An observation, and I’ll qualify it by saying this isn’t me but the logic of the show: Totalitarianism doesn’t arrive by erosion of individual rights or worsening economic inequality, it comes because women want it.
(Non-black) Women will gladly allow total domination for the semblance of domestic freedoms– they’ll let an old man’s penis penetrate them in exchange for protection from zombies, and while I can’t say I wouldn’t make the same choice given the circumstances, it all seems a little… transactional for my romantic tastes. But that’s how you know that the show is fake; it applies capitalist psychology to a post-capitalist setting: in a real apocalypse, she wouldn’t sleep with him for protection, she’d fall in love with him for protection.
And why is it that in fiction, anyone who starts a community is completely insane? The good guys are always on the outside, haggard, never fitting in, while the psychopaths build aqueducts, schools, preserve life… sounds like Daddy issues…
And yet still they do not call them zombies.