I was talking recently about the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and the movement in general and got onto the subject of the people who just honestly don’t give a fuck, for whatever reason, simply don’t give more than a poorly thought out joke to the idea.
Naturally, like many people, I can’t help but liken situations like these to zombie apocalypse scenarios. Shit’s simply happening, and it’s happening NOW, and though it’s not new, it’s simply broken through some pustule on the surface of what just before seemed disturbingly status quo. Naturally most people are going to not want to see the emerging threat as anything but a little interruption in their day, all the while more and more zombies are popping up. It’s probably just a bad flu variant. Whatevuh.
The general thinking is that these are the people that have to be roused, recruited so that our numbers can better confront THEIRS, but all the while THEY, the zombie hordes are just devouring us as a single minded, organized engine of horror.
At what point do you see the people that just don’t give a fuck what’s happening around them as the enemy in much the same way as the zombies. In not fighting off the zombies, they’re essentially volunteering to be murdered and reanimated as another mindless weapon of the very thing you wanted them to help you fight off.
If you leave them alone, the zombies maybe take longer to notice YOU because they’re too busy eating the dick off the guy that, seconds before, was trying to think up something funny to say in response to your warning, something along the lines of “OCCUPY WAFFLES..huh huhuhhhh..” Dickless from the start, now just screaming and dickless.
Maybe that gives you time to run to relative safety, but now you’re numbers are less than what they would have been if people had just given a shit.
On the other hand, you didn’t put a bullet in that guy’s brain. You wasted time on prince dickless knowing full well all he gave a shit about was the comfort of every distraction he managed to cocoon himself with. Dickless isn’t a bad person, but he’s sure as hell not a player in this game. He’s an NPC, and one that’s just a step away from becoming an active enemy.
I’m not saying that, when you get serious with someone, when you try to engage them in some discourse about the course of action you guys should take when the zombies are banging on the windows and all that someone can do is puke out jokes that wouldn’t even be funny in even pre-apocalyptic times, I’m not saying you should shoot them.
Just know that they only make the zombies stronger.