Crossing the Border into the “Twilight Zone”

Posted By William Coleman on Jul 6, 2016 | 1 comment

Rod Serling, the highly acclaimed film writer and television producer/director, is known for his groundbreaking science fiction series “The Twilight Zone.” Airing on the American television network CBS from 1959-1964, his thought-provoking narratives are “strangely” relevant for our times. Serling concludes each episode with a philosophical reflection. Most still “speak” to us. This is especially true of his closing remarks from “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” (1960): “The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simple thoughts, attitudes, prejudices – to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own – for the children, and children yet unborn.”  In the times we live in, one would be hard pressed to find an observation more fitting than this.

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  1. “prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy”. They are invisible weapons but exert more powerful damages spiritually rather than physically. They are part of the reasons why we need to cross borders.

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