A WTF Good Morning!!! to you all! Yup, WTF because this is the second time I am blogging today. Why? For whatever reason wordpress simply deleted my first post. Probably because of the Russians! Yeah…that’s it…the Russians.
Think About it Thursday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s THURSDAY! Time to Think.
Had a conversation with my niece at Disneyland last week. It involved Star Wars.
We all cheer Luke and Han; Leia and Yoda along with the heroics of the Resistance. We boo the Trade Federation and the “Dark Side.”
Think About It though. Why do movie goers not like the Dark Side?
Is it the sterile nature of their ships? The fact that we only see them killing what we presume are innocent people? Is it because they are disfigured (Darth Vader and Lord Palpatine for examples)?
What makes the Resistance “right?” They do the same thing and have the same disfigurement issues.
The defense has to do with “freedom.”
I propose that the Trade Federation is actually on the “right” side of things.
The Federation wants to bring consistency to the universe. Which is very much needed in the trade arena. Consistent laws and tariffs; consistent protections and consistent mechanisms of enforcement. Without such things, you have poor trade and wars.
Imagine if the Resistance were to win. You would have hundreds of different planet systems with hundreds of different rules and regulations with hundreds of different mechanisms of enforcement. Trade would be out of control with different this and that, protectionist tariffs, different alliances, blocking out this planet system, letting that one in…CHAOS!
Trade needs consistency. The Federation offers consistency. The Resistance offers chaos. With chaos comes war and suffering. Vote for the Federation…it’s the right thing to do!
I’m just saying
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember if you can offer up a better fish pun…LET MINNOW! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…that’s a good one!