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2020-08-03 8:55:04 AM  
Is such a thing possible?
 
2020-08-03 9:03:18 AM  
There's has to have been a better "illegal aliens" headline for this.
 
2020-08-03 10:14:13 AM  
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2020-08-03 10:22:14 AM  
2020 is exactly the right year to release any info on aliens, if there is anything substantive.

In other years, we would have panicked and took to our barricaded homes, and the markets and the economy would have crashed.

This year: meh.
 
2020-08-03 10:36:18 AM  
I don't think something like that would happen, but if it did, I imagine Trump would screw it up. The biggest news in human history since Jesus learned to tapdance, and Trump would deliver it extemporaneously midway through a debate.

"Mr. President, would you like to respond?"

"Yes, well, what Joe doesn't know is that... and he doesn't know this... and none of you know this... there are aliens. Alien... life, from... outside... our solar system, probably. But definitely not from earth, and probably from... a lot farther away. I have made a decision... to release.. this information... which is tremendous. I mean, big news. There's been nothing like it in human history, and we're going... we're announcing it, making an announcement... we'll be announcing... that we've discovered aliens. Aliens. UFO's. Alien life, from outside... earth. It's real, they're real. It's real, and... it's tremendous news. Nothing like it in human history. And Joe... Joe doesn't know about it. Joe would probably keep it a secret if he were president, but he's not going to be president. But we're telling you. In two... two weeks, there will be a major announcement, a big, big announcement. Historic. And NASA... and... all the other science agencies... will be displaying the information. And we'll be telling you. Nothing else like it. Big news."
 
2020-08-03 10:46:01 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: 2020 is exactly the right year to release any info on aliens, if there is anything substantive.

In other years, we would have panicked and took to our barricaded homes, and the markets and the economy would have crashed.

This year: meh.


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Its a September surprise.
 
2020-08-03 10:51:25 AM  
And he thinks he would be better at handling such a surprise than...anyone?

Well, he did demand we have a Space Force.
 
2020-08-03 10:58:47 AM  
One small wrinkle: Fundies and aliens don't mix.

According to Gallup, 40% of Americans believe God created humans in their current form within the last 10,000 years. Many of the more fervent ones will be extremely skeptical of discussions of aliens, not for actual evidentiary reasons, but because intelligent life evolving on other planets opens up the possibility of intelligent life evolving here. Some of them believe that UFOs are not aliens, but actually demonic manifestations to try to get people to believe in evolution and reject Jesus.

It's possible to try to obliquely tap into that belief with properly vague implications, obviously, but I don't see Trump not screwing that up. Also obvious, though, is the fact that American Christianity is nothing if not able to change with the political winds, so it's not outside the realm of possibility that we could end up with a belief in alien/demon UFOs becoming a much more central Christian belief in the next 3 months. Fun times.

/ Alien abduction and demon possession are two folk explanations for sleep paralysis, so I suppose it's not surprising to find those ideas united that way
// Similarly, stories of aliens and spirits should be handled skeptically on account of how desperately some people want them to exist
/// Not sure blurry video of high speed parallax is going to help Trump, but this year is really weird
 
2020-08-03 11:07:43 AM  
We have to get that alien blood to make medicine somehow!
 
2020-08-03 11:08:42 AM  
That seems like it would only up the sense of urgency yet again on getting him out of office.
 
2020-08-03 11:09:00 AM  
Do it, please.

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2020-08-03 11:09:05 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: One small wrinkle: Fundies and aliens don't mix.

According to Gallup, 40% of Americans believe God created humans in their current form within the last 10,000 years. Many of the more fervent ones will be extremely skeptical of discussions of aliens, not for actual evidentiary reasons, but because intelligent life evolving on other planets opens up the possibility of intelligent life evolving here. Some of them believe that UFOs are not aliens, but actually demonic manifestations to try to get people to believe in evolution and reject Jesus.

It's possible to try to obliquely tap into that belief with properly vague implications, obviously, but I don't see Trump not screwing that up. Also obvious, though, is the fact that American Christianity is nothing if not able to change with the political winds, so it's not outside the realm of possibility that we could end up with a belief in alien/demon UFOs becoming a much more central Christian belief in the next 3 months. Fun times.

/ Alien abduction and demon possession are two folk explanations for sleep paralysis, so I suppose it's not surprising to find those ideas united that way
// Similarly, stories of aliens and spirits should be handled skeptically on account of how desperately some people want them to exist
/// Not sure blurry video of high speed parallax is going to help Trump, but this year is really weird


There is already a perfect biblical analogy.  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  He created angels.  It wasn't until much later that he created man.  You can read the Bible in a way to where God is kind of "meh" about the angels.  He definitely favors man over the angels.

