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Tomorrow...our lives will be different!

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posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 11:45 PM
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Tomorrow, our lives will change forever. Well, perhaps not too drastically, but tomorrow is the season premier for Walking Dead....

So, you can listen to this while you read the rest of this post....



Tonight they had a pretty good summary of all seasons so far, and as I thought, it has always been a statement about society and social structure. Someday it will all fail, and there might not be zombies, but maybe there will.

I'm not much into TV, but I got hooked on this show. I could care less about the zombies, the blood and guts. I am far more interested in the social statement. In a world where nothing is left, where every moral fiber has been decimated, mankind has to rebuild or just continue to exist in a primal world of survival of the fittest. I think the Walking Dead series has done a fantastic job illustrating this long and painful transition.

The zombies are just a metaphor...a metaphor for society, and the wreckage which will be left behind in a broken world. Is the "community", the "village" the right way, or is complete and utter 'survivalist" the way? We've seen all flavors so far (and as long as no dragons show up, I'm still interested). Kill, or be killed...trust, or trust no one. They've done a fantastic job of illustrating all the angles. No show, in the history of television has ever charted the waters TWD has.

For the most part they have stayed true to the "comic", but sadly so few actually ever read it, let alone even heard of it.

In all honesty, we live in a dark and dangerous time. The realities of the situations of TWD really aren't that far out of the realm of possibilities, as much as we try to hide this from our families and children. Sure, there probably won't be zombies...but then again...who knows!

In any case...tomorrow, our lives will be different.




posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 11:52 PM
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Shut off the social programs or food and water to the cities for a week and you'll see TWD live in a city near you!

The vast majority of people are woefully unprepared for a societal hiccup, much less a collapse. They will wander, searching for sustenance. Some will attempt to take from others by force.

It's a more apt social commentary than most think, especially in the U.S.

...and some wonder why me and mine live a rural lifestyle...

P.S.: I've read the comics through Compendium Three, so I have an idea what's coming...



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 11:56 PM
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Everything is torn away and made anew.

Civilization by started by clans, which grew into tribes, which grew into cities, and so on and so forth.

When it comes right down to the meat and bone though, civilization isn't civilized at all.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 11:56 PM
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a reply to: cynicalheathen

Indeed, it wouldn't take much...much less than most people can imagine, or are willing to admit.



posted on Oct, 21 2017 @ 11:59 PM
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a reply to: 3daysgone

No, it really isn't, is it!!

Far less than people know. We hear stories of "deep state" and "false flag", but even the notion that these things could exist is proof of how fragile society truly is...and just one event which caused a major disruption would raise havoc beyond what most could comprehend.



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 12:07 AM
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I was anticipating serious doom porn.

Damn....

To answer the OP's question...

No, they won't. Sorry.
edit on 22-10-2017 by madmac5150 because: My ducks made me do it



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 12:13 AM
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a reply to: madmac5150

Heh, sorry to disappoint.

However, it may not be that far off. Got your barbed-wire wrapped bat all ready yet? You might need it.



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 12:20 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

That is about the way I see it.

It is always a survival of the fittest. The masses kind of enjoy the story that it isn't.



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 02:27 AM
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originally posted by: madmac5150
I was anticipating serious doom porn.

Damn....

To answer the OP's question...

No, they won't. Sorry.


Which question?



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 03:05 AM
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The question is the following : How many walkers have you killed...?



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 05:21 AM
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It's a distraction. Turn it off.



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Man, I was just not impressed with the last season, some wannabe LARPing king with a cgi tiger, weird garbage people who's language some how deteriorated to idiocy, and negan's constant talk of "balls" and "what a BADASS" lines.

I dunno, just got too wacky for me. I'll give the new season a couple episodes, but I might be done


ETA: before anyone jumps on me, I've never read the comics, so my judgements coming purely from the show.
edit on 22-10-2017 by denybedoomed because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: denybedoomed

I agree that the whole tiger thing was a bit far fetched, but it did serve a purpose. It helped get viewers out of the 'Rick vs. the World' mindset. Same with the garbage people. We now know there's a larger world out there, and different communities evolving out of nothing in different ways. Again, I think to truly enjoy the program you have to look at it from a sociological / societal perspective.



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Yeah I feel you. I would hope people would be a little smarter than some of the character though.

I think it was the season with the prison when they were out target practicing, on like bottles or something! Like, why waste bullets like that? ! Go target practice on walkers!

Sometimes with that show man . . .

But I can't sit here and claim i would be some crazy badass. In reality, i know some spots in CA that would be literally impenetrable. One road in kinda places where I would probably take the family.

I'm confident enough in my skills at hunting and foraging tht I think we could have a nice little life.
But the bigges concern is our daughter who is type 1 diabetic. Her blood checker takes batteries and special test strips. Don't think they make the old paper blotter tests anymore. And what about insulin? It can be controlled through diet, but it would be rough.

The thought keeps me up at night. Especially with tensions in the u.s. right now. If shtf it would be really hard to keep her healthy.



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