Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The Rebellion

The Star Wars Rebellion, that is. I've been thinking about it, and I think it's just a little bit sanitized. I mean rebellions or revolutions inevitably end up getting their hands dirty now and again.

In Star Wars they take on one military target (the Death Star) which conveniently has no non-Military personnel on board (at least none that we see). In Empire Strikes Back they are hiding out in the Hoth System when the Empire shows up to pound on them. It's not until Return of the Jedi that we see them actually doing something a little ethically gray (recruiting the Ewoks to help fight the Empire (but, then again, the Ewoks sort of volunteered)).

Certainly rebellions and insurgencies on earth haven't acted with the same discretion. To be fair, it's entirely possible that other rebels are out blowing up munitions plants or kidnapping planetary governors. Who knows?

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