If Obama is Luke and Bush is Anakin, who is the Emperor?


The Law of Attraction not only works on a personal level, it works on a national level.  What we think, what we put into our minds, will become the fruit of our lives.  What we think turns into how we act, and our actions influence our surroundings, our world reflecting our state of mind. 

History is full of examples where entire societies have embraced either positive or negative ideals with positive or negative national results.  When a society embraces fear and negativity, the result can be burning witches at the stake, slavery and civil war, or the rise of totalitarianism. 

I believe we had such an experience these past eight years of the Bush administration.  The Bush administration embraced negativity as a tool for power.  Its governing philosophy was to rule from the base, happy to get 50.1% and rule with that alone…to divide and conquer our society.  They split America into “them” people and proper God fearing Americans.  It used scare tactics to win power.  They played on our fears and prejudices, using the threat of terrorism to the “danger” of gay marriage to win reelection.  Its political campaigns were such ugly things. 

In the past eight years I have seen an increasing national negativity that I have never seen before in my lifetime.  It felt like a national emotional depression.  As the Law of Attraction would predict, this overwhelming negativity climaxed in a real-life disaster, an economic collapse.  This collapse did not have to happen.  How did this occur?  Why did 50.1% support the “dark side”?  Who is the architect of our national malaise?  Who was the dark-side’s Emperor?

Bush’s mentors were Dick Cheney and Karl Rove.  If this were a Star Wars movie, Anakin Bush could never rise to the level of a Vader.  Anakin Bush was a lackluster apprentice, feeble at wielding the dark force alone.  He’d forever be stuck as a Vader wannabe.  But were either Cheney or Rove the Emperor, the source behind the power of negativity?  They certainly fit the mold.  They were both practiced experts with the Law of Negative Attraction and achieved great, horrible results with it.

But were they truly the source?  I suggest that the Law of Negative Attraction is far larger then any one person.  It is a political philosophy.  Listen to the advocates of the Law of Negative Attraction and you will understand my point.  Watch the religious right; listen to the right-wing radio talk shows, read their columnists.  They are dripping with negativity.  It’s as if they hate anyone or anything other then their own. 

Today the power of the Negative Side is broken.  It’s being replaced with power of the Positive Side.  Obama is the exact opposite of Bush in every way.  Where Bush was inarticulate, distained reading newspapers and dismissive of different ideas; Obama is eloquent, an amazing writer and has a team of rivals in his cabinet.  Look at the reaction of the country!  It’s as if a grim cloud has lifted and the sun is just now starting to shine.  The yearning for change had its effect on our national law of attraction. Was it only by chance that our national desire for change found a spokesman?  

Today is Obama’s inauguration, and it will feel like the final scenes from Return of the Jedi, when the Death Star explodes in the sky and there is huge celebration and fireworks all over the world below.  Luke Obama is now in charge!

7 Responses to “If Obama is Luke and Bush is Anakin, who is the Emperor?”

  1. Jen Says:

    Seriously? No one has commented? Nuts.

    I freakin’ LOVED this. In fact, there’s a great chance I’ll end up blogging about this over at my new site – with the appropriate link over to you, of course.

    Since everything had been so negative everywhere, I’ve taken to only getting my political news from comedy pundits in the form of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. If you’ve never seen them then I’d recommend it because Cheney is often portrayed as pure evil so giving him the title of Evil Emperor of the Dark Side is hardly a stretch in my imagination.

    On a serious note, I too have felt the positive shift in the air. I can only hope it sticks around.

  2. David Says:

    Notice that Cheney even looks like the Evil Emperor! Put a dark cloak and hood on him and have him cackle, and anyone would stop and say…”Hey, thats the evil dude from Star Wars!” Maybe we should be grateful that Emperor Cheney had such a crappy apprentice in Anakin Bush. Even so, I can’t believe the damage done by these clowns.

    What is your new site? I’ll add it to my blogroll.

  3. Jen Says:

    Hubby just told me that Cheney’s nickname is “vader” Love it!

    Ah, yes…the new site I’ve been too sick to do anything to since I launched it. It’s The Stiletto Philosopher (http://stilettophilosopher.today.com) The goal is sort of for it to be like a sassy little sister for dark passenger.

    Since we’re being cross-traffictastic, if you ever want to do a guest post, let me know. It’s a crap job that doesn’t pay anything, but you get a nifty plug from moi and a shiny permanent link to your site. 😉

  4. David Says:

    I’d be happy to go a guest post. What would be the general topics for stilettophilosopher? I assume philosophy with a twist?

  5. Jen Says:

    I was actually thinking of Your Dark Passenger. While The Stiletto Philosopher is still getting off the ground, it doesn’t have much of a readership yet anyway so it’s not as great a place to post at…yet.

    I was thinking something for Supernatural Saturday would be a good tie-back to here. :)

  6. David Says:

    Ok, sounds like a plan. Do you have a “contact” link on your site? I was thinking of a topic. How about “How to find a ghost”? Ghost hunting is all about the art of finding a ghost, which is not an easy thing to do.

  7. sparx Says:

    wait, the emperor would be the pope, right?

    just saying.

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