Lessons Learned from Star Wars as Archetype

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member



    The Plot of Star Wars Frighteningly Resembles Modern Day America
     
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  2. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    my take from star wars is that not everything the jedi said or did was right, just like not everything the sith did or said was wrong. they both had their problems. i only realized this recently, after i understood it to be the same thing in the matrix trilogy.

    on top of that i think its very important message that the "good guys" are actively engaged with democracy and rebelling however they can. if only more people would do this!

    i was also thinking its well timed star wars is released when america is wrestling with its own bubbling fascism.
     
  3. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    star wars is a mirror for americans:

    the "good guys" are the groups of people around the world the american government typically bombs, and the "bad guys" are your government and you if you side with the government
     
  4. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I always wanted to be a bad guy .
    I look good in black .
     
  5. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    power has its perks
     
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The Canadians are the planet that gets blown up because they can't protect themselves.
     
  7. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    yea i think when the "terrorists" get their revenge and drop the bomb on you, that im gonna feel the pain too living in a city so close to the border.
     
  8. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I pity you when all those welfare babies jump the fence after this gov't collapses and stops paying them .
     
  9. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    the corporate welfare babies? or the african in a cadillac?
     
  10. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    i like george because he explains what his trilogy is about. whereas the wachowskis typically have followed the "learning is what you discover, not what you cover" mantra.

    Only [humans] can exchange information. And the test of how accurate the information is will be whether we all die or not. If we all die, then it wasn’t the right information. I would rather see us be a positive force in the universe than a cancer. We have the knowledge to be either one. That, in essence, is what “Star Wars” is about. We are both good and evil, and we have a choice.3
     
  11. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

  12. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    yoda speaks in terms of allies

    the sith have a master / servant relationship

    capitalism resembles the master servant relationship
     
  13. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    socialism a much stronger master / slave relationship
     
  14. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    depends on what kind of socialism your talking about
     
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  16. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Friend of mine wrote this piece about reasons Star Wars was written and rings with people. And having seen Force Awakens last week myself, it did come off as a reboot of New Hope and yet again, our new protagonist has family issues.

    The Main And Overlooked Reason Star Wars Is So Popular
     
  17. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member