Anonymous Zombie in Canada circa 1944
Here at ZombieLaw we loves us some Anonymous Zombies and this Anon is way back from 1944. I already gave you the link to this “Bitter Anonymous Message” in my previous post about Canadian Zombies from WW2 These articles were on the front page of The Windsor Daily Star from Nov 21, 1944. along with “Zombies Split Liberal Party” that I already wrote about.
As if members of Parliament did not have enough to worry them as they took their seats in special sitting today they found themselves in receipt of letters from zombies.
Some of them yesterday received a most mysterious one marks ‘personal’ send “free and marked “O.H.M.S.” on stationary which had every appearance of having come from a government office.
NAME NOT SIGNED
It was dated merely “Canada, 18th November 1944″ and signed “The Zombies” with a footnote reading “I have not signed my name. I am known as Mike Joe, Louis, Abe, Pierre, etc. My surname does not matter. It was a mimeographed letter, indicated a number were being mailed. How they got mailed free unless they were sneaked out ins some departmental mail, is a part of the mystery.
It asks the member to whom it was addressed to hear the story of a true zombie. “not of the cowardly selfish pampered individual who sought refuge in my ranks.
The article continues describing an immigrant family’s struggle and:
I, the zombie, was born in a so-called foreign community and there received my primary schooling. For my higher grades it was necessary to attend a nearby village school. There I was ridiculed and treated as an outcast because I was of foreign parentage and pronounced words with an accent. There I first encountered racial discrimination.
The letter continues with tales of depression-era unemployment. Foreigners, like the letter writer’s father, laid off first. Then the writer himself unable to get a job after graduating. So he joined the “zombie ranks” where he found “again menial jobs derision and discrimination” and “worked side by side with volunteers feigning … indispensability”
These are also zombies- yet they are entitled to gratuities and their ‘offer’ of service is most highly praised. Granted many have honestly tried to meet the requirements for overseas service. To these I take off my hats.
Concluding about equity:
Let us be honest and frank. Give me a chance to tell you why I am a zombie. Assure me that all Canadians who have honestly tried to abide by the laws of this country will have equal rights, equal opportunities for education in every field and enterprise. Assure me this with deeds not promises.
The Zombie does identify where his family immigrated from but he clearly does not want to go to war for Canada against Germany. He does not want to fight for a country that has scorned him and his family and he does not believe in the promises of equity. This particular zombie expressed himself in anonymous letter written on government stationary and mailed free on department mail. In 1944.
there’s actually a movie called Canadian Zombie
and also a zombiecanada.com:
And here are other recent Anonymous Zombies from previous zombielaw posts:
- Anonymous Zombie: “Cybernetic Zombie that lives on in Cyberspace”
- Anonymous Zombie: IP spoofing defense fails – 15 months jail for child porn link