Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Lucas Has a Jar-Jar Binks Moment at Cannes

Star Wars director George Lucas has apparently decided to gather under the mantle of Hollywood idiocy and deceit created by Michael Moore. Either that or Lucas was simply shamelessly sucking up to the deranged Europeans who make up the bulk of the Cannes Film Festival audience.

FromYahoo! News:
"We were just funding Saddam Hussein and giving him weapons of mass destruction. We didn't think of him as an enemy at that time. We were going after Iran and using him as our surrogate, just as we were doing in Vietnam. ... The parallels between what we did in Vietnam and what we're doing in Iraq now are unbelievable."
I agree with Lucas here; the parallels are unbelievable, because they don't exist, much to the dismay of Hollywood liberals like Lucas, who have been pulling for a bloodbath for American troops since the invasion was launched.
"If you're not with me, then you're my enemy," Hayden Christensen's Anakin (soon to become villain Darth Vader) tells former mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). The line echoes Bush's international ultimatum after the Sept. 11 attacks, "Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists."
Lines like this are red meat for the people who would have liked to see the oft-predicted tens of thousands of American soldiers in bodybags, so long as it reflected badly on President Bush. These are the sort of people will heed the political views of a man who doesn't realize that a "parsec" is a measure of distance, not time, and that there is nothing to conduct sound in space.

But Lucas' most heinous crime will, of course, always remain the creation of Jar-Jar Binks.

Via The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.