The Obama Zone

The past fifteen months of living under the Obama presidency bring to mind the 1950s television series "The Twilight Zone."

Unfortunately, as America and the world watch Obama ignore constitutional limitations that have been in place since the country's inception, travel the globe bowing to dictators and apologizing for the country's greatness, slap away longstanding friendships with our strongest allies, and cause irreversible damage to our economy, we must also face the reality that we are not living out a "fantasy" or "science fiction" episode of an eerie television series.

We are living through a horror show that can end only with a macabre twist, yet we must remain in suspense for another two-plus years to find out exactly how ghastly it will be. And if it is anything like the memorable episodes of The Twilight Zone, it will not end well:

The Time Element

This episode opens with a man explaining to his psychiatrist that he is having recurring dreams of traveling back through time to Honolulu just prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The man explains that he is not dreaming but is actually traveling through time and attempting to warn everyone of the impending attack -- to no avail. In one of his many "dreams," he awakens to planes flying overhead and yells out, "I told you! Why wouldn't anybody listen to me?" In the end, the man drifts off to sleep only to find himself back in Honolulu, where he is killed by machine gun fire.

Perhaps Rod Serling had ESP when he wrote this episode because too many individuals -- conservative bloggers and citizens, Bush administration officials, and a multitude of others -- found their warnings of the impending disaster under Obama falling upon deaf ears. They are all living out the nightmare of "The Time Element."

To Serve Man

The Kanamits are a race of aliens who arrive on Earth and present themselves as saviors of humanity: eradicators of hunger, disease, and war. Over time, even the skeptics jump on board the bandwagon of hope when they translate the title of a Kanamit book, To Serve Man. They too begin to believe the intentions of the Kanamits to be sincere. As a human prisoner on board the Kanamits' spaceship realizes that he is not on his way to Eden, but is instead about to be served up as dinner, he looks at the camera and says, "How about you? Are you still on Earth, or on the ship with me? It really doesn't make very much difference, because sooner or later, we'll all be on the menu...all of us."

While many Americans belatedly understand the true meaning of The Audacity of Hope, the left is still scrambling aboard the ship that they hope will arrive in paradise. The rest of the country is fighting back against the "Obamanits'" desiring to eat us all for lunch.

The Obsolete Man

Burgess Meredith portrays a man living in a future totalitarian state who is found guilty of the crimes of being a librarian and believing in God. The court decrees that he is therefore obsolete and must die. Meredith requests that his death be televised and that the chancellor visit him, whereupon he will disclose his choice for his method of execution. Upon the chancellor's arrival, Meredith locks the two of them in the room together, explains that a bomb will explode shortly, and calmly begins to pray from his illegal Bible. The chancellor, in a panic, he yells out, "In the name of God, let me out!" Meredith obliges and is blown up minutes later. Since the event was televised, the chancellor's recognition of God results in the determination that he too is obsolete and must die.

With Obama's takeover of health care, the automotive industry, banks and financial markets, education, and the energy sector, who and what will be determined to be "obsolete"? And with Obama's disdain of Americans who cling to "guns or religion," the surprise ending to this story may not be too far from a future reality.

As Serling states in his opening monologue:

[This courtroom] leads to the future. Not a future that will be, but that might be ... [This world] has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever implanted the ripping implant of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has ... a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom. But like every one of the super-states that preceded it, it has one iron rule. Logic is an enemy, and truth is a menace.

The Eye of the Beholder

This story takes place in a hospital and is about a woman who undergoes multiple surgeries (presumably paid for by the State) in order to look like everyone else. As the bandages are removed, the doctors and nurses are aghast at the beautiful face that appears before them -- the surgery was a failure. The doctors and nurses, who explain that the woman is "not normal," are shown to be disfigured, pig-like beasts with large snouts and deformed faces. The woman panics and runs through the hospital, confronting one after another of the deformed beings, all the while facing images of the State's Hitler-like despotic leader projected on the walls calling for conformity. The woman is sent into exile.

While Obama socializes the country through unconstitutional entitlements, the left castigates those who do not conform. Their hope consists of torturing conservatives with never-ending projections of Obama until those that are "not normal" are forced into exile.

Mr.Dingle, the Strong

Mr. Dingle, a salesman and perennial loser, is the lucky subject of two Martians' experiment to give an Earthling superhuman strength. As Mr. Dingle's shallow and showy use of his newfound gift gain him public notoriety, the Martians become increasingly disappointed and remove the powers just as Mr. Dingle is to perform a trick. He winds up looking like a fool. As the Martians depart Earth, they encounter Venetians who are also looking for an experimental subject, and the Martians recommend Mr. Dingle to receive the Venetians gift of super-intelligence.

Serling's closing narrative to this episode is especially poignant:

Exit Mr. Luther Dingle, formerly vacuum-cleaner salesman, strongest man on Earth, and now mental giant. These latter powers will very likely be eliminated before too long, but Mr. Dingle has an appeal to extraterrestrial note-takers as well as to frustrated and insolvent bet-losers. Offhand, I'd say that he was in for a great deal of extremely odd periods, simply because there are so many inhabited planets who send down observers, and also because, of course, 'Mr. Dingle lives his life with one foot in his mouth, and the other in the Twilight Zone.'"

Through simple fortitude, average strength, common sense, and passion for freedom and prosperity, Americans will awake from this wretched place; but until they do, they will be trapped living in The Obama Zone.
The past fifteen months of living under the Obama presidency bring to mind the 1950s television series "The Twilight Zone."

