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some current political themes related to zombies

June 18, 2012

Watch this one hour CSPAN video “The Progressive Movement and Elections”

Professor Melissa Harris-Perry is totally ON! and Van Jones does an impressive job following her.

Both of them tell wonderful fantastical historical accounts of recent American politics. And while neither use the word zombie (as far as I heard), both are totally running with the same metaphors. So while this is technically off-topic post, I think all should hear these two speakers even if you disagree with some of the specifics they each say.

And I really think it’s related to zombie rhetoric – listen for themes like fear, anxiety, war guilt, Katrina shame, Oherness, inaction, missing voices, dead revolutionary struggles and urgency.

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