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> Trump Presidency TV Premonition 1958, Kinda spooky when you think about it
AuthorMusician
post Jan 16 2019, 03:33 AM
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Here's a TV western from 1958 about a conman named Trump who tries to convince a town that a fake danger is coming, only he can save them, and he claims that a wall will be the answer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGWL1mMJHss

It's spooky how close this 60-year-old fiction has come to our reality. Was it coincidence, a time-traveling script writer, or something else?

I've seen enough odd things in this life to conclude that there's a lot more to this picture than meets the eye, and modern physics hints at how this could be.

So what do you think about a 1958 TV script forecasting the Trump presidency?
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post Jan 19 2019, 07:20 PM
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It was a yarn with a message. There is a moral to the story. People can take advantage of others. People must be wary of those claiming to have all the answers. People must be wary of those claiming to have the secret answer for trouble they claim is there.

What if the name of the Ranger (Culp) had been Trump? Would the message have been any different? Would the moral of the story been any different? Would there still be a parallel to the current political situation?

What of real life parables where people claim to have all the answers to immigration problems they forecast? What if these people have already taken billions for the wall but now claim spending money on a wall is a bad idea? How were these people able to claim one thing and now another? Should there be concern about the reliability and ethics of these people? Should we not be wary? What game is afoot? Who is expecting to profit?
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QUOTE(Gray Seal @ Jan 19 2019, 03:20 PM) *
It was a yarn with a message. There is a moral to the story. People can take advantage of others. People must be wary of those claiming to have all the answers. People must be wary of those claiming to have the secret answer for trouble they claim is there.

The TV westerns of the 1950s and 60s were morality plays, no doubt about that.
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What if the name of the Ranger (Culp) had been Trump? Would the message have been any different? Would the moral of the story been any different? Would there still be a parallel to the current political situation?

The moral message would have remained the same, but there'd be no parallel. President Trump is not a heroic character but rather a conman with loose lips flapping about stuff like keeping US troops in Iraq to watch Iran. Iraq isn't very happy about this.

The old western would also not have been a parallel had Trump not won the Electoral College vote.
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What of real life parables where people claim to have all the answers to immigration problems they forecast? What if these people have already taken billions for the wall but now claim spending money on a wall is a bad idea? How were these people able to claim one thing and now another? Should there be concern about the reliability and ethics of these people? Should we not be wary? What game is afoot? Who is expecting to profit?

Exactly. Healthy skepticism counteracts the human desire to believe stuff, such as coal and manufacturing jobs coming back because some overweight narcissistic glad-hander says so. But Trump being elected does point to desperation in the electorate.

The more desperate the electorate becomes, the higher chance that a demagogue gets into power. It's one of the big weaknesses of straight democracy, as illustrated by the ancient Greek tyrants.

Anyway, I'm still thinking that it might have been a time-traveling TV script writer because it's a better story than simple coincidence. Besides, how would Marty ever get that cool 4-wheeler without time travel? Oh wait, BTTF III was a western!

<Twilight Zone theme>

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