Apocalypse - Could it Really Ever Happen?
The word zombie instantly invokes mental images
of stiff jointed, slow moving creatures that were once human, but have raised
from the dead with an unstoppable hunger for human meat.
Initially made famous when brought to the big
screen in George A. Romero's "Dead" series, there have been several spin off
movies and books written about zombies. There are websites dedicated to zombie
hunting and survival, you can buy a copy of the "Zombie Survival Guide" on
Amazon, and Mossberg even markets a "Just-In-Case" emergency zombie survival kit
which includes a 12 gauge shotgun.
Zombies were remade in new movies like "28 Days
Later" and "Resident Evil", but this time there was a cause. Instead of zombies
just coming back for no reason at all and slowly lumbering across the land in
droves, these zombie were brought on by man made viruses, and could run and move
just as fast as you. No longer could you sit and have a quick lunch while the
zombies crossed the field, these zombies were meaner, leaner, human eating
Zombies have now branched off into comedy movies
like "Zombieland" and "Shaun of the Dead" with various tips on how to survive a
zombie apocalypse like making sure you use the "Double Tap", and keeping your
cardio in shape.
All of this is
very cute, but what if, there is more to it than just gimmicks?
Obviously for common sense
reasons we know that the dead are never going to
spring forth from their graves to consume the
flesh of the living. Once the body of a human
starts to decompose there is nothing that is
going to reanimate that dead tissue. There is no
virus that will magically cause all the
ligaments to reattach and the muscles to gain
strength again. It's just not going to happen
that way. What if we think of the term "Dead" as
meaning "Brain Dead" instead of cell dead?
We live in a world of 7
billion people and there is a very fine balance
of food to person ratio that totally relies on
seasons, weather, and agricultural success. Without
the seasons being exactly the way they are now
there would be total crop failure leading to mass
starvation. 7 billion is a lot of people and it
would take you about 217 years to count that
high if you were counting 1 per second non stop.
That's 7 billion hungry people that require a
certain caloric intake every single day just to
Enter the axis shift... The
seasons of Earth depend on its spin on its axis
and our orbit around the sun. It's all a very
fine balance that the creatures of Earth, both
plant and animal, have become accustomed to.
Without this certain balance the world would be
thrown into a tailspin. If you change either the
axis tilt or the orbit not only are all seasons
on earth going to be terribly disrupted, but also
every living creature that relies on that
balance to eat.
If there was an axis shift
there would be great ruin cast upon Earth in the
form of earthquakes, tsunamis, raging storms,
gale force winds, volcanic eruptions, and
overall pandemonium. After all the initial
devastation would come the next phase of the
calamity, starvation on a scale never witnessed
or imagined in human history.
In the initial months after
such an event all the remaining livestock that
survived will be eaten up and horded. After all
the livestock is gone guess what is the second
most abundant source of meat on the planet?
Human beings would become the next available
source of protein as hordes of people are forced
to cannibalism just to survive.
Kuru - The Human Version of
Mad Cow Disease
We have all heard of mad cow
disease which is a neurological brain disorder
brought on by feeding cow bone meal back to cows
essentially making them cannibals. Well there is
a human disease called Kuru which is basically
the same thing but it happens to people only.
Here is a short snip from
Wikipedia about Kuru;
is an incurable degenerative neurological
disorder that is a type of transmissible
spongiform encephalopathy, caused by a prion
found in humans.The
term "kuru" derives from the Fore word "kuria/guria"
("to shake"),a reference to the body tremors
that are a classic symptom of the disease;
it is also known among the Fore as the
laughing sickness due to the pathologic
bursts of laughter people would display when
afflicted with the disease.
It is now widely
accepted that Kuru was transmitted among
members of the Fore tribe of Papua New
Guinea via cannibalism.
Are you starting to see a
bigger picture here?
Society breaks down and hordes
of people are forced to result to cannibalism. A
Kuru plague infects the cannibals distorting
their thinking and making them crazy. Hungry,
insane, destitute, they seek out whatever food
they can get.
Then you have the fact that much of the
population is either addicted to a prescription
or illegal drug(s) that would be abruptly cut off
if such an event were to take place.
Alcoholics will be thrust into sobriety
basically overnight. Many of these prescription
drugs that people are on are so mind altering
that you can not just cut them off cold turkey
without major side effects. Toss in sleep
deprivation, dehydration, starvation, exposure, overwhelming fear, hysteria, anxiety, delirium, anger, and post traumatic
stress disorder and you have the seeds for a
There may also be magnetic
field fluctuations and failures leading to mass
bombardment of sub atomic particles from space
that could destroy neurological pathways in the human
brain thus leading to further decay and hysteria.
Flash back 3,600 years ago to
the time of the Tower of Babel story we remember
that people "Forgot how to speak". That is
eerily similar to many recent reporters talking
gibberish on live TV. (Video Below)
Is a zombie apocalypse
possible? I guess only time will tell.