Monday, May 16, 2005

Lucas jabs at 'Bush's empire' in new Star Wars film

From today'sJapan Today:

"And then came the zinger, with the protagonist, Anakin Skywalker, saying just before becoming Darth Vader: 'You are either with me or you are my enemy.'"

Come on, I hardly think this is enough to draw parallels between the prequel trilogy and the Bush administration. I mean, in the prequel trilogy the Galactic Republic was attacked by an army that had been programmed by a former associate of the Chancellor. Then, in response, the Chancellor started a war based on faulty intelligence in order to consolidate his power and diminish individual rights under the guise of a wartime act passed by the legislature.

Nothing at all like what's happened in the US in the past five years.