From the first season.
Quite possibly, it's one of the perfect episodes of television in the history of... television.
Watching any other episode is unnecessary.
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Just watch this episode of the wildly popular program.
An abridged rundown of the episode: a white cop is shot, and goes into coma. He wakes up weeks later, with the hospital completely abandoned and in disarray. Blood is everywhere, as are bullet holes in the walls.
A room is sealed off, with locks: the message simply reads, "Don't Open, Dead Inside."
The rest of the episode is about the white cop, Rick Grimes, trying to acclimate himself to a post-civilization world, where the state has completely broken down and the only rule is survival.
Unlike "preppers," I do not want to merely survive; my goal is to live in a world where myself, my family, my community, and my people are allowed to thrive.
But like "preppers," I do believe we must survive what was is coming, to ensure we can thrive one day (remember, we went to the moon with the slide rule...).
Maybe not tomorrow or the next, but down the road.
Like the character of Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, many whites will face a similar reality: waking up to a world gone mad, alone and one their own. It's a world those who can see have long inhabited.
It's why this story has me laughing hysterically. [White House says it has Ebola virus under control, The Hill, 10-3-14]:
Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control.
Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday.
“We know how to do this, and we will do it again,” Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, said at a press briefing.
“It’s very important to remind the American people that U.S. has the most capable healthcare system and the most capable doctors in the world, bar none,” Monaco said.
The press conference appeared to be aimed at calming a public worried about a possible outbreak in the United States of the disease, which has killed more than 3,000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
The first case of Ebola in the United States was revealed this week. Fifty people who came in contact with Thomas Duncan, who traveled to the United States from Liberia, are under observation, including 10 who are considered at high risk of getting the disease.
Duncan’s entry to the United States has led to calls to cut off travel to the country from the African nations where Ebola has spread. The White House has rejected those calls, calling them counter-productive.
Two hospitals — in D.C. and Maryland — reported Friday that they were monitoring patients with Ebola-like symptoms, adding to the sense of urgency. Both cases are unconfirmed, and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell said the D.C. case appeared to be “malarial” related.
With that backdrop, the officials at the White House made the case for why the U.S. is well equipped to handle Ebola.
Monaco said the U.S. healthcare system “could not be more opposite” than those in countries most affected by Ebola.
Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stressed the U.S. healthcare care is “very, very, very well-established.”
While he acknowledged that the disease has spurred “a lot of fear” across the country, he reiterated that an outbreak is extremely unlikely.No.
Nothing is under control.
For one reason. The Liberians are here and we aren't closing our borders (in fact, President Obama has made it perfectly clear his goals are tied with turning white Americans into a disenfranchised minority in their own country).
Take a look at this breakdown on where Liberians are in America:
Liberian American organizations estimate there are between 250,000 and 500,000 Liberians living in the United States. This figure includes Liberian residents that have a temporary status, and American of Liberian descent. The metropolitan areas with the largest Liberian immigrant populations are New York and Washington, D.C.; other cities with significant numbers of Liberians include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston and Fort Worth (Texas), Hartford (Connecticut), Los Angeles and Oakland (California), Miami, Minneapolis and Philadelphia. So, as states such as Rhode Island and New Jersey.
No, the White House, the CDC, and the federal government are lying to you. The State Department has made it a goal to ensure Liberians are spread throughout America, creating potential weaponized communities where biological agents from Liberia can spread an African disease in "our" (sic) nation.
Most Liberian Americans live on the east coast of United States (New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina). So, it is thought Rhode Island (specifically Providence) is the state with the largest Liberian population in the country (about 0.4% of the city's population is of Liberian ancestry).
Specifically in the western part, most Liberian Americans living on his coast, live in California, especially in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland and Stockton. In fact, the Liberian Community Foundation, in Vallejo, California, estimated that about 4,000 Liberians living in Northern California. Meanwhile, the Liberian Community Association of Southern California, estimates that another 2,000 Liberian Americans live in Southern California. Also Chicago has an important Liberian community because there is the Midwestern Consul General of the Honorary Liberian Consulate. More than 30,000 people of Liberian descent live in Minnesota.
Those Who Can See already know we live in the world Rick Grimes of The Walking Dead inherited once he woke up. Every passing moment, our ranks grow larger.
For now our job is survive.
One day, it will be to thrive.