|You know what would defeat these guys?|
People would be hesitant to simply kill other people - especially loved ones - even if they were zombies. This is an interesting point, one TWD addresses, though I'm not sure I agree. While the concept of shooting a friend or loved one in the head is indeed a difficult one with which to come to grips, I think that once ZOMBIES start happening, convention goes out the window. I don't own a gun, but if I did, and out of nowhere my roommate starting legitimately trying to eat my brains, I'd like to think I would have it in me to cap his ass. I know he'd shoot me. And deep down, that's comforting. Fully accepting the reality that a zombie outbreak is upon us is the most difficult part, but once we get there, I have no doubt that we would be able to make the tough decisions regarding the destruction of our infected brethren. Which brings me to Emerson's next point...
Congress would be reluctant to nuke large infected areas because there would still be some uninfected people there. Bull. Fucking. Shit. Congress has been royally shafting most of America for years already over lower taxes for rich people. Do you really think they would hesitate to nuke an overrun Dallas simply because there might still be a few thousand survivors left? Not a chance. Sorry Texas. You had a good run. But if turning you into a (more) barren wasteland is what it takes to save the country, well, we're down to 49 states. If you are betting on politicians to start getting moral once zombies show up, you're going to lose that bet.
It spread due to multiple simultaneous outbreaks throughout the land. Well, this is never specified, but it certainly makes things trickier. There is no way in hell the military would not be able to handle a singular outbreak, even if it were quite large. But hundreds, even thousands of simultaneous outbreaks in different parts of the country? That would cloud things. This, however, strikes me as impossible, even from a zombie apocalypse standpoint. It always seems to start with one pissed off monkey, or one crazy corpse, or something like that. How could a spontaneous zombie outbreak occur all over? Too many people eating the McRib? Well maybe, with those ingredients. Yikes. But even then, not buying it. People have been eating the McRib for years, and no zombies. And even if it did occur that way, they would never infiltrate military bases, or houses with, you know, WALLS. These zombies can barely get up steps. Critical thinking is not a strong suit. Even if multiple outbreaks did occur at once, and it spread fast, and it affected a LOT of people, tanks, guns and missiles would eventually win.
While I don't have much faith in our government, especially when it comes to how they deploy the military, if zombies started springing up, I think they would get the job done. Let's just hope it never comes to that.