Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Numbers Game

I think it is very strange that we can't seem to get even a semi-accurate count of how many undead Americans there are. In the past three months I've seen two news articles that mentioned the zombie population, one of which estimated that there "may be as many as two thousand" zombies in the U.S.", and another which said that the figure was likely to be near ten thousand!

Quite a difference. What I'm wondering is, why such a discrepancy? Obviously, there are some factors that make an accurate count difficult--one being that in many states being undead is criminalized to the point where zombies need to go into hiding, and another would be that zombies are quite often destroyed within days after returning.

I'm wondering if this lack of accuracy with regards to a zombie census is a way for certain interests to keep the zombie community destabilized.

What do you think?

30 comments:

Watching said...

That's pretty harsh...but I guess that is what causes the difference...from the 2k to the
10k

DairyArachnid said...

Of course they won't tell people the real amount. Like the reasons you said and probably because they don't want people angry about how many there actually are.

2die4 said...

i think that the anti-zombie america is simply trying to keep the confidence of zombies down. like, the situation isn't apparent, so lets pretend it doesn't exist. you should do something about it.

xolatinawinterox said...

maybe its that they're scared that if the real number gets out, the zombies will group together and be stronger. Strangeth in numbers you kno?

YourDeadFriendBee said...

I think you're right, Tommy. An unorganized people is way easier to pick off. I mean, divide and conquer. Even Voldemort tried it.
Be safe!
Give Karen a kiss for me!
love,
-Bee!

Anna-Tommy-lover said...

Hello Tommy.
I´m curious...
What kind of change are you thinking about?
I´m scared.
Please, tell me its a good change.
You are right, an unorganized people is way easier to pick off.
You, Karen and all your friends should do something, I mean, you are still kanda living, you know?
Well, or maybe you can come to Mexico and they would accept you here, or in another state, like in Canada.
Oh, please, tell me...How´s Phoebe and Adam?
Say hello to them.
Bye!
Good Luck with everything, and remember you are not alone, you have a lot of friends who can help you, and everything´s gonn be ok.

Gothic Temptation said...

I think that when someone comes back, they should send their name to an organization to keep track.

Michael Williams said...

I think they are most definitely using the method of isolation against the zombie populaton. I think that by not making an attempt to have an accurate count they can make this group marginalized and fel like the odd duck out. It might be important to take it upon oneself to organize a census and a network that can help provide a support system. I think it is great that you are online and this can help those capable enough to use a computer and those with access somewhere but there needs to be an equivalent that is offline. Perhaps some way to get the Hunter foundaton to help this become a reality. I am not sue how these organizations start but perhaps something that can be broken into local chapters. Perhaps a union of sorts?

Paris said...

Aww man, that's really sad. Possibly 10,000 teenagers have died?
I hope that this situation gets better.
-Paris

Liberty Outlaw said...

That is cruel and unusual punishment thats what i think. The fact that the undead have to hide now just shows what this world has come to. But then again i would maybe understand what the anti-zombie population is trying to do. Maybe they are simply trying to make sure nothing bad becomes of there country but it already has. The pro-zombies (yay) are just trying to well, um, live? if you know what I mean they never ment to do anything wrong and they certainly havent. GO ZOMBIES!!! P.S JOIN THE WALL!!!

Kelsey said...

I think they're too afraid to find out how many zombies there actually are. Like putting a number out there will make the situation more real or something.

mads@18 said...

i think that the U.S doesnt want the number of zombies to get around 1) they are afraid they might unite 2) maybe they just dont want to except the fact that differently biotic people are now part of their way of life

Tara said...

I agree, I think there isn't any specific number because people are afraid to face the truth. If there's an actual number, people will feel forced into believing something they may not want to. I guess the best thing for it is time and patience. If that doesn't work, you could always rely on the plan to overthrow all government with your evil horde of flesh eating minions. (Just kidding!! Or was I....)
<3 Tara

Sonakaru said...

They're doing it to confuse people, to make DB people uncertain of their status in the world. At least, that's what I think. I tend to ignore it, even if it's hard. And annoying.
Why can't people just accept? They say we learn history to not repeat our mistakes.... Aren't we repeating them now?

Brianna said...

I think that some people cant handle the truth or it could even be,as 2die4 said,the government wants to keep the confidance of the zombies down so you won't band together and make an army to destroy them and their messed up thoughts of how the world should be. (but as if you would hurt a fly Tommy)

Anonymous said...