So there is a perfect example where God has created other life but he favors man.
 
2020-08-03 11:09:21 AM  
He lauds the work of a woman who believes in sex with malevolent entities and that alien DNA is being used to control us.

So this is hardly surprising.  And I will remain unsurprised if the Tuckers, MAGAts, and Q Anon types embrace it heartily.
 
2020-08-03 11:09:29 AM  
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This just made a little more sense...
 
2020-08-03 11:09:43 AM  
I said when he won in 2016 that if there was ever any truth to UFOs, bigfoot, etc., we were going to find out from Trump.
 
2020-08-03 11:10:23 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: One small wrinkle: Fundies and aliens don't mix.

According to Gallup, 40% of Americans believe God created humans in their current form within the last 10,000 years. Many of the more fervent ones will be extremely skeptical of discussions of aliens, not for actual evidentiary reasons, but because intelligent life evolving on other planets opens up the possibility of intelligent life evolving here. Some of them believe that UFOs are not aliens, but actually demonic manifestations to try to get people to believe in evolution and reject Jesus.

It's possible to try to obliquely tap into that belief with properly vague implications, obviously, but I don't see Trump not screwing that up. Also obvious, though, is the fact that American Christianity is nothing if not able to change with the political winds, so it's not outside the realm of possibility that we could end up with a belief in alien/demon UFOs becoming a much more central Christian belief in the next 3 months. Fun times.

/ Alien abduction and demon possession are two folk explanations for sleep paralysis, so I suppose it's not surprising to find those ideas united that way
// Similarly, stories of aliens and spirits should be handled skeptically on account of how desperately some people want them to exist
/// Not sure blurry video of high speed parallax is going to help Trump, but this year is really weird


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Mormons got this.
 
2020-08-03 11:10:27 AM  
Oh, why not?
Guess I should dust off Mom's old Slim Whitman albums....or maybe not:

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2020-08-03 11:10:42 AM  
Oh I wish, by now all the "alien" stuff should have been admitted or denied.  I want to know the truth, have any humans had interactions with beings from beyond out planet?

I am still more than willing to accept that our interactions have been more spiritual than physical, but that is part of our freedom of religion.  But if any of our governments are still hiding physical proof, then they are just being dicks.
 
2020-08-03 11:11:35 AM  
Unhinged
Feckless
Oligarch
 
2020-08-03 11:12:13 AM  

Chris Ween: Garza and the Supermutants: 2020 is exactly the right year to release any info on aliens, if there is anything substantive.

In other years, we would have panicked and took to our barricaded homes, and the markets and the economy would have crashed.

This year: meh.

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Its a September surprise.


Damnit! It got pushed back again?! Ive seen two other versions of that calendar with the aliens on July and August.

/ I want to believe
// They're our only hope
 
2020-08-03 11:12:32 AM  
With the way 2020 has gone so far, Aliens landing in Washington DC towards the end of October...

Reporter:  The hatch is opening and the alien is stepping out to greet the president...

Aliens: As a gesture of goodwill, we bring you the cure to this terrible virus that is ravaging your world!

Trump: Bigly testing!  OPEN UP THE SCHOOLS!!  Did you hear about my Electoral College victory?  No collusion!  MAGA!! Law and Order!!  Presidential Harassment!  MAiL BaLLoT FraUD!!111!

Aliens:  Fark it, we're out of here... you're on your own!
 
2020-08-03 11:12:48 AM  
Just out of curiosity , would Biden ALSO know about the aliens unless A: Independence Day taught us even NORMAL presidents don't get told B: they landed in the last 3 1/2 years at a trump golf course right in front of Trump so that he could fully learn about them with his undivided attention?
 
2020-08-03 11:14:04 AM  
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Presenting your new Secretary of State.

Honestly, could he be any worse?
 
2020-08-03 11:14:25 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: I don't think something like that would happen, but if it did, I imagine Trump would screw it up. The biggest news in human history since Jesus learned to tapdance, and Trump would deliver it extemporaneously midway through a debate.

"Mr. President, would you like to respond?"

