The Weekend Wonk: From 1958 – The Trump/Trackdown Episode is a Parable for Our Time

January 13, 2019

It’s been kicking around the internet for a while, but the media finally picked up on the eerie “Trump/wall” episode from a forgotten 1950s TV western, worthy of the twilight zone in today’s context.

4 Responses to “The Weekend Wonk: From 1958 – The Trump/Trackdown Episode is a Parable for Our Time”

  1. redskylite Says:

    I don’t think Trump is mentioned in Nostradamus so we are probably O.K – did the Bluths have something to do with all of this ?

    Build a wall between United States and Mexico was Lucile Bluth’s idea in 2006

    [to a group of migrant workers] Who wants to help me build a wall… [Workers show interest] …to keep Mexicans out of America? [Workers throw garbage at him] Alright, alright… Who wants to help me build a wall for no reason? It’s a different wall!

    • redskylite Says:

      The cast of Arrested Development talks about the storyline of building a wall on the United States-Mexico border and how it reflects what’s now happening in the Trump administration.


  2. I am starting to think that “the wall” is Trump’s inside joke way of getting revenge at America for making fun of his daddy, who is a dead-ringer for the snake oil/wall salesman in that old western. I bet ol’ daddy Fred Trump probably watched that with his son Donny and threw a fit, and that memory was unconscionably ingrained in Trump the Younger’s feeble psyche, just waiting to rear it’s ugly head when given the chance to sate its unquenchable thirst for family revenge.

    • al mar Says:

      Don’t forget Frederick Trump, Donald’s grandfather, who emigrated to the United States at the age of 16 to avoid military service and made his fortune by operating restaurants and boarding houses/brothels.


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