Thursday, November 04, 2010

Zombies, Vampiros, Lobisomens e a Sociedade de Classes

Comentário no Science not Fiction:

We should all find zombies depressing politically! Zombie flicks surge when Republicans are gaining control and fear the masses. Vampire flicks represent fear of a predatious-controlling aristocracy and surge when democrats gain. S’truth! In fact…

There’s a whole monster CLASS SYSTEM. Vampires are old-style aristocrats (and worshiping them makes their fans true traitors), while zombies are the proletariat. So who’s the MIDDLE CLASS?

Well, it used to be lycanthropes, werewolves. Poor schlumps in the suburbs, the only monsters with families,mortgages to pay and lawns that need mowing. Their affliction is portrayed with sympathy and angst and made for INTERESTING stories! Their new powers and temptations conflicting with bourgeois values, leading to inevitable tragedy…
[Será coincidência que a direita pareça ser mais dada a accreditar na coexistência pacífica com vampiros do que com zombies?]

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