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By now, everyone who frequents this site has probably heard plenty about our favorite escaped mental patient posing as a member of the U.S. House, Allen West and his accusations that the entire House Progressive Caucus is a rat's nest of filthy Commies. But apparently that's not good enough, because now West's accusations are crossing over into the fifth dimension, a dimension of sound, of sight, of mind...a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas...yes, he's just crossed into...the Twilight Zone.

Okay, here's the deal. On his Facebook page a week ago, West had this to say about President Obama's efforts to keep student loans low:

This is so reminiscent of the Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man." Obama and his liberal progressive disciples are the modern day Kanamits. My warning to you all, don't fall for the intellectually dishonest rhetoric and become post-election day dinner America!
For those few who don't know what West is talking about, "To Serve Man", based on an all-time classic short story by the late Damon Knight, revolves around a race of aliens called the Kanamits who come to Earth in peace and cure famine, nuclear warfare and all of mankind's ills. (In the story they're pig people; in the episode they're nine-foot giants all played by Richard "Jaws" Kiel of 007 fame.) But it's all a ruse for their real goal; to turn the Earth into a giant cattle farm with us as food. This is revealed in their book To Serve Man, which turns out to be - gasp - A COOKBOOK! EEEEK! It has become one of the most parodied twist endings on The Twilight Zone and indeed in pop-culture history, most notably in the first "Treehouse of Horror" episode of The Simpsons ("Well, if you wanted to make Serek the Preparer cry, mission accomplished!"). Here's both the twist from the original Zone episode and a parody from the second Naked Gun film, both played by the same actor Lloyd Bochner.

So, in Allen West's mind, well, I'll let Steve Benen say it:

In any case, Allen West sees giant aliens intent on eating humans and draws a parallel to the president and congressional Democrats.

No word on whether West believes the Kanamits were also secret communists.

I always figured West's mind was straight out of the Twilight Zone. It's nice of him to confirm it. What's next, he declares doctors involved in carrying out Obamacare are actually pig-faced uglies out to round up all the beautiful people?
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