Sis, it’s only been 8 days!
The book of revelations is a part of the bible I very much like to pretend doesn’t exist. I breathe, live and work in Nigeria and that’s more than enough horror for one person to handle. But if I had to summarise its contents, it’s a lot of doom, gloom, some demons, world wars. Also known as the first few days of 2020.
So let’s see, so far in 2020 we’ve had:
Proving once again climate change is very real and horrendously scary, the Australian fires have scorched millions of acres of land, killed at least 25 people and led to the death of a heartbreaking billion animals.
Thankfully, the wildfires have been quelled and rainfall has been experienced, bringing an end to three years of a drought. It is a truly worrying start to the new year.
World War III.
On the second day of the New Year, the apocalypse said to me, the US is going to kill an Iranian leader and create a World War Three. News of reprisal attacks by the Iranian government against the US are currently making rounds. Can we please at least experience one public holiday in Nigeria this 2020 before things really start to pop off?
The Puerto Rico Earthquakes.
Residents of Puerto Rico couldn’t spend the night in their beds due to a whopping 6.4 magnitude earthquake that rocked the country, early in the morning of January 8th. Again, it’s only been 8 days.
So, we know Jos gets cold in Nigeria, but somebody please explain how it’s January and that state in Nigeria was experiencing weathers colder than London’s on January 2nd? Yes, I know there’s some scientific explanation for it, but still!
Starting the official second week of the year on a truly terrible note, a Ukranian airliner carrying 176 passengers and crew near Tehran on January 8th. At the time of writing this, no in-depth explanation has been given for the crash but it is a truly horrific loss.
2020 has so far been a truly wild ride, but we won’t bet on this marking the start of the Apocalypse. If the devil and his little demons didn’t rain terror on earth during slavery, the Jim Crow era, apartheid, the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the caste oppression in India etc, then we’re probably good. Or bad. It’s hard to decide which.