Episode CLII: The Politics of Star Wars and Andrew Slack

Episode CLII: The Politics of Star Wars and Andrew Slack
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Episode CLII: The Politics of Star Wars and Andrew Slack

Recorded 1/30/16

This special double-sized episode is a two-part monster. In part one, Bria LaVorgna from Tosche Station and White Hot Room join Bryan and Mike to talk about the politics in Star Wars. By politics, we talk about Palpatine’s plans and manipulations of the Senate and how that affects, movie-by-movie, the in-world politics of Star Wars and touch on Lucas’s real-world inspirations for those story beats. In our second part, Bryan interviews Andrew Slack, the creator of The Harry Potter Alliance. They talk about his connection to new Star Wars, his new HPA-like movement called the US Rebel Alliance, and how Star Wars fandom can be used to do a different sort of good in the world. He also talks about giving US Senator Ted Cruz a lightsaber and asking him to join the Jedi.

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  1. @Szientific

    Just listened to the discussion of politics and it was really interesting. Cheers.
    One thing that I figured out while listening involved you guys having a hard time believing that the republic wouldn’t have a standing army. It now makes perfect sense to me why they wouldn’t. I’d say most systems wouldn’t want them to for fear of exactly what happened, becoming The Empire.
    The comparison to the UN was apt. Imagine the UN deciding it needed a powerful military. The stronger it got the larger the threat would be that it would start to impose order through force.
    The galactic Senate is a place for consensus and agreements to settle disputes, with the Jedi available to help negotiate and keep would be rogue factions in check. With a military there would always be the risk that a less than ideal chandelier would just so ‘do it or else’

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