My kind of Christmas spirit
Incidentally, I was listening to the Z-Realm podcast the other day and I found some of their interpretations of the zombie phenomenon in pop culture to be quite interesting. Namely that historically, zombies entered pop culture as part of colonialism (Haiti and the fear of the former enslaved other). Initially, zombies were controlled by a villain sort of mastermind that would command them to do evil on his behalf. But then, as globalization and mass media became ubiquitous, zombies mutated into a mass of others that cannot be controlled and that is beyond reason or discourse. The only purpose of this mass of alienated others is to cause chaos and destruction. Come to think of it, not a bad metaphor of our xenophobic times.
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