HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Offbeat » Creative Speculation (Group) » dumb apocalypse question » Reply #6
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU
In the discussion thread: dumb apocalypse question [View all]

Response to skippercollector (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 11:22 PM

6. Well, if they predict an apocalypse, and it happens

Then any survivors would look to them as some sort of prophet, and thus they gain a form of power.

A lot of these apocalypse predictors always assume they will survive because they are "prepared". And they will be able to exert some form of control over other survivors.

I think it boils down to power fantasies for people who are otherwise powerless.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 17 replies Author Time Post
skippercollector Jan 2012 OP
Bolo Boffin Jan 2012 #1
OnTheOtherHand Jan 2012 #2
jberryhill Jan 2012 #3
ThomThom Jan 2012 #4
Nuclear Unicorn Jan 2012 #5
LineReply Well, if they predict an apocalypse, and it happens
MicaelS Jan 2012 #6
Motown_Johnny Jan 2012 #7
Ghost in the Machine Jan 2012 #8
ZombieHorde Jan 2012 #9
LanternWaste Mar 2012 #10
apocalypsehow Apr 2012 #11
Javaman Apr 2012 #12
Quantess Apr 2012 #13
gateley Apr 2012 #14
Quantess Apr 2012 #15
deadinsider May 2012 #16
skippercollector Mar 2013 #17
Please login to view edit histories.