Disasturbating: To revel in doom-mongering predictions
about the future
of mankind. A particular predilection of left-leaning environmentalists who claim we are but 30 years away from living in Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road', without radical change that
is diametrically incompatible with how people actually want to live, and that
is completely futile at the individual level anyway. There's also a right-wing version that thinks
gay marriage and universal healthcare will somehow bring about the end of days.
"Oh my God, Peak Oil! Polar Ice Caps melting! Unchecked population growth! Stockpile canned
goods and a shotgun, the apocalypse
"FFS, stop disasturbating."