Thursday, May 19, 2005

Star Wars; the Politicos Strike Back

The New York Times has a story on how Star Wars is playing in the rarefied world of politicos. For one thing PABAAH (Patriotic Americans Boycotting Anti American Hollywood) (which I can't link to cause the guy there is a jerkwad) has added George Lucas to the boycott list. Which means all you loyal conservatives better not go see it. But then check out this commentary from the New York Times, which, I am assured is super liberal.
All of which calls into question Mr. Lucas's decision to have the premiere of the "Star Wars" finale at the Cannes Film Festival. France is sometimes called the biggest blue state of all, after all. And just what was Mr. Lucas - who could not be reached for comment Wednesday - thinking when he told a Cannes audience that he had not realized in plotting the film years ago that fact might so closely track his fiction?

Alluding to Michael Moore's remarks about "Fahrenheit 9/11" at Cannes a year earlier, Mr. Lucas joked, "Maybe the film will waken people to the situation."

Apparently in all seriousness, though, he went on to say that he had first devised the "Star Wars" story during the Vietnam War. "The parallels between what we did in Vietnam and what we're doing in Iraq now are unbelievable," he told an appreciative audience.
Feel the liberal love there? I mean look at that nutty George Lucas drawing parallels between his film and current political situation. And here the New York Times failed to call him on it. I mean they used mild derogatory language ("What was Mr. Lucas . . . thinking" and "Apparently in all seriousness") but this calls for far more than that. Frankly an honest person writing this article would have called for Mr. Lucas to be placed under psychiatric care without delay.

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