Zombies, zombies, everywhere.
If you look to Hollywood, the world is but about to become a big zombie-fest.
Life imitates art, or so they say.
That being the case, I’ve pondered the meaning of all the zombie movies of late. They seem to be taking off where the “robots that conquer the world” left off. (For some reason, I had more affection for the robot stories, like Battlestar Galactica, The Matrix, Terminator, etc… not any good ones lately, though)
In any case. Does this say something about our culture? The preponderance of zombies?
I think it does.
We have been living under the pall of the industrial era. It turned us into good little zombies…(or robots), obedient to the “system” so we could crank out widgets on the assembly line.
Don’t get me wrong. I love the creature comforts that the industrial era has provided to humanity.
But all good things must come to an end. It’s time to move on.
Yet our economy, our schools, and most of all, the big mega-companies who prefer drones rather than thinking humans as employees, perpetuate the old way. The zombie robot drone way.
Humanity is waking up. We realize that old way no longer works. We want something more, something better, something more freeing.
Unfortunately, most of us haven’t yet figured out how to get it. (Hey, it’s why I’m doing what I am, to show that there IS another way, by example…)
So we sit back and fantasize about wiping out the evil flesh eating zombies. That’s fun and all.
But it is no substitute for the real work we have to do: to escape the zombifying system that we’ve grown up in and to replace it with something better.