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The Pentagon Plans for Zombie Apocalypse Even It Knows Is A Non-Issue

Hello Zombie Rights Allies! The semester is over for your ZRC President and it’s time to get back to some serious fighting for Undead Equality.

And what do you know, but the Pentagon (yes, THAT Pentagon) is giving us some particular heartburn this week:

Washington (CNN) — Never fear the night of the living dead — the Pentagon has got you covered.
From responses to natural disasters to a catastrophic attack on the homeland, the U.S. military has a plan of action ready to go if either incident occurs.
It has also devised an elaborate plan should a zombie apocalypse befall the country, according to a Defense Department document obtained by CNN.

Now, the CNN piece makes it clear that this is not an actual contingency plan the US military thinks it will have to use in the event of an, ahem, ‘Zombie Apocalypse’. In fact, the military brass readily admit that Undead Americans pose no actual threat…

They just feel that it is ok to use them as the fictional antagonists in a training scenario. Because it’s politically okay to exploit the Differently Animated, even though everyone actually knows no attack is forthcoming:

“Training examples for plans must accommodate the political fallout that occurs if the general public mistakenly believes that a fictional training scenario is actually a real plan,” the document says.

This is a sad reflection of our national political reality, friends. Our military trainers know Zombies are not a threat, know that what they’re ‘preparing’ for is a non-issue, and most likely know how hurtful these stereotypes are to the Undead, and yet, they continue.

Because there’s no appreciable political cost.

Well, with your help, we just might be able to do something about that.


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The role of 'Administrator' will be played tonight by John Sears, currently serving as President of The Zombie Rights Campaign.

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