29 June, 2005

Zombie Outbreaks and Public Policy

After reading Candace's latest blog entry I got to wondering some things:

How do we - as experts in the zombie survival arena - influence public opinion in order to bring about the fortification needed when the zombie apocalypse occurs?

When we succeed in our battle with public opinion do we try to pass bills authorizing fortification of cities or do we attempt to bypass the lawmakers and go straight to FEMA? Should the Department of Homeland Security be involved?

I support fortification just as much as the next guy and I think these are issues that need to be dealt with sooner rather than later. Bloggers Dylan and Ryan were at one point preparing a presentation for the city council to wall the city of Libby, MT. I would be interested to know what progress they've made in that area and how easy/difficult it has been to garner public support.


Blogger wwinkler said...

I agree with the idea of fortification. However we need to keep a few things in mind, when fortifying a city( i.e. big thick walls that are very tall, electic fence with barb wire, etc.) After seeing what could possibly happen wtih a giant secured wall in Resident Evil 2 I have some issues with the concept. It showed a town that was completly prepared for a zombie out break with a giant wall with the only way out being crossing a bridge with a giant gate with guards scaning people to check for the zombie virus, then leting them go through the gate, much like airport security check stations. Now this is a GREAT idea in premis. This is were it gets tricky. The only person who controled the gate was a man who ran the largest commercial corporation in the globe(now he is the one who actualy created the virus in a secret lab under the city. Bad idea to only have one person being able to close the gate, when they decide to close the gate because the outbreak has reached critical mass, and you are one of the gun toteing anit-zombie protolmen guarding the gate and you get stuck inside the city and there is NO other way about besides that gate you have yourself quite a problem. What about the people who are left behind that have yet to be infected with the virus? should there not be an alternate way out? I think so, now we all no that zombies should actualy be very slow moving, and not be able to get "smarter" as they get "older". So with this info a simple helicopter(would be best). Here is what I propose. Have a system set up to scan people as they walk through a door way that can detect the virus, when some one enters that area that is detected with the virus, have 2 .50 cal turrets unload on the area to ensure quick kills.
I saw all of this just to keep in mind that fortifying is a must but there needs to be a back up plan incase you are stuck in your fortified area WITH the zombie hoard.

1:47 PM, June 29, 2005  
Blogger wheelz said...

I've already outlined the backup plan in my post on Land of the Dead. #5 - An armed society is a safe society. Hopefully if the walls fail your bullets won't.


2:00 PM, June 29, 2005  
Blogger wwinkler said...

tu shay - duely noted

2:20 PM, June 29, 2005  
Anonymous Derek said...

Wheelz... i think you are on to something and i would like to know the moment you get the town of Libby surrounded in walls for protection and at the same time i would like to know if i am welcome in Libby MT if and when this zombie outbreak occurs?

2:29 PM, June 29, 2005  
Blogger daniel thorin arias said...

that is a great idea!

problem is nonbelivers.

i have plywood,machete,firstaid,water,food,suv,sedan,still no gun 13years old.

2:47 PM, July 06, 2006  

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