Friday, May 13, 2005

Star Wars?

Of course the Republicans have decided to appropriate Star Wars for their own ends. The 3rd episode opens this weekend, and Joe Scarborough on MSNBC is reading its potential success as a cultural validation of the religious right's Good/Evil dichotomy. Yes, people love it when Good beats Evil (not the case in Episode 3, however) in a movie but that doesn't mean that in the real world it is useful or true to see things in the same terms.

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