‘You are warriors’
the language of a despot
rallying his troops
* Over the last two weeks, my wife, daughter and I have watched all 11 of the Star Wars movies at my daughter’s request. It has been a real pleasure and a great way to spend our evenings.
The basic plot is good versus evil. What stands out are the parallels with our current times. The Empire presided over by ruthless self-interest in the shape of Trump, Johnson, Bolsonaro, Putin, Assad, Kim and others, against the rebellion in the shape of Black Lives Matter, Greta Thunberg, science, medicine, law, faith and humanity. I wonder how the despots would cast themselves in the Star Wars analogy.