Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A defense of Star Wars

This parody was amusing but it has one key problem. Obi-wan Kenobi was a reluctant fighter who constantly tried to avoid killing people. Notice how a helpless Darth Vader survived their duel when Kenobi could easily have killed the helpless Vader. Or the way that Kenobi earned the nickname the negotiator for trying to minimize casualties in the clone wars.

I think that this makes the parody much less effective given the likely reference (who was clearly a callous mass murderer).

1 comment:

  1. Certainly they're different. I don't expect that anyone sharing that image puts Bin Laden on equal moral footing with Obi Wan. The point is that the rhetoric of "we killed the source of our troubles" is, to some degree, either deluded or deceptive.