Wednesday, January 15, 2014

//SPCL: Zombies = Fear-Porn

A dead human rotting from the inside out but still "functioning" by the rapid mutation and replication of tissue, most-commonly referred to as a "zombie", is recently mainstream media and pop culture's returning fetish. For as long as verbal communication has been used, basically since the start of fucking humanity, zombies have been the subject of adolescent low-key-fantasies just as much as porn is the subject of masturbation aid to the post-pubescent. Our fascination with mindless drones is not a revelation.

The genius behind this, however, is what pop culture has caught onto. "Sex sells" is only one concept on how the human mind is influenced by consumerism in our recent bombardment from advertising sourcing from countless fucking media. "Fear sells" is definitely the most successful campaign, because although sexual energy is the highest form of energy humans can translate we've been conditioned to recognize and succumb to fear. We've been conditioned. 


This subconscious conditioning eats us alive inside, like "a splinter in your mind". But the only difference is that instead of painfully gnawing away on our insides "driving you mad"  (and yes, I just used a Matrix quote: bite me), it goes unnoticed, enveloping you until it has you whole and wholly numb.  

Zombies, in our day and age, are exactly that: the fear of our consumerists selves. 

And, why exactly does everyone get a little wet in their panties over shows like The Walking Dead, games like Left4Dead, and regular-dude-with-face-tattoos-turn-runway-model?

Because again and again we get the (cyber) opportunity to aim, point, and shoot this reflection of ourselves endlessly until there's nothing left but you: the tiny being that lives behind your mind's walls, chipping away hard enough for you to feel it... But not loud enough for you to listen to what it is you're trying to tell the drone, who has swallowed you nearly whole.