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OPINION: ‘Tis the Season: Doom, gloom meet Halloween

OPINION: ‘Tis the Season: Doom, gloom meet Halloween

By Alejandro Carbajal
Bridge Illustrator

Published Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022

Illustration of three plague doctors riding in barrels on flood waters with raindrops and nuclear bombs raining down.
Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge illustration
During October 2022, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have nearly filled their ranks. Like Conquest invoking Pestilence, diseases such as monkeypox and COVID-19 threaten us. Like War spreading conflict and strife, the war between Russia and the Ukraine—as well as other global conflicts—cause the fear of nuclear war, while hurricanes and floods add more strife. The food-merchant symbolizing Famine raises costs as inflation soars on our economic rollercoaster. The world is turned upside down. Where is the fourth horseman? The pale rider known as Death may wait just around the corner.
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