Mayan Apocalypse Not Now

In honor of the end of the world that (yet again) failed to occur today (here’s assuming I’m not jumping the gun on this one), a few disaster-related stuff that is real.

Talking Points Memo reports on the link b/t the Newton, Connecticut shooting and doomsday preppers. (And oh yeah, even though I’ve failed to watch it yet, there’s a whole show on the National Geographic channel devoted to this type of doomsday prepping.)

In Guernica, Joel Kovel and Quincy Saul talk about ecosocialism in “Apocalypse and Revelation Are the Same Word.”

And Steven Shaviro has a new essay, Melancholia, or The Romantic Anti-Sublime,” in the new (free) online journal Sequence.

Enjoy the continuation of the world.