Video lam­bastes ‘Peo­ple Will Die!’ rhetoric

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dou­glas Ernst

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.

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