Figure Two: And this pattern is always the same?
Figure One: With few variations. They pick the most dangerous enemy they can find…and it’s
themselves. And all we need do is sit back…and watch.
Figure Two: Then I take it this place…this Maple Street…is not unique.
Figure One: [Shaking his head.] By no means. Their world is full of Maple Streets. And we’ll
go from one to the other and let them destroy themselves. One to the other…one
to the other…one to the other–
– Rod Serling, “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” (1960)
Recommended listening: Tot Rocket & The Twins – Employment Line (from a 1980 EP)
You know how it works now
But you don’t care
You’re not the victim of it all
So you think it’s fair
Real-life horror storytelling at its finest. Also the closest analog to The Clash that America ever produced.