This sanctuary is no sanctuary, not at all. Or, how to make sense of the zombie apocalypse, Philippine-style.

This sanctuary is no sanctuary, not at all. Or, how to make sense of the zombie apocalypse, Philippine-style. 
FOR THOSE who have been following, like an addict, the AMC Netflix film offering, "The Walking Dead," you must have seen the parallelism between the zombie apocalypse and the kind life we lead in da Filipins. 
We can extend the logic of that parallelism to include all other homelands, countries, states, and nations that are similarly situated. 
Towards Season 4, we see clearly a sanctuary offered to the survivors of the apocalypse, those survivors headed by Rick, but survivors that are also affected by the virus that causes them to become zombies right after dying. 
By the time we hit Season 5, we see clearly now the plot: that Terminus--that sanctuary offered to those who want to live and thrive once more--is a terminus of some sort, a sanctuary of some sort: Terminus as death, sanctuary as no sanctuary. 
This is how I hermeneuticize this parable, and I am over-reading it in some sort of way to make us remember that popular cultural expressions do not come out of the blue but reflect, however twisted or refracted the reflection is, our current reality. 
We bring this story as parable in da Filipins, and we see clearly the twists and turns of our lives: there are those offering us sanctuary but what we get in the end is the exact opposite of that: YOU are made to bleed, literally and figuratively. 
That is how it is in da Filipins, with OWFs made to bleed, with the poor made to bleed, with the wretched made to bleed some more. 
And now this announcement from SWS about that someone who could be the best bet for our redemption for this Philippine zombie apocalypse?

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