Sincere thank you to our zombie troops
Today to honor Veterans day I watched the movie “World War Z” with Brad Pitt, the unrated version, streaming on NetFlix. The movie was better than I expected. It’s a comedy right? And also totally pro-military-public-health propaganda. People globally will see that movie and perhaps learn to take their vaccines (and to buckle their seat belts on the airplane).
Since the last few ZombieLaw posts have been about zombie Anonymous, we should also mention the “Tomb of the Unknowns“. It’s a good reminder that not all anons are hackers and whistle-blowers, many are patriots and boots on the ground who were lost on the field. See also the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae:
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
The poem concludes:
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Wear a red poppy to support the cause. But who is the enemy? Remember “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque:
“It’s queer, when one thinks about it,” goes on Kropp, “we are here to protect our fatherland. And the French are over there to protect their fatherland. Now who’s in the right?”
What is allegiance to nation? What is allegiance to an idea? Recall Pfc Moyers court martial for his resident evil patch.
As much as we love anonymous, Veterans Day seems a good time to remember that “loose lips sink ships” (and zombies have loose lips). The blindly loyal cocker spaniel knows…
Speaking of dogs, remember the veteran animals too, Shakespeare‘s “dogs of war” help fight our wars and also need to be treated well when they come home. Pets can also be helpful for treating soldiers with PTSD. Yay for animals, zombies’ best friends; lots of love, never say a word…
Brad Pitt is like that cocker spaniel, pretty hair, sporting ideological propaganda. Like one of the puppets in the South Park guys’ “Team America”. “World War Z” (the movie, Max Brooks book is different) teaches us to build walls, kill the masses, and get vaccinated – ‘murica F-yeah. It also offers a paradox that though we can’t trust the military, they remain our best and only hope.
Thank you to all the veterans. Ye know not what you do, and the enemy doesn’t either, and in the midst of it, everyone is a zombie. The moral reflection on poetry and literature are activities that soldiers have fought and died to make possible for us. They made themselves into animals to protect the possibility of our humanity. We may question your missions, question our vaccines, but we do not “break faith with” ye; that one day all the zombies will be eradicated, and everyone can go home… until then, thank you, because there are enemies that can’t be reasoned with and institutional violence may be the only viable response.