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 the 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 48 hours on Earth. He is a citizen of the state, but will soon have to be eliminated because he is built out of flesh and because he has a mind. Mr Romney Wordsworth who will draw his last breaths in The Twilight Zone.
(Originally broadcast June 2, 1961)11:09 pm on July 17, 2012 Email Charles Burris