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Does anybody else feel they are in the Twilight Zone when (Original Post) raccoon Apr 13 OP
100% something I never anticipated in the U.S. DemMedic Apr 13 #1
Let's start this off right for the younger veiwers in the audience. Those of us who lived to see it live. Click below. usaf-vet Apr 13 #5
This is exactly how I feel. FalloutShelter Apr 13 #2
Most of the Traildogbob Apr 13 #3
Yeah, this is what I feel. EndlessWire Apr 13 #22
100 percent Traildogbob Apr 13 #23
This game owning the libs has gone too far. Emile Apr 13 #4
In the 1930s the German farmers multigraincracker Apr 13 #7
"Twilight Zone", "Living on another planet"... Boomerproud Apr 13 #6
I found Twilight Zone prophetic. usonian Apr 13 #8
It's easy to underestimate how many truly awful Americans there are dlk Apr 13 #9
They never rest NJCher Apr 14 #33
The worst part is when you find yourself getting used to it. jaxexpat Apr 13 #10
Yup, everyday. StarryNite Apr 13 #11
Did I die and go to hell? Irish_Dem Apr 13 #12
"Insanity in individuals is something rare Ping Tung Apr 13 #13
Perfect PT...... NC DENVERPOPS Apr 13 #31
Actually, no. But I never bought the "it can't happen here" propaganda. malthaussen Apr 13 #14
That's the price of oligarchy, Uncle Joe Apr 13 #15
All I know is when Jack Klugman came to life the other night Xavier Breath Apr 13 #16
It really amps my sense of ennui when the MSM goes on as if he's a normal candidate as opposed to the criminal he is. Ford_Prefect Apr 13 #17
The episode "He Lives" describes now perfectly bedazzled Apr 13 #18
Please elaborate on the plot. triron Apr 13 #20
"He's Alive" (my mistake) has Hitler coming back to life bedazzled Apr 13 #21
Oh I bdamomma Apr 13 #28
I've felt that way since 2016. triron Apr 13 #19
I've felt that way since SCOTUS installed George Bush. Silver Gaia Apr 14 #37
I feel that I'm in the Twilight Zone when shit like this no longer shocks Bundbuster Apr 13 #24
They are not hiding it anymore. Religious fanatics taking away our freedoms. SupportSanity Apr 14 #40
It's like a sleep paralysis nightmare that we can't wake up from IcyPeas Apr 13 #25
I've starting replacing the word "reality"... Think. Again. Apr 13 #26
I just bdamomma Apr 13 #27
Yep. Every day Evolve Dammit Apr 13 #29
May as well have some music for it, DJ Synikus Makisimus Apr 13 #30
I regularly ask myself what the hell planet/country... 3catwoman3 Apr 13 #32
You think this is surreal NJCher Apr 14 #34
I've been calling it Bizarro World BigmanPigman Apr 14 #35
Oh Yeah.. Many Times Deep in the Twilight Zone. Cha Apr 14 #36
If you think about it... NanaCat Apr 14 #38
The POS traitor is beholden to Putin. Kid Berwyn Apr 14 #39

usaf-vet

(6,419 posts)
5. Let's start this off right for the younger veiwers in the audience. Those of us who lived to see it live. Click below.
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 09:54 AM
Apr 13

FalloutShelter

(12,068 posts)
2. This is exactly how I feel.
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 09:34 AM
Apr 13

There is an entire political party that is down with this rapist, traitor being in the oval again.

I don’t want to hear about Reps hand wringing in the congressional coat room.

Dems should set up a mic on the Capitol steps and invite any Republican congressman or senator that disagrees with the nomination of TSF to come on down and publicity denounce him.

Otherwise I call bullshit! They are ALL IN.

Traildogbob

(9,118 posts)
3. Most of the
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 09:36 AM
Apr 13

Twilight Zone stories seemed much more realistic.
We may never wake from this nightmare.
Maybe I actually died in my Motorcycle crash in 2014, and I am in my eternal hell. Guess I shoulda went to church. Damn I have been afraid all these assholes would be in hell and I may end there. Shit!!!!

EndlessWire

(6,724 posts)
22. Yeah, this is what I feel.
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 01:30 PM
Apr 13

Maybe at some point I died and this is the punishment selected for me. If tRump gets back in, he will never leave. It breaks my heart; maybe that's the point. What's really astounding is that what is happening to us is what must have happened to Germany with Hitler. Why people would actually think that this pasty-faced monster will benefit them is beyond me.

I think that people available today think they are living inside some game where there are no real consequences, and that they can undo any bad choice they make. This will be to play for keeps, and they have no idea of what he will really do, except that people who worked for him or knew him are warning us that he means it.

The people who back him think that they will get a do over in four years. They think that our government will not be changed and that elections will be available to them. All their private little hells aside, how will we fix this?

Traildogbob

(9,118 posts)
23. 100 percent
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 01:47 PM
Apr 13

And when they realized they have been royally fucked and think their almighty war toys will allow them to end the dictator hell, that’s when the GQP WILL come after their precious guns. And all the damn gun stores and gun shows will no longer exist.
Too damn use to being able to start over when they lose a video game with a clean slate, nobody really dies.
Keep your head on a swivel, EndlessWire.
Shit slide is rolling down hill, picking up speed like a damn Avalanche on Mt Everest after an earth quake (November).

Emile

(24,451 posts)
4. This game owning the libs has gone too far.
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 09:36 AM
Apr 13

They want to throw away our democratic republic for a dictatorship.

Cruel fucking joke.

dlk

(11,718 posts)
9. It's easy to underestimate how many truly awful Americans there are
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 11:19 AM
Apr 13

It's also easy to underestimate how far they'll go in service to their extremist, reactionary agenda, and they never rest.

NJCher

(36,169 posts)
33. They never rest
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 12:06 AM
Apr 14

Because they make money at it. It’s all about money for them. Trump, santos, green, all of them find a way to shill and massage their pitiful, pathetic egos at the same time.

If any of them had to go out and really make money from an enterprise, they couldn’t do it. Trump and green— inherited wealth. Santos? I don’t even need to comment on that one.

Take the $$ and the ego massage out of it and they would on the street, holding out a tin can to get a few bucks to go to a fast food joint.



Ping Tung

(956 posts)
13. "Insanity in individuals is something rare
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 11:46 AM
Apr 13
"Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." - Friedrich Nietzsche

malthaussen

(17,320 posts)
14. Actually, no. But I never bought the "it can't happen here" propaganda.
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 11:53 AM
Apr 13

This sort of thing goes on all over the world. There's no necessary reason why it shouldn't happen here.

-- Mal

Uncle Joe

(58,972 posts)
15. That's the price of oligarchy,
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 11:54 AM
Apr 13

if *rump weren't both wealthy and corrupt, it probably wouldn't happen but the combination is like a Venus Flytrap for the political party and their corporate media enablers without any morals.

If there is no solid moral foundation base, you can't build anything and the GOP power structure is straight up and extremely narrow, designed to serve only those at the very top, so *rump or another corrupt oligarch have for all practical purposes become their only choices.

Thanks for the thread raccoon.

Xavier Breath

(3,832 posts)
16. All I know is when Jack Klugman came to life the other night
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 12:07 PM
Apr 13

and challenged me to a game of pool, he said such comparisons were ridiculous.

Ford_Prefect

(8,043 posts)
17. It really amps my sense of ennui when the MSM goes on as if he's a normal candidate as opposed to the criminal he is.
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 12:23 PM
Apr 13

It goes with selling the great commercial mythology of perpetual debt and social insecurity of the "American Dream" life-style. Including false equivalence, distorted and incomplete history, moral relativity, and personal firearms as a constitutional requirement. Orwell couldn't possibly have imagined just how far we've come.

bedazzled

(1,793 posts)
18. The episode "He Lives" describes now perfectly
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 01:04 PM
Apr 13

The episode "The Midnight Son" a probable future.

I think Rod Serling was a prophet

bedazzled

(1,793 posts)
21. "He's Alive" (my mistake) has Hitler coming back to life
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 01:17 PM
Apr 13

Dennis Hopper is the lead and it's terrifying.

"The Midnight Sun" is a pretty good representation of climate change.

Most of the shows in that series are worth watching

Silver Gaia

(4,565 posts)
37. I've felt that way since SCOTUS installed George Bush.
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 02:52 AM
Apr 14

Al Gore won. That was the start of my Twilight Zone nightmare. I thought it ended when Obama was elected, but that was just a reprieve. It's an alternate dimension. I want to go home.

Bundbuster

(3,471 posts)
24. I feel that I'm in the Twilight Zone when shit like this no longer shocks
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 04:11 PM
Apr 13
2 Maine Republicans Say Lewiston Mass Shooting Was God's Retribution for Abortion Rights

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218856900

AZ legislators kneel on Senate floor and "speak in tongues"

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218846986

SupportSanity

(328 posts)
40. They are not hiding it anymore. Religious fanatics taking away our freedoms.
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 02:45 PM
Apr 14

I'm speechless. Separation of Church and State? Thanks for the links.

bdamomma

(64,182 posts)
27. I just
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 07:09 PM
Apr 13

want this POS to stop spewing his hate, division and outright stupidity.

Him and his fucking cult can go to HELL.

Let's lock him up!!!!!!

BigmanPigman

(51,840 posts)
35. I've been calling it Bizarro World
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 01:17 AM
Apr 14

for 8 loooooooooooooooooong years. Up is down, black is white, yes is no, etc. The US is a totally a fucked up country at this point in our history. Everyday I say to myself, "Man, am I glad I never chose to have a kid".

 

NanaCat

(2,332 posts)
38. If you think about it...
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 08:37 AM
Apr 14

We've been living in that Twilight Zone since Nixon. He was a criminal who not only tried to subvert the election process by breaking into opponent's offices (among other crimes), but also committed literal treason when he interfered in the Vietnam peace process.

Reagan was also a traitor when he promised arms to Iran to disrupted Carter's deal to release the hostages--another subversion of the electoral process.

Every GQP POTUS since Hoover has been a criminal. And, yes, I count Ike in that number for the many democratically elected leaders he had overthrown and even assassinated (like Lumumba in the new Congo Republic).

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