Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Zombie Manifesto


Interesting  post relating modern zombie-lore with Marxist theory.




In the mid–1800s, Karl Marx wrote The Communist Manifesto within the context of the Industrial Revolution. The epic struggle of zombies versus humans in The Walking Dead can help illustrate the principles of each orientation. Capitalism, according to Marx, reached into the far corners of the globe to dominate markets, exploit workers, and destroy local culture. The zombies in The Walking Dead have completely overtaken urban Atlanta, and it’s not long before hoards of walkers begin pillaging the surrounding small towns and countryside as well. The zombies symbolize capitalism’s insatiable need to constantly expand, exploiting (or feeding on, more appropriately) people to reach its end goal, which is merely to sustain itself.

Now ironically the China commies are the biggest USD zombies on the planet... go figure.

Its going to be interesting to see how these zombies react to being deprived of their USDs if Trump is able to pull it off.  Might become very unpredictable.


The Zombie Manifesto
Sociology in Focus


5 comments:

Bob said...

They'll react by selling their wares to someone else?

Matt Franko said...

I dont think so... nobody else has the USDs they crave....

We are heading into uncharted zombie territory...

Tom Hickey said...

Was Hong Kong more democratic under British rule or under Chinese rule?

China saves in dollars to support its exports to the US. Those exports are Western branded made-in-China goods manufactured there by US and other Western countries that invest in factories in China.

It's not the USD that China wants. It's the investment driving its industrial expansion and especially the Western technology that is part of the deal. China is still somewhat technically dependent on the West, although that gap is closing pretty quickly.

China is already shifting away from its export-led strategy toward a domestic one. China knows that to avoid the middle income trap. By some estimates, China hit the t in 2010Lewis turning point.

The leadership knows this and the current 5-year plan addresses it.

Matt Franko said...

Might be good timing then Tom....

Bob said...

FOREX market has USD. Zombies will go there.