AMC's zombie apocalypse series The Walking Dead is the biggest cable TV show ever and Glenn Beck, talk show host and admitted circus clown watches it like so many others. However, he's not doing it because he enjoys it as a fictional struggle where humans become the real monsters after zombies go on the rampage. Nope. He's studying it and taking notes because he knows an apocalyptic event is on the way.
What would happen if there was total economic collapse? Or an EMP? Or some other apocalyptic event? Glenn has been watching ‘The Walking Dead’ and sees it as a scarily accurate portrait of what life would be like if people had to fight to survive. There may not be zombies, but the rest isn’t too far off.
“If you watch it for pure entertainment, God bless you. I don’t know how do it. It must be nice to live in that world. I don’t live in that world. I’m taking notes,” Glenn said. “When it happens in real life, they won’t be walking around dummies just trying to stumble into you and gnaw at your arms…they have it easy compared to the way I think the world is going to break down.”
Beck feels sorry for you if you're not taking this show seriously and literally. Has he started selling Zombie Apocalypse Survival kits on his website yet?
Glenn pointed out that the youngest member of the survivor group, teenager Carl Grimes, doesn’t like another group of survivors the main cast encounters in the latest season. He sees them as weak, and that weakness will end up getting their group killed.
I'm not sure what Glenn is watching, but Carl actually has a crush on a teenage girl from the cast of new survivors in the latest season. Anyway, as you might imagine, Glenn had to equate a zombie TV series based on graphic novels to Israeli and US relations.
“You could say that now about somebody who moves from Israel and moves to the United States. Right? They would move from Israel to the United States and they would say, ‘these people will get us all killed. They don’t even see what’s coming. They’re all soft. I don’t like it here.’ That’s the way you would be,” Glenn explained.
“You fundamentally change, and not necessarily in a bad way.”
Yes, we're all weak and frightened toddlers because we don't have recurring nightmares of ISIS climbing through our bedroom windows.
This is mind boggling on so many levels.