I’m a big fan of Star Wars, it’s one of the first science fiction movies I ever saw. But a few things have always bothered me about it. For instance, during the first three movies (chronologically), everyone is saying that Anakin could be the one who brings balance to the Force, but at that time, the good guys are actually much stronger than the bad guys, so him going over to the Dark Side actually does bring balance to the force.
But is the Empire even really bad in any case? I think it’s really just a matter of opinion. I mean sure, if you think of Jedi as the good guys, they were the opposite, but in the end, I’m pretty sure that the Jedi killed more people than the Dark Side guys. Not to mention the Dark Side is by far more advanced, both with weapons and with space ships.
Ok, they did have the Death Star, but that was mainly to destroy the Rebel Alliance. And what kind of a government wouldn’t want to destroy a rebellion? If you look at the situation from the other side, what was the main reason Jedi didn’t like the Empire? It was run by a Sith lord. So basically we get racism.
Not to mention the war didn’t end any slavery, or anything like that, all it did was put another guy on the throne, which is exactly what Palpatine did before, except he did it in a civilized way. Palpatine used politics and played the game well, while the rebels had to use violence to get what they wanted.
And what does the Empire want most of all? They want order, discipline, they want technological advances. It’s pretty much religion (Jedi) against science (Empire). Yes the Jedi like to cling to their old ways and traditions, sing Kumbaya and pretend to be all high and mighty, but at some point it’s time to move one with the times.
In any case, I didn’t actually expect this to become a rant about the Dark Side, what I mostly wanted to mention was the fact that Star Wars 7 is coming, and hopefully it will be amazing (fingers crossed). And it might actually throw a few surprises our way like that. We’re all hoping for the best, but until we actually get the next episode, we’ve gathered quite a large collection of awesome Star Wars t-shirts for you. Go check them out below, our favorite old-school pick remains “That’s no moon“!