So the other day I saw the latest movie from Gorge Lucas; I have no Idea what message he was trying to send to the audience, but I will tell you what I got from it. In the movie there are 2 basic sides the Sith and the Jedi, both are trying to gain power over the senate. ‘But wait’, you say, ‘the Jedi are on the side of good and are not out for power’. Well let me tell you the truth the Jedi are in fact out for power and are more like the Sith then you may think. Both want you to give something up: the Jedi, your personal needs and the Sith, your personal freedom. Both want order and control and both are supported at one time by the majority of the senate. If you apply this to our current politics it is very obvious that they represent the Democrats and the Republicans in the United States. Now I don’t know if Lucas is trying to say the Democrats are on the side of good or that both sides are wrong. I personally thing both sides are evil; but then what is right you might ask.
Let me explain, the Jedi and the Sith are simply different types of Ideological views of witch there are many. To find out witch side is right we must go beyond these different views and look at the underlining system, the form of government, for the solution. I have categorized Government in to 3 very different types, this types may blend together. The first is Dictatorship were one person (or small group) has power over all. The Second is Democracy were the majority has power over all (like Canada and the States). The third is Capitalism were the Individual has power over oneself.
The third type has never been fully realised, the closest we came was the United States around 1900. The Sith and the Jedi (Republicans and Democrats) are battling for power in Democracy by trying to get support of the majority. It is because of this that Democracy as a form of government will fail. Think of Hitler getting power, he was supported my the majority of Germany (Arian Race) and the rights of the minority were removed (Jews and others). The only way to prevent power given out is to go to the third System of Capitalism. Capitalism is a system were the individual has the right to his own life, where the governments only job is to protected the rights of the individual. The government would then have no real power, meaning that there is no power for a individual or group to exploit over the population for is own needs.
In Conclusion the Jedi and the Sith are both wrong, that the best system has not been fully realised yet. Only when the Individual is given absolute freedom over is own life will the best system will emerge. People need to realize that with politics all parties are out for power and all of them are just as corrupt as the other. My last thought is Gorge Bush is gaining more and more support in the United States and is quoted saying that it would be easier to govern in a Dictatorship. How long until Democracy in the states ends to thunderous applause? and by who the Republicans or the Democrats?