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zombiesThe seemingly resurgent interest in vampire ("Twilight", Yarborough's "Ste. Germain" series, the "Vampire Diaries", others) and zombie ("Pride and Prejudice and Zombies", "World War Z", etc.) fiction may point to the interest in both the overall notion and particular fixtures of an 'undead' class.

Whatever the causal relationship, the concept of entities that exist in an unliving-yet-undying state– often having to survive by parasitic or cannibalistic means– drearily lasting for years, decades, and centuries in an ambiguous condition, seems to me to reflect/hint at expectations of/connote acceptance of, a prolonged period of economic and thus social stagnation.

Gibbons Burke writes:

Fr. Robert Barron has some interesting insights [6 minute video]  about the recurrent vampire craze from a Catholic perspective.


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