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This Star wars quote explains everything that's wrong with society.

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posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 10:52 AM
By now it should be clear to some that I’m fond of Star Wars, and there is one particular law that could be an allegory for society in general. It originally described the relationship between a Sith master and his apprentice, but every time I read it I can't help but think that it can be applied to our world as well.

Without further ado, I present the Sith rule of two:

One to embody the power, the other to crave it.

Does that sound familiar? Well it should. The so called one percent have significant influence in the financial and political world, and their actions have a snowball effect on the wider population. They truly embody the power they bestowed