Monday, May 16, 2005

Star Wars Episode 2.5

A parallel universe begins in the middle of Episode II, when Count Dooku has Obi-Wan captured and asks Obi-Wan to join him, Obi-Wan says yes!

Obi-Wan joins only to learn more about the other side, but learns of the corruption of the Senate and the full extent of the Sith conspiracy. Obi-Wan informs the Jedi that with the dark side having widespread influence in the Senate but only control of the leaders of the CIS, they should switch sides. The Jedi remove the leaders and take control of the CIS, and with the balance of power on their side, win the peaceful surrender of the Old Republic. The reformed CIS forms a new Republic under the principles of capitalism, economic freedom, and free commerce, and everyone lives happily ever after. (Episodes 3-6 never happen)

George Lucas may be making a political statement about democracy turning into dictatorship and good people becoming bad, but the Republican Party has the most in common with the separatists who look to be on the losing side of Episode III. The Darth Vader transformation more accurately describes fears about Vladimir Putin and the history of other Leftist movements.


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