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Fri Feb 5, 2021, 01:13 PM

The Trump Insurrection was predicted by Babylon 5

President Clark and Trump Scorched America?
10-15-2020, 03:37 PM

First of all I want to say that I hope I do not offend anyone with this topic. I'm not an American, but I have seen what has been happening in the U.S. this year (2020).

I was watching the episode End Game of Babylon 5. As we know, when the game was essentially up for Clark, he turned Earth's Defence Grid onto Earth and left the message "Scorched Earth".

With things so volatile in the U.S., does anyone think that the same kind of mentality might happen after the current U.S. Election?

Such severe rioting could be triggered by either side's supporters. Worse case is that some comments could come from President Trump (if he loses) that could be viewed as a rallying cry for his hard core supporters. I'm really hoping that if President Trump in fact does lose the election that he doesn't send out Tweets indicating something like "Liberate America" and viewed as a rallying cry.

I hope I'm wrong, but I think the potential of severe violence might be there.

Any thoughts?



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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 01:16 PM

1. Good analogy

When the cult of personality goes badly, the object of adoration often turns on his people. Hitler, Jim Jones, and David Koresh being three examples.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 01:44 PM

2. J. Michael Straczynski was so right

i used to think that no president would be as bad as clark was portrayed, or as stupid as Londo's people. Traitor Trump proved me wrong.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 02:33 PM

3. JMS predicted a lot of things

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 08:45 PM

4. There is also a parallel between

the nationalist Trumpers and the "Earth First" movement in B5.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 05:33 AM

5. A "Fiver" here 😁

I love that show! One of my two most favorite TV SF shows. (and TV shows, period)

I loved that determined group marching towards Prs Clarke's office!

There was "The Night Watch", too.
And poor Mr Garibaldi being shot before he could warn Prs Santiago's team.

Interesting to see this article - was confused for a
few seconds by the language of predictions, are then I saw the date of the article - was in Oct '20.

And that demented young Emperor on Centauri Prime!

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