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  •  You're over-analyzing this. (8+ / 0-)

    Chomsky made an off-hand comment to what the student himself described as a "random" question.

    This isn't some paper or book that Chomsky published.

    Reaganomics noun pl: blind faith that unregulated capitalism can provide unlimited goods for unlimited people on a planet with finite resources. Synonyms: trickle-down; voodoo economics. Antonyms: common sense. Related Words: Laffer curve.

    by FrY10cK on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 04:54:54 AM PST

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    •  Chomsky got it backwards. (2+ / 0-)
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      Randolph06, Dianna

      Chomsky didn't have time to think it through.  Zombies do not represent an enemy that is "out there." A much better (and more Chomskian) answer would be that "Zombies are us." The younger generation see full well the dehumanizations of the capitalist/imperialist world, and they see themselves being sucked into it. The zombies aren't some alien force out there waiting to kill us (otherwise we'd be as fully enamored of all the alien movies, and we really aren't). They are our future selves, our selves after high school and college, after our parents kick us out into the so-called 'real' world, when we are forced to join the work force and relinquish everything that makes us sentient, plus our sleep.  Zombies are what most of our parents have already become, and we are aware that we aided the process by sucking the life out of them.  Now it's our turn.  

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