“The Avengers” Joss Whedon can’t predict the future like a Marvel Comics super-hero might, but he can predict the future of America if GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is elected. At least, that’s the message coming from a YouTube video (embedded) that Whedon posted on Sunday.
Whether thinking about the “28 Days Later” style of zombie or the shambling, slow, “Walking Dead” type of zombie, Whedon’s parody endorsement of Romney highlights the candidate as a Zomney. Whedon says,
Like a lot of liberal Americans, I was excited when Barack Obama took office four years ago. But it’s a very different world now, and Mitt Romney is a very different candidate, one 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.
Romney’s ready to make the deep rollbacks in health care, education, social services, reproductive rights that will guarantee poverty, unemployment, overpopulation, disease, rioting … all crucial elements in creating a nightmare zombie wasteland.
But it’s his commitment to ungoverned corporate privilege that will nosedive this economy into true insolvancy and chaos, the kind of chaos you can’t buy back. Money is only so much paper to the undead. The One Percent will no longer be the very rich, it’ll be the very fast.
Anyone can run, fight, make explosives out of household objects or especially do parkour of any kind … you’ll want to stick with them, unless they read Ayn Rand. […]
Whether you’re a small business man just trying to keep his doors open; a single mom so concerned with 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 same kind of damn fool chances that’ll get us all killed, you need ask yourself, “Am I ready … for the purity and courage of Mitt Romney’s apocalyptic vision?”
Mitt’s ready. He’s not afraid to face a ravening, grasping horde of subhumans, because that’s how he sees poor people already. Let’s all embrace the future, stop pretending we 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.
The campaign has a nifty new campaign poster, as shown above. It shows a zombie Romney, or a Zomney. The tagline, of course, is priceless: “Zomney … he needs brains.”
The ad seems more anti-Romney than pro-Obama. However, tucked away in the video is the message: “Please visit http://www.barackobama.com/ to support the candidate who won’t bring about the zombie apocalypse.”