The crawling, severed arm of the undead has reached out of pop-culture and now stretched its way into National/homeland defense. From U.S. soldiers, police officers and fire fighters going through a “Very real exercise” of fighting through a simulated scourge of brain eating monsters to The Canadian Parliament debating about exercises with the United States for a possible zombie apocalypse.
Some may consider this childish and just amusing as even when Winnipeg representative Pat Martin half jokes about the situation, in his speech, at The House of Commons while asking Foreign affairs minister John Baird about the workings with The U.S. on these exercises. However, this writer thinks that this is an amazing approach; use the possible horrors of our own collective imagination as the basis for our communal defense. And who better than the Centers for Disease control to start up zombified exercises. It fits too well to not be the slightest bit humorous.
The CDC had published a zombie-themed graphic novel and chalked up a mock zombie invasion as training references, of the “what if” sorts, for troops; Now, that would strike this writer to think that any creative American or Canadian would feel quite comfortable knowing that with, of course, a little amusement. To re-phrase an old saying: it’s better to be prepared for a zombie apocalypse that doesn’t come, than come to a zombie apocalypse and not be prepared. Unlike some of the movies, our governments could have it together.
As we’ve all seen through the years, pop-culture and or science fiction have aided the human race in development, so, why not horror or any other creative outlets? Final summation: it is good to know that there are some people, in such positions, thinking outside the box and allowing their minds to wander into the strange to help with human survival/development.
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