‘Spin Magazine’ Put A Donald Trump Nomination On A List Of Worst Case Scenarios — In 1988. | Gradient

‘Spin Magazine’ put a Donald Trump nomination on a list of worst case scenarios — in 1988.

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Twitter user Andrew Otis Weiss came across an interesting moment of clairvoyance in a 1988 print of Spin Magazine. The July ‘88 publication listed a few nightmarish scenarios, such as “Spring semester grades arriving” and “Someone yelling at your beach barbeque yells, ‘Hey, let’s sing some showtunes!” and then, something far, far worse:

Mic reported this haunting coincidence/sorcery as one a few incidents where pop culture predicted our daily hell. From Mic:

In July, another Twitter user drew attention to an excerpt from science fiction writer Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Talents, where she seems to predict Trump’s campaign slogan. Set in 2032, the novel details a crumbling U.S. where, amid the chaos, a character named Jarret exclaims, “Help us to make America great again!”

The Simpsons made a similar prophecy in the 2000 “Bart to the Future” episode when Lisa, the first female president, laments the economical ruin she inherited from her predecessor — Trump.

The Simpsons has always kind of embraced the over-the-top side of American culture,” writer Dan Greaney told the Hollywood Reporter in March, “and [Trump] is just the fulfillment of that.”

Quick! Someone, check the “Family Ties” archives to see if there’s an oddly specific clue about the rapid erosion of the GOP. We now know how important it is that we listen to our Generation X elders.

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