Originally Posted by iammatt
Of all the silly things, this may be the silliest. They could have at least picked a new year zero so as to seem something other than bitter people trying to make a political point.
Doesn't the whole idea of a universal zero-point for counting time (this zero-point presumably being an historically significant event) smack of hegemonistic narratives? Maybe our pluralistic culture demands pluralistic ways of counting time. Christians can count time forward from Christ's birth, atheists can count time forward from the day Ludwig Feuerbach got bitten by a mosquito, and Neo can count time forward from the day Justin broke up with Britney.