Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Revenge of the Sith

I went and saw Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith again last night. It is fantastic. I really, really, really feel sorry for people who can't tap into their inner 12 year old and really just appreciate it. It's fun, it's emotional, it's smart. I know some of the acting isn't the best, but acting in B movies isn't supposed to be great. No one bitches about Bruce Campbell acting cheesy, so why bitch about Hayden Christensen? (NOTE: I thought he was great in this movie)

But I just wanted to say how much I felt that Palpatine reminded me of George Bush. George Bush is a Sith. The difference is that Palpatine organized his take-over all by himself. W. had Rove to do that for him. But even down to the politics. Less freedom makes us more free. Less freedom makes us more safe. Palpatine was willing to take the freedom of all in the name of their safety. Sound familiar? *cough* patriot act *cough*

Well here's a quote from Benjamin Franklin:

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Also, Sith are evil. They think inward, only of themselves. That's the basic tenet of the conservative "rugged individualism." It's nonsense. It breeds selfishness and greed. The Jedi use their powers for good. They care only about others. Sounds like what? Socialists? Damn straight. And what did the Sith do to the Jedi? Demonize them in the public and killed them. Well, the administration has the demonize part out of the way. What's next, I wonder.

The point is this: Star Wars is great and it's teaching our kids excellent moral values and telling them current events stories in disguise.

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