"Yes, well, what Joe doesn't know is that... and he doesn't know this... and none of you know this... there are aliens. Alien... life, from... outside... our solar system, probably. But definitely not from earth, and probably from... a lot farther away. I have made a decision... to release.. this information... which is tremendous. I mean, big news. There's been nothing like it in human history, and we're going... we're announcing it, making an announcement... we'll be announcing... that we've discovered aliens. Aliens. UFO's. Alien life, from outside... earth. It's real, they're real. It's real, and... it's tremendous news. Nothing like it in human history. And Joe... Joe doesn't know about it. Joe would probably keep it a secret if he were president, but he's not going to be president. But we're telling you. In two... two weeks, there will be a major announcement, a big, big announcement. Historic. And NASA... and... all the other science agencies... will be displaying the information. And we'll be telling you. Nothing else like it. Big news."


Funnily enough, that is more or less the exact scenario the article lays out.
 
2020-08-03 11:15:00 AM  
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2020-08-03 11:15:27 AM  
I'm sure his religious base and white supremacist base will looooove not being the center of the universe anymore.
 
2020-08-03 11:16:37 AM  
Why not just accuse Biden of being in Dallas in 1963?😅
 
2020-08-03 11:16:48 AM  
And by "do it," we mean throw the entire UFO issue into the upcoming presidential election at the last minute in a wild attempt to deflect, distract and scare enough people to win the election.

I"ve actually wondered that if he'd come out and say "oh, by the way, aliens are real" but I was expecting it more while being in "fark it mode" after her lost.

That said, if he were to come out and not only say that we're not alone in the world, but there are advanced civilizations out there which makes our technology look like we're barely past creating the wheel...do we really want to entrust this moron to deal with them?  I'd think that would go against him even more.
 
2020-08-03 11:16:51 AM  
Well that was certainly a medium post.
 
2020-08-03 11:16:54 AM  
I'm going with "Fake War with Gyna".
What do I win if I'm right?
 
2020-08-03 11:19:09 AM  
farking morons.
 
2020-08-03 11:19:13 AM  
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2020-08-03 11:19:15 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: One small wrinkle: Fundies and aliens don't mix.

According to Gallup, 40% of Americans believe God created humans in their current form within the last 10,000 years. Many of the more fervent ones will be extremely skeptical of discussions of aliens, not for actual evidentiary reasons, but because intelligent life evolving on other planets opens up the possibility of intelligent life evolving here. Some of them believe that UFOs are not aliens, but actually demonic manifestations to try to get people to believe in evolution and reject Jesus.

It's possible to try to obliquely tap into that belief with properly vague implications, obviously, but I don't see Trump not screwing that up. Also obvious, though, is the fact that American Christianity is nothing if not able to change with the political winds, so it's not outside the realm of possibility that we could end up with a belief in alien/demon UFOs becoming a much more central Christian belief in the next 3 months. Fun times.

/ Alien abduction and demon possession are two folk explanations for sleep paralysis, so I suppose it's not surprising to find those ideas united that way
// Similarly, stories of aliens and spirits should be handled skeptically on account of how desperately some people want them to exist
/// Not sure blurry video of high speed parallax is going to help Trump, but this year is really weird


User name checks out?
 
2020-08-03 11:19:22 AM  

jso2897: I'm going with "Fake War with Gyna".
What do I win if I'm right?


A heaping pile of fascism.

/It's not a very good prize.
 
2020-08-03 11:19:45 AM  
Yeah, there are no aliens visiting Earth.  This place is s dump.
 
2020-08-03 11:20:18 AM  

slaur: Oh, why not?
Guess I should dust off Mom's old Slim Whitman albums....or maybe not:

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"The president has been kidnapped by ninjas aliens. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?"
 
2020-08-03 11:20:32 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: I don't think something like that would happen, but if it did, I imagine Trump would screw it up. The biggest news in human history since Jesus learned to tapdance, and Trump would deliver it extemporaneously midway through a debate.

"Mr. President, would you like to respond?"

"Yes, well, what Joe doesn't know is that... and he doesn't know this... and none of you know this... there are aliens. Alien... life, from... outside... our solar system, probably. But definitely not from earth, and probably from... a lot farther away. I have made a decision... to release.. this information... which is tremendous. I mean, big news. There's been nothing like it in human history, and we're going... we're announcing it, making an announcement... we'll be announcing... that we've discovered aliens. Aliens. UFO's. Alien life, from outside... earth. It's real, they're real. It's real, and... it's tremendous news. Nothing like it in human history. And Joe... Joe doesn't know about it. Joe would probably keep it a secret if he were president, but he's not going to be president. But we're telling you. In two... two weeks, there will be a major announcement, a big, big announcement. Historic. And NASA... and... all the other science agencies... will be displaying the information. And we'll be telling you. Nothing else like it. Big news."


