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Does Obsessing Over Zombie Apocalypse Reveal a Lust to Escape Modernity?

An excerpt from Page 250 of Present Shock by Douglas Rushkoff and some '90s nostalgia.

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June 20, 2013 - 4:45 pm
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Zombies. Why?
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
I tried reading "Present Shock" but gave up after losing count of the number of stereotypes he uses to describe various modern movements (especially the tea party vs. OWS). His political bias shines through. At least try to understand a subject before writing about it.

Plus he gets it wrong - In The Walking Dead, the hero kills his ex-partner at the end of season two, not three. Each season was split into 2 halves, but if he can't get basic facts right, what hope is there for his conclusions?
43 weeks ago
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...AND it was Rick's son, not himself, who killed Shane...AND it was to defend Rick, who was about to BE murdered by Shane, so it was not murder.
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
And Shane wasn't "in love with [Rick's] wife" -- he was screwing her after lying to her and saying Rick was dead.

You think, perhaps, that the author has no idea what he's writing about? Perhaps he's just indulging in the ever-popular leftist game of "Americans like this, it must be trash"?
43 weeks ago
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Rushkoff ... Isn't he that rabid liberal journolister? ... Isn't he a knee-jerk lefty teaching at NYU who slobbers regularly on NPR?

Why should I care what he thinks?
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
Never seen the show, but I do like brains on buttered wheat toast.
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
It reveals mainstream redneck conformity which is delighted to see the same mentally unchallenging childish thing over and over and over again, as if it's the first time.

It is Tom and Jerry with all the running but none of the artistry.
43 weeks ago
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Your parents sure were prescient with your first name.
43 weeks ago
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"...but to use these circumstances as an excuse to act upon long-repressed impulses."

Just goes to show you - I saw the same program this writer did and got an entirely different take. If you want to see humankind as being less than human then you can. Just goes to show you.
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