The Millennium - When will it end?
Good luck trying to convince anyone that the millennium doesn't end 12/31/99. The press has no balls to report the truth and once again the peons can not think for themselves. I however being King have no fears, so I will speak the truth.
Let's start at the beginning, shall we? At one point in time it was year one. Some thing glorious like, "This shall mark the beginning of a new time" was undoubtedly said at the decree of the new calendar Now I don't want to loose any one so let's ask the question;
When did the first year begin? 01/01/0001. Right? You don't think that there was a year zero? Do you? When was the first year over? Most of you probably got it right and said 12/31/0001. Very Good
Next, A century is a hundred years, right? -- of course it is. So now let's ask when did the first century end? Hmmm? Well if the first year ended 12/31/0001 then the first hundred years was over on 12/31/0100 -- right. If I lost anyone go to the top and read again. That means that the next century began 01/01/0101. Right? You are smarter than the media aren't you?
Ok, now a millennium has 1000 years in it so we know that it ended 12/31/1000- After 1000 years!
This Millennium will end like they all do, after another thousand years on 12/31/2000 and the new millennium begins 01/01/2001.
The media has decided to buckle under the pressure of the masses, I'm sure that next year it will be correctly explained that the millennium is actually in its final year, and they will pretend that they never mislead you. I would never do this to my subjects.
One last try for those of you a little concerned as to the accuracy of my proclamation. Your confusion stems from your comparison of birthdays to centuries. They are not the same. The first birthday is celebrated after one year. A calendar changes its date at the beginning of each year. Right, the two thousandth year isn't over until 12/31/2000 Right? Don't believe me? Answer this then; If someone is born 01/01/1901. when are they one hundred? 01/01/2000? Of course not. That is their 99th birthday. So someone born the first day of our calendar (01/01/0001) would celebrate their 2000th birthday 01/01/2001. And that is when the new millennium begins.
Don't be led bleating everywhere you go. Think, and be not afraid of the truth.
THIS IS FROM AN EDITORIAL IN THE LONDON TIMES:
"We have uniformly rejected all letters and declined all discussion upon the question of when the present century ends, as it is one of the most absurd that can engage the public attention, and we are astonished to find it has been the subject of so much dispute, since it appears plain. The present century will not terminate till January 1, 1801, unless it can be made out that 99 are 100... It is a silly, childish discussion, and only exposes the want of brains of those who maintain a contrary opinion to that we have stated"
The Times, 26 December 1799
Because the media bombards us with "proper thoughts", I have added a link to independent sources I found by accident. This is to aid those of you not yet convinced of the King's limitless knowledge of time and space.
U. S. Navel Observatory thoughts on the matter!
The Royal Observatory in Greenwich (not mine) Go to Question #3