Skip to comments.'Walking Dead' Drops Liberal Platitudes, Goes Conservative
Posted on 10/22/2012 3:00:11 PM PDT by djone
"We are only two episodes into the new season, and it appears that AMC's "The Walking Dead" may have been resurrected after last years mostly craptacular second season, which was preceded by a pretty craptacular first season. And the reason seems to be the conservative outlook that the show has now embraced. Lets pause for a moment to let the fanatic liberal fanboy virgins fulminate and fret over the notion that their favorite zombie show may have been saved by their characters (and the writers) change unconscious almost certainly from a liberal world view to a conservative one.... Lets understand the difference between a liberal world view and a conservative one. Its not necessarily about retail politics, though you got some sense of it with the I dont believe in guns crap early on, as if the world wasnt crawling with cannibal corpses looking to dine on the lesser cast members. And it is not just that the views of the Georgian characters seemed to be the same as the views of the provincial Hollywood screenwriters country folk are racists and sinister, religious folk are abusive and borderline psycho, and the only good cops are the ones who soft pedal the macho......
...my other brother
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I don’t think it’s that cut and dry. We get stories of people doing just plain odd things in bad situations all the time. How many times when there’s a gun rampage do we get tales of people just standing there doing nothing, or folks fleeing and leaving loved ones behind. Logically the instinct is to act together, but instinct isn’t logical. And it just gets more so in a situation that stays scary a long time, the brain burns out, it doesn’t know how to handle fear that last days and weeks. Eventually people will wander off by themselves, just to not be in the group, long periods of time stuck with the same people make you crave isolation.
And with the guns I think you’re forgetting that they also have to live. They need to get food, clean, find supplies. Also they have a limited supply of ammo (along with everything else) and a strong need to be quiet, noise draws zombies, learning to shoot is noisy. And the problem with arming everybody is the when the incompetent ones screw up guess which people they’ll accidentally shoot, yeah probably the competent ones. Yeah you can learn the basics of shooting in a day, shooting in combat is harder. For me the test is simple, I’d ask myself if I’d trust that person to shoot a zombie that’s 5 feet behind me, if the answer is no they don’t get a gun.
Notice in Aliens she’d already shown herself to be competent in a bad situation. She’s the one that kept her cool in the power station and got them out. Hicks knew she had the mental part down, all she needed was the mechanics.
I think it is a good show, you’re just going in with a set of assumptions which is A- unrealistic and B- not what the writers have. And you can see over the course of the story that they thought about all those things, and decided the group would take a more conservative “let’s teach people first” approach. Which for a group that includes 2 cops, an experienced hunter and eventually a war vet makes sense. These are all people that have had the chance to see what people that shouldn’t have guns can do with them. They even had the discussion “on camera” where Rick and Shane agreed they didn’t want a bunch of untrained people randomly putting lead in the air.
LOL! In a world without Fox News, it wouldn’t have been as obvious as you put it.
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