The Debt Walkers Strike Back

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The Debt Walkers Strike Back

General strikes across Europe and some in China too. - the debt zombies are refusing to engage in "normal" economic activity. When is it the Americans' turn?

The Debt Walkers Strike Back

The dawn breaks on a cold, winter day in a major Western city. It’s Monday morning, and the air is permeated by an ominous, dry silence. Some cars remain idly parked on the street, reflecting calm, while others have their windows bashed and their steel burnt black, reflecting chaos.  
 
The sidewalks are nearly empty and most of the storefronts are dark and devoid of activity as well. There are no buses running, the subway system is out of operation, airplanes are grounded and shipping ports lay dormant. 
 
Interesting and unusual animals wander about in the streets and alleyways, as if they had all suddenly decided to escape from their cages in the Zoo, out into the real world. Every few city blocks there is a spattering of homeless or a roving gang of restless, frustrated, filthy-looking teenagers. 
 
The streets are no longer fit for routine travel by the casual drivers and pedestrians who aimlessly search for something to do or someplace to go; for deep meaning in a world with none. 
 
It is all a rather disquieting and terrifying scene – perhaps one from the latest Hollywood flick about a civilization collapsed by viral infection, transforming masses of human beings into flesh-eating zombies.
 
Or maybe it was the influenza pandemic that evolved to resist vaccinations and treatment, spread through dense populations like a wildfire and wiped out 75%+ of all humans, leaving only a few survivors to rebuild society from the bottom-up. Or, perhaps it's simply what the Evil Empire left behind in its war-mongering wake.
 
What’s more terrifying than the cannibalism, debilitating symptoms or war-torn landscapes, though, is the fact that the zombie-like creatures who remain refuse to drive gas-guzzling SUVs, commute 20 miles to work or go on shopping sprees for Christmas presents. 
 
No zombies flocking to cities from the suburbs, no zombies slaving away at the factory or the office, and no zombies spending their bimonthly paychecks at the mall on computerized gadgets and cheap trinkets. That, more than anything else, is what the consumerist empire fears.

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