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I think I never really "got" Star Wars because they never really cared about making much of a case for why the Empire is bad, or even worse than the Rebels for that matter

Rebels and Empire are both:

* Militarized
* Cool with civilian casualties
* Casually pro-slavery

Okay Grandmoffypants blew up a planet and Luke said once that the droids shouldn't call him "sir"

But that's about 99% of the morally relevant world-building that happened until ep. 8

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And then they introduce literally the only character who mattered in the whole of the 9 movies, Rose

And she gives us a reason to support the Rebels

And then they forget she exists before the opening words-crawl in ep. 9

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And what's wrong with the Dark Side?

> They support the Empire

Okay, but like it's hard to see any moral daylight between them and the Rebels tbh

> Vader tried to ... get Luke to ... rule the galaxy with him

Okay I wish my dad came at me with legit job opportunities like that

> They killed Jedis

You sure you want to start counting which side has more blood on its hands?

> They use bad emotions like anger and fear

Yeah Idk what that even means

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I just kinda wish that the writers would acknowledge a little more emphatically that morality is not just a choice between a blue laser sword and a red one, where both are legit and fun options and there's no substantive difference between them

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@bgcarlisle remember when the good jedi who are totally good found a kid with power they wanted to control but he and his mom were slaves so instead of using their powers to free them, they negotiate with the slaver to get the kid and then just left his mom to be a slave forever and then told the kid he was wrong and bad for having any feelings about that?

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@Taweret No

My racial stereotype filter got activated too hard by that film and in fact it took most of 1999 with it

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@bgcarlisle it sure does have a lot of aliens that function as racist caricatures

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@Taweret I'm a fairly clueless, white, raised-Christian person from rural Ontario

But even 14-yo me saw that they were making fun of Jewish people

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@bgcarlisle also asian people. also black people

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@Taweret Yeah those ones I didn't get until later, due to aforementioned cluelessness

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@Taweret It's like a fractal of racism

No matter how closely you look

There's more there

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@bgcarlisle It really is a shame that most of the really great Star Wars lore that expanded concepts like this only took place in the Expanded Universe. Which Disney very promptly retconned.

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