Here is a story about preparedness but it goes a litte TOO far off the edge.
The Kansas Anti Zombie Militia.
Once the Zombie Apocalypse hits, they’ll be ready for it and they want you to be too.
“Can a natural person change into this monster that many fear?” Alfredo Carbajal, the militia’s main spokesman, said in an interview. “The possibilities are yes, it can happen. We have seen incidents that are very close to it, and we are thinking it is more possible than people think.”
Carbajal and other true believers aren’t so much scared of movie zombies. The apocalypse they see coming is a pandemic spread by a virus that creates zombie-like symptoms.
Last month, the Discovery Channel featured the Kansas militia in a documentary that concluded that such a Zombie Apocalypse — or Zompoc — was possible. The program featured scientists who speculated some evolving virus is bound to jump to humans on our overcrowded planet.
There is nothing wrong with being prepared. But it’s NOT good to become obsessed with a subject to the point that it takes over rational thought. The zombie apocalypse has been used as a metaphor for contagious disease epidemics but there is currently no known virus that takes over people’s brains and makes them attack each other. Oh wait… Nah, we can treat that.
This is a good piece. The zombie popularity spawning these types of activities is good example of how a popular culture facet can be so popular that people could get a touch too extreme about it. It seems they have crossed the line from fantasy to reality and that’s not really a good thing when we lose that perspective.