OK, lets admit it. The Zombie Apocalypse Meme is just the politically correct means of discussing the fear of what happens when the Welfare Checks Stop, and the Eaters come boiling out of the cities to raid the suburbs. . .
I agree with you and the other posters. In addition the Zombie apocalypse IS the ultimate us vs.them scenario. Continuing on with the Zombie theme, zombies “recruit” their membership through infection, ie. Bites, scratches or blood contamination of any sort.
We see the same thing occurring metaphorically when “conservative” politicians go to Washington or the various state houses. They get contaminated and eventually become what they went there in the first place to oppose.
Targets of Opportunity.