Why Zombies?

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by radioflyer, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. radioflyer

    radioflyer Active Member

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    I've heard on many forums people stocking up on hardware for when the zombies come. I'm curious why of all the supernatural creatures, Zombies are the ones targeted most often?

    main reason for asking: According to zombie lore, "killing" a zombie can only be done by seperating the head from the body or destroying the brain. (headshots only here folks) There are so many other supernatural creatures that require far less marksmanship.

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  2. Jeff B

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    No flaming here...

    I believe that the reference to "zombies" is pretty much an allegorical (not to be confused with "Algore" of global warming) device to refer to the mindless and ruthless mobs that will issue forth after any disaster (which they have failed to prepare for).

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  3. radioflyer

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    Makes sense.

    I've also heard a scant few people talk about "greenies". Are these some kind o special zombie?
     
  4. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    Greenies are okay, if they are benevolent. There is nothing wrong with making a personal decision to be conscientious of your own environmental impact. However, within the wider discussion of greenies, you will find a subset that is every bit as bad as zombies. They are difficult to physically characterize, however their political agenda and motives are such that they wish to return us to the stone ages. They prefer socialization, marxism, and having the government do everything for them. Beware of them.....they are slowly killing you right now and you don't even know it.
     
  5. radioflyer

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    Ah. The radical Eco-nuts that will gladly sacrifice YOUR life to save a tree. Gotcha.
     
  6. TxPhantom

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    I've often seen the "Zombie" reference here and elsewhere. I always took it as a way of refering to the brainwashed "hope and change" liberal utopian zealots.
    To say these people are "zombies", instead of what they are, is a compliment.:texas:
     
  7. DCortez

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    Cause you can't shoot this:


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    BUT, you can shoot this:


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  8. radioflyer

    radioflyer Active Member

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    Sheep Zombies!!
    www.meliweb.net/journal/journalpix/knitting/sheep_zombie_felt2.jpg
     
  9. Lost_Thought

    Lost_Thought New Member

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    Why not?
    Of all the popular monster stories zombies have been around the longest (first mentioned in the Sumerian epic "Gilgamesh" 5000 years ago). They can easily fill the part of any mob you want while being socially and politically A-OK to blow to pieces.

    Dont like your mother in law? If she is a zombie, there are no legal issues with clubbing her head in! Like guns? Zombies bite so guns are great!

    Lastly, of all the "supernatural monsters" Zombies are the most likely to show up. Most first responders, the CDC, FEMA, and similar agencies have zombie plans. It is believed that rabies combined with something similar to mad cow disease would produce classic shambler zombies. So zombies are borderline realistic (if you ignore the rising from the grave/headshot only parts)

    It never hurts to be prepared!

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  10. Big country

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    I've never thought of the zombies as anything other than what is in resident evil. LOL! But I do now thanks! But why zombies? Because they are the mass attackers that quickly sweep the city streets and only leave one or two survivors that are forced to shoot there way out. But I see them everywhere around me now. Creepy!
     

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