EMPIRE vs REPUBLIC
For those of us who study unbiased history, meaning BOTH sides of history, movies such as the Star Wars franchise are a bold representation of the American experience. If you pay close enough attention, you can see the truth of our history not-so-hidden in the storyline.
Scott Horton of Antiwars.com, wrote in his article entitled, “Star Wars and the American Empire,” the following in 2005:
“Because antiwar factions in the Senate refuse to allow the creation of a standing army unless they are attacked, Darth Sidious arranges events so that the separatists are seen as the aggressors, and manipulates the dumbest character of the new movies, Jar Jar Binks, into proposing to the Senate that he be granted emergency powers over the galaxy. He then announces the creation of a “Grand Army of the Republic” to “counter the increasing threats of the separatists.” The Jedi then lead the massive clone army into battle across the galaxy to “save” the Republic. These clones, of course, become the Imperial Stormtroopers of the later chapters.
“The name “Grand Army of the Republic” is a direct reference to the Union Army during America’s war over secession. For many, that war marked a major shift in their conception of the country – from one in which a limited central government presided over a union of ultimately sovereign states toward one in which a strong central government exercised ultimate authority over these now weakened and dependent states. Though Lincoln didn’t control the leadership of the Confederacy, goading them into firing the first shots at Fort Sumter certainly provided the same sort of pretext for his dirty work.”
Read full article here: http://antiwar.com/horton/?articleid=6041
“The Empire’s origins are depicted in the prequel Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), where it replaces the Galactic Republic in the midst of a galactic civil war orchestrated by Palpatine, then the Republic’s Supreme Chancellor. Palpatine is also secretly the Sith Lord Darth Sidious who intends to purge the Jedi and restore the Sith to power in the galaxy. Palpatine’s Sith identity is only known by a small few throughout his life. Palpatine claims that the Jedi attempted to assassinate him and overthrow the Galactic Senate and declares the Jedi to have committed treason. Palpatine declares that the civil war with the separatists in combination with the Jedi coup d’état require the reorganization of the Republic into a state that can provide stability, and a safe and secure society, a Galactic Empire with himself as Emperor. The Senate that he has manipulated overwhelmingly applauds Palpatine’s decision.
Read more here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galactic_Empire_(Star_Wars)
“The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary State used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. The form of this government, ruled by the Senate, was introduced in the Prequel Trilogy. By the time of the original Star Wars trilogy, it is referred to as the Old Republic. It was a democratic, though eventually ineffectual, constitutional republic tied up in layers of bureaucracy.
“The Republic, as it was commonly known, was a republican government that was able to sustain itself for over twenty-five thousand years.”
“By the time of The Phantom Menace, the Republic had grown unbearably corrupt. Palpatine became the Chancellor in 32 BBY after his predecessor, Finis Valorum, was voted out in a no confidence vote in a wave of protest against his handling of the conflict with the Trade Federation. Traditionally, the Chancellor could only serve a limited amount of time; however, Palpatine stayed in office much longer, due to the prolonged Separatist Crisis as well as the threat posed by the “Jedi Rebellion.”
“The crisis occurred when several of the Republic’s member Star Systems and organizations united in order to separate from the Republic. This unified organization became known as the Confederacy of Independent Systems, or CIS for short. Tensions between the Republic and the Separatists eventually escalated into all-out war, and the conflicts that would later be known as the “Clone Wars” began (chronicled in Attack of the Clones).”
Read more here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galactic_Republic
THE PARALLEL IN THE UNITED STATES TO THE MOVIE
In 1912, Charles Wallace Collins wrote a book called “The 14th Amendment and the States.” It is a legislative history of the aforementioned amendment up until that point in our history. It was a dire warning of what was to come, written over 100 years ago. Interestingly enough, Collins’ book has been quoted by SCOTUS, which gives it recognition as an authoritative work. Collins concludes:
“We are thus enabled to see what was the Congressional interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment. The same force in the Republican Party which secured the adoption of the Amendment has also given us its ideal of the purpose and scope of that constitutional measure by the laws thereunder enacted. They meant to change the form of the American Commonwealth. The States were to exist only in name. Their legislatures and their courts were to be reduced to impotency. The citizens of the States were now to live directly under the surveillance of the Federal Government, looking to it for protection in his private affairs and fearing its avenging power should he transgress the least of its commandments.
“Into the hands of Congress was placed the sovereign power of the Nation. No longer was the National Government to be one of delegated powers, and no part of the sovereign power was to be held any longer by the States. Section one of the Fourteenth Amendment was intended ultimately to create out of the former Union one centralized consolidated government with the supreme power vested in the Federal authorities in Washington. Such was the ideal of the Radicals.” ~Charles Wallace Collins, “The Fourteenth Amendment and the States,” pg. 20 (1912)
Collins goes on to state:
“Although this race situation may be said to have been the immediate or proximate cause of the adoption of the Amendment, as well as its immediate field of operation, in the mind of the Radicals it had a much wider scope. To them it meant the ultimate centralization of power into the hands of the Federal Government. It meant the death knell of the doctrine of States’ Rights—the ultimate nationalization of all civil rights and the consequent abolition of state control over private rights and duties of the individual. It meant the passing over of the police power of the State into the police power of the national government, thereby giving Congress undefined and unlimited powers whereby it would be enabled to enter fields of legislation from which hitherto it had been barred.” ~Charles Wallace Collins, “The Fourteenth Amendment and the States,” pg. 45 (1912)
As you can read from the following quotes, the parallels are quite obvious. Astounding really. But there have been several instances of movies that reveal truth to unsuspecting viewers, it seems to be something found in many major motion pictures. A few examples include The Matrix, Braveheart, and more recently, The Hunger Games. It is too bad most people do not see what is being dangled right before their eyes; truth disguised as entertainment.
SO, WHO REPRESENTS THE GALACTIC EMPIRE?
Understand when you vote and participate (give allegiance) in the 14th Amendment system, you are supporting the Galactic Empire. Literally.
Those of us who oppose the American empire, and wish for a return to our organic structure, a federal republic of republics, parallel the Jedi and their allies.
SO, the question is, empire or republic?
~Jared Dalen – Nevada national
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