Reality Rebel

Discussions of alternatives to the conventional schools of thought in philosophy, religion, politics, economics, social issues, and arts/entertainment.
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Post new topic   Reply to topicShare | 
 

 Can Fiction Be Stranger Than Truth?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Realityrebel
Admin
avatar

Posts : 1044
Points : 1192
Reputation : 20
Join date : 2015-11-05

1PostSubject: Can Fiction Be Stranger Than Truth?   Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:02 pm


Here's a description of a bizarre coincidence that happened many years ago and makes me wonder if there may some truth in speculations that what we call "reality" is scripted by time-travelers or some kind of paranormal agency. Here are some excerpts from a Snopes article:

CLAIM: An episode of the 1950s western TV series 'Trackdown' featured a snake oil salesman named 'Trump' who promised to build a wall in order to prevent the end of the world.
Snopes conclusion: TRUE

ORIGIN:In November 2016, a clip from an episode of the 1950s western television series Trackdown was published to YouTube, along with the claim that it "predicted Donald Trump" by featuring a snake oil salesman character named "Trump" who claimed that only he could prevent the end of the world ... by building a wall around the town:

The television series Trackdown really did produce an episode featuring a "Trump" character who came to town claiming that only he could prevent the end of the world by building a wall (and also sold special force propelling umbrellas to deflect meteorites). The episode (S1, E30) aired on CBS in 1958 and was titled "The End of the World," featuring actor Lawrence Dobkin playing the role of "Walter Trump." A synopsis of the episode from the Classic TV Archive reads as follows:
Walter Trump, a confidence man, puts on a long robe and holds a tent meeting in the town of Talpa. He tells the townspeople that a cosmic explosion will rain fire on the town and that he is the only one that can save them from death. Ranger Hoby Gilman attempts to prove Trump is a fraud.

A relevant portion of dialog from this episode has been transcribed below:

Narrator: The people were ready to believe. Like sheep they ran to the slaughterhouse. And waiting for them was the high priest of fraud.

Trump: I am the only one. Trust me. I can build a wall around your homes that nothing will penetrate.

Townperson: What do we do? How can we save ourselves?

Trump: You ask how do you build that wall. You ask, and I'm here to tell you.


http://www.snopes.com/trackdown-trump-character-wall/
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://realityrebel.forummotions.com
 
Can Fiction Be Stranger Than Truth?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Saatchi legal case to reveal truth about divorce from Nigella
» the truth of the lie now for sale
» Ebola -what is the real truth?
» EU Elections 2014.....why Planet EU is stranger than fiction
» The Truth Of The Lie - Foreward - Courtesy of AnnaEsse

Permissions in this forum:You can reply to topics in this forum
Reality Rebel :: Discussions :: General-
Post new topic   Reply to topicJump to: