Of Men, Zombies and the Apocalypse

It is undeniable that there has been a major rise in all things zombie and apocalyptic recently. There are numerous reasons for this, and I don’t care to hear or discuss them, not now. Save one. The apocalypse resonates with something deep inside us, deep within the heart of men. Civilization crumbling to hoards of zombies touches upon an instinct that is otherwise left dormant. But let us consider, for a moment, what this apocalypse would mean. Millions upon millions would be left without access to food and medical care, causing deaths beyond our comprehension within a weeks, or even days. Without someone to look after them, young children, elderly, cancer patients, diabetics, our weak, sick and especially our most innocent would die. Tens of thousands would be left to rot, zombies or no. We would have no new food and oil shipped around the world. Areas without natural access to water would die. The tens of millions who are accustomed to going to the store for food would starve within months or weeks. Major population centers would be the first to fall to the masses who hunger and thirst within. Many cities only have enough food to last a few days at most with out more being shipped in. How long have you ever gone without food or drink? Now add zombies into the mix of millions of sick, starving and weak people wanting only to find a drink of water, or a safe place to rest peacefully for a … Continue reading

Be Afraid

What is this thing called fearlessness? Tell me the bear defending it’s cubs from the wolves feels no fear. Tell me the Masai tribesman standing before the ferocious lion with nothing but a spear feels no fear. Tell me the wolverine defending it’s kill from a bear ten times it’s size feels no fear. Tell me the Spartans felt no fear when faced with an endless hoard ready to wash over them with the flesh and blood of every nation under Persian rule. No sane creature may be without fear. Our bodies are meant to feel fear. We are meant to be afraid. It keeps us alive. It focuses our body and mind on survival. Fear primes our muscles for action, draws blood from our skin so we will bleed less when cut, puts our senses into overdrive so we may better perceive threats. Fear is a chemical reaction within our body. Fear is meant to keep us alive. A creature that does not feel fear will die. Then what is fearlessness? It is an illusion. One may only appear fearless. Those on the outside do not understand, for they do not feel the fear. But you know… the fear is very real. Push forward despite the fear and you will be seen as fearless. Courage and Bravery are better words for what is called “fearlessness”. Achieving courage is simple, becoming brave is very straight forward, but by no means easy. Step 1: Be afraid. Face the lion that is your fear. Step 2: … Continue reading