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    Re: TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump

    People so darn desperate to bash President Trump?
    Just look at the rubbish posted to try to achieve that demented goal.
    And the best.... it's posted in the General Political Discussion?

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    Re: TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump

    TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump
    FWIW, Richard Rorty predicted the political, cultural dernier cri​, if you will, into which Trump (his marketing message) rhetorically tapped.

    [M]embers of labor unions, and unorganized unskilled workers, will sooner or later realize that their government is not even trying to prevent wages from sinking or to prevent jobs from being exported. Around the same time, they will realize that suburban white-collar workers -- themselves desperately afraid of being downsized -- are not going to let themselves be taxed to provide social benefits for anyone else.

    At that point, something will crack. The nonsuburban electorate will decide that the system has failed and start looking around for a strongman to vote for -- someone willing to assure them that, once he is elected, the smug bureaucrats,tricky lawyers, overpaid bond salesmen, and postmodernist professors will no longer be calling the shots.

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    One thing that is very likely to happen is that the gains made in the past 40 years by black and brown Americans, and byhomosexuals, will be wiped out. Jocular contempt for women will come back into fashion. […] All the resentment which badly educated Americans feel about having their manners dictated to them by college graduates will find an outlet.
    -- Richard Rorty, Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America, 1997

    The trouble, of course, is that Trump's rhetoric is just that, all hat and no cattle.

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    Re: TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The TRACKDOWN episode is a great one . Its like the writers and a time machine and wrote about Trump and his con man act for a wall sixty years before it really happened.
    I think it's more than a coincidence.

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    Re: TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I had not previously seen your ZONE thread. Thanks for the link.

    The TRACKDOWN episode is a great one . Its like the writers and a time machine and wrote about Trump and his con man act for a wall sixty years before it really happened.
    This is from 60 years ago?.....I thought this was from his Rally in El Paso?....Hot damn

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    Re: TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense 1 View Post
    People so darn desperate to bash President Trump?
    Just look at the rubbish posted to try to achieve that demented goal.
    And the best.... it's posted in the General Political Discussion?

    trump is a preening asshole, a con man and a liar...But to you a hero............Pathetic

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