Apocalyptic theories are reinvented every day. Some Spanish families, facing the potential end of the world announced by the Mayan calendar in 2012, have invested money in renting a collective bunker. The fear of death can lead to uncontrollable extremes.
21st December, 2012
The Mayan prophecy announced that the world will end in 2012 due to climatic disasters and that all mankind shall receive the light of knowledge. Others do not speak about extinction, but about changes in human behaviour or in the physical structure of the Earth.
The price of survival
The Grupo de Supervivencia de España 2012 (Spanish Survival Group 2012) has 165 members, 50 of them are part of the bunker project. They have rented an underground atomic shelter that can accommodate 50 people. The collective panic grows, and the collective bunkers increase in Spain: we can see some examples in the Sierra Nevada, Madrid, Barcelona and the area around Huesca. Each person paid 200 euros to reserve the land and will pay between 1,000 and 2,000 euros in total at the end.
The psychotherapy opinion highlights a dangerous and old trend: the masses manipulation and the easy way to generate fear. The same occured with the panic of terrorism or the Swine flu. Facing death, people react and take refuge in many ways. The bunkers are just one more.
Instead of worrying about what might happen, you better focus on what is happening right now.
Facing the alleged Y2K of the new millennium many people decided to spend all their money and do whatever they wanted because supposedly the world was going to end.
Forget about the end of the world and do not miss the opportunity to travel. Buy now some tickets to an Andalusian town and fill your lungs with Mediterranean air, rent Apartments in Malaga, they are comfortable and cheap.