The Un-Dead..

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 (Zombies). 

In popular culture… 

As fictional undead creatures, “zombies” are regularly encountered in horror and fantasy themed novels and movies.

They are typically depicted as mindless, reanimated corpses with a hunger for human flesh, (and in particular), ..for human brains.

Although “zombies” share their name and a few superficial similarities with the (zombie from Haitian Vodun), their links to such folklore are unclear…

Many consider George A. Romero’s film “Night of the Living Dead” to be the progenitor of these creatures. Zombies have a complex literary heritage, with predecessors ranging from Richard Matheson and H. P. Lovecraft, …

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..to (Mary Shelley’s) “Frankenstein,” all drawing on European mythology of the undead.

The popularity of zombies in movies has led to them having been taken out of their usual element of “horror” and thrown into other genres, …

The “zombie apocalypse” concept, in which the civilized world is brought low by a global zombie infestation, has become a staple of modern popular art.

By 2011 the influence of zombies in popular consciousness had reached far enough that the United States government’s “Center for Disease Control” used the idea as a theme to promote disaster preparedness.

(Sidebar). 

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(Obama consulting Washington, – not George, ..Denzel). 

Conversation reportedly overheard by an anonymous source as follows…

Obama; “Hey Bro, ..waz up, ..any thoughts on what can I do to recover my street cred?

Washington; “Definitely Bro, ..appoint more zombies!

Continuing…

In Africa…

According to the West African tenets of Vodou, a dead person can be revived by a bokor, or sorcerer. Zombies remain under the control of the bokor since they have no will of their own. “Zombi” is also another name of the Vodou snake lwa Damballah Wedo, of Niger–Congo origin; it is akin to the Kikongo word nzambi, which means “god”.

There also exists within the West African Vodun tradition the zombi astral, which is a part of the human soul that’s kept by a bokor and used to enhance the bokor’s power.

In Haiti…

In 1937, while researching folklore in Haiti, Zora Neale Hurston encountered the case of a woman who appeared in a village, and a family claimed she was Felicia Felix-Mentor, a relative who had died and been buried in 1907 at the age of 29.

However, the woman had been examined by a doctor, who found on X-ray that she did not have the leg fracture that Felix-Mentor was known to have had.

Hurston pursued rumors that the affected persons were given a powerful psychoactive drug, but she was unable to locate individuals willing to offer much information. She wrote: “What is more, if science ever gets to the bottom of Vodou in Haiti and Africa, it will be found that some important medical secrets, still unknown to medical science, give it its power, rather than gestures of ceremony.” (Source, Wikipeedia).

(Sidebar).

Which of course, (at least in my humble opinion), is what differentiates Haitian zombies from government zombies.

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Although it’s a matter of public record that Barack/Berry, our current “Commander-in-Chief,” practiced using both cocaine and marijuana in his formative years, (pharmaceuticals) are not the source of his power, …

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..as all “power” bestowed upon anyone in the U.S. is derived from gestures and ceremonies.

Continuing…

Question: So what inspired me to write about zombies this morning?

I watched a zombie movie last night, and no, ..it didn’t give me nightmares.

Only the corruption in “our” government has that ability! 

Question: What corruption?

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Off the top of my head, how about our president and our Secretary of State standing in front of America and telling everyone that the attack on our Embassy in Benghazi was an impromptu reaction to an anti-Islamic video…

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(Atty. Gen. Eric holder).

Then there’s our attorney general, Eric holder, the highest ranking law enforcement officer in the Nation continuing to sell assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels…

(Sidebar).

I purposely reference the fact that he “continued” a program devised under George W. Bush, ..which of course is to gives light to the fact that Obama’s choice for attorney general was (too inept) to give rise to (the idea) himself, and he was inept enough to fall in line behind… 

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…Laura helps me with the hard words.

..good ‘ol George W., ..likely the most inept individual to ever hold “our” Nation’s highest office.

Continuing…

Then of course there’s Harry and Nancy, the two individuals who spearheaded Barack Obama’s signature legislation, the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.”

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An act, if allowed to mature will devour America as surely as any Legion of zombies ever created in Hollywood.

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(Harry and Nancy).

Albeit, ..if by some freak of nature or (device of Hollywood), that zombies would someday rise, Harry and Nancy will be safe, ..as legend proclaims; “Zombies only eat brains.” 

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Moving on now to the real world, and/or, ..more correctly, my world, there is only one man who has ever returned from his tomb…

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(Jesus Christ – mankind’s Lord and Savior).

This of course, is disputed by atheists around the world who would have you believe…

Atheism is a social and political movement in favour of atheism and secularism promoted by a collection of modern atheist writers who have advocated the view that “religion should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized, and exposed by rational argument wherever its influence arises.”

There is doubt about how much influence the movement has had on religious demographics, albeit the increase in atheist groups, publications and public appearances are agreed with the non-religious being the largest growing demographic…

Closely followed by Islam and evangelicalism in the U.S. and UK.

New Atheism lends itself to and often overlaps with secular humanism and antitheism, particularly in its criticism of the indoctrination of children and the perpetuation of ideologies. (Source, Wikipedia).

In closing today, I’d like to share a secret with “you” and with all of America that has absolutely nothing to do with zombies or the undead.

Over the last 50 years, the largest block of voters in America by far, ..is the block of voters that don’t vote!

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Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

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