Star Wars As A Metaphor For The Fall Of America
Given what appears to be happening with the politics of the USA at the
moment, George Lucas is looking like a modern day Nostradamus with his
“predictions” being made throughout the political back story of the 6
Star Wars movies.
Taking the movies in chronological order and comparing them…
In America from 2000 – 2006 we have seen the decline
of a 200 year old republic and a country which is facing trading issues
with other countries leading to trade deficits, widespread mortgage and
banking fraud. A false flag attack on New York causes the president of
the republic to create a coalition of the willing to start a war against
Iraq and Afghanistan. The President has effectively double crossed the
leaders of these countries as the USA put the leaders in power there in
the first place. Saddam Hussein is then convicted of war crimes and hung.
In Episode 2 the old republic is in turmoil and no longer
has the support of its member planets, Leaders such as Count Dooku smell
blood and move against the republic by attempting to assassinate republic
members . It is then uncovered that the republic is making a secret army
to act against those who attempt to threaten the republic. Meanwhile the
separatists lead by Dooku construct their own army of droids. It is discovered
that the true separatist leader is a hidden character called Darth Sidious.
Chancellor Palpatine is granted emergency anti liberty powers to deal
with the situation and protect the republic. A war on a foreign planet
is won by the republic army but the hidden Darth Sidious claims that everything
is going as planned.
In America from 2006 – 2008 we have seen America in turmoil following the attack on the World Trade Centre and is losing the support of China and Russia. Other countries such as Iran and North Korea smell blood and start making threats towards the USA. The introduction of the Patriot act gives the president emergency anti liberty powers to deal with the war on terror and protect America, and the president creates the TSA to act against terrorists who threaten the republic. It is discovered that a hidden Bilderberg group of elite families meet to discuss domestic and foreign affairs, and invite heads of state and leaders of industry to secret talks. The coalition of the willing wins the war against Al Qaeda in Iraq and largely in Afghanistan too. One can imagine the Bilderberg group saying “everything is going as planned”.
In Episode 3 the old republic is failing and attacks on its members result in the Chancellor being kidnapped, but the abductor is caught and killed and the Chancellor is returned. A figurehead of the separatists General Grievous is found and killed, turning the tide of the war in the Republic's favour. It is revealed that the Chancellor is the hidden power behind the separatists and he commits atrocities against the protectors of the republic. Darth Sidious reforms the republic as an empire with himself as emperor and takes a strangle hold over the populace with his clone army, declaring order 66. With the emperor in place, he takes himself an evil apprentice. Rumours of a super weapon that can kill a whole planet are learnt by the remaining small pockets of resistance.
In Episode 4 the Empire has routed all organised resistance
to it save for small pockets of the Rebel Alliance and effectively has
control over the system. The Forces of the empire are present in every
corner of the system and a wicked dictatorship is run that punishes the
innocent and rewards the evil. The Rebels however discover a weakness
in the ultimate symbol of power and strike at the heart of the empire
to destroy its super weapon The Death Star.
In Episode 5 the Empire is reeling from the destruction of the Death star and pursues the Rebels in an attempt to destroy the last remnants of resistance. Some key rebels are captured by the Empire and its evil helpers but they mostly escape to regroup.
America from 2013 – future. Does the President become an emperor and enslave the nation? Does the President start world war 3 to rid the world of resistance to the empire? Is there a rebellion? Do the rebels defeat the empire?
It’s up to you citizen…
07/03/12 - Updated 10/10/12