Back in February I saw 28 Weeks Later on TV. It’s one of the better zombie flicks. A very efficient piece of filmmaking. Of course, the genre is rather limited. There’s only so much you can do with zombies. Character development isn’t their forte.
Because the Rage virus is so easily and rapidly communicable, there is almost no margin for error. The odds are already stacked against the human race.
Thankfully, this is fiction. But if this were real, the human race would be doomed in short order. Why?
Because all of the usual “human rights” organizations would pivot and swing to the defense of zombies. Rounding up zombies would be “racist.” Zombies would be entitled to Miranda rights. The ACLU would appeal to the 9th Circuit to have them released. The pope, Archbishop of Canterbury, and US Conference of Bishops would deplore discrimination against zombies. Sociologists at Stanford and Harvard would publish studies on how zombies are oppressed and misunderstood. Blue states would hasten to pass new laws criminalizing “hate speech” against zombies. The NYT would leak the classified methods and sources for containing the outbreak. And so on and so forth.
The human race wouldn’t stand a chance.