So the other day I was browsing Amazon to check out the free preview of Walking Dead, a show I’ve been hearing tons about. since I love me some zombies and we don’t have a TV (by choice), I thought I’d check it out. Well since I was using an android tablet, I accidentally hit the BUY NOW one-click button instead and found myself the proud yet surprised owner of the first season on streaming video. So of course over about 3 days my wife and I huddled in the dark and watched the first season on my tablet 🙂
I enjoyed it a lot. Zombies are (were?) popular right now and everyone talking about the upcoming zombie apocalypse with longing. I have a theory. Every wants this because we are not happy with the world we’ve created. We’ve traded too much. Sure we have ipods and X-boxes, and large screen TV’s, and Large Hadron Colliders capable of rending the known universe, but we’re not happy with it. No one wants to go back to their cubicle everyday and work a 9-5 soulless existence all the time letting politicians who are completely out of touch with the reality of our lives dictate our rights. No one wants sanitized for your protection products and being connected the facebook hive-mind day in day out.
We want to be free. We want to roam the countryside. Forage for food. Kill stuff and avoid being killed. Make our own way and live or die by our wits. We want to live. I think man is happiest in small tribal groups. Not too large, not too small. It’s how we evolved. Maybe the zombies represent our ancestral memories of avoiding predators. That was how humans evolved, roaming, killing stuff, and avoiding being eaten. Roaming, killing stuff, avoiding being eaten, and communing with spirits! 🙂
We want that back on some level. Doesn’t that sound so much better? I’d put up with a few zombies for that.
Or maybe not. Perhaps it’s just me?
(No It’s not a terribly deep thought, but I warned you it wouldn’t be).