Outlaw Thoughts. Defining the Zombie lore.

Podcast episode 033022

Published on March 30th, 2022

It’s late in an overcast evening, and you are relaxing after a long day of work. You are enjoying a television show when you hear sounds of someone attempting to force the garage door open from the outside, then more hand trying to beat the garage door down. You locate your sidearm and move to investigate. As you peer out the window in the door you note a large group of people moving around your front yard. The crowd seems to destroying everything in your front yard and moving in the direction of your front door. Their moaning becomes louder as they close in on your front door. A window shatters and arms are reaching through the now open space. While it may seem like a bad B rated zombie flick, the reality is, medical science actually has several documented cases of “zombies” in the real world. It's go time. 

Alrighty then, we’re back for another exciting adventure here on the Chaotic Navigator podcast. I am the Alaska Outlaw and today I got to express my thoughts about the insanity that has ensued throughout an actual pandemic, particularly here in the states. Like you, I tune in every day to news stories and social media circuses and try to play pin the tale on the donkey as to the truth of what actually happened. Everyday I hear comments about the zombie apocalypse, and I wonder if people really have any idea what they’re saying. Today I would like to talk about both sides of the whole cult-like attraction to zombies, as well as actually putting some facts into the fiction of the undead walking the earth in search of brains. While most have adopted the phrase to depict a stubborn threat to our existence, the term has created a seriously negative connotation among those looking in from outside the prepper subculture, particularly here in the US.

Throughout today’s episode, I want to discuss the multiple evolutions of the term Zombie, and more importantly, how the term is used with the inner discussions of the prepare subculture, particularly within the United States. There are two primary threads that we’ll identify today,

Great questions to all those who sent them in. If I didn’t get to your question, sorry about that, but don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll touch on this topic again as its really relevant to a requirement for survival.

Before we get after it today, I’d like to make sure that, for those of you who seek peace and harmony, or help in making sense of life, be sure to check out the Alaskan Ulfhednar podcast at http://akulfhednar.com. After 30 years of spiritual searching and discovery, I have arrived home. Check out my theories of finding peace and harmony, with a true understanding of co-existence and universal love. Some great stuff for you there. 

Each week we look at a different facet of what being prepared looks like in the real world of everyday. It is absolutely awesome to be back with you guys here for another adventure of discovery and obtaining the super power of common sense. Today I want to put a new lens on the old eyeballs and look at the topics with a different perspective.

Our first segment, we’ll look at the history and some of the potentiality of this zombie thing.

Segment number two is we’ll look at those scenarios that rhyme with zombie.

  • First and foremost, I guess I need to get this off my chest. If, the pandemic had been transmitting the zombie virus instead of the coronavirus, there would be a metric ton of zombies right now. These ridiculous arguments about the face coverings and vaccinations to prevent the further spread would have created a bunch of zombies that we would be fighting. I’m just going to say it here, if that were the case, I wouldn’t care if the vaccine was developed overnight, but had a 95% protective rating, I would be the first in line. This whole bullshit story about “oh they didn’t take long enough to fully develop it…” is just that. Bullshit!

Finally we’ll cover our four corners of personal safety and security.

The first is the use of the term Zombie as a metaphor for those things that challenge our lifestyles, and our lives. Used to describe the disasters both: man-made, and natural, that will challenge us to become, and remain, prepared for whatever happens. The reality of being prepared for the pandemic survival needs to be a top priority as our country’s leadership has left these younger generations forced to take advise from anonymous sources off the internet, which coincidently has been the wrong advice.

In addition, there is the story of zombies occurring as far back in literature as the late 1600s, however there were some ancient Greeks that were discovered buried with heavy stones atop them. Based on anthropological understandings, this finding would indicate that the people of the time considered the possibility of them coming back to life a real possibility. The more popular, and better descriptions come from the Haitian zombies dating back to the 1500s, which are derived from the practice of voodoo as a dark art. However, these zombies were created using a neurotoxin, typically describe as tetrodotoxin, which induced a coma-like state, in which the zombie would be raised from.

In reality the first documented outbreak began in 1968, which according to the documentation was probably passed on via a bite from an infected individual. By popular belief, the most extensively studied potential cause is probably the Solarum virus, or more popularly the “Potato virus”, however, the reality is, that although Solarum may not be real, the effects displayed in most zombie movies are, and the mind shuffle caused by the current world-wide social media experiment, the mindless drones aimlessly walking around in a daze, is all too real. Much of the these later generations do not have the experience of having to function without their phones, or other electronic conveniences.

Literal

In most of the zombie referenced in the British medical journal, they seem to be mistaken identity of death. Where individuals have possibly lapsed into a coma, and been presumed dead, then buried. Only to wake up some time in the future. Are these people undead? No, not technically, as they were never dead, simply in a comatose state, however, I can definitely see where someone might perceive them to be back from the grave.

Note: coffins with bells

Cross over from the historic explanation of the zombie, or undead, to the definition of what modern culture defines as those mindless drones in search of human brains.

Segment number two is we’ll look at those scenarios that rhyme with zombie.

Metaphor

As a member of Z.E.R.T. (Zombie Emergency Response Team) based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, I have come to agree with and respect the definition used by the ZERT organization as my personal adversary for my preps. The idea of addressing a general feeling or threat into the embodied personal being is as old as American individualism. Much like former President George W. Bush addressed the fear of terrorism into the embodiment of Osama bin Laden, I too focus my concern of threat into the embodiment of the Zombie figure.

Finally we’ll cover our four corners of personal safety and security.

As always my friends, I am honored and humbled that you have chosen to spend this time listening to me. I deeply appreciate each and every one of you. Being prepared provides each of us with the confidence for successful survival. We mentioned before, and will certainly say again, that survival is a 90% mental task, but that 10% of physical resources is critically important.. By having a confidence and discipline, we can and will survive. Remember to be strong, be safe, and keep your head on a swivel… Peace 

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