Who knew?

Apparently, not one single astrologer saw devastation, death and destruction in the stars and planets before December 26th. One guy had the gall after the earthquake to say something like “oh yeah, now I look back at it, I see Jupiter colliding with Pluto which predicts the earthquake, I wonder why nobody noticed”; but beforehand? Nothing. No psychics, mediums or clairvoyants had premonitions of 150,000 people dying. Nobody saw it in the tea leaves. Nobody was told by their god to leave Indonesia because he/she/it planned on smiting the place in the next couple of days.

Despite the fact that these charlatans never manage to get it right, people continue to believe and continue to pay them large amounts of money for the right to be scammed.

The only thing that could have predicted the events of 26th December would have been a seismic early warning system built on scientific foundations. Sadly people will pay to have their birth chart done but they’ll be up in arms if they find out their taxes are being used to pay for some “pointless earthquake measuring thingy”.

7 thoughts on “Who knew?”

  1. I think that Nostradamus once wrote that “..in the year when the ignorant old King’s son is returned to power as the Great Eagle soon thereafter there will be a giant sucking noise and an awesome surfing wave that will be controlled by the Grim Reaper hanging ten. But as the black gold doth not bubble up in Banda Aceh people will not stick around too long. Save for white men whose stomachs bubble forth with fleshy bits and for whom the lager and beaches amid the devastation doth not wait”. Or something like that.

  2. Garth is obviously Nostradamus re-incarnated. The authorities need to be on the lookout for a man with a pointy beard and a funny hat talking gibberish and waving his arms about. Come to think of it, I think I saw you in a Metro station.

  3. Yes, that was me– and thanks for the dollar and biscuit. Next time stay longer to hear the end of my next prognostication (hint: it’s about silicone, waffles and the balance of the earth’s axis).

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