FOX News Drone “Dr. Manny” feels that there is a yet unmentioned threat to America in the impenetrable bubble of bullshit that is FOX News. This creeping horror is so pervasive that it has enveloped all of society: video games, television, music–even the National Institutes of Health! This threat–this terror–this peril that threatens to overcome all of mankind is…Zombies. Specifically, AMC’s The Walking Dead.
So, is The Walking Dead damaging America? Let’s ask Doctor Dunce:
I would argue ‘Yes.’ Hate me all you want, or call me paranoid and misinformed, but there is one common theme that is pervasive in American pop culture today: violence. Even more specifically, zombie violence. The idea of a zombie-infested world inspires fantasies of monsters possessed by an uncontrollable rage to kill, and viewers get a thrill imagining what it would be like to participate in this new world order.
Oh, I do hate you, and you certainly have proven now and in the past to be paranoid and misinformed, but seriously–The Walking Dead is creating a horde of zombie-obsessed sociopaths and…New World Order? Seriously?
Of course, it doesn’t stop there! Zombie video games also encourage children to place themselves in exciting, dangerous situations! Uncited studies have even shown that “these” video games create apathy toward violence!
It’s not just video games, though! After all, television is a problem, too! While the current issue is the wildly popular The Walking Dead, it all began in the 1960s. Night of the Living Dead began a wave of zombification throughout our media that has made zombies on television “part of our daily routine.” He cites “Zombie Runs,” in which people dressed as zombies chase other ‘civilians’ to make them run faster towards the finish line” and a satirical CDC Zombie Preparedness Guide as examples of this. Of course, “as a doctor and a scientist,” he knows one thing for certain: “When you’re dead, you’re dead.”
While I would contest anyone who appears on FOX News’s status as a “scientist,” I am glad to be aware that he “knows one thing.”
Of course this encroaching zombie culture serves a more sinister purpose:
With this country heading towards a socialized system of government, in which officials don’t want you to think or focus on what is important for your own personal growth, I’m sure they’re more than happy to let you obsess over something as stupid as zombies.
And in turn, you ultimately become the zombie.