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Entertainment, it can be argued, is an expression of the group unconscious bubbling to the surface, like dreams of the individual, except en masse.  jungian archetypes writ large reflecting the fantasies of the underlying group unconscious, it's emotional urges, uspoken desires and fears splashed across our screens.

And we have a current group fantasy and fascination with zombies as its  being depicted through successful pop mediums, movie, tv and videogames.

And we have the GOP, dying, or arguably symbollically dead, defeated in the resounding victory of Obama and the Dems.  And yet its rejected, dead ideas are constantly resurfacing.  The walking dead, facing complete electoral extinction as their base literally dies off, shuffling around endlessly, aimlessly opposed to anything logical and reasonable, just going through the motions, in effect looking to not just deny rational thought and empiricism, but to destroy it, and the world, all for their insatiable and apparrently uncontrollable, selfish, nihilistic brains.......

Just an observation....


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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    bfitzinAR, Skookum

    This post is dedicated to myself, without whom, I'd be somebody else. Though I'd still be an asshole. My Music: []

    by Beetwasher on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 07:09:04 AM PST

  •  From the title (2+ / 0-)
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    NJ Zombie Hunter

    I suspected the topic to be 'Zionist Occupied Palestine' and prepared popcorn.

  •  Here's hoping WWZ is SOOO bad... (2+ / 0-)
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    Beetwasher, bfitzinAR

    that it inspires Mel Brooks to come out of retirement to salvage the family name.


    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 07:26:18 AM PST

  •  An earlier version (2+ / 0-)
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    You just reminded me of a Bob Hope movie.  I believe it must have been The Ghost Breakers, because it is set in Cuba, but I cannot be sure.  Anyway, somebody is explaining to Hope about what zombies are:  “Men who wander around aimlessly, with no will of their own.”  Hope muses, “They sound like Democrats.”

    Of course, the Democrats were in power at the time, but the joke worked anyway, though for slightly different reasons.  In any event, this idea of equating a political party with zombies has been around for a while, which would make sense if it is indeed a Jungian archetype.

    •  Or How About HP Lovecraft: (1+ / 0-)
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      H.P. Lovecraft circa 1936:

      "As for the Republicans — how can one regard seriously a frightened, greedy, nostalgic huddle of tradesmen and lucky idlers who shut their eyes to history and science, steel their emotions against decent human sympathy, cling to sordid and provincial ideals exalting sheer acquisitiveness and condoning artificial hardship for the non-materially-shrewd, dwell smugly and sentimentally in a distorted dream-cosmos of outmoded phrases and principles and attitudes based on the bygone agricultural-handicraft world, and revel in (consciously or unconsciously) mendacious assumptions (such as the notion that real liberty is synonymous with the single detail of unrestricted economic license or that a rational planning of resource-distribution would contravene some vague and mystical 'American heritage'…) utterly contrary to fact and without the slightest foundation in human experience? Intellectually, the Republican idea deserves the tolerance and respect one gives to the dead."
       Letter to C.L. Moore (August 1936), quoted in "H.P. Lovecraft, a Life" by S.T. Joshi, p. 574

      This post is dedicated to myself, without whom, I'd be somebody else. Though I'd still be an asshole. My Music: []

      by Beetwasher on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 09:52:33 AM PST

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