The Obsolete Man

“You walk into this room at your own risk because it leads to the future. Not a future that will be, but one that might be. This is not a new world, it is simply an extension of what began in the old one. It has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted a ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advances, and 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.

This is Mr. Romney Wordsworth, in his last forty-eight hours on Earth. He is a citizen of the state, but will soon have to be eliminated because he’s built out of flesh and he has a mind. Mr. Romney Wordsworth, will draw his last breath in The Twilight Zone.” Rod Serling

There is much trepidation amongst many of our citizens as to what the future of America holds. Many Americans have even voiced the opinion that that they have lost faith in our Democracy with Biden & Harris occupying the WH. With Congress turning left, it has just added to their angst. As a Christian, I have concerns about our courts, and the way many legislators and voters accepted the illegal votes. Now there is barely a whisper of concern for the assault on our Christian values already being instituted by the Biden administration. Through it all, regardless of who occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, my hope is in a Heavenly Kingdom, not an earthly one.

In Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone episode of, “The Obsolete Man”, the premise is that the state is God, and thus there is no need for books or God. In fact, the conversation between Romney Wordsworth and the official of the state, who will deem Mr. Wordsworth obsolete because of his belief in God, is classic Rod Serling style:

The official from the state says to Mr. Wordsworth, that the state has declared there is no God. To which Mr. Wordsworth, a mild mannered librarian with the boldness of a lion, declares; “You can’t get rid of God with an edict.”

As I have been watching the downward progression of America year after year, I see that we are creeping closer to the edict that was voiced by the state in “The Obsolete Man”. That of eradicating God. America is on a fast track of the author’s statement in the Invictus poem: “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.”

A people, or nation, without God at the helm has no meaning. We/It become just an entity unto ourselves/itself that will eventually come crashing down. None of us know what 2021 and beyond holds, but the God who created us, does. He who created us does not make us obsolete, but rather people who have meaning. Happy New Year to all of you, and Thanks for Listening.

Adam Lustig

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