Say it ain’t so, but are there a whole lot more “zombies” on the streets and playgrounds these days? Is it just Halloween or a skeptic’s imagination running wild? And speaking of skeptics, where in the world are THEY hiding?
Some people say it is too dangerous for the zombies to wake up and let their minds run wild and crazy. There are even books and television shows about curbing your imagination. And God forbid that we should mention the computer games (zombie havens) that also thwart the imagination.
We can’t allow a child to be superman because he might stand on the roof of his house and try to fly down. Or, to be more practical, we can’t give out first, second and third places on field day because we might hurt someone else’s feelings. So participation ribbons are the thing now. It used to be hard to – dare I say it – IMAGINE that someone could actually be serious about taking the children’s desire to excel from them, let alone their imaginations.
Perhaps skeptics are hiding because they, too, are afraid of the zombies. Take the political realm for example. Marxism likes the idea of zombies. They don’t talk back or cause THEM any problems. The zombies do just like they are instructed to do. Maybe it is the “repetition” that causes them to obey. Or maybe someone just sucked out their brains. But there goes that active imagination again!
Just going through the motions and actually performing are two different things to the skeptic (and you would know that if more of them came out of hiding). Besides the mindless video games, we have mindless news on television. And instead of taking up for one’s religion – especially if it is Christianity – we settle in for a long winter’s nap and dream about the other religions that are taking over our country.
The skeptic that isn’t afraid to step into the sunlight even dares to eat a hamburger and fries at his favorite fast food restaurant. He used to be able to do that without even thinking (sort of like a zombie), but now he is in line with the “hardcore” zombies and eats a salad without question. Of course he is still hungry afterwards and orders the burger too.
No respectable zombie is caught dead (pardon the pun) without his toy gun. His real gun was confiscated by the government when he was still alive (again, pardon the pun). One thing zombies love to do though is to frighten the people who are not dead yet, but just asleep.
They walk mechanically about the neighborhoods and invade the bedrooms of the sleeping. They mumble things to them about obeying and line them all up like pied pipers do.
There is a point in here somewhere, but the mind seems to be mesmerized right now and Halloween just doesn’t thrill like it used to.
Perhaps a nap would help. And then afterwards, we might be able to conjure up a good “spell” or “crisis”. The problems of the world are still waiting for the zombies to awaken.