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Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:00 AM

Was Rod Serling A Time Traveler Trying To Warn Us About Today?

This reminds me of a typical MAGA rally and notice the hand signal Peter Sellers flashes after the shooting. No wonder this was suppressed for almost 50 years.


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Reply Was Rod Serling A Time Traveler Trying To Warn Us About Today? (Original post)
pressbox69 Dec 2019 OP
Sanity Claws Dec 2019 #1
pressbox69 Dec 2019 #5
Sanity Claws Dec 2019 #7
wnylib Dec 2019 #10
Afromania Dec 2019 #2
Tech Dec 2019 #3
Va Lefty Dec 2019 #4
kacekwl Dec 2019 #6
Harker Dec 2019 #8
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #9
pressbox69 Dec 2019 #11

Response to pressbox69 (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:14 AM

1. He had another one with a character named Trump

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

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:45 AM

5. Is this

the one you're thinking of? Not Serling but it was creepy.



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Response to pressbox69 (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:58 AM

7. That's it!

I thought it was The Twilight Zone. Thanks for giving me the correct attribution.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 04:16 PM

10. I just watched the whole episode on you tube

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.

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Response to pressbox69 (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:24 AM

2. long answer:perhaps short answer:yes

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Response to pressbox69 (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:41 AM

3. Interesting to read the backlash to it from organizations such as The John Birch Society.

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

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

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Response to pressbox69 (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:42 AM

4. Holy crap! If that's not a trump rally I don't know what is

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

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Response to pressbox69 (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:58 AM

6. It's spot on.

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

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Response to pressbox69 (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:46 AM

8. His mind traveled freely through time and space.

Try "He's Alive" from 1963.

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Tue Dec 24, 2019, 11:10 AM

9. The film that this was part of was shown once in 1964 and not again until 2012,

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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Fri Dec 27, 2019, 07:46 AM

11. Another scene.

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