Watch: Joss Whedon Anti-Romney Ad Warns Of A Zombie Apocalypse
By Kelly West 2012-10-28 16:10:33
Beloved filmmaker and TV series creator Joss Whedon took some time out to deliver a humorous political message in anticipation of the Presidential election. Those familiar with his pre-Avengers work, which includes creating television's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, Firefly and Angel know that Whedon has both an appreciation for supernatural, sci-fi and horror, and a certain flair and finesse for metaphor. He applies both of those things with this video, which features Whedon himself warning fans of the impending zombie apocalypse, should Romney take office.
"You know, like a lot of liberal Americans, I was excited when Barack Obama took office four years ago. But it's a very different world now, and Mitt Romney is a very different candidate. One with the vision and determination to cut through 'business as usual' politics' and finally put this country back on the path to the zombie apocalypse. Romney is ready to make the deep rollbacks in healthcare, education, social services, and reproductive rights that will guaranty poverty, unemployment, overpopulation, disease, rioting - all crucial elements in creating a nightmare zombie wasteland. But it's his commitment to ungoverned corporate privilege that will nose-dive this economy into true insolvency and chaos. The kind of chaos you can't buy back. Money is only so much paper to the undead. The 1% will no longer be the very rich, it'll be the very fast. Anyone can run, fight, make explosives out of household objects or especially do parkour of any kind - you'll want to stick with them, unless they read Ayn Rand.
This doesn't appear to be an official Obama endorsed ad (as was the case for the recently released Lena Dunham spot), and nowhere in the Whedon's video does he outright encourage people to vote for Obama, though a link to Obama's official website is tucked away in the caption of the video on Youtube:
Please visit http://www.barackobama.com/ to support the candidate who won't bring about the zombie apocalypse.
So while the video seems more anti-Romney than it is Pro-Obama as far as the message goes, the support for Obama is more or less implied.
In the end, I'd like to believe that the true message is embedded somewhere deep among the Spam and other canned goods: Whedon for president in 2016!