Zombie Trump Supporters

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Trump supporters in the US states of Ohio, Michigan and North Carolina who are unhappy with the strict lockdown laws that have been imposed upon them, have staged protests to get the sanctions lifted…

However, the demonstrators in Columbus, Ohio have turned into a comical affair after photographer Joshua A Bickel captured a snap of a group of protestors congregating outside the statehouse atrium…

People immediately noticed that this had a striking similarity to imagery from various zombie horror movies and TV shows like Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead and The Walking Dead and thus a meme was born.

Yes, the similarity is more than superficial. They share the politics of death.

4 thoughts on “Zombie Trump Supporters

  1. Avē Imperātor, moritūrī tē salūtant says:

    💀 “Why Fox News and Republicans are promoting a social distancing backlash” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/16/why-fox-news-republicans-are-promoting-social-distancing-backlash/
    💀 “Armed protesters demand an end to Michigan’s coronavirus lockdown orders” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b6GvszlkR0
    💀 “Bless you”: Fox News stars shower blessings upon protesters for violating coronavirus restrictions : Judge Jeanine falsely claims to Hannity that “the left is trying to stop” people from returning to work and worship https://www.salon.com/2020/04/16/bless-you-fox-news-stars-shower-blessings-upon-protesters-for-violating-coronavirus-restrictions/
    💀 “On Monday, Richard Grenell, acting director of the Office of National Intelligence and the U.S. ambassador to Germany, posted a photo of the Bill of Rights on Instagram with a title “Signed Permission Slip to Leave Your House.” Below the post, in the caption, Grenell wrote, “Love this!” https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-loyalists-and-allies-urge-defiance-of-coronavirus-safety-measures
    💀 “Trump Refuses to Condemn Coronavirus Lockdown Protesters: They ‘Like Me’ https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-bows-to-coronavirus-reality-allows-governors-phased-approach-to-reopening-their-states

  2. Curiouser and curiouser says:

    Washington governor Jay Inslee slammed President Trump on Friday after the president took to Twitter and made calls to “liberate” certain Democrat-led swing states. https://www.nationalreview.com/news/governor-jay-inslee-president-trump-fomenting-domestic-rebellion-with-calls-to-liberate-democrat-states/
    “The president’s statements this morning encourage illegal and dangerous acts. He is putting millions of people in danger of contracting COVID-19. His unhinged rantings and calls for people to ‘liberate’ states could also lead to violence. We’ve seen it before,” Inslee said in a statement. “The president is fomenting domestic rebellion and spreading lies even while his own administration says the virus is real and is deadly, and that we have a long way to go before restrictions can be lifted.” (National Review 4/17/20)

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 9:25 AM – Apr 17, 2020
    “LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!”

    Trump defended his tweets later on Friday, saying he was “very comfortable” with the posts. He accused the three states of doing “too much” and said he was not worried about those protesting against stay-at-home orders, despite the fact demonstrators have defied the administration’s social distancing guidelines. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/04/trump-accused-fomenting-rebellion-liberate-tweets-200417223606672.html

  3. "¡Viva la Muerte!" says:

    “The GOP Has Become a Death Cult : American conservatism—the so-called “culture of life”—worships annihilation.” https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/04/17/gop-has-become-death-cult
    A decade ago, in my first public writing since leaving Capitol Hill, I warned that the Republican Party, in its evolution towards an extremist conservative movement allied with extremist Christian fundamentalism, was becoming like “one of the intensely ideological authoritarian parties of 20th century Europe.” After Donald Trump’s enthronement as the decider of our fate, I analyzed the GOP’s descent into a nihilism that belied every one of its supposed “values.” They value only absolute power or ruin.
    It is now long past time to cast off highfalutin’ Latinisms and simply call the Republicans and their religious and secular conservative allies what they are, and in unadorned English: a death cult. As the country reels from the coronavirus pandemic, our national government might just as well be run by the infamous People’s Temple of Jonestown.
    By now we are benumbed by the all-pervasive arguments over relaxing workplace shutdowns and stay-at-home orders due to coronavirus. In any sane society, the issue would be how to institute the most efficient measures to defeat the pandemic in the shortest time and with the lowest loss of life. Instead, Trump and his merry band of lunatics have hijacked the national debate into a faux-serious discussion of when, oh, please, how soon, can we “reopen the economy?” Naturally, the media gamely continue to play along with this calculated bit of dezinformatsiya.

    • eideard says:

      What a solid article. And these folks are based in Portland, Maine. When I still lived next-door to Boston and worked all of New England…that was my favorite stop on the road.

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