Yep, definately a conspiracy. Seriously, why are they taking so long to make up laws for undead people? Why shouldn't they have the same rights as when they were alive because aren't they in a sense still alive in the fact that they have feelings and emotions and move and speak, etc?
The only thing that makes them not alive is they can't eat. And that is only one of the seven characteristics of life (which amazingly I learned in class) and not a major one anyway because plants in a sense don't "eat" they have photosythesis. That's a bad example maybe but the best I can think of at the moment. What do you think?
Laughing But Grave (Serious)

Ha@#$Le$%#Y said...

its crazy that noone really knows how many there are... but it doesnt matter to me how many there are but its harsh that people are mean enough to hate others because they are still alive. i mean you cant be Pro life and Anti Zombie. it just doesnt work.

Undeath-is-Reality said...

I definetly think that the press and the public should have a different outlook on this. The differences in people are what brought the world to agony, as it is now thanks to the so many rasicts and others who make fun of others who are different because they don't understand them. What I'm saying is that the government are taking this totally out of porportion and this doesn't have to be as bad as they're making it. The differences of 2k and 10k are incredible, they should learn how to count and learn how to ACCEPT. Especially change. They may not see it, but the world is changing in front every second of every day. Good luck with everything, Tommy!

Wiggles said...

An interesting assumption, my friend.
It would be a very efficient way of keeping Zed Head's hopes down...

Werewolf Moon said...

Well that's just getting out of hand, i mean honestly, why can't they just take like a serious estimate of the number? and the fact that DBs are in hiding should tell the world that things aren't right. But there's rarely justice in a world.

``werewolf moon``

animeface said...

So if everyone thinks there's only 2,000 but there's really 10,000...what happens to the other 8,000?

They can't be missed if they never were...

LaurenIsAFreak said...

I'm surprised that they actually said there was a population of ten thousand zombies [I hope you don't mind me using that term - I don't want to come across as rude].
From what you've said before, unless I'm incorrect, the media has tended to put zombies across as bad guys. So, what are they doing saying there are ten thousand of you guys? Are they trying to scare people? Or are they saying that dead kids are trying to take over the country, or something?
Unless, of course, the numbers are correct. To which, I have nothing to say.

I hope I have not offended anyone in anyway with the terms I used [Zombies & Dead kids]. I really didn't mean to, if I did.

Thankyou.

Anonymous said...

Although all of you make good points i see a large problem. SOME OF US DIFFERENTLY BIOTIC ARE IN HIDING! I stay with five other zombies, we are in hiding. Even if we could register for a zombie population count it would be hazardous for us. It could all be a trick to get us to come out in to public and into danger. But it would be cool to know how many of us there are.

Tommy Williams said...

Anonymous makes an excellent point. Many zombies are in hiding, and thus would avoid any "official" attempts at a census.

But most of you, I think rightly, have indicated that you think that it is a hate/fear campaign to keep us from coming together as a group.

samantha said...

Tommy i need some help. There is this new girl at are school she is a DB kid. Its not going good. we had a few DB kids at or school but they all vanished when the white van people came. people thought this kids coming back was over. they're totally freaked. What should I do?

Confuzzled said...

I think people dont take time to count is because they are just afraid, but of what, I wouldn't know. I dont think ...zombies..are anything to be scared of. Tommy, what would people be so afraid of, I'm confused. Its weird it has a huge difference 2k to 10k.

Dana said...

I suppose it's difficult to make an accurate count when there are those that'll try and reterminate us. It doesn't seem fair, yet The Wall seems to be the perfect example of strength in numbers.

madiSON said...

I think it's annoying that americans are being way to rashinal about the zombie thing. You are who you are and they should just get over it. And I hope that one day a zombie will run for president and when all the other zombies, and people that actually care about zombies vote I hope the zombies when. They may have a large number but there is about a billion humans in america so they should just chill and let zombies go on living a happy life instead of a life of hiding or being scared for there life. well you know what I mean.

madiSON said...

You can't really know exactly how many are out there though because each day more die from stupid humans. SO in the end I think about five thousand are in the world. But it changes a lot because people keep dying making more of them and than the others that are already zombies are being killed. So you can't really truly know.

Anonymous said...

The numbers in all things are messed up. Take my high school year book for one, there was a poll that added up to 104%! I take that as proff to not let the 2012-1213 freashmen class do anything near the yearbook (though I happen to be part of that grade...saddly). So I wouldn't trust the numbers, I would trust what I see. Add in aren't the people comeing up with the numbers the same stupid Sientists that are coming up with theories such as "Microwaved Foods" and passing it off as a testable fact instead of a half assed escquse at work? Sorry if my oppinion is abit off, I'm just not one to trust the leaders of this nation, those idiots should let the citizens have a bit more of a voice.

-KayKat