Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Zombies, the lesser of two evils?

For reasons relating to my previous state of unemployment, I spent the entire day at court (in a completely observational capacity) at the trial for a particularly savage beating incident. Faced with the horror of real violence executed in a fashion that can only be described as evil by people who can hardly be deemed human, I seriously question my war against the undead.

Sure, it's easy to speak in absolutes when referring to something as black and white as the walking, cannibalistic undead. But there is something innocent about zombies. They have no choice in the matter, but rather are merely carriers for a virus that can only survive by creating more and more zombies. The zombies, themselves, are mere players in a far more savage play.

But what of conscientious evil? We, as humans, are capable of horrible, horrible things. It is our responsibility to maintain our humanity, and rise above any possible vicious impulses. But what of those of us who don't?

Perhaps what I am getting at with this long-winded statement brought on by an exhausting, emotional day is that though I fear the zombie apocalypse, something far more sinister is brewing amongst us living, breathing humans. Our apathy towards our fellow human beings is much more dangerous than the virus that seeks to turn us into cannibal corpses.

Perhaps I am being overly cynical. I can only hope that the court system will provide some semblance of justice, and maybe save my perception of the human race.

2 Comments:

Blogger a bill said...

Sounds like an interesting day.

In other news, thanks to your blog, my partner and I have begun target practice. We decided to try the rabbits in the yard as they are about the same size as a zombie head. In addition they move more quickly which can only help. HOwever, we need a lot of work in this area.

We have also been working steadily on a fortress in the middle of nowhere with a field all around and plenty of high vantage points for us to spot the oncomming zombie hoard. Hopefully we'll be ready.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Col. B. Bunny said...

Don't you think that zombies are "conscientious" too? Why put them down on this extraneous issue of fidelity to assigned tasks? Aren't zombies in fact quite conscientious in the manner in which they pursue the living?

Or am I just confusing "conscientious" with "relentless"? Even that quality seems to suggest there is a thinking, feeling being in each zombie corpse.

I don't think zombies are the mindless automatons you make them out to be.

8:42 PM  

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