I always hate it when celebrities or those in the entertainment business try to tell the American citizenry how to think and how to vote. Doesn’t matter if I agree with the rhetoric they’re shilling or not. I usually do, in fact. But it’s obnoxious for them to talk down to the rest of us, as if they are somehow more informed or smarter just because of who they are. Gene Simmons of KISS stated succinctly that celebrities aren’t qualified to do anything except be celebrities, and I concur, and if I wanted to hear politi-speak I’ve got my choice of two dozen or so 24-hour news channels to listen to. The point is, I hate when people force politics into the entertainment world. I would never do that myself. But you know what they say, for every rule there is an exception.
I’m not talking about Bernie Sanders, though, because I’m trying to influence your way of thinking. (Even though, in the interest of full disclosure, he IS my candidate of choice for this election cycle.) No, I only want to draw your attention to the title of this linked article, and to the fact that the Bern is now being called “the Zombie candidate,” in order to illustrate just how prevalent the word “zombie” has become in our culture. I just wish a REAL zombie were running for president. I’d vote for him. Wouldn’t you? Granted he wouldn’t have much going on upstairs, but would he be that much less effective than your average candidate?