While I was cleaning and writing in my head, my thoughts drifted through news and current events. The neurons then said, “Alexa, put on “Zombie” by the Cranberries.”
Zombie is an apt song for the current era. War is deeply ingrained into human existence. While the United States and others keep trying to revitalize war as an extension of capitalism diplomacy and seek ‘limited military actions’, Russia has reverted to an earlier stage of aggression in attacking Ukraine. I say, Russia, because this is the aggressor nation, but all know it’s Putin pushing the buttons that launch the weapons of destruction and killing. “Zombie” is the right song for it, because of those lyrics alluding to tanks, guns, and bombs, and, of course, what’s in the killer’s head.
Another head hangs lowly Child is slowly taken And if violence causes the silence Who are we mistaking But you see it's not me It's not my family In your head in your head They are fighting With their tanks and their bombs And their bombs and their guns In your head in your head they are crying In your head In your head Zombie zombie zombie ei ei What's in your head In your head Zombie, zombie, zombie ei, ei, ei, oh do do do do do do do do Another mother's breaking heart is taking over the violence causes silence We must be mistaken It's the same old thing since nineteen-sixteen In your head in your head Their still fighting With their tanks and their bombs And their bombs and their guns In your head in your head they are dying
h/t to Lyrics.com
Yes, Putin is a killing zombie, fighting an old-style territorial war.