• An Embodiment of the State

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    Good news: The Governor–who might as well be called The Government–will appear in season 4 of The Walking Dead. He’s a great villain. Of course, the biters play the role of government, too.

    UPDATE from Anthony Ajamian:

    Your timing is uncanny, and unfortunately I missed the season finale. Over the weekend I was talking to some friends about the Governor and the Woodbury settlement in particular, and how he seems to embody all of the great evils the state seems capable of:

    – torture
    – group think (us vs them)
    –  a cruel and bizzare prison system
    – seizing supplies (guns!) for official use
    – special police for abduction and interrogation
    – turning average, peaceful people against each other
    – creating the utopia illusion

    I wonder how much of this was intended to be interpreted this way.

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    11:41 am on April 1, 2013