Richard Bledsoe “The Collective” acrylic on canvas 30″ x 30″
Our society is having undead issues.
Zombies are all the rage right now, along with vampires. The vampire approach tries to make it seem all sexy and brooding, but only melodramatic teenage girls fall for that delusion.
From zombie movies to hit TV shows to zombie-themed walks, marathons, and proms, people are gathering to drool over rituals of cannibalism and decay. What does it say about the direction of our world that this is our version of entertainment?
There’s something more at work here than just some harmless hipster/geek trend. This kind of seepage into lite pop culture of such nihilistic decadence signals the death throes of the Post Modern era. The New Aristocracy of the Well Connected, who have used relativism as a shield for their presumptions and privileges, have been effective in whipping up mindless followers to enforce their will. Just look at Facebook for 3 minutes, and the manipulations are clear. The remaining humans-free thinking people-are up against partisans would prefer to see civilization collapse rather than lose their grip on power.
The Zombie archetype is a manifestation of the state of soullessness that has been inflicted on our culture.The zombie horde is an accurate depiction of the consequences that come from the systematic denial of the spirit. Humanity is reduced to a rampaging, rotting mob, trying to hunt down, tear apart and devour those who are not part of the swarm.
Fortunately, the soul is stronger than anything this world can throw against it.
Remodernism stands for what endures:
“Remodernism embodies spiritual depth and meaning and brings to an end an age of scientific materialism, nihilism and spiritual bankruptcy.”