Unfortunately, as America and the world watch Obama ignore constitutional limitations that have been in place since the country's inception, travel the globe bowing to dictators and apologizing for the country's greatness, slap away longstanding friendships with our strongest allies, and cause irreversible damage to our economy, we must also face the reality that we are not living out a "fantasy" or "science fiction" episode of an eerie television series.

We are living through a horror show that can end only with a macabre twist, yet we must remain in suspense for another two-plus years to find out exactly how ghastly it will be. And if it is anything like the memorable episodes of The Twilight Zone, it will not end well:

The Time Element

This episode opens with a man explaining to his psychiatrist that he is having recurring dreams of traveling back through time to Honolulu just prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The man explains that he is not dreaming but is actually traveling through time and attempting to warn everyone of the impending attack -- to no avail. In one of his many "dreams," he awakens to planes flying overhead and yells out, "I told you! Why wouldn't anybody listen to me?" In the end, the man drifts off to sleep only to find himself back in Honolulu, where he is killed by machine gun fire.

Perhaps Rod Serling had ESP when he wrote this episode because too many individuals -- conservative bloggers and citizens, Bush administration officials, and a multitude of others -- found their warnings of the impending disaster under Obama falling upon deaf ears. They are all living out the nightmare of "The Time Element."

To Serve Man

The Kanamits are a race of aliens who arrive on Earth and present themselves as saviors of humanity: eradicators of hunger, disease, and war. Over time, even the skeptics jump on board the bandwagon of hope when they translate the title of a Kanamit book, To Serve Man. They too begin to believe the intentions of the Kanamits to be sincere. As a human prisoner on board the Kanamits' spaceship realizes that he is not on his way to Eden, but is instead about to be served up as dinner, he looks at the camera and says, "How about you? Are you still on Earth, or on the ship with me? It really doesn't make very much difference, because sooner or later, we'll all be on the menu...all of us."

While many Americans belatedly understand the true meaning of The Audacity of Hope, the left is still scrambling aboard the ship that they hope will arrive in paradise. The rest of the country is fighting back against the "Obamanits'" desiring to eat us all for lunch.

The Obsolete Man

Burgess Meredith portrays a man living in a future totalitarian state who is found guilty of the crimes of being a librarian and believing in God. The court decrees that he is therefore obsolete and must die. Meredith requests that his death be televised and that the chancellor visit him, whereupon he will disclose his choice for his method of execution. Upon the chancellor's arrival, Meredith locks the two of them in the room together, explains that a bomb will explode shortly, and calmly begins to pray from his illegal Bible. The chancellor, in a panic, he yells out, "In the name of God, let me out!" Meredith obliges and is blown up minutes later. Since the event was televised, the chancellor's recognition of God results in the determination that he too is obsolete and must die.

With Obama's takeover of health care, the automotive industry, banks and financial markets, education, and the energy sector, who and what will be determined to be "obsolete"? And with Obama's disdain of Americans who cling to "guns or religion," the surprise ending to this story may not be too far from a future reality.

As Serling states in his opening monologue:

[This courtroom] leads to the future. Not a future that will be, but that might be ... [This world] has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever implanted the ripping implant of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has ... a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom. But like every one of the super-states that preceded it, it has one iron rule. Logic is an enemy, and truth is a menace.

The Eye of the Beholder

This story takes place in a hospital and is about a woman who undergoes multiple surgeries (presumably paid for by the State) in order to look like everyone else. As the bandages are removed, the doctors and nurses are aghast at the beautiful face that appears before them -- the surgery was a failure. The doctors and nurses, who explain that the woman is "not normal," are shown to be disfigured, pig-like beasts with large snouts and deformed faces. The woman panics and runs through the hospital, confronting one after another of the deformed beings, all the while facing images of the State's Hitler-like despotic leader projected on the walls calling for conformity. The woman is sent into exile.

While Obama socializes the country through unconstitutional entitlements, the left castigates those who do not conform. Their hope consists of torturing conservatives with never-ending projections of Obama until those that are "not normal" are forced into exile.

Mr.Dingle, the Strong

Mr. Dingle, a salesman and perennial loser, is the lucky subject of two Martians' experiment to give an Earthling superhuman strength. As Mr. Dingle's shallow and showy use of his newfound gift gain him public notoriety, the Martians become increasingly disappointed and remove the powers just as Mr. Dingle is to perform a trick. He winds up looking like a fool. As the Martians depart Earth, they encounter Venetians who are also looking for an experimental subject, and the Martians recommend Mr. Dingle to receive the Venetians gift of super-intelligence.

Serling's closing narrative to this episode is especially poignant:

Exit Mr. Luther Dingle, formerly vacuum-cleaner salesman, strongest man on Earth, and now mental giant. These latter powers will very likely be eliminated before too long, but Mr. Dingle has an appeal to extraterrestrial note-takers as well as to frustrated and insolvent bet-losers. Offhand, I'd say that he was in for a great deal of extremely odd periods, simply because there are so many inhabited planets who send down observers, and also because, of course, 'Mr. Dingle lives his life with one foot in his mouth, and the other in the Twilight Zone.'"

Through simple fortitude, average strength, common sense, and passion for freedom and prosperity, Americans will awake from this wretched place; but until they do, they will be trapped living in The Obama Zone.

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