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Being Made an ‘Obsolete Man’ by the Modern State

Posted on March 16, 2013 by Gary DeMar filed under Constitution, Crime, Culture, Police State, Politics

Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone, saw our future. If you are not familiar with the series that was popular in the 1960s (156 episodes in the original series) then you are missing a great deal. A good many display an understanding of unbridled State power and the loss of liberty. “In 2013 TV Guide ranked [The Twilight Zone] #4 in its list of ‘The 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time.’”

The State is everything in the futuristic drama titled “The Obsolete Man,” starring Burgess Meredith (Romney Wordsworth), who plays a God-fearing librarian, and Fritz Weaver, the State-appointed Chancellor.

Once the State is given authority and power to define what’s true, important, meaningful, and necessary, there is no stopping its slippery slide into tyranny.

“This episode was meant to highlight the dangers of totalitarianism. Wordsworth once compares the Chancellor to Hitler and Stalin, and asks ‘Does history teach you nothing?’ The chancellor’s reply is ‘On the contrary, history teaches us everything.’ The Chancellor then argues that Hitler and Stalin were not evil, and that on the contrary, they refused to go far enough. The episode is also meant to put emphasis on the importance of art, philosophy, literature, freedom of religion, and free speech in a society (all of which are taken away by the State).”

As in all the episodes, Serling offers an introduction.

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