Monday, May 23, 2011

Morals and the end of the world

So, it’s now the 23rd.

Two days after the beginning of the end.

Now I’m not buying into this latest doomsday prediction. In fact, I feel for those poor fools that really think the end is at hand – especially those that donated to the cause. Talk about a colossal scam.

Well, in the spirit of taking advantage of people’s stupidity and curiosity, my husband joked about a half-assed money scheme that was so simple and so ludicrous that it probably would generate mounds of money – but I said it was morally wrong to take advantage of someone’s stupidity. While a part of me would love to be filthy rich, I do not want to get there by taking advantage of people.

It just ain’t my style.

That’s what these doomsday scam artists are peddling, scamming people out of their hard earned money in some sort of pay to pave your road to heaven scheme. There is nothing that gets me going like witnessing the fleecing of innocents.

Perhaps my next book will highlight the take down of some sort of religious zealot.

What are your thoughts on this whole doomsday prophecy?

Thanks for letting me rant a little. In the meantime, check out Hunting Season, my latest release.

After an undercover bust goes to hell, Special Agent Steve Williams becomes the target of an assassin and his wife’s visions escalate, forecasting a brutal assault on their family. Escaping from the city and armed with scant details from Jennifer’s dreams, Steve trudges through a litany of past connections, searching for the key to stop the course of fate. A brother with a grudge, a serial killer and a mafia assassin are all on his trail and the hunt begins . . .

J.E. Taylor is a publisher, a writer, an editor, a manuscript formatter, a mother, a wife and a business analyst, not necessarily in that order. She first sat down to seriously write in February of 2007 after her daughter asked:

“Mom, if you could do anything, what would you do?”

From that moment on, she hasn’t looked back and now her writing resume includes five+ novels either published or targeted for release along with several short stories on the virtual shelves including a few within upcoming eXcessica anthologies.

Ms. Taylor is co-owner of Novel Concept Publishing (, an e-book publisher specializing in all fiction genres. She also moonlights as an Assistant Editor of Allegory, an online venue for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, and lends a hand offering her services judging writing contests for various RWA chapters.

She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children and during the summer months enjoys her weekends on the shore in southern Maine.

1 comment:

  1. It disgusts me that scam artists are out there fleecing people out of money. There have even been people who sold their houses and everything to owned to send the money to be Raptured or saved whatever.

    Don't people stop to think that if the world ended, that would mean civilization as we know it is gone. In such a world money is meaningless. If it's a true hand to mouth existence, which the 2012 end of days folks that's what it's going to be, then even gold has no value. What will have value is skills to live without power, ready food, vehicles, etc.

    Another thing that isn't often mentioned, is that medications can't be stockpiled. Many have a use-by date and taking old medication can be dangerous. How often would a pacemaker last? Insulin? Childbirth would go back to midwives. Nothing wrong with them, but the infant mortality rate would go back to pre-industrial levels.

    Not to mention everyone with guns not only wanting to protect their own, but taking from the unarmed since in their minds it's survival of the fittest, although in this case it's survival by Colt.

    Even if their was a working government, the economy would be destroyed. Martial law would be the norm.

    I don't believe in doomsday predictions, but I do believe things are going to get ugly over the next decade. Populations go up, land to grow food is vanishing in dust storms and salinization, fresh water is going to end up more costly than oil. The riots and occupation movements will grow more and more violent and police forces will have to grow more brutal to control them. Not a pretty sight.