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A prophet is seldom recognized among his own. He usually ends up a Cassandra: laughed at, disbelieved and ridiculed—until he is not. “Network” was not just a film, it was prophecy. “1984” was not just a novel, it was prophecy. “Hunger Games” was not just a movie, it was prophecy.
And so here we are. Every horror foretold by our own prophets has now arrived. We laughed then, but no one is laughing now save for demons.
MA, the first word that pops when I consider Chayefsky is ‘prophetic.’
I don’t think the word prophetic is quite accurate. H G Wells and Bertrand Russell among others were early promoters of the corporate technocracy. Chayefsky was just more attuned to the demon underground than the rest of us and took this opportunity to let us look through the window. Most did not recognize the face of evil until recently.
Do “ They” mean like DC incorporated?
Ask Paul Ryan