After the arrival of the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens,debates about the general goodness of the Jedi and the villainy of the Empire were reignited. We connected with Jonathan Last, the author of the conclusive piece “The Case For The Empire” to put forth the defence for the so called “Evil Empire” and to give reasons that the Jedi are really terrible folks. Here’s what we got…
1. Jedi Believe They’re the Centre of the Universe
The Jedi aren’t a civilian controlled military force. They’re not even a semi-self-sufficient royal guard swore to defend the Republic. They’re something else. As Mace Windu places it in “Attack of the Clones,” “We’re keepers of the peace, not soldiers.”
Furthermore, they are they egotistical peacekeepers. In “Phantom Menace,” Obi-Wan, who’s one of the better Jedi, alludes to Jar-Jar Binks as a “pathetic life form.”
Fact is that the Jedi should see the value in every single living thing. To back it up, here’s Yoda in “Revenge of the Sith”:
Obi-Wan: But he still has much to learn, Master. His abilities have made him…well, arrogant.
Yoda: Yes. Yes. A flaw more and more common among Jedi. Too sure of themselves they are. Even the older, more experienced ones.
Goodness, you thought you could thoroughly be down with the Force if you just connected with your emotions and did-or-did-not? You thought the Force would be with you if you valued the value of every living thing? The answer is; No. In the event that you aren’t related with somebody who’s hereditarily inclined to a high midi-chlorian tally in his or her blood, you’re a prole like other people. The Force is something you’re naturally introduced to. It’s like being a Clintonor a Bush.