Tuesday, June 5, 2012

You can't turn on the news these days without hearing about the so-called "Zombie Apocalypse" that is upon us. These Sci-Fi headlines are prompted by a handful of drug-induced, cannibalistic attacks that have struck within the last few weeks.

Violent, bizarre and disturbing, these attacks have people questioning how anyone could be enticed to attack and then devour a fellow human being? Believe it or not, cannibalism is an age old, tribal phenomenon based on primitive rituals that still exist in many thrid-world countries today. Areas of the South Pacific, Fiji, New Zealand, the African Congo and even the Netherlands are believed to still practice cannibalism in private, ancient ceremonies condemned by the public.

The current media coverage of these most recent attacks seem to indicate that the culprits were provoked to attack their victims through a drug-induced rage, rather than paying homage to ancient rituals and traditions.

While the existence of these attacks has become the butt of many media driven puns and jokes, one would hope this developing trend in coverage will eventually disappear and the people who have jokingly encouraged this "Zombie Apocalypse" find something more productive to do with their time.



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