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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Obsolete Man-Twilight Zone Revisited


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The Twilight Zone oftentimes showcased libertarian messages, deliberate or not.

I consider many episodes of Rod Serling’s classic show essential viewing for anyone who cares about liberty.

But there’s one I would nominate as the best, or certainly the most important episode that ever aired.

It’s called “The Obsolete Man.”

America is under the control of a totalitarian government that’s outlawed books - because they’ve already decided on all the information you’re allowed to know (think of it as if the current propaganda tactic of “fact checking” is carried to its extreme end) - and a meek, unimposing librarian is brought to court facing charges of being “obsolete” and is sentenced to death.

If you don’t serve any usefulness to the state, the dictator in the episode reasons, then you ought to be exterminated.

The show explores all kinds of collectivist and statist ideologies through the Socratic Method - argumentative dialogue between two or more characters. In this case, between the librarian and the dictator.

But despite its bleak premise…

It ends with a beautiful, hopeful message you need to hear now more than ever.

Without giving away the ending, Rod Serling ends the episode by saying:

“Any State, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of man...that State is obsolete.”

Powerful words spoken in 1961.

They’ve turned Western civilization into a giant police state. And they’ve managed to brainwash the great masses so effectively that the people are crying out for more.

They rigged the system

Rod Serling was right.



Idealogical Subversion in the United States by Communists.

Using a Soviet strategy called the ‘Popular Front,’ American Communists [during the Depression] tried enhancing their image pretending to be average Americans; ingratiating themselves with Hollywood stars, involvement as populists in government at all levels-they’re replicating that strategy now w/ help of Justice Democrats, an offshoot of the Communist PartyUSA.

[Editors Note:  Some say Biden will gut the economy, allow millions of illegals to enter in order to gut state welfare budgets, increase crime & disease while driving down wages…then he’ll blame Trump, the perpetual bogeyman of the Socialist-Dems].


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Tin cans have proven themselves as useful resources in survival situations. They seem to be a gift that keeps on giving with their numerous uses, so don’t throw them away. They can literally save your life


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When it comes to survival foods, there are the staples such as rice and beans and pasta that can be found in almost every bunker. But there’s a whole host of other great survival foods that are often overlooked.

 If you’re a prepper, then chances are you already have most of the foods on this list, but I’m posting it on the off chance that you’ll come across a few great survival foods that you simply forgot. For example, I was recently surprised to discover I didn’t have any taco seasoning stockpiled, which is crazy because I love tacos!

 I thought sure I had some, but apparently I used it all and forgot to replace it. You can bet I fixed that situation immediately...

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They want to keep slaves in a state of perpetual poverty!

There is a battle raging right now for our freedoms… 

America needs patriots just like you to show they proudly support the Constitution of these United States!


WARNING: Get With Your Family - Prepare Now...


If the rollercoaster year of 2020 taught us anything, it’s that people who prep aren’t as crazy as they’re made out to be. The idea of prepping can be easily misinterpreted, and introducing it to your family and friends can be difficult. Talking to them about prepping needs to be done with care. Here’s how:

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Jeffrey said...

Biden & his swamp gangsters didn't take long to screw America: pipeline layoffs, doubling of insulin prices, floods of unvetted illegals, jailing folks w/out sufficient cause, gun 'control' measures being formulated, schools still locked down, etc. Each day this anti-American piece of crap looks for ways to bash freedom & jobs. Well, if anyone called it right-you sure did!

John said...

Is freedom obsolete in Biden's America? It sure seems we're headed that way.

Roger said...

I actually recall that TZ episode-today's post really hit home for me.