Monday, June 04, 2007

Vermont and The Empire

So I was a dorkofascist for pointing out that the complaints we hear about the Galactic Republic in Star Wars weren't particularly beyond the pale: Namely that the Republic had grown too big and sclerotic to be governable and responsive to the needs of individual planets.

Here's a hippie Vermonster talking about why Vermont should secede from the United States: "The argument for secession is that the U.S. has become an empire that is essentially ungovernable--it's too big, it's too corrupt and it no longer serves the needs of its citizens."

Sounds like someone is channeling Count Dooku and/or Senator Palpatine.

1 comment:

The Comish (sic) said...

There was apparently a deleted scene in the original Star Wars (IV) in which some guy named Biggs Darklighter (who looks strangely like a 70s porn star) talks to Luke about his decision to go with the Rebels, and he elaborates on what's wrong with the Empire. I can't find a clip of that scene right now, but he makes it sound like the Empire was objectionable based on small government/anti-communist principles.

How odd. After posting a blog comment talking about deleted scenes from Star Wars, I can actually feel my virginity regenerating.

-- Comish