Was Romero trying to say something when he wrote that, gas-pumping, King Zombie into "Land of the Dead" and, if so, how should that make us feel about the non-linear social evolution that America is undergoing? Are there some Friends we should euthanize, Butchers we should arm,and cheerleaders to throw to the ground? Or, were the Aztecs the smart ones when they chose to simply enjoy their appointed time and decided not to worry about the degradations of an immortally prolounged, medicare vampire? If we stepped back and really looked at it, is there a reason that people find the thought of necrophilia with a vampire to be "hot," but necrophilia with a zombie to be "abominable?" Should we change the way we think? Or, have we already changed it in the way that we encounter our thoughts? Where does Lawful Good lay, in the protection of the weak from the forces arrayed against them, or in the entropic release of a orderly resignation? Are we capable of acknowledging either if, in doing so, we shift our understandings of how we work far enough to avoid complicating ties? Is it worth shambling onward to the shadows of fiddler's green, or should we simply revel in the fact that we now are, but soon will cease to be? Why did Romero write the King Zombie into that particular story? Did we really need it? Are we really waiting for one?"
"Or, will we truthfully be able to say that we were never even told to watch?"