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“The Twilight Zone” and Romney in 1961

Chip. Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 12:18 AM
A lot of people in the 50s and 60s were really with it back then. Makes people today seem brain dead.
Chip. Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 12:20 AM
You are not, for sample, going to tune into a TV show like the 1961 episode of the Twilight Zone, because people do not make these kinds of shows anymore. They cannot make them.

My wife and I recently started browsing through classic Twilight Zone episodes. Seems like a reasonable thing for religious conservatives to do in the Obama administration’s America. But I wasn’t prepared for just how relevant it would be.

The eeriness started when we turned on the 1961 episode, “The Obsolete Man,” the Saturday after the Nov. 6 election. In it, an all-powerful state has assumed control: people’s lives are monitored, religion is marginalized, and believers are persecuted by the government.

The government’s latest target for systematic destruction, to take place on national television, is played by Burgess Meredith (Rocky's “Mickey” for...