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Miscellaneous thoughts and ramblings
Friday, May 20, 2005
If they should bar wars...
Okay, just one little additional comment. There's a lot of press about Episode III's supposedly anti-Bush message. According to the Wall Street Journal, Lucas claims he was thinking about the past, such as Nazism. Aside from Obi Wan's line stating "Only the Sith speak in absolutes," which was a response to Anakin's "You're with me or you're my enemy" line, that's what I was thinking. After all, his use of the term "stormtroopers" was not too subtle.

And the stuff the emperor does - such as press the senate to give him additional powers and make overwrought speeches to thronging masses - is Hitlerian indeed. So the only people who would think this is anti-Bush message (including Lucas, if that was his intent) would be those who carry the Bush=Hitler signs. And, as we already know, these people know nothing about Hitler, or Bush.
Also, much of this movie was penned before the Iraq invasion. And the trilogy was mapped out during the mid 90's.

People see what they want to see, I guess.
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