Video lambastes ‘People Will Die!’ rhetoric
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Democrat Massachusetts, and Democratic lawmakers are being ridiculed for their health care rhetoric in a popular YouTube video.
Reason TV artist Remy Munasifi on Wednesday released “People Will Die!,” a new song parody that tallied over 40,000 views in less than 24 hours on YouTube. The video serves as the libertarian organization’s response to lawmakers who use red herrings, appeals to emotion and other logical fallacies to demonize opponents.
“These cuts are blood money. People will die,” Ms. Warren says in a C-SPAN clip as stringed instruments and beats begin.
Mr. Munasifi plays “Sens. Max Hyperbole and Guy Knows better” to demonstrate how the “people will die” line can be used on any public policy that involves health and safety.
“Why not weigh all the costs — the effects, the results? Empathize with each other as if we were adults. Use our brains to craft arguments, not vilify,” Mr. Munasifi raps as a level-headed observer.