This post explores some startling similarities (if you use a fact based method of analysis) between the George Bush Administration & and the following "Revenge Of The Sith" segment of the Star Wars movies. (If you choose not to use facts in your analysis then any applause becomes the following segment, of course, believing stuff not based in facts just makes you a sheep).
Video: So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause
Personally, I've always associated this clip with the following event, which is what I've always thought this segment actually referred to;
In the mainstream it's generally associated with the Bush 2005 inauguration; Article: 'So This Is How Liberty Dies...With Thunderous Applause'
"So this is how liberty dies...with thunderous applause."
Such was ominously stated by the fictional character Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) in "Star Wars III: The Revenge of the Sith" as she watched Emperor Palpatine tell a cheering Senate that he had taken all power away from them to form a Galactic Empire (h/t NBer bradbenj5952).
As the film was released in May 2005 shortly after George W. Bush's second inauguration, there were many in the media who saw a parallel between the events depicted and what was going on in our nation.
A former Wall Street Journal editor asked "Is Bush a Sith Lord?" Years later, Hillary Clinton called Dick Cheney Darth Vader.
Yet, if you watch this scene now, given what transpired during the presidential campaign last year and the cheering masses at Tuesday's inauguration, mightn't this have been a rather prescient foreshadowing of events in the future (video embedded below the fold):- See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/01/23/so-how-liberty-dies-thunderous-applause#sthash.1DxjsdhA.dpuf
I noticed that this tactic has become the GOP's main way of moving through it's policies
& notice how Netanyahu has a proven record of betrayal...
Remind you of anything?Video: So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause
A look at the similarities in more detail;
From Star Wars Wookipedia:
Notice the similarities between George Bush's massive "consolidation" of everything from coast guard to the CIA under the label "Homeland Security" , probably the biggest increase in big government ever. Also notice the fascinating similarity between the hit on the Pentagon on 9/11 by the mysterious plane that sunk below the sand before it could be examined. How many more died that day that we don't know about?
In more detail...