For a while now, some conservative pundits and individuals have portrayed our current political predicament as being akin to the “zombie apocalypse”. It is an easy comparison to make, and it isn’t even a new one, as demonstrated by our friend, Packy East, in this clip:
But ask I drove to work this morning, listing to a discussion about the ridiculous and costly nature of public sector unions, and how government, led by the EPA, was standing in the way of what should be a very simple infrastructure improvement that would allow American businesses to remain competitive moving forward into the 21st Century, and this story about the Bureau of Land Management harassing a rancher in southern Nevada, I realized that the zombie analogy wasn’t entirely accurate.
Don’t get me wrong. I think the zombies are still out there, shuffling along, and multiplying quickly, but I realized this morning that there is a better analogy of the relationship between our government and its citizens:
I trust no further explanation is necessary.
Those who are paying attention will get it.
Those accustomed to stupid government tricks will get it.
The zombies will engage in ad hominems to prevent others from getting it.
The grievance pimps will take to their fainting couches with wicked, crippling cases of the vapors.
And it will still be true.