Thursday, April 30, 2009

Chancellor Obama: Another Star Wars Parallel

I am a Star Wars fan. I don’t dress up in Bobba Fett costumes, but I know the movies, trivia, spin-offs, and quotes. When George Lucas created the new trilogy, there was a certain intentional parallel he tried to draw between Emperor Palpatine’s power grab and the Bush Presidency. Since Bush left office, the parallel is no longer relevant. I therefore draw the new parallel between Obama and Palpatine. It struck when I heard audio clips of Obama’s press conference last night. You see, in Episode 2: Attack of the Clones, the Imperial Senate voted the chancellor emergency powers to deal with the crisis of the separatist movement. He accepted these powers with a false humility that only the viewer of the movie realized. “I love the republic. I love democracy. When this crisis has been averted, I will lay these powers down.” We knew the crisis was created for the Emperor’s end game of becoming the emperor. We were in on his little secret.
As a conservative, I’m in on Obama’s little secret too. In the same style as Palpatine, Obama said that all he wants to do is restore all of the companies he has gobbled up to the private sector. I know he is a socialist. To me, the parallel would be Obama saying “I love this country. I love capitalism. When this crisis is averted, I will divest the tax payer of these companies.” I wonder who Obama’s future Darth Vader will be. Could it be Sam Brownback. Could Brownback compromise all of his principles for a personal interest the way Anakin did to save Padme. Will Emperor Obama send Brownback into the conservative temple to execute order 66 and wipe conservatism out. Will some freshman congressman come up to Sam and say “master Brownback, there’s too many of them. What are we going to do”. Will Brownback’s response be a simple cold hearted act of taking his gun away. I could keep going on, but you get the point

3 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Not sure I see Obama as the emperor but you gotta admit that Cheney played a mean Darth Vader.. I can hear the Vader music now :)

jrchaard said...

There were quite a few images on google of Cheney morphed into Darth Vader from Return of the Jedi when He took off his mask.

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