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Worse than causing people to waste their money building giant balls in which to stave off the apocalypse, the ‘Mayan 2012 prophecy’ now has blood on its hands. The Henan school stabber was reportedly “psychologically affected” by doomsday predictions.
Min Yongjun is suspected of going into an elderly woman’s house Friday morning and stabbing her with a kitchen knife. He then allegedly went to a nearby elementary school in Chenpeng village in Guangshan county and injured the 23 children before being stopped by teachers and police.
A statement from the Guangshan county government said that initial investigations found that Min was psychologically disturbed and that he had been “strongly affected” by doomsday rumours.
While it’s stupid enough to believe any predictions made by a stone age culture that could supposedly foresee the apocalypse but not the Spanish conquistadors; believers in the the ‘2012 prophecy’ are even more frustratingly wrongheaded since the Mayans themselves never made any such prediction.
As if that terrible movie wasn’t bad enough, this stupid, ridiculous, unscientific bullshit may now be responsible for pushing some admittedly already mentally damaged man over the edge, causing him to attack and traumatise some children. Thank Quetzalcoatl that he didn’t have a gun.
We’ve already warned you that Friday 21st December will be the most annoying day in the history of the internet; should anyone say they’re worried about the ‘Mayan apocalypse’ in person, you have our blessing to punch them full in the face.