It is scary how good you've just imagined what he would say. I mean, I read what you wrote in his voice!
 
2020-08-03 11:21:21 AM  
Why do you think he wanted a Space Force?
 
2020-08-03 11:23:39 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Why do you think he wanted a Space Force?


Because he saw a movie?
 
2020-08-03 11:23:52 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Why do you think he wanted a Space Force?


To look cool.

It's not like his policies and actions address actual, pressing issues.  It's all ego, artifice, and appearance.
 
2020-08-03 11:25:41 AM  
He's going to tell his followers that alien blood cures coronavirus. Then you'll have hordes of Trumpers running around with assault rifles trying to knock off ET to get an alien bath with a bleach and uv light enema. Sort of like the end of Night of the Living Dead. Hell, I think I'll work on a movie treatment now!
 
2020-08-03 11:25:52 AM  
He definitely won't come off as sounding unhinged when he starts to ramble about flying saucers.
 
2020-08-03 11:27:29 AM  

Muta: He definitely won't come off as sounding unhinged when he starts to ramble about flying saucers.


I'm not convinced any particular topic can influence how unhinged he sounds.
 
2020-08-03 11:27:55 AM  

Marbleisheavy: jso2897: I'm going with "Fake War with Gyna".
What do I win if I'm right?

A heaping pile of fascism.

/It's not a very good prize.


Oh well. Buggers can't be choosers.
 
2020-08-03 11:28:01 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: One small wrinkle: Fundies and aliens don't mix.

According to Gallup, 40% of Americans believe God created humans in their current form within the last 10,000 years. Many of the more fervent ones will be extremely skeptical of discussions of aliens, not for actual evidentiary reasons, but because intelligent life evolving on other planets opens up the possibility of intelligent life evolving here.


Have you been to Youtube? Right-wing Christians will believe pretty much any paranoid conspiracy theory that reinforces what psychologists refer to as Need For Drama (NFD)
 
2020-08-03 11:29:56 AM  

sirgrim: I'm sure his religious base and white supremacist base will looooove not being the center of the universe anymore.


Nah, the good aliens are white. I'm sure they'll get along great.
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2020-08-03 11:30:18 AM  

RussianPotato: Martian_Astronomer: One small wrinkle: Fundies and aliens don't mix.

According to Gallup, 40% of Americans believe God created humans in their current form within the last 10,000 years. Many of the more fervent ones will be extremely skeptical of discussions of aliens, not for actual evidentiary reasons, but because intelligent life evolving on other planets opens up the possibility of intelligent life evolving here. Some of them believe that UFOs are not aliens, but actually demonic manifestations to try to get people to believe in evolution and reject Jesus.

It's possible to try to obliquely tap into that belief with properly vague implications, obviously, but I don't see Trump not screwing that up. Also obvious, though, is the fact that American Christianity is nothing if not able to change with the political winds, so it's not outside the realm of possibility that we could end up with a belief in alien/demon UFOs becoming a much more central Christian belief in the next 3 months. Fun times.

/ Alien abduction and demon possession are two folk explanations for sleep paralysis, so I suppose it's not surprising to find those ideas united that way
// Similarly, stories of aliens and spirits should be handled skeptically on account of how desperately some people want them to exist
/// Not sure blurry video of high speed parallax is going to help Trump, but this year is really weird

There is already a perfect biblical analogy.  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  He created angels.  It wasn't until much later that he created man.  You can read the Bible in a way to where God is kind of "meh" about the angels.  He definitely favors man over the angels.

So there is a perfect example where God has created other life but he favors man.


yea he's pretty awesome what with the plagues and cancer and such.  I wonder what it'd be like if he didn't favor man.
 
2020-08-03 11:30:22 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Yeah, there are no aliens visiting Earth.  This place is s dump.


On the contrary, it may very well be the most interesting and vibrant piece of rock in the whole galaxy. We should really stop burning it to the ground.
 
2020-08-03 11:31:25 AM  
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2020-08-03 11:31:33 AM  

Chris Ween: Garza and the Supermutants: 2020 is exactly the right year to release any info on aliens, if there is anything substantive.

In other years, we would have panicked and took to our barricaded homes, and the markets and the economy would have crashed.

This year: meh.

[Fark user image 425x423]

Its a September surprise.


Wait, what happened to the July solar flare?

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