yah, I wish the world would end in 2012. It would be more interesting than this damn recession.
Perhaps we are already living in post-apocalyptic times and simply are unaware. Who said the apex that ended humanity would be obvious?
That could be it. Maybe the recession is the beginning of our end. The economy collapses and so do all government organisations, including defence. The people descend into anarchy, giving birth to small independant governments formed by gangs, cults, militias, etc. But also, enemies with the power to do so invade and start taking pieces of territory for themselves.
… I am so going to start writing this as a story now.