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Old December 5 2011, 10:44 AM   #720
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Re: The Walking Dead Season 2 Discussion *Spoilers*

^^ Ironic that Shane's breakdown was triggered by thinking that Rick had lost it.

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^^^
Watch Panic in the Year Zero, a dated film from I think the 50's but the point is also evident in Tom Cruises War of the Worlds, the weak, the soft will be left behind or put into tow with the strong.
Mankind is still an animal, we just pretend we are above such things, and when push comes to shove I'm sorry but The Joker in TDK is right. He just didn't push enough.
Thankfully, this show has so far been about people hanging on to their Humanity in the face of a dehumanizing apocalypse. That's what has made it great, and hopefully that's how it will continue.
Yeah. I understand what probably WOULD happen. But that doesn't mean I approve or advocate that it SHOULD happen.
I think probably both would happen. You'd have enclaves of people who would revert to barbarism (some of them welcoming it) and some who could maintain civilization. Just like in any other situation, like natural disaster or war, you have the people that use the opportunity to steal or rape, and you have the people who help others and work to rebuild. I'm just happy that the heroes of this show are the ones who hang on to their standards.

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Agree, just noting that Shane's justification, albeit a bit crazed in it's presentation, have merit.
You mean that collecting Zombies is dangerous? Yeah, that's for sure-- but the situation was stable for the moment until he went off the rails.
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