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    TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump

    THE SIMPSONS TV show gets credit for predicting some thing that did not happen until many years later. Trump as President was one of those things they got right.

    17 times 'The Simpsons' accurately predicted the future - Business Insider


    And another show TRACKDOWN from 1958 - hows a con man named Trump who came to a western town to get the citizens to contribute their money to build a wall to protect them. Trump claims only he can protect them from a force which will soon overwhelm their town and invade them.

    I cannot help to think back to a TV show I saw in early 1963 which showed a young American Nazi failing miserably until he got some sage advice from a much older veteran who had lots of experience at whipping up hatred in the crowd and turning it into political power. When Adolf Hitler emerged from the dark shadows of an alley, I remember being genuinely shocked as a child.


    The show was THE TWILIGHT ZONE and the episode was titled "He's Alive" and was written by Rod Serling. At the conclusion of the show, as was normal, Serling closes with the message of the show


    Where will he go next, this phantom from another time, this resurrected ghost of a previous nightmare – Chicago? Los Angeles? Miami, Florida? Vincennes, Indiana? Syracuse, New York? Anyplace, everyplace, where there's hate, where there's prejudice, where there's bigotry. He's alive. He's alive so long as these evils exist. Remember that when he comes to your town. Remember it when you hear his voice speaking out through others. Remember it when you hear a name called, a minority attacked, any blind, unreasoning assault on a people or any human being. He's alive because through these things we keep him alive.



    Interesting that the last city he mentioned was New York.

    Tonight he will be in El Paso.
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    Re: TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    THE SIMPSONS TV show gets credit for predicting some thing that did not happen until many years later. And another show shows a con man named Trump who came to a western town to get the citizens to contribute their money to build a wall to protect them.

    I cannot help to think back to a TV show I saw in early 1963 which showed a young American Nazi failing miserably until he got some sage advice from a much older veteran who had lots of experience at whipping up hatred in the crowd and turning it into political power. When Adolf Hitler emerged from the dark shadows of an alley, I remember being genuinely shocked as a child.


    The show was THE TWILIGHT ZONE and the episode was titled "He's Alive" and was written by Rod Serling. At the conclusion of the show, as was normal, Serling closes with the message of the show


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    Interesting that the last city he mentioned was New York.

    Tonight he will be in El Paso.

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    Re: TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump

    A very young Dennis Hopper!
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    Re: TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    A very young Dennis Hopper!
    He plays great psychos...

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    Re: TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump

    I did a thread about that Twilight Zone episode ...

    Trump's wall is about giving people an enemy to hate

    There's also an episode of an old western called Trackdown from the 1950's. In the episode a con man named Trump tries to convince a small town that he can build a wall to protect them from a fictional enemy.


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    Re: TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Grokmaster View Post
    He plays great psychos...
    “Takes one to ..............?”
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    Re: TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump

    ...And Janet Reno was mistaken for Big Foot, Godzilla, and Jobba the Hut. Bernie Sanders is mistaken for a Jewish Billy Mays hawking Mighty Putty, and AOC has been mistaken for Lucille Ball in the candy factory. Amy Klobuchar plays a dominatrix at her office. Coming soon! See Louis Farrakhan play Uncle Remus! You'll never forget it. (Sorry).

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    Re: TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    A very young Dennis Hopper!
    Exactly. He was very good in that role. Interesting that Serling filmed much more of that episode and wanted to release it as a film to theaters but they could not the money necessary to cover the production costs to do that. That extra footage that was shot was apparently never processed and has been lost.
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    Re: TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by SonOfDaedalus View Post
    I did a thread about that Twilight Zone episode ...

    Trump's wall is about giving people an enemy to hate

    There's also an episode of an old western called Trackdown from the 1950's. In the episode a con man named Trump tries to convince a small town that he can build a wall to protect them from a fictional enemy.

    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.
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    Re: TWILIGHT ZONE predicted Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    “Takes one to ..............?”
    Oh, so you see Hopper's character in this episode as a non-psycho?


    Got it.

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