As far as I know the whole zombie genre was started by Richard Matheson, with his novel I Am Legend. There has been three movie versions of it, one with Vincent Prince, one with Charlton Heston, and the last with Will Smith.
Art imitates life, or as Erza Pound wrote, "The artist is the antenna of the human race."
So what is this antenna telling us?
Zombies are parasites. And we have a lot of parasites today, ones who are in fact going to bring this country down. The poor are parasites on taxpayer money, but the real bloodsuckers are those one percent who are sucking the life out of the nation. What they both have in common are the government, and the government is out of control. So out of control that it can no longer be contained.
I used to read a lot of science fiction when I was 12 to 14. I ran across some scary stuff, such as A.E. van Vogt, who wrote a story called Discord in Scarlet in 1939. It was about a creature that planted eggs in people, and was obviously the basis of the movie, Alien.
Van Vogt said he based the story on a wasp that laid eggs in a certain spider. The wasp paralyzed the spider and as the eggs hatched they ate the spider.
I can't imagine The Walking Dead being popular in the '50s and '60s, not with Leave It To Beaver and Andy Griffith and Gilligan's Island. Or silly joke monsters like The Munsters or The Addams Family.
When did the TV portrays go bad? I'm not sure. I know that Breaking Bad was a huge hit but portrayals on TV had broke bad before then. Seventies, no. Eighties, no. X-Files, yes. It had parasite monsters, too. Kolchak in the '70s, which was an influence on The X-Files, but it was more goofy-fun that anything else.
This slide appears to have been a slow one, and I'm not quite sure when it started. But I do know that if we still have a good economy, and no parasite Third Worlders, and no bloated parasite government, the country wouldn't be breaking down, and we wouldn't have any of these TV programs.
Yup. If only we could get rid of those eeeeeeevil rich people, right?
Pbbfbfbfffft. I you killed off every last 1 Percenter today - the human race will replace them with others tomorrow. There is no nation currently on earth, nor has there ever been a nation without its One Percent demographic.
Nor can anyone in the USA claim that the 1% hold them back. In America it is your work ethic that holds you back, and lack of intelligence. Joe The Plumber will do just fine regardless of what the chimp in the Whitehouse does. If America is going to have an idiot black president - it will have a black market as well. The market always wins.
Going forward, we are going to see a re-establishment of the class society. Affirmative action is only a viable concept among the stupid these days. A lower class without welfare is a motivated lower class. There will be a lot of good come about when the current political climate collapses.
Most nations do have a wealthy elite but in a healthy nation, the elite have reciprocal obligations to their own people. Ours are globalists and as such simply regard the rest of us as much lower forms of life.
US work has a poor work ethic? bunk. The US more hours with less benefits than any other developed nation, its not laziness and its not taxes either. We pay taxes equal to or less than most other developed nations well. We simply pay for too much in defense expenditures and corporate subsidies
In terms of government spending what we don't spend there is spend on direct transfer, welfare and medical and such.
If we had soundly regulated trade, it wouldn't matter as much since the money would stay in American hands. Usually however it ends up wherever labor is cheapest and in so doing pushes down wages
Also important is fact that half the worlds wealth is held by 80 people.
Were this not true? Granted this won't help corrupt backwaters but more develop nations? Hardly. It would be a huge benefit.
Do you really think that the kind of wage arbitrage the US has faced (50% decline since the 70's) is the key to widespread prosperity and a small state?
If you see social and economic collapse , mass death and tyranny either by rootless globalist oligarchs or the mob as good I suppose the political collapse will be great.
Some of us whoever actually like the idea of conserving things
Glenn, as much shit you give Bob for being a dope smokin' hippie, you're the one smokin' the good shit this time around with that word salad nonsense you just spewed out. Everything is going to be worse, not better, and it's going to stay that way for a long time coming.
Drugs? Fah! Drugs are for idiots - I don't touch 'em. And no, the Occutards of Wall Street, the rioting niggers of Ferguson, the unionized pooch screwers of Detroit, the trailer park dwelling welfare slobs - none of them have a work ethic. Guess it sucks to be you, boys.
As our host once mentioned, we went to the moon and could have gone to Mars and beyond with the money we are spending on welfare negroes and ghetto trash. It isn't the One Percenters paying their way - it's dumb ass slobs like you. And - you feed those monsters because it is easier than standing up to them - whose fault is that?
