'Cuz if you are, you aren't going to like Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith one bit. At all.
It comes on very good authority to this blog that the final chapter of the Star Wars saga is a MASSIVE slam against Bush.
It won't be PERSONAL, mind you. In the character and machinations of Emperor Palpatine, George Lucas is merely using a metaphor for EVERY would-be tyrant throughout human history. And knowing what I know about it now, I cannot but believe that this detail of the story was planned out long, LONG while back.
But that won't come as any comfort to Bush and his supporters.
In fact, based on what I've been given about Revenge of the Sith, this movie might incite some blatant thoughts about active rebellion against Bush and his cabal.
But if not, the parallels between Palpatine and Bush are damned downright unsettling. Anyone with two neurons and a synapsis between 'em isn't gonna fail to see the analogies that Lucas has evoked. F'rinstance (SPOILERS AHEAD)...
- something happens that Palpatine will exploit, turning it into an excuse to demand more power from the Senate and effectively making him an absolute dictator. For the most part the Senate cheers and goes along with him.There's more but I can't recall all of it just now. Better that way anyway: I don't wanna spoil it for anyone and I don't want to know anymore for my own part. But I can't help but think that maybe, just maybe, Revenge of the Sith could be a seed of some much-needed dissent in this country against The Way Things Are.
- Palpatine will gain the power to declare anyone an enemy to be destroyed, at his own pleasure.
- At one point Palpatine will claim to be above any kind of accountability.
- There's one thing in particular that I can't help but think is a dire reminder of the situation in Iraq right now. Don't know if it'll make it into the final cut of the movie or how many will see this, but I did and it's a pretty damning indictment against ANYONE who would get innocencts involved in this kind of meaningless conflict.
- The whole notion of political parties and having one party dominate just about everything takes it on the chin bigtime in Revenge of the Sith. Anyone who still adheres to that outdated belief after seeing this movie should forevermore be branded a blithering fool.
- A modified take on Bush's speech about "if you are not with us, you are with the terrorists" is used by Palpatine.
- There's some real allusion to the PATRIOT Act and it ain't pretty either.
I wouldn't mind being a Bothan Spy in that action :-)