A Small Talent for War (The Twilight Zone)

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A Small Talent for War is an episode from The Twilight Zone.

John Glover is an alien emissary from a race that supposedly genetically engineered humanity. He directly challenges the United Nations (UN) to prove humanity's worth, citing their "small talent for war". With the survival of humanity at stake the UN hurredly establishes an accord for lasting global peace and presents it to the emissary. The emissary is unimpressed however; it's not peace they wish to make humans aspire to. The aliens routinely breed warriors to fight for them across the galaxy - humanity's small talent for war (crude weapons, petty bickering over borders) is much too small to be of any use to them, and worst of all, the ultimate goal of humanity is peace! As the ambassador calls down a fleet of spaceships to destroy the Earth, he praises the humans for their "delightful sense of the absurd" and his parting words are "Dying is easy, comedy is hard...You might take some comfort in that."

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