"Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society." - George Washington
Apr 5, 2015
The Star Wars Clip 'So This Is How Liberty Dies...With Thunderous Applause' Has Been Associated With The Bush Administration From The Beginning
Notice the startling similarities between the Bush's speech after 9/11 and a political scene from "Revenge Of The Sith" segment of the Star Wars movies...
"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.
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