Thesh wrote:It's simple:
Wait for a major incident, shooting or bombing or something like that, get officials to lie and say that because of the media, the police investigation was hindered and the people who did it got away. The next day, maybe the same day, when people are in a state of panic, write up and pass the bill.
People will be emotional, and when people are emotional, they are not rational, and not enough people will care about their rights until it is too late. That's what happened with the patriot act.
Not thinking rationally is not the same thing as being emotional. Being emotional does not hinder one from being rational. It's true that grieving people might not have much brainspace over to question the integrity of the smiling man in a suit selling coffins to them, but we need to place emotional value on things to judge them rationally, or nothing matters at all. Then we have Spock's Syndrome, and we can't make the simplest decisions, because it's all meaningless.
In short: Emotional is the wrong word for what you want to say.