Show 10: Star Wars:
Revenge Of The Neoclones

(June 21, 2005 program)


"I have brought peace, freedom, justice and security to my new empire . . .
If you're not with me, then you're my enemy."

-- Darth Vader in Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith

"You're either with us or against us in the fight against terror."
-- George W. Bush, November 6, 2001

"Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists."
-- George W. Bush, September 20, 2001

 

The Story of the Star Wars Galactic Empire

Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away . . . a democratic republic preserves order in the galaxy. All planetary systems are represented in congress by democratically elected senators.
  • A supreme chancellor is elected by the senators to assume a managerial role during times of extended debate. The chancellor also is the head of the executive bureaucracy which handles the day-to-day affairs of the senate.
  • A trade dispute arises on the planet of Naboo. Sympathy emerges in the senate for the plight of the small planet and its senator, Palpatine is then elected chancellor.
  • Newly elected Chancellor Palpatine promises to control the "runaway" bureaucracy and bring about justice and fairness.
  • The "Phantom Menace" of the movie's title refers to Chancellor Palpatine who, in secret, actually orchestrated the trade dispute in order to obtain prominance in the senate.
Episode II: Attack Of The Clones
  • Droid armies start massing on surrounding star systems and a group of seperatists begin to fight for independance from the republic.
  • The Jedi, the guardians of peace in the galaxy, discover that an army of clones has been secretly built for the republic.
  • Chancellor Palpatine is granted "emergency war powers" which enables him to directly deploy troops anywhere needed without consent of the senate.
  • Civil war then ensues the galaxy between the seperatists, using advanced military droids, and the republic, using high-tech weaponry and clone troopers.
Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
  • The leaders of the seperatist armies are slain and the civil war comes to an end. However, Chancellor Palpatine intends to remain in power and retain authority over the military.
  • Palpatine says that peace and order in the galaxy can only be maintained through a single authority. Asserting that representative debate is pointless, the chancellor convinces the senate to grant him permanent status as commander-in-chief of the armed forces. He then declares himself emporer and forms a new Galactic Empire.
  • Emperor Papatine is really the Dark Lord of the Sith (an evil Jedi) and has actually been arming the seperatists as well as the republic in order to prolong the war. His power is consolodated when the declares all dissenters (Jedi) as enemies of the state and murders them all with the help of his accomplice, Darth Vader.
Episode IV: A New Hope
  • A rebellion is formed of former senators that seek to overthrow the military dictatorship. For a generation, the rebellion against the empire continues.
  • With the deployment of a weapon of mass destruction, called the Death Star, the Emporer then permanently disbands the senate and uses fear and military force to keep obediance and order.
  • Though the Death Star is destroyed by rebels, the Empire continues its unrelenting military buildup.
Episode V: The Empire Stikes Back
  • The Empire continues to hunt down and kill the rebels in order to preserve the dictatorship.
Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi
  • A second weapon of mass destruction, a new Death Star, is built. The rebels fight against the Empire continues against overwhelming odds.
  • The Emperor is killed and the dictatorship is brought to an end. Many star systems rejoice on the return of true representative democracy.

 

What Is The New World Order?

"A new world order is not a fact; it is an aspiration -- and an opportunity. We have within our grasp an extraordinary possibility that few generations have enjoyed -- to build a new international system in accordance with our own values and ideals, as old patterns and certainties crumble around us."
-- preface to the National Security Strategy of the United States 1991-1992 by George Bush

The National Security Strategy of the United States of America (White House)

"The United States possesses unprecedented— and unequaled—strength and influence in the world.

"The U.S. national security strategy will be based on a distinctly American internationalism that reflects the union of our values and our national interests. The aim of this strategy is to help make the world not just safer but better. Our goals on the path to progress are clear: political and economic freedom, peaceful relations with other states, and respect for human dignity."
-- National Security Strategy 2002 by George W. Bush

Bush Doctrine (Wikipedia)

The Project for the New American Century
William Kristol, Chairman

The Bush Doctrine Unfolds
by Robert Kagan and William Kristol, The Weekly Standard 03/04/2002

Still Don't Believe In The New World Order? Here's some quotes if you're still confused.

Iraqi death toll spirals upwards; elections followed by increase in civilian casualties
-- IraqBodyCount.net, March 2005

"This whole foreigners versus the U.S. thing brings out strong feelings. And I won't lie to you: I have clear biases here. I love this country, so I take exception when people criticize this country. I'm no fool. I know we're not perfect. But I know we're still the last, best hope on this planet."
-- Fox News Channel, Neil Cavuto, Friday, June 06, 2003

The Neoconservative Persuasion
by Irving Kristol, 08/25/2003

Neoconservatism in the United States (Wikipedia)

The neoconservative agenda (All about the Project for the New American Century)

"Drifting: A bit of a silence settles in the war on terror."
-- Michael Ledeen, National Review Online, May 31, 2005

 

President George W. Bush Declares "Freedom at War with Fear"
Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People
September 20, 2001

 

The United States' Militarism


"War is a friend of the state. In time of war, government will take powers and do things that it would not ordinarily do."
-- economist Milton Friedman, June 5, 2005

"We have a long war ahead of us."
-- Vice President Dick Cheney, June 11, 2005

Report: Military Spending Tops $1T Mark
The Associated Press, June 7, 2005

U.S. WEAPONS AT WAR 2005:
PROMOTING FREEDOM OR FUELING CONFLICT?

U.S. Military Aid and Arms Transfers Since September 11

“Bush Administration Promotes Global Conflicts by Rewarding Allies”

 

New Nuclear Weapons

NAS Report on Nuclear Earth Penetrators Estimates Huge Human Costs, Overstates Need for the Weapons

 

Weapons In Space

The Rods from God: Are kinetic-energy weapons the future of space warfare?
by Michael Goldfarb, The Weekly Standard 06/08/2005

Weapons in the Heavens: A Radical and Reckless Option
by Michael Krepon

 

 

Is Bush a Sith Lord?
by Paul Craig Roberts

 

Watch "What Barry Says"

 

Peace Through Education





an anti-neocon blog



 


** actual quote from June 18, 2002

 

 

 

 


"War Is Peace"
-- George Orwell, 1984