Sunday, November 06, 2016

“The President Will See You...”

After all of the incivility and trash-talking of the 2016 election cycle, and before that the years of the continuous din of disaffected and disapproving citizens complaining about their president,* it was like a breath of fresh air to read this story by Rog Phillips** from Fantastic Adventures, July 1951.

Aliens invade Earth, and yet when they invading America they are polite enough to observe the laws of the land. That is better than real life, where anti-government clods who enjoy American citizenship occupied a federal facility this past winter and trashed it, and other American clods in the federal court jury found them not guilty.

At least the aliens had the decency to ask that their confiscated tanks be returned!

*I plead guilty to that charge during the Bush years.

**Pseudonym of Roger Phillip Graham (1909-1966).

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