Monday, May 16, 2005

President Bush - Darth Vader?

Seems people are tired of comparing Bush to Hitler. Now it's Darth Vader aka Anakin Skywalker's fall to the dark side in "Star Wars":

'Wars' Raises Questions on U.S. Policy

Cannes audiences made blunt comparisons between "Revenge of the Sith" — the story of Anakin Skywalker's fall to the dark side and the rise of an emperor through warmongering — to President Bush's war on terrorism and the invasion of Iraq. Though the plot was written years ago, "the anti-Bush diatribe is clearly there," Engle said. Lucas said he patterned his story after historical transformations from freedom to fascism, never figuring when he started his prequel trilogy in the late 1990s that current events might parallel his space fantasy. "As you go through history, I didn't think it was going to get quite this close. So it's just one of those recurring things," Lucas said at a Cannes news conference. "I hope this doesn't come true in our country. "Maybe the film will waken people to the situation," Lucas joked.


At May 16, 2005 3:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

following of course the brilliant nuance of the premise: "BUSH IS THE EEEVIL!!!!!"

At May 16, 2005 7:59 AM, Blogger Brian H said...

Artists excel at saying things well, not necessarily saying intelligent things intelligently.

At May 16, 2005 12:42 PM, Blogger Jason_Pappas said...

The left in Hollywood, like the left everywhere, see the poor and pathetic as noble victims, on the one hand, and the powerful and mighty as inherently corrupt. Thus, since the Islmo-fascists don’t have massive armies they can’t be aggressors. The fact that they are part of a 1400 year history of an imperialist supremacist warrior religious ideology is just ignore by the left (and much of the right.) The fact that the oil windfall can purchase WMDs and level the playing field – not so much as a conquering force, but as a nihilistic destructive power – is just ignored. For the left, poor and pathetic means pure and noble.

Inadvertently, even the New York Times let this slip out. About a year ago they had a front page article in the “Week In Review” section about the left’s change in attitude towards Israel. From its inception to the 1967 War, the left was in love with Israel and its socialist experiment. But then tiny Israel beat the combined Arab forces – masterfully and decisively. No longer was she a victim – poor and pathetic – but a miraculous achievement of the human spirit to survive. The Times said this marked a change in spirit for the left. Now the Arabs were the good guys – poor, pathetic losers.

Hollywood has the same leftist bias – from movies about the Crusades to pure fiction. Western, industrial, science, large-scale achievement are all bad. “Authentic,” “spontaneous,” “primitive,” “powerless,” are signs of spiritual purity. I rarely see Hollywood movies. Any sense of reality is gone; all sense of respect for achievement is gone; and patriotism is rare.

At May 16, 2005 2:24 PM, Anonymous Bernt said...

Considering how the story of this movie is from the late 70s.... A Bush comparison is beyond silly.

The general message of "power corrupts" and "protect democratic institutions" is a good one though.

At May 17, 2005 4:29 AM, Blogger Mustang said...

Lucas is correct; people should be awakened to the "situation." The problem is, how does the left choose to define it. We can pretend that all is well, and we can be blown to hell by fanatics, too.

There is injustice in the world, and sadly our politicians have let us down in important areas.

Was Bush right? I think he was right, but one thing stands out: sometimes a bad decision is better than no decision.

The problem with fanatism or jihadism is not going to go away by itself. Once the fanatics have gone to find their reward, we can sit down together as reasonable people and find meaningful solutions.

At least, that's the way I see it.

At May 17, 2005 6:44 AM, Blogger theBadMonkey said...

Do you mind if I shed some light here?

VADER means "FATHER" in German language.Buch and co made a very big booboo in going after the wrong guy. They should put Sadam BACK in office, that would stop the violence. We see now that in order to maintain his SECULAR Iraq, Saddam did what he had to...

Now we know, but we SHOULD HAVE KNOWN ALL ALONG...Ignorance of human behavior is the main problem, and seeing everyone as "the same" as Western Europeons is a DISASTER...

If you want to really understand whats going on, read or watch HERCULES.

The story of Hercules is the story of Male vs Female, Human vs Pagan.

Zeus, the Sky god- VS Herra, the Earth god.

Starwars is not a left wing film, its elemental mythology, that we all complain about, going on in front of our face.

Kill the Father, Screw the Mother.
Thats what the Rape epedemic in Norway, and elsewhere, is all about...NO Father, and women take the brunt of the problem, as the Muslims do not allow the dangerous female as an equal. So they are pure masculine.
Eventually, there will be enough of them to cause the Left whites to side with the right whites, and things will come crashing down...

The muzzies will probably get access to at least low level radioactive products, and cause a problem....

Or not....mmmmmmmm


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