Airborne Army Soldiers? Well it appears that The Walking Dead has thrown us something of a curve ball, in the form of Randall, and Shane coming back as zombies. Although neither of them were attacked, or killed by zombies? which leads us to the conclusion that the zombie virus in TWD is AIRBORNE. So unless you’d been living in a sealed environment since everything kicked off you’d probably be infected.
This gives us a whole different perspective on the Zombie Apocalypse, and one it seems from the things I’ve been reading some people out there are having a hard time getting to grips with.
This of course is down to the whole zombie pop culture thing. For years films and books have etched into our brains that only bites, scratches, etc will bring you back. So if you die of anything else you just die.
There is something weirdly comforting knowing that it would be us against them. You can just keep telling yourself “I’m aright I’m not infected. I’m going to make it through this and become the king of the world” But if that imaginary barrier is gone how would it affect our willingness to survive?
If it’s an airborne virus, and your dear old Auntie Betty keels over from a heart attack you now have to worry about how and where to bury her in a world full of the walking dead, but you’re going to have to put a hammer through her head several times first to make sure she doesn’t bite a lump out of your neck as you’re carrying her to the grave!
It would also be a great way for the virus to spread quickly. You stand next to someone on the train who unknown to them is carrying the virus. You breathe the same air as them, and there you have it you’re infected. Fuck that’s not good.
Would Governments admit to people it was airborne? Admitting to this fact would cause people to ask themselves what’s the point. Why am I trying to survive? I’m just delaying the inevitable. Better to end it now while I’m still in control. This would add to the chaos. Some nut cases would even embrace the idea of dying and coming back as a Zombie! You can also say goodbye to that idea you had about a calm, peaceful, suicide by downing a couple of bottles of sleeping pills with your favorite alcoholic beverage then going to sleep. Because you’ll still wake up, you’ll just wake up dead. If you do decide to top yourself you’ll have to make damn sure you destroy your brain, and if you haven’t got access to a gun that could be tricky. Messy too.
But look on the bright side, if you ‘ACCIDENTALLY’ happen to shoot someone you can use the defense “He would have turned officer”
I’ll be back! >Arnie<