‘Firefly’ creator Joss Whedon endorses Romney’s vision for a ‘zombie apocalypse’

By Stephen C. Webster
Sunday, October 28, 2012 20:04 EDT
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Zombie Mitt Romney, in an endorsement video created by sci-fi mastermind Joss Whedon. Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.
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In a sarcastic “endorsement” of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney published on Sunday, sci-fi mastermind and “Firefly” creator Joss Whedon hails the former Massachusetts governor for putting forward a plan to “finally put this country back back on the path to the zombie apocalypse.”

“I don’t pretend to see the future,” Whedon says. “No one knows for sure if they’ll be the super fast ’28 Days Later’ zombies, or the old school shambling kind. But they’ll be out there, and they’ll need brains.”

He continues: “So, whether you’re a small business man just trying to keep his doors open; a single mom so concerned with her son’s welfare that she’ll run to embrace him when he’s clearly infected and going to bite her; or a strung out ex-military type who’s been out there too long and is taking the same kind of damn fool chances that’ll get us all killed — you need ask yourself, ‘Am I ready… for the purity and courage of Mitt Romney’s apocalyptic vision?’”

“Mitt’s ready,” Whedon concludes. “He’s not afraid to face a ravening, grasping horde of subhumans, because that’s how he sees poor people already. Let’s all embrace the future, stop pretending we care about each other and start hoarding canned goods, because if Mitt takes office, sooner or later, the zombies will come for all of us.”

This video was published to YouTube on October 28, 2012.


Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.

(H/T: ThinkProgress)

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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