Dead,, measurably worse than the Supreme nihilist, Negan and his “Saviors”
were the “Wolves,” whose appearance in the show preceded the debut the baseball
bat wielding Negan.
are on the streets today
seen the series, particularly Season 7, as a concrete lesson in contemporary
politics. Drawing the parallels between Negan and Antifa is eminently
instructive. Negan is a concrete that can communicate the significance of the
anti-reason goals of our real-life nemeses.
The Alt-Left. And Antifa.
Four Feathers, as General Burroughs explains the position of his troops, the
Russians, and himself he uses concretes to illustrate what happened in the
Crimean War: a glass of sherry, walnuts, and a pineapple.
nihilists. Negan commanded obedience from his victims, half of what they owned,
and some sort of material value, or else he would bash his victims to death
with his bat or sic his tribe of “Saviors” of them.
words and actions, for the sake of killing. Their motivation was not loot, or
the slavery of their victims, but death. They wanted nothing for
themselves. Their “signature” was to
carve a “W” on their foreheads and on those of their victims.
A Wolf victim: tied naked to a tree as walker bait
“You don’t belong
here,” says a Wolf before Carol shoots him. Living people “don’t belong here.”
They shouldn’t exist. They must be erased.
convey the importance of fighting for values or for destroying them. It becomes a concrete. The
Walking Dead does that in so many instances, in so many episodes.
a “pacific” philosophy and way of fighting that does not harm or bring the
demise of his potential killers, but allows them to live; first encounters two of
the Wolves, he fights back when they attempt to kill him, he defeats them but leaves
them unconscious in an abandoned car. “All life is precious,” he keeps
thinking. But they both return later in the series to kill again. No life s
precious to them.
and, as a consequence,
to kill another day, because they have not changed; but this thought is negated
by his pacifism, just as our foreign policy will not declare Islam an enemy and
allow it to kill us. When he
Ueshiba (1883-1969) was history’s greatest martial artist. Even as an old
man of eighty, Morihei could disarm any foe, down any number of attackers, and
pin an opponent with a
Disguised as a Wolf, Carol makes war on the Wolves
single finger. Although invincible as a warrior, Morihei
was above all a man of peace who detested fighting, war, and any kind of
violence. His way was Aikido, which can be translated as “The Art of Peace.”
his expertly wiel ded Aikido stick.Carol goes into action
and helps to bring about the defeat and retreat of the Wolves by killing them
without question or hesitation.
Carol saves Morgan from a Wolf
He intends to disarm (or pacify) Wolves and
let them go, again. “All life is precious,” he keeps telling himself and
others. Carol saves his life, during the attack, by stabbing the savage who was
about to overcome Morgan with an axe. The Wolves attacked without any warning.
They invade the town and just start killing, without rhyme or reason or
provocation. Disguised as a “Wolf,”Carol declares war on the Wolves.
scale. Negan has outposts of Savior marauders in his area.The Wolves come out of nowhere.
together with the Islamic nihilists.
in the theater.