Stop the Hate

19 Jun

So interesting Fact about me.
I LOVE THE TWILIGHT ZONE

This morning I decided to hit up the DVR and check out some episodes I recorded in the past.I came across this one episode, “I am the Night”, Color Me Black”.

According to wikipedia, This episode is about a man named Jagger who is going to be hanged after wrongfully convicted of killing a bigot in self defense. On the day of his execution, the sun does not rise in the morning. There is also still some dispute as to whether or not Jagger is guilty. However, Jagger is hanged anyway, much to the delight of the town. The sky becomes darker in the town, and later, a radio broadcast reveals the town is not the only place this disturbance has been seen in. The sky has turned dark in North Vietnam, a section of the Berlin Wall, Chicago, a street in Dallas, Birmingham, Alabama, and other places of hate around the world.

A PHENOMENAL Episode.
Watch it for yourself:

My favorite scene in this is right after he is hanged and the Reverend addresses the towns people.

Sherriff: You’ve really seen the light Rev.
Town Reverend: Have you? Have any of you? In all this darkness, is there anybody who can make out the truth? He hated. and he killed. and now he dies. And you hated, and you killed, and now there’s not one of you, not one of you who isn’t doomed. Do you know why it’s dark? Do you know why there is night all around us? Do you know what the BLACKNESS IS? It’s the hate he felt, It’s the hate you felt, the hate all of us feel and there’s too much of it, it’s just too much. And so we had to vomit it out. And now it’s coming up all around us and choking us. So much hate, so much miserable hate,

Citizen: Look, it’s getting even darker, I can’t hardly see anything now….

I thought, isn’t that what hateness does to us? It makes everything around us dark, it makes our insides turn dark, and no one can even see the light. I always loved how the writers of the Twilight Zone really took a look at our true selves and problems with our society today. I love how Rod Sterling ends the episode with that sultry voice of his and the words:

A sickness known as hate, not a virus, not a micro, not a germ, but a sickness none the less. Highly contagious, deadly and it’s affects. Don’t look for it in the Twilight Zone, Look for it in the mirror, look for it before the light goes out altogether.

So be careful. Don’t let hate take over your life. Don’t let hate destroy your insides. Don’t let hate keep you from your maker, or from yourself. Love is what will set us all free, and especially love to those who don’t even deserve it. You see because when you hate someone or hate something, it doesn’t hurt the thing or person you hate, it only hurts you. Stop the hate!

Until Next Time, Much Love, Mrs. SPJ 🙂

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