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Mon Jul 20, 2015, 10:45 PM

Is Trump a "Monster from the Id?"

For those who remember the wonderful sci-fi film Forbidden Planet (1966): one of the themes of the film was a 'Great Machine' built by an advanced alien race that could materialize anything they could imagine. It worked only too well! Eventually they had to go to sleep; but, the great machine kept working and reached into the deepest, darkest reaches of their subconscious minds - the "id' in Freudian terms. What came out was monsters created by their darkest dreams, their hates, fears, their "lust for destruction." and the monsters destroyed them.

The GOP has been delving into the deepest, darkest regions of the minds of their base; what has come out has been Donald Trump, and they're unable to shut off the machine that created him!

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 10:50 PM

1. One of my favorites too.....and a good analogy....

I'm looking forward to Trump being at least as entertaining as the late Pat Paulsen was in 1968.....

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 10:57 PM

2. can't watch that now and not think of the other roles for the actor that figures out the Id monster



"Don't call me shirley"

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 02:06 AM

3. The worst thing is Trump is probably the least destructive of all the GOP candidates.

Sure, he's an asshole, but he'd probably do less damage than **any** of the other candidates.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 08:05 AM

4. I love the reference from the Forbidden Planet

Trump is a creature of pure ID

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