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Star Wisdom

by on March 26, 2014

“It’s a hell of a way to spend millions of dollars.” – Irvin Kershner, speaking about the movie he directed, The Empire Strikes Back

If you take nothing else away from this blog, let it be the idea that all this technology we use for top-down control and distraction could also be used for public involvement, including a public money system.

Democratic control of the workplace, schools, and such tantalizing questions as which country to invade, if any!

Remember Reagan loved Star Wars. The superhuman aspect, and all the fancy toys. But like many of us, he missed the big moralistic lessons of non-violence contained in those movies.

“We’re still just a child creature, we’re still being nasty to each other, and (…) all children go through those phases. But when we grow up … man, we are going to be something. And we’re going to do it, too.” (Gene Roddenberry) 

p.s. “Empire…” was hugely successful, and George Lucas paid out a share of the profits to everyone who worked on it!

***this is the abridged, more accessible version of this post***
***see below for a screenshot of the rambling, long version***
***I worked very hard on the bit about Britney in Somalia!***


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