Since I have a little buddy that is a huge fan of Star Wars, I decided to watch the whole franchise in order. Because I, II, and III were all released since the late 1990s, I had not seen any of them. I am not a huge science fiction fan. This is also why I have not seen An Inconvenient Truth, either.
HOLY SHIT, THEY SUCKED!!!
But, there is one glaring difference in the first three and the last three. If you have seen all of them, maybe I can let you in on the HUGE differences that I witnessed.
The first three movies released (IV, V, and VI) were about a personal responsibility and a connection between an individual and the "force," that mysterious power that the characters called an ancient "religion." There was a definitive personal difference between right and wrong. "Luke, only YOU can decide what is the right thing for you to do."
Yet oddly enough, the first three did not seem preachy at all to me.
The second batch of three movies (I, II, III) were about worshiping the GOVERNMENT and picking a side of political philosophy on which to fall. "I heard they even tried to change the law to let you stay in office past your second term....."
Good Lord, these three movies clouted me over the head repeatedly with some kind of ambiguous morality tied directly to the wonderful, collectivist Senate, but concentrating on the few corrupt Senators and the overwhelmingly evil "trade commission." The Senators that were not corrupt in these movies were the Hopey-Changy Senators that were all up in arms for Whirled Peas.
What the Hell happened to George Lucas in the sixteen years between the first three and the fourth movie? He got involved in PUBLIC EDUCATION lobbying.
That figures. Chew on that for a while. Liberalism destroys everything that it touches and that even includes Star Wars.
I also received an e-mail this morning from a blogger friend asking why folks were beating up on Scott Brown. I immediately responded with my first thoughts as I am always wont to do. I state what is on my mind and then delve a little deeper afterward.
Yes, that has gotten me into trouble for my whole damn life, too, but it is simply the way that I am. If you ask me my opinion on something, I am going to give it to you if I have any knowledge at all on the topic. I like to call this, "intellectual honesty."
Then I read a post from Patrick that made me think a little harder on the Scott Brown question.
Patrick states that conservatism starts with fiscal sanity and I think that is a huge part of the dealio, but not the main one for me.
Individuality is where the philosophy starts for me. "Luke, only YOU can decide what is the right thing for you to do." I think that a "conservative" is someone that places the most importance on FREEDOM. With freedom comes individual responsibility. I kinda think that is why the Founders and Framers set out to create a nation of "laws, not men."
Since we have obviously jettisoned the original founding principles of our country, even before I was born, I have never been able to enjoy exactly what freedom entails. I am certainly not bitching about it, but I fail to understand the slave mentality that is forever ingrained in the Democrat Party.
If you are black and a Democrat, you should hang your head in utter shame. You are a traitor to your race, all the people that literally fought and died for your ancestor's freedom from slavery, and an enemy to everyone that loves freedom.
Not to mention, if you are black and a Democrat, you are a member of the very party that is the lynching party, that killed your grandparents, and kept your race from voting at every turn. Oddly enough, to this day, the Democrat Party is STILL the only party to consider race as the MOST important thing. Why else would they scream racism whenever someone points out that the president is an idiot? Even though Barry Obama is HALF-WHITE and has always lived with his WHITE FAMILY, he looks more black than the average Joe.
If you are white and a Democrat, you are a racist, a looter, and an utter enemy to freedom and everything upon which this country was founded.
In other words, if you are of any race and are a Democrat, you are a traitor to the very basic founding principles of this, the greatest country in the history of the world.
There is one problem that I have with those that consider themselves to be "conservative." It is the fact that in order to adhere to what I see as conservative principles, you must put individual responsibility above all else. In order to do that, you have to allow Luke to make his own decision between right and wrong.
UNTIL IT AFFECTS OTHERS. Then, as a conservative, you must stand up to fight the oppression of government. When Luke decides that everyone MUST go to church on Sunday, that is wrong. When Luke decides that everyone must pay taxes so others can sit on their ass all day and smoke dope, that is wrong.
Since Republicans are more conservative than even the most "conservative" Democrat, of which there might be ONE, then as individuals, we must support the party that most closely follows the founding philosophy of "laws not men."
No, not all Republicans are going to be rugged individualists, but they are certainly going to be better than ANYONE in the Democrat Party. Beyond any doubt.
And when/if the Republicans do reclaim our federal government, we must make damn sure that they do not cave to the lobbying of so-called conservative groups and try to take away even more of our rapidly dwindling freedoms.
There is NO HOPE for the Democrat Party, we must make sure to do everything in our power to ABOLISH the party of slavery, once and for all.
RACISM IS WRONG, therefore, being a Democrat is WRONG.
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