“I think when you break it down,” Chomsky concluded, “much of it is just a recognition — at some level of the psyche — that if you’ve got your boot on somebody’s neck, there’s something wrong, and that they people you’re oppressing may rise up and defend themselves.”
Interesting to note how the walking dead originally takes place in Atlanta. The placement in the south is important. That is, the zombies overtake the city, or in Chomsky’s vain, the proletariat poor and racially oppressed rise up to swarm the metropolis of oppression. What more, they then move to a prison, and after that goes to hell, they move to a government sanctioned haven for congressmen and Washington elite (this is from the comic book, but I think the show is moving in that direction). I think Chomsky is spot on in his analysis.
Thanks to Bo Eberle for pointing me to this post.