Politics

Debt ceiling video spoofs the zombie genre

Jeff Winkler Contributor

It’s like George Romero had a zombie child with Ayn Rand.

A new video from the Power Line blog reimagines the current financial debate boiling in Washington D.C. in a post-apocalyptic future where the dead debt walks the earth and only a few fiscally responsible, freedom-loving individuals still roam.

“Dawn of the Debt” has a running time of just under five minutes and occasionally hits on cliches like a shovel to an undead head, but the video is nonetheless entertaining, especially considering the subject.

Holed up in a dark and dingy hideout, a boy asks his father, “What was America like before the debt took over?” The widowed and weathered man explains to his son:

It was a beautiful thing, where free man could pursue that what motivated them, not some government … men were allowed to keep the fruits of their labor … we lost sight of those principals … there was no way the government could be everywhere at once, that is, until it was …

From that point, the story picks up speed, but there is no sense in ruining the ending. Suffice it to say that it involves several grayish ghouls that look suspiciously like the folks at your local DMV.

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