An Allegory May Hold the Secret to Fighting Tyranny
What if I told you a republic existed that was greater than anything in the known universe? This republic was once under the wise rule of wise representatives and defended from within. This republic throve and grew throughout its formative years.
However, as typically happens when power and wealth are passed into the wrong hands, those with greed appeared. Over the years, as power and wealth were continually passed into criminals’ hands, the once-great republic rotted away from a danger within.
If you believe I’m talking about the United States, you’re actually wrong; I’m instead talking about the fall of the Old Republic from the original Star Wars prologue written by George Lucas, a full excerpt can be viewed at the link provided.
Talk about similarities between US Foreign Policy and Star Wars, especially the original trilogy. Lucas goes on to talk about how the ambitious Senator Palpatine caused himself to be elected President of the Republic and promised to restore the Republic back to its old glory.
Make the Republic Great Again?
The above paragraph sounds a lot like Donald Trump. However, it gets better when Lucas describes how Palpatine declared himself Emperor and shut himself away from the populace, controlled by the very assistants and boot-lickers he appointed to high office.
Let’s examine this paragraph and for further confirmation, click the link I highlighted above.
Anyway, let’s take a long look at Donald Trump’s presidency. Once upon a time, Trump stated former Congressman Ron Paul was correct on several key issues, mainly the Syrian conflict, but also Paul’s take on Afghanistan.
However, once in office, Trump appoints Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, Gina Haspel as head of the CIA, and John Bolton as national security advisor.
Guys, these are three of the most notorious selections of warmongering neoconservatives. Pompeo is a known neoconservative, Haspel has committed numerous human rights violations overseeing an underground torture camp in Thailand, and John Bolton to this day not only justifies Iraq and Afghanistan but admits he’d have dropped bombs over the countries before the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Guys, if George Lucas didn’t have a hunch something like this was about to happen, perhaps we should look into another film of the same franchise?
Star Wars, Episode I, The Phantom Menace is loaded with US foreign policy from beginning to end. Let’s begin with the Trade Federation’s assault on blockading Naboo, where they prepare for a full-scale invasion with the droid army to strip the planet of its resources.
I don’t think I need to go any further for you to get who the real life version of Naboo is. Perhaps the Middle East? Oil and minerals among other commodities are rich in the Middle East, and it just so happens the oil-rich Golan Heights of Syria is being illegally occupied by Israel, and the US is occupying the most oil-rich 1/3 of Syria.
What about economic sanctions on Iran? Why did the 1953 coup occur in Iran?
Why is Iran in the news again today and being antagonized for no apparent reason by the Trump administration?
To take back the oil!