Alien Retreat: The Rise of the Deplorables

war-of-the-worlds-original-illustrationAt the outset of Steven Spielberg’s 2005 remake of H. G. Well’s science fiction classic, The War of the Worlds, Dakota Fanning’s character explains to her dad how there is no need to pull the splinter out of her finger — “When it’s ready, my body will just push it out.” This foreshadows the means through which humanity will be saved from the invading Martians who begin obliterating the human race just a few moments after cute little Dakota’s prescient statement.