Friday, May 20, 2005

These are not the droids you are looking for

I'm blogging from the airport on free wireless access. Isn't this a beautiful thing?
I'm looking forward to seeing Star Wars Episode III with Household Six and SixPointFive's godparents tonite. Much ado has been made about the political undertones of the Star Wars series, especially in the more liberal press outlets.
George Lucas didn't help quash the speculation when he was quoted at Cannes saying "In terms of evil, one of the original concepts [of the Star Wars Prequels] was how does a democracy turn itself into a dictatorship." This is an obvious stab at President Bush in the post 9/11 world (read: the Patriot Act).
Chrenkoff offers his insight into what it really means to be living under the thumb of an evil empire, and he's not talking about being in the US.