Zombie craze indicative of societal sickness
The Kansas City Star
It’s hard to imagine that a group exists called the Kansas Anti Zombie Militia.
These seem like folks who are watching too much TV or too many zombie movies. But The Kansas City Star reports that this group is serious about being prepared for the coming Zombie Apocalypse.
It has nothing to do with Gov. Sam Brownback and uber-conservatives deeping the already blood-red political color of the state. These folks actually believe that an apocalypse is coming with a pandemic spread by a virus that will create zombie-like symptoms.
Believe it. The group last month was on a Discovery Channel documentary.
That whole undead thing, however, may be a sense in our society that people are pulling away from each other. The loss of a sense of community and togetherness is leaving people feeling lifeless about themselves and certainly projecting it onto others.
It’s not a good sign when folks don’t feel the humanity in others. It makes it too easy for individuals to feel self-righteous and to do things to hurt other people.
The feeling may be behind the outrageous political rancor the inability to compromise and the rash of mass shootings taking place with gunmen failing to see the preciousness of the lives they are eliminating.