Prejudice Against The Undead
Human prejudice comes in many forms, prejudice because of race, prejudice because of religion, prejudice because of culture, etc. However, the ultimate human prejudice is against the undead and zombies in particular, pure and simple:
- Zombies want to eat your flesh and brain
- Zombies are only interested in killing human beings
- Zombies are demons from hell
- Zombies are basically all the same with a destructive intent
- Zombies are the evil scum of the universe
Movie after movie has portrayed them as soulless, mindless killing machines.
You never see anything from the zombie's point of view, because supposedly it's being controlled by the devil or some unseen power. This smacks of propaganda. If some zombies showed up on Earth, we would be at war with them. No diplomacy or communication would be used by human governments.
There's a story here that isn't being told. In the 21st century, zombies seem to be entertainers who act in movies and scare people. Of course, there's something scary about not staying down when you're dead. Our society just doesn't have any place for the undead except on Halloween.
The story about who the zombies really are and what they really want has never been told. Maybe I'll be the one to tell it, someday.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/land_of_the_dead/ (Land Of The Dead Reviews)
Posted by qualteam
at 10:17 PM EST