Hey 3.5 readers.
Blasphemy for a zombie nerd to say this, but sometimes I wonder if a zombie apocalypse would be as bad as they are portrayed on television.
Don’t get me wrong. A zompoc would be awful. However, I feel like the government has all kinds of contingency plans on what to do if America is invaded and what with police and army and everything I feel like the zombies could be fended off.
Sure, it would be a disaster. Many would die, have their brains eaten and end up undead. I’m just not convinced that people would instantly drop everything when the first zombie wave hits.
Yes, our public officials, politicians and so on make us worry sometimes but I think they would stick around to coordinate things and I don’t think the army, police, first responders etc would give up without a fight.
Then again. I could be wrong. Everyone might see a zombie and crap themselves.
Even if the world were to descend into an apocalyptic state, I feel like there is a lot of knowledge in people’s brains, such that rebuilding might not be as difficult as imagined. Surely there would be more to life than just wandering from town to town to see which abandoned stores still have old boxes of candy and twinkles to feast on.
Hell, the Ancient Romans built some impressive buildings and did great things with very little compared to what we have today. You, the average reader, could take the knowledge in your modern brain and go back to ancient times and live like a King.
Or could you? I suppose you’d have to have the skills needed to take the knowledge in your brain and make it happen in real life.
I don’t know. I could be wrong. Maybe without the whole system in place now we’d all just end up acting like a bunch of dummies and be screwed.
Maybe I have too much faith in people. Then again. Maybe I don’t. I hope we never find out what a zombie apocalypse would be like in real life as there would be way too many zombies.
FYI the Yeti just reminded me that I did live through a zombie apocalypse that was better known at the time as the East Randomtown Zombie Apocalypse, the terrible ordeal in which #31ZombieAuthors assisted me and gave me the advice I needed to pull myself out of a jam.
I’m sorry. I’m very forgetful when I’m under Yeti control. So yes, to answer my question, people are stupid and a zombie apocalypse would be awful as the zombies would eat everyone and then everyone not eaten would do stupid things.
Ergo, this post was pointless. My bad.
But tell me what you think anyway, 3.5