Dirk Lotriet
2 minute read
22 Nov 2019
6:20 am

We are zombies living in a zombie world

Dirk Lotriet

Zombies represent how we are at our worst – a vaping, Facebooking mass watching Game of Thrones while supporting the Bulls and eating Hawaiian pizza.

Mike Woolfson's artwork depicting how e-tolls are turning average South Africans into 'zombies' has been well received. Image courtesy Moneyweb.

Zombies are known for their complete lack of compassion. They don’t love or hate or care for anything other than their own desires. But don’t lose sleep about the threat of a zombie invasion, dear reader – they’re here already. And I’m sorry to say: we are those zombies. The virus known as “modern life” has assimilated us into a giant, undifferentiated horde, stumbling through life doing nothing more worthwhile than looking for brains. Which is perfectly natural – it’s human to desire that which we don’t have. Don’t be fooled by the movies. We don’t move slowly. Ours is...