Saturday, 22 April 2017

The Perfect Metaphor

Revelation 10:7
"In the days of the voice of the Seventh Angel, when he shall begin to sound, the Mystery of God shall be finished, as he has declared to his servants, the prophets."
Zombies and vampires, according to the consumer markets, are the most popular when considering the horror genre. They both share immortality and both belong to the Undead Club. They literally feast off the energy and spirit of the living -- a perfect metaphor for anyone who seeks wealth, power and status at the expense of others' misfortune.
When we examine what these creatures represent, it becomes clear that symbols and feelings intermingle. Haitian voodoo is a religious movement developed through the interaction of European Christianity and West Africa tradition: slavery and the resistance to the slavery.  Zombies are a part of the system of maintaining social cohesion. Those who violate social and community rules and values are at risk of being turned into a zombie.
These archetypes undoubtedly manifest from the underworld (a world under our world). Can we blame the denizens of a wasteland to attempt wrestling turf from another people who lay claim to greener pastures? It is only our lack of diligence and the developing of a weak character to blame for losing what we've taken for granted.

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