Quote of the Day – Monster
“You ever heard of Richard Matheson? He wrote some pretty good science fiction back in the day, lots of Twilight Zone Episodes and a whole host of short stories back in the 50’s and 60’s. He’s most remembered for one short story thats been made into a movie about a half a dozen times. It’s called “I AM LEGEND”. Its the story of the last man on earth after a plague wipes out most of the population. What parts of the population the plague doesn’t wipe out, becomes transformed into what can best be described as ‘vampires’. Most people know that narrative of the story, but most every filmed version and most retelling of the story forget is the main point of the story. The point is this; When you live on a planet where humans are normal and vampires are the monsters, thats something we understand. What Matheson’s story forces the reader to come to grips with is the opposite, that when you live on a world where the vampires are the normal, then you, as the last remaining human, have become the monster.
“This is what we conservatives and libertarians have become. With the plague of ‘fairness’ now loose in the ecosystem of public ideas and discourse, we have become the monster. They are working to destroy our nest (the markets) and after that is destroyed, they will come for us.” – Varifrank, Monster.
READ. THE. WHOLE. THING.
I’ve been holding this one for Halloween.