In the words of the rock band REM, "It's the end of the world as we know it
and I feel fine." If you're the owner of Silohome, you feel fine, too.
Silohome is cashing in, literally, on the "world is going to end in
December 2012" craze. And they are not the only one. In recent weeks, several
news articles and television programs have focused on these doomsayers and the
profits they are making off the assumption the world will be destroyed later
Silohome and its equivalent companies are not for the average person. The
property is advertised as "survival shelters/missile base luxury real estate" and many if its selling points are its
private runway and the ability to purchase all the adjacent properties for
maximum privacy. These homes include an above ground house and a blast shelter
home underground, which according to the website, is capable of sustaining a
direct nuclear blast.
The properties cost $1,760,000 each and cash offers only will be
Let's imagine for a moment the world is actually going to end in December.
Evidently, only the rich are worthy of saving from imminent doom. They will
live on in their posh bomb shelters while the rest of us poor, working slobs
perish. Hum, maybe some of the wealthy will bring their servants along. After
all, who wants to do their own laundry after Armageddon?
But all this raises another question. If the world is going to end,
doesn't that mean it will end? There won't be any world left which would make
hiding out in a bomb shelter pointless. The shelter wouldn't save anyone from
destruction because it too would be destroyed.
It's all just a clever plan for Silohome and similar companies to make a
profit off of paranoia and gullible people.