The Federalist: “Yoda’s Aphorism On Fear Explains The Right’s Milo Fetish”

I keep telling people, everything I learned about today, comes from Star Wars. "What I mean by “hatred” is what the little green guy means in the movie: the actual emotion of hating someone, of wanting to lash out or strike back at them, even when it’s justified. More broadly, I mean the disastrous error defining … Continue reading The Federalist: “Yoda’s Aphorism On Fear Explains The Right’s Milo Fetish”

Pop Culture Spirituality in Star Wars

Darth Vader was said to have been the 'chosen one' to 'restore balance' to the Force. This, introduced in 1999's The Phantom Menace, was a somewhat random addition to the Star Wars lore, and not a wholly welcome one in the least.  The 'chosen one' trope, along with the introduction of 'midichlorians', pushed the understanding … Continue reading Pop Culture Spirituality in Star Wars

Rogue One Is Not THAT Original – Review

SPOILERS. Grand Moff Tarkin. Darth Vader. Princess Leia. And a whole lot of Rebel Alliance kicking Imperial ass. Sounds good, and it is.  As much as some uber-fans will claim that the film still relies on original-trilogy nostalgia, the film fits in and enhances some details of the original 1977 Star Wars film, which is as much a … Continue reading Rogue One Is Not THAT Original – Review

Carrie Fisher – True Rebel Princess & Warrior

You know, there aren't many words to say, because Carrie Fisher used them all, naughty ones or nice, in ways more colorful and witty than anything this lawyer can write. I don't think its possible to find someone with as much courage to be so open and honest with the world, with all her flaws and … Continue reading Carrie Fisher – True Rebel Princess & Warrior