Or just became incredibly incredibly dumb.
My dad called me up to say that he won’t be teaching tomorrow at a local school, a Catholic school, may I add, because classes were suspended because someone predicted that there will be an 8.1 Magnitude earthquake in the Philippines tomorrow, and that thousands will die.
My dad doesn’t believe it, and neither do I.
The rumor stems from an email that had originated from a Brazilian psychic named Juseleeno Nobulega DaRoose (or more correctly, Jucelino Nobrega da Luz), and apparently people say he has credibility because he predicted 9-11, the Indonesia Tsunami, the death of Princess Diana, etc.
It’s one thing for superstitious people to believe in stuff like this, but it’s another thing for a school to suspend classes because of it. They’re probably thinking…. what’s the harm anyway if kids don’t to school tomorrow. They can always go to school another day. You know… just in case?
What this school, and I assume a lot of other schools are doing, is *validating* rumors. Schools that are supposed to be teaching kids the right thing are teaching kids to believe in predictions and rumors. If people were not scared before, they’re scared now because supposedly credible people who are supposedly have their head screwed on straight are lending credibility to fucking RUMORS.
Where the fuck was this DeRoose character before Typhoon Frank struck the country which killed hundreds and hundreds of people? And NO, predicting that OH, there’s going to be a typhoon in the Philippines in 2008 and it’s going to kill a lot of people! Duh. That happens EVERY year, and happens nearly the same time each time. Hello? Around TWENTY typhoons hit the country each year and people die every year because of it.
How’s THIS for a prediction? I predict a typhoon will hit the Philippines before, on, or after June 2009 and people will die! Yes! It’s true! Watch out, believe me, or else you could DIE. I’ll give free copies of ELMER #4 to every one who doesn’t believe in me and at the end of 2009 NOBODY dies because of a typhoon. Game? Anyone?
Where the fuck was this character before that killer earthquake devastated the Philippines in 1990? Where the fuck was he in all the times disaster after disaster hit this country since then resulting in the deaths of thousands and thousands of Filipinos?
Yeah, that figures.
I don’t even believe that this guy is actually real. His name sounds like those many scammers out there who send you spam trying to phish you and scam you out of your money. I think the email that writes of this this person, and his list of “predictions” is nothing but a manufactured document to test how gullible people can be.
And we’re proving how gullible Filipinos are.
A year from now we’ll be reading about our gullible selves as “The Most Gullible Nation In Asia” in a Reader’s Digest article.
Declaring tomorrow no classes… the fuck is that? I’m scratching my head.
You know, at this same time tomorrow I could be dead amidst rubble of my collapsed house and my comments section will be filled with “I told you so, Idiot!” from all over the world. That may well be but then it’s one hell of a coincidence. And that’s ALL it will be.
Whatever I’m going to do tomorrow is the same thing I’ve been planning to do. I won’t change a damned thing. And that’s a big fuck you to any human being who says they can predict the future.