The J-dubs are so starved for any event to affirm their frantic faith they will conjure them out of thin air.
This is sooo true.
I know this because I used to do it. I would pore (sp?) over news articles from around the world, trying to piece together evidence of the "end times," and of course I could always find something to affirm my faith - but only for a week or so. I needed more evidence than what the society gave in their articles - which were just a bunch of over-used statistics and tired arguments. When the "world" got me down, I would try to gloat over the fact that I would be happy and important in that new world, when all the "wicked ones" would be gone. I did this until I realised that really wasn't me. I didn't hope for the destruction of humanity to make myself feel better anymore... because, well, only psychotic people do that.