Monday, 7 February 2011

why a zombie invasion is not such a bad thing

one thing i've learned from history is that friends and enemies are temporary. the current tumultuous conditions in the middle east are a good example of this - say how iraq and afghanistan having being a certain country's lambs during the cold war, leading up to opposition, invasion, and the obligatory revolution, only to be superceded by empty, puppet governments. such was the case with saddam, and in a way, the whole al-qaeda farce.

controversial? contentional? confounding? maybe so. so let's look further back - wwi had the allies and central powers, and wwii had the allies and axis. guess who's on which side of the fence nowadays?

but don't take my word for it, seeing as how my history is very shaky, slightly biased, and entirely superficial. i'm sure you have your own examples - in fact now that i think of it, i may be better off giving examples from my own country, but i fear that there may be limited external generalisability. just as how that phrase may be lost to the linguists and questioned by the statisticians. and speaking of literature, therein lies more examples - one of my favourite authors (whose ideas have formed and moulded much of my youth), george orwell uses this as a recurring theme in his famous 1984 and animal farm.

let me not bother you with the details, and fall short of a pompous predisposition. instead let us direct ourselves to the intent of this post - what brings about such powerful shifts of allegiances? obviously, this is multifactorial, but i think one of the major things to consider is that of a common enemy. in the face of adversity, races, religious sects, ethnic minorities, political parties, genders, sexes, and even entire nations have come together to face their common foe. the wars i have listed earlier are but a large scale example of such things (other examples i would like to quote are the kkk, jewish holocaust, and the united bieber-haters coalition).

so, seeing as how jaded we have become, as a race, as a species; maybe it's time we had some common adversary? now i hear you screaming in rage - what of the deaths, the poverty, the pain and the suffering? well, humans have far outstayed their welcome on earth and has extended its guest stay from our host, mother earth (and its resources). we would do well with some cutbacks and i am not ashamed to have lives taken from us - in fact i would readily give my own many times over to see the greater good (assumedly) come into fruitition.

what we need is someone to make us all realise that, even in our great diversity, we are but the same. whites, blacks, yellows, browns. christians, jews, muslims, buddhists, hindus, shintos, atheists. men women, men-women, everything in between. you name it, we've got it and we sure as hell gots them unneeded animosity.

so pick your poison, have at your venom - zombie kittens? alien slimeballs? laser-eyed robot crocodiles? unicron diamond jesus? something we can all get behind to go up against. and if all of these never come? we can always band against the jonas brothers (this does not defy the purpose of the post, because they're clearly not human, or from this world).

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