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Movie Quotes – Day 364

Mufasa’s death was a terrible tragedy; but to lose Simba, who had barely begun to live… For me it is a deep personal loss. So it is with a heavy heart that I assume the throne. Yet, out of the ashes of this tragedy, we shall rise to greet the dawning of a new era… in which lion and hyena come together, in a great and glorious future! — The Lion King

One of the more despicable thing I see people do, in politics and in other parts of life, is to use a crisis to convince people to do things that they would normally resist.  Preying on the weaknesses and fears of others is an old tactic, but it sure isn’t a worn out page in the playbook.  “They’re coming for your children” or “If we don’t, we risk catastrophe” seem to be the way that things get done anymore.

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3 Comments

  1. “Preying” on emotions, rather that presenting facts is the mantra on the left. We know that…

  2. Steve

     /  January 4, 2015

    Another, case in point example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Id_r6pNsus
    and one that arguably started modern politics.

    • Quite likely. LBJ was accusing Goldwater of wanting a nuclear war, while he got us involved in a shooting war less than a year after the election.

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