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The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street, 1960

November 21st, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

Created at the height of the Cold War, in the Age of McCarthyism and the Second Red Scare, when mass hysteria about the communist threat overruled reason creating an atmosphere of fear that would eventually lead the US into Vietnam, this short film offers a terrifying glimpse of the consequences of a poisoned political atmosphere.

Please take the time to watch (it is about 25 minutes long). Consider the fear-mongering and division being created today by demagogues, and consider whether we might actually be able to learn something from history.

“They pick the most dangerous enemy they can find: themselves.”

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