THE YEAR 2020 SUCKED BEYOND BELIEF, SO MUCH SO THAT THE PLANET EVEN SPED UP?
So this isn’t a piece about how much the year 2020 totally sucked. Well, not entirely. But 2020 sucked as few years have sucked. I mean, when has a year sucked as much? Maybe 1918, with the Spanish Flu? Maybe some of the years of WWI and WWII? Or, maybe some of the years in the Great Depression? Yeah, that’s the scale we have to use talking about 2020. But 2020 sucked so much, the damn planet itself felt the trauma, too. Literally. Planet Earth sped up! That is, how fast the Earth rotates actually increased in speed!
USUALLY, PLANET EARTH ACTUALLY SLOWS DOWN A SECOND OR SO, SO SPEEDING UP IN 2020 IS CRAZY
So if that sounds kooky as hell, well it is! But the year 2020 sucked something awful. So what could cause this, besides the gravitational pull of Donald Trump’s narcissistic ego? Well, there’s wind, ocean currents, and the molten core of the Earth itself. The speed of the Earth’s rotation changes all the time. And by all the time, roughly every 18 months or so over the last several decades. But here’s the thing. The planet Earth’s rotation has slowed down every 18 months, not sped up. We’ve had to add a “leap” second to the atomic clock to compensate.
YEAR 2020 SUCKED SO MUCH, IT’S HARD TO KNOW WHEN THINGS WILL EVER SLOW DOWN
But not in the year 2020. In 2020 we had 28 days that the Earth spun faster than it has since 1960. 80 years ago! It was so fast in those days that we may have to add a “leap” second to the atomic clock. So what does that mean? It means we’re removing a second of time. Literally. We’ll just have to see. Hopefully, this is something that science can eventually explain to us. There doesn’t seem to be a rhythm we can track yet. Otherwise, we’ll just have to chalk it up to all the horrible things everyone felt and experienced last year. A spiritual person would say, the planet Earth felt the year 2020 and reacted. Hopefully, 2021 will slow down. Literally and figuratively.