As for me...well, I can always make a buck. I'm smart, I'm educated and I'm resourceful. The jobs are created by those eeeevil One Percenters - and they pay more than you or Obutthole does so my loyalties will stay where they are, LOL.
Glen, welfare was a better expenditure than a vanity trip to a dead rock.
And no we were not going to get a wonderful economic boost from a lunar base or a B.S. trip to a red dead rock either. It was a waste of money and a d*ck waving contest with the USSR and a status boost for some nerds.
As far as laziness, horse-dung. US workers have the longest work hours an least benefits in the industrialize world on par with or maybe worse than Japan
Some people certainly are lazy but we've been able get everything we need done in less than 30 hours for nearly 75 years. This is about power and the rich simply want power and having workers have a good life takes that away from them.
As far as the 1% types creating jobs, yes some but these ass-hats have also been waging war on wages for decades, They gutted hard working American's paychecks by half. I've no love for them.
I kind of agree on the occutards though so that's something I guess.
Lastly, the poor people greatly outnumber you and while right now they are mostly low IQ/High Time Preference types and can be kept in check or paid off
Also happily the mutli-cult has driven the Whites into the Republican camp, don't count on it staying that way.
Either the new Hispanic majority will vote itself spoils or come sooner or later enough people with low time preference and decent IQ are going to end up poor and PO'd and will lead those Jacobins to your door. That will be that and that fight you will not win.
However if we reverse the flow of migrants , alter the parameters to favor American workers and yes reduce the regulatory and tax burdens we might be able to stop this. Maybe.
The Last Psych's thoughts on The Walking Dead are interesting. The articles he did on it on Partial Objects are a good read too.
Funny you didn't mention him, he's in your link list.
And you base that all on...what, exactly, Prosper? Good lord, this idiot doesn't even understand half the technologies involved in space flight - and he writes them off with gay abandon and proclaims that we are better off paying danegeld to feral niggers like the ones in Ferguson - so they won't riot and burn down their own neighbourhoods. GAH.
As for the rest of it...whatever. I don't argue with idiots, they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
"Funny you didn't mention him, he's in your link list."
I missed that post but will look it up. The Last Psychiatrist hasn't updated in months.
Glen, personal insults are how leftists operate.
To your points, I am familiar with the space program and while its somewhat shallow have a pretty good knowledge of the technologies involved.
The useful stuff we got from the space program, rocketry and satellites mostly were highly useful. All predated Armstrong's amazing moon walk and the Apollo Program.
Manned space exploration is basically useless , a waste of money and giving people money that they spend in local businesses is a better use of taxes than national vanity.
Also space buffs have this assumption that there is this wonderful world of wealth out there for the taking or that many would thrive in space.
Too the former, well if the private venture Planetary Resources pans out, we'll see . I quite strongly doubt it.
the later? I'll believe in a moon colony when I see a huge resort in Antarctica or a civilization spring up in the Gobi desert, both places far more inhabitable and cheaper than Luna or Mars
Now there is one thing we should be doing that we are not and that is asteroid early warning and defense. That is one place the establishment is being short sighted.
Also I wouldn't mind more exploration, I like NASA even if the manned component is generally of low value
As for user of food stamps, SNAP reports that 47% of them are White. Almost half here, lower per capita than Blacks or Hispanics sure but a heck of a lot of people.
Also the biggest programs out there, Social Security and Medicare is used by pretty much every baby boomer retiree and they are like 75% White.
Now you certainly can phase out those programs and their mandate on business f you don't mind and even larger capital surplus and lower growth rates,
Now as to your general laziness argument, its partially true but really you are making teh same mistake liberals do, acting like its 1968.
That economy with its strong demand for labor at many different skill levels is gone to wherever its cheaper or just automated away.
There simply aren't jobs that pay to the scale they did in say 1970 and we have social mobility less than the UK.
If this were not the case, you and I could agree but its not.
A last though, re: dangeld. If you want people to have a stake in society you still have to pay for it,
work is best and in say 1968 to the early 80's I might agree that laziness played a big part.
The reason we put together the systems we did was to prevent Communist or Muslim radicalization so that instead of watts they burn Beverly Hills or D.C. next time.
Between that and the efforts of the FBI and other things, we stopped this. That does not means the national security issues have left. They just mutated,
We need work and more importantly well paying jobs but deregulation and lower taxes won't create them.
This leaves the ugly options of a general welfare state, a 3rd world mostly non white country (NAMs generally still reproduce faster than Whites in those circumstances) or chaos.
Oh yeah or you could get the US we are getting where quality mostly white people work so many hours to make ends meet jammed into cities they don't bother having babies
NASA, Social Security, national healthcare, etc., and a myriad of other federal programs that serve to benefit society can be funded without the need for federal taxes.
Do you understand Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)?
Did you know that the federal government, which is monetarily sovereign, does not actually require taxation to fund itself?
See these links:
@ anon Feb 3 4:52 PM
But of course! It's called usury and fractional reserve counterfeiting and it's been with Americans on-&-off since the beginning of the republic (it had been with British since the the establishment of the Bank of England in 1694) and ON fully and legally since 1913, the same year the ADL and the IRS were also established. They force you to pay your unconstitutional 'income' taxes just so you stay in line and not for any reasons of 'funding' any government. In fact, National Socialist Germany, only had a maximum of 13.7% income tax even for the richest Germans and from 1933 to 1939 no usury and no fractional reserve counterfeiting and yet they managed to train the greatest army that ever was and ever will be, regardless of size, and one which almost won that war, which they certainly did not start.
"Germany is our public enemy number one. It is our object to declare war without mercy against her. One may be sure of this: We will lead that war!" - Bernard Lecache, the president of the "International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism," in its newspaper "Droit de Vivre" (Right to Life), 9 November, 1938.
"Hitler will have no war (does not want war), but we will force it on him, not this year, but soon." - Emil Ludwig Cohn in Les Annales, June, 1934 (also quoted in his book "The New Holy Alliance").
"Before the end of the year, an economic bloc of England, Russia, France and the U.S.A will be formed to bring the German and Italian economic systems to their knees." - Paul Dreyfus, "La Vie de Tanger" May 15, 1938.
"The war now proposed is for the purpose of establishing Jewish hegemony throughout the world." - Brigadier General George Van Horn Mosely, The New York Tribune, March 29, 1939.
“Germany’s unforgivable crime before the second world war
was her attempt to extricate her economic power from the world’s trading system and to create her own exchange mechanism which would deny world finance its opportunity to profit.” -- Churchill to Lord Robert Boothby, as quoted in: Sidney Rogerson, Propaganda in the Next War (Foreword to the second edition 2001), originally published in 1938
“The trick is simple. Whenever the Rothschild and other gents in the gold business have gold to sell, they raise the price. The public is fooled by propagandizing the devaluation of the dollar, or other monetary unit according to the country chosen to be victimized. The argument is that the high price of the monetary unit is injurious to the nation’s commerce.
But when the nation, that is, the people of that nation own the gold and the financiers own the dollars or other monetary units, the gold standard is restored. This raises the value of the dollar and the citizens of ‘rich’ nations, as well as citizens of other nations, are diddled.” ~ Ezra Pound
Says the American patriot who was locked-up in an insane asylum for 13 years for being a traitor, a traitor to what, you might ask? Well, the usurocracy which won the war and gave, as a gift, half of Europe to the same darlings in the USSR they had already funded during the Russian Revolution to the tune of 20 million of Kuhn-Loeb-Schif bankster money through Trotsky aka 'Lev Bronstein.'
This Difficult Individual: Ezra Pound by Eustace Mullins
The "moon landings" are a hoax and NASA is a totally fraudulent organization. I know it's horrific for Americans to come to this realization but deal with it. You don't have to be a 'rocket scientist' or even have taken high-school physics. All you need is your good old common sense and most important of all, ACCESS to dissenting information you will NEVER get on any mainstream media:
Apollo Moon Landings by Marcus Allen
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon
Astronauts Gone Wild
Interview with Bart Sibrel of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon" 03 / 16 / 2012
Wagging the Moondoggie - Dave McGowan
Dave McGowan blows the Apollo lies to shreds with simple logic
Bogus Re-Entry Vehicles - The International Space Station hoax
Walking Dead makes Supernatural look like the Waltons by comparison.
The zombie movie got its start in 1968 with "Night of the Living Dead," the pet project of George Romero. This was well before the decline of wages and there was a subtle environmentalist message in it. The zombie movies are changing and have a different message now, but there were several of them in the 1980's.
"Night of the Living Dead" was the first truly nasty zombie movie. The first one was "I am Legend," in the '50s, with Vincent Price, and it wasn't scary. Then came "The Omega Man," with Charlton Heston (a remake of "I am Legend"). Then the last one, with Will Smith. For all practical purposes, "Night of the Living Dead" was the precursor to "The Walking Dead."
"Shaun of the Dead" is my favorite zombie movie.
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