Joss Whedon on Mitt Romney's zombie apocalypse
Celebrated Hollywood director and noted anti-corporatist Joss Whedon threw his two cents into the presidential election's three ring circus Sunday, celebrating Barack Obama's tenure as president while slamming Mitt Romney for being a candidate "with the vision and determination to cut through business-as-usual politics and finally put this country back on the path to the zombie apocalypse."
In a YouTube video titled "Whedon on Romney," the Buffy The Vampire Slayer creator pulls no punches in stating his case against the republican presidential candidate, saying that Romney is "ready to make the deep rollbacks in healthcare, education, social services, reproductive rights that will guarantee poverty, unemployment, overpopulation, disease, rioting—all crucial elements in creating a zombie wasteland."
"But it's his commitment to ungoverned corporate privilege that will nosedive this country into true insolvency and chaos, the kind of chaos you can't buy back," Whedon added. "Money is only so much paper to the undead. The one percent will no longer be the very rich: it will be the very fast."
The video's been a massive hit with both the living and undead alike, accumulating more than one million views in a little less than 24 hours.
"So whether you're a small businessman just trying to keep his doors open," Whedon adds, "a single mom who's concerned for her son's welfare that she'll run to embrace him when he's clearly infected and going to bite her, or a strung out ex-military type who's been out there too long and is taking the kind of damn-fool chances that will get us all killed, you need to ask yourself 'Am I ready? Am I ready for the purity and courage of Mitt Romney's apocalyptic vision?'
It's a good question, but Whedon maintains that Mitt Romney's ready. "He's not afraid to face a ravening, grasping horde of subhumans, because that's how he sees poor people already," Whedon attests.
"Let's all embrace the future. Stop pretending we all care about each other and start hoarding canned goods. Because if Mitt takes office, sooner or later, the zombies will come for all of us."
And then we'll all be Mitt Zombies.
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