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Was Rod Serling A Time Traveler Trying To Warn Us About Today? (Original Post) pressbox69 Dec 2019 OP
He had another one with a character named Trump Sanity Claws Dec 2019 #1
Is this pressbox69 Dec 2019 #5
That's it! Sanity Claws Dec 2019 #7
I just watched the whole episode on you tube wnylib Dec 2019 #10
long answer:perhaps short answer:yes Afromania Dec 2019 #2
Interesting to read the backlash to it from organizations such as The John Birch Society. Tech Dec 2019 #3
Holy crap! If that's not a trump rally I don't know what is Va Lefty Dec 2019 #4
It's spot on. kacekwl Dec 2019 #6
His mind traveled freely through time and space. Harker Dec 2019 #8
The film that this was part of was shown once in 1964 and not again until 2012, The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #9
Another scene. pressbox69 Dec 2019 #11

Sanity Claws

(21,910 posts)
1. He had another one with a character named Trump
Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:14 AM
Dec 2019

or Drump who was a con man. That one was so freaky that it really did make you wonder.

wnylib

(22,752 posts)
10. I just watched the whole episode on you tube
Tue Dec 24, 2019, 05:16 PM
Dec 2019

after googling the words trump, cbs, 1958.

Incredibly uncanny. The guy called Trump is a con man.who sows fear in the people.about a meteor shower destroying the town at midnight. Sells a "wall" of protection that consists of "magic" parasols. Claims that only he has the special knowledge and defense to save them.

The sheriff tefuses to stop the fraud because no one can prove Trump wrong. The town judge takes the same position.

In the end, Trump makes a bundle of money but is stopped from leaving town with it by Robert Culp. The sheriff is exposed as an accomplice. The people set aside their parasols, midnight comes, nothing happens.

The parallels are spooky -- Trump name, con job through fesr, a wall of protection in Texas, complicity by law enforcement, indifference of the judge, mob attitude toward the one man who sees through it and warns people.

Tech

(1,827 posts)
3. Interesting to read the backlash to it from organizations such as The John Birch Society.
Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:41 AM
Dec 2019

Thanks for sharing, never saw it. Amazing and frightening.

On edit, the name of the episode is A Carol For Another Christmas.

Va Lefty

(6,252 posts)
4. Holy crap! If that's not a trump rally I don't know what is
Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:42 AM
Dec 2019

Never seen this before. Spot on. Thanks for sharing.

kacekwl

(7,150 posts)
6. It's spot on.
Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:58 AM
Dec 2019

From me drumph to the brainwashed deplorables. It's like this is the script used by all want to be dictators.

The Velveteen Ocelot

(117,213 posts)
9. The film that this was part of was shown once in 1964 and not again until 2012,
Tue Dec 24, 2019, 12:10 PM
Dec 2019

when it came up on TCM. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Carol_for_Another_Christmas. TCM runs it every year. It's a bit tendentious but the Trumpiness of the Imperial Me scene is pretty scary.

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