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Old December 17 2012, 03:34 PM   #12
Ian Keldon
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Re: Is Zom-poc/post-apoc the genre for misanthropes?

Yminale wrote: View Post
Ian Keldon wrote: View Post
I'm not saying that it "validates" misanthropy. I'm just reporting that I see what appears to be a correlation between a love of Poc fiction and a general shall we say "jaundiced" view of civilization.
There was an essay I think on IO9 that discussed this topic. It's strange but apocalyptic fiction is popular with both liberals and conservatives. Probably because both groups think that society is completely screwed up and they are both moral absolutists. Plus as a bonus, in the post-apoc world they can established society as it should be.
That last sentence is I think the key. Maybe I've just encountered the "fringes" of the Prepper movement, but I really do get the sense that they really want some sort of apocalypse to happen so that they can do exactly that.

Reality is going to be like the "The Road" except a million times worse. Modern humans are not capable of surviving without civilization. So called survialist don't the have skills or the experience the ancient hunter-gathers had.
This I think is true. I know I won't be there to find out (being an insulin-dependent diabetic with physical problems means I'll be among the first to die should the SHTF).
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