Everyone stop politicizing this damned movie. Now. Stop it. First, most of you who are trying to make something out of nothing don’t know what you are talking about- as an example, I give you Prof. Bainbridge’s lame-brained assessment of Lucas betraying his storyline that we discussed here.
Star Wars is neither Republican or Democrat. It is not left or right. It is neither. If it is anything, the core of the movie, the Jedi and their code, is eastern in origin, resembling Shaolin monks or some sort of pious warrior-monk.
But Reagan used the phrase ‘evil empire’ to describe the Soviets, you say.
True. But it was a metaphor, an apt one, and the Soviet Union, by chance, was both evil and an empire.
But no domestic political analogy is useful. So just cut it out.