The show pushed the limits of reality with psychological horror, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and psychological thrillers, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist, and usually with a moral.
But as strange as Serling’s stories were they pale in the light of our 21st century realities.
Who would have thought America would some day be led by a racist man-child who thought it was okay to grab women’s vaginas?
Who would have thought America would become a laughingstock because we have a narcissist Liar-In-Chief leading us?
Who would have thought we’d be so close to a nuclear war with Korea? It’s a modern day Cuban missile crisis, but we have added the factor of two emotional stunted world leaders threatening each other.
Who would have thought that there would be a renaissance of racism in America in the 21st century, as the alt-right stepped into the lime light after Trump was elected?
Who would have thought that the American people would become so dumbed down by fake news that they would elect a greedy con man president?
Who would have thought something called the internet would change the world?
As It Stands, I’m 66-years old and have “seen the elephant“ as the oldtimers use to say, but nothing compares to today!