which seems invincible all it takes is a tiny stone on the tracks to derail it.

I know these things are Dark Matters. That is the title of my latest science fiction book. Check it out.

The End Of The World

John Kaniecki

John Kaniecki is a full-time caregiver for his wife Sylvia. He is a published writer and works with the Church of Christ. John has lived with bipolar for over thirty years and has been hospitalized nine times, three of which were committed. John has chronicled his life story in his memoirs "More Than The Madness". Also of note is John's book of poetry "Murmurings Of A Mad Man" which are poems written about being committed in Graystone Psychiatric Hospital. John believes in the power of words to change the world for the better. His website can be seen here. His books can be seen on Amazon. You can visit his personal blog "Turn A Page Or Two" here.

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APA Reference
Kaniecki, J. (2018). The End Of The World. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 17, 2019, from


Last updated: 20 Jan 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Jan 2018
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