Parallels with Star Wars.Submitted by an_eddie on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 01:16
I'm watching Star Wars Episode 3, and i can't help but notice the parallels with what we're facing today.
1. There exist the few who stands on principle (Jedi).
2. There exists a Republic that is threatened by power-hungry politicians (Sith Lord).
3. The Republic ends due to a lie (i.e. "So this is how Liberty dies, with thunderous applause.").
4. Then in Episode 4 there is "A New Hope" (Rand Paul perhaps?).
I'm impressed not because the Star Wars story is an allegory of politics, but because it is a blatant foretelling of literal politics. Isn't this how Republic governments fall - by consolidation of power thru some lie and with thunderous applause?!