When I saw goofy, I thought they were talking about Goofy in space....Hyuk!
@FrickFrackPaddyWhack, Same. I was really confused and intrigued at the same time.
It’s Star Wars. I get it was inspired by Nazis but fûck off with politics in my Star Wars. I love Star Wars, not the mess of identity politics that it is now thanks to Kathleen Kennedy (not even talking about the movies, just the atmosphere around it now)
@Dark Lord Bane, Agreed. Stop whining about pointless crap and just enjoy the show, people.
@Dark Lord Bane, someone doesn't understand the point of literally all of the movies.
@hollow114, care to explain rather than accuse me of not getting the point of the movies?
@hollow114, Are you for real telling a guy named Dark Lord Bane that he doesn’t understand Star Wars?
@Dark Lord Bane, sure thing. You and Lord Cthulhu. If you don't think Star With wasn't about politics you missed the point. Entirely. Prequels were 100% politics. Originals were made during the early stages of the cold war. Today our evils are fascist terrorism. So no shut the new ones feature that.
@hollow114, well sure, aspects of the movies are based on real world examples. I was talking about the toxic air of identity politics that surround the sequel trilogy. You know the people who make it all about how there’s a black lead actor or a strong female character. Let alone the countless people who went crazy with that twitter post. Also the politics in the movies serve as a means of contributing to overall theme and story. You know the good vs. the Bad and the force.
The empire was no better or worse than the republic or confederacy of independent systems. The republic utilized an army of slaves, the CIS was an oligarchy interested in maintaining financial security, and the Empire took the hard line of actually enforcing the laws put in place. Under the Empire smuggling and general lawlessness was relegated to the periphery, and while corruption was rampant, at least you knew who to bribe, rather than greasing the palms of 15 minor republic stooges only to find out you landed in a hutt run spaceport and could've just paid up to gardula or jabba directly.
@ Tobias Widower, I would argue at its core the republic was better than the empire, mainly because more systems had a say as to what happen. As opposed to the excessively cruel nature of the empire. Although they are all objectively cruel and corrupt. But that’s just the nature of politics and society.
@Dark Lord Bane, upvoting purely for your name. One of my favorite Sith
@ Tobias Widower, I appreciate that. If you can’t tell I really love Star Wars.
@ Tobias Widower, at least the Republic didn't threaten to blow up your planet if you disagreed with them
@Sexy Homunculus, they never had the opportunity TO threaten planetary destruction before the death star
@wynaut, true, but even if they could do it it's highly unlikely they would have
@Dark Lord Bane, I vote for the empire over rebel scum any day of the week. Know why? Because it had promise. Sure it had a rough start. But what empire wasnt built on the bodies of others? Once it had gained control it could have been a true empire. Full of safety and prosperity for all. No oligarchs fighting over eachother, no corrupt Senate holding slaves, no criminal organizations holding sway. But it never got the chance to be. All because a bunch of oligarchs wanted to remain in power and hated the idea of bowing to an emperor. So they financed a rebellion and killed the emperor. And what did it get them? Anarchy and chaos with criminal organizations running rampant throughout the cosmos. Good job. You got played.
That and the dark side has chocolate chip cookies.
@LaDarkProphet, should of just lead with the last part.
@LaDarkProphet, you....I like you
@LilPuppyOfDOOM , I like you to. Puppy of doom reminds me of Cerberus
@ Tobias Widower, throughout Star Wars Rebels, we see empire controlled planets. Even before the rebels start messing up the Empire’s operations, their MO is to oppress and exploit the populace.
The clones weren’t slaves in the technical sense. They were happy to serve (granted, they were programmed to be happy to serve).
@Sexy Homunculus, yeah, it wouldn't get past voting and would get stuck in deliberations
@LaDarkProphet, 501st till I die long live the empire!
The way I like to see it is in modern day terms. For example: the United States can be seen as the Empire, they both police everything or at least try to. Both are powerhouses boasting high tech, a huge navy fleet, a vast army and superior soldiers. The rebels can be compared to "terrorists" uprising against a group trying to instill peace throughout a region. Take this into prospect. Luke joined a "organization" to feel apart of something and for revenge against a policing force because his uncle and aunt were killed in a military strike. So he joins this group trains with them and attacks a military base (death star) in what was pretty much should have been a suicide mission. Food for thought idk I love the Empire....LONG LIVE THE EMPIRE
@LilPuppyOfDOOM , you realize that’s pretty much the exact motivation of many Islamic terrorist groups?
@I Are Lebo, I think that’s his point
@nepheal, fair enough. I couldn’t tell if the irony was intentional or not, so I asked.
Overly sensitive cunts
I'm not even a little shocked that the funny pics user base is pro fascism
@hollow114, there are people who argue the civil war wasn't about slavery newrly every time it comes up, so it's not really a surprise.
@hollow114, Alright, who cares?
I spent way too long trying to figure out how Goofy was related to this... Hyuck my life