|"Monty Python and the Holy Grail"|
Early in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” there’s a scene where filth-spattered villagers gleefully drag a woman to their lord, shouting “We’ve got a witch! Burn her! Burn her!”
“How do you know she is a witch?” trills Sir Bedevere, a particularly dim-witted future knight of the Round Table.
“She looks like one!” the villagers say.
“They dressed me up like this!” the woman objects.
Bedevere tries again.
“What makes you think she is a witch?” he says.
“She turned me into a newt!” exclaims a large peasant, played by John Cleese.
The assembled look at him. Cleese glances down at his shoulders, as if detecting a flaw in this line of reasoning.
“I got better...” he ventures, in a small voice.
Which illustrates a problem with insisting on ludicrous lies. Even in the outrageous world of Monty Python, at some point you may get called on it.
Donald Trump delivered two main messages to the Conservative Political Action Committee in Florida Sunday: The 2020 presidential election was stolen; and his followers must defeat every Republican who spoke out against him. A pair of propositions that scream for somebody to draw a line connecting the two.
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