Ready to be wowed? Donald Trump’s run for the presidency was foretold over 75 years ago!
I was flipping through channels recently and ended up at TCM (Turner Classic Movies). The 1939 John Ford classic, “Stagecoach,” had just started. I had seen the movie once or twice before but I completely forgot about a certain scene that, I must admit, just floored me.
It’s the scene where a corrupt banker, fleeing town after embezzling the bank’s money, declares a set of conservative economic principles that could just as easily have come out of Ted Cruz’s mouth (or any other right-wing conservative for that matter). He laments that America should be for Americans; that taxes are too high; that the national debt is out of control; and that the hated government needs to keep its nose out of business.
Click the image below to be amazed.
For those who have watched this classic western, you know that the corrupt banker, unlike our present-day thieves, gets arrested at the end of the movie. It is heartwarming to see justice prevail, even if only in an old movie like “Stagecoach.” As Archie Bunker liked to say, “Those were the days!”