This is a photo I took as our bus crossed from the living to the so-called walking dead in Palestinian controlled area. This is Hebron:
On our way back, Israeli soldiers with machine guns drawn entered our bus to make sure none of us were the walking dead!
The Walking Dead premiers its new episodes today on AMC. It is horribly violent but has good acting, is filmed in Georgia, so how can you go wrong with that? It is metaphorical and brings religion into the apocalypse of zombies, the walking dead, who have no conscience, just a voracious appetite for the living flesh of humans.
But what is the metaphor? What caused the actual apocalypse? No one knows, and the writers aren't telling, but I will venture a guess on the metaphorical part of the two questions.
I think it is a metaphor for the mindless terrorism we experience in the world and those who perpetuate it are the walking dead. The living must be as ruthless as they to protect themselves. The living become an image of the walking dead in their treatment of others who are living in order to survive.
What do you think?