Zombies R Us: the Walking Dead of the American Police State

Whitehead, John W.

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  19/07/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21207

The author examines zombies in American popular culture, and notably how zombies also embody the government's paranoia about citizenry as potential threats that need to be monitored and controlled.


Excerpt: Fear is the method most often used by politicians to increase the power of government. And, as most social commentators recognize, an atmosphere of fear permeates modern America: fear of terrorism, fear of the police, fear of our neighbors and so on.

The propaganda of fear has been used quite effectively by those who want to gain control, and it is working on the American populace.

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