In case you're seeking another reason to steer clear of the Romney-Ryan line on the ballot next week, director Joss Whedon offers this one: a zombie apocalypse. The Avengers director warns in a new video that a Romney presidency could result in some very dark times. "Romney is ready to make the deep rollbacks in health care, education, social services, reproductive rights that will guarantee poverty, unemployment, overpopulation, disease, rioting – all crucial elements in creating a nightmare zombie wasteland," says Whedon. "But it's his commitment to ungoverned corporate privilege that will nosedive this economy into true insolvency and chaos, the kind of chaos you can't buy back."
Once the zombies come, Whedon says, our society will redefine the concept of who is rich. "Money is only so much paper to the undead," the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator says. "The one percent will no longer be the very rich, it will be the very fast. Anyone who 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."
Whedon says it's still unclear whether the zombies will be the super-fast variety from 28 Days Later, or the "old-school shambling kind." Either way, though, "You need to ask yourself, 'Am I ready? Am I ready for the purity and courage of Mitt Romney's apocalyptic vision?'" Whedon says. "Mitt's ready. He's not afraid to face a ravening, grasping horde of subhumans, because that's how he sees poor people already. Let's all embrace the future, stop pretending like we care about each other and start hoarding canned goods, because if Mitt takes office, sooner or later the Zomnies will come for all of us."