Zombicon. The label given to a gaudy publicity stunt in Southwest Florida, not dissimilar to "zombiecons" throughout the world (note the absence of the "e"). People who participate in and support these events may claim that they are doing it in the spirit of celebration of the horror genre's most beloved offspring.
But what's really happening here is that hordes of people dress up as the undead and unwittingly mock the legitimate lifestyle of the living impaired. And I know what you're thinking: "if it's a lifestyle we're talking about, well, the gays do it all the time". Right. Gay people have their parades, events, and daytime talkshows, making it okay for others to participate. But when have you EVER seen an actual member of the living impaired participate in these so called zombie "celebrations"? Yeah, I think you see where I'm going with this.
The problem with Zombicon is that it -- like so many other aspects of modern society -- denigrates our undead brothers and sisters by perpetuating unfair and unrealistic stereotypes. The living impaired aren't all mindless, brain-hungry automatons! They are as diverse and interesting as you and I! And as long people continue to trivialize this growing cornerstone of our society, we will continue to feed the eventual apocalyptic uprising of the disgruntled and subjugated ranks of the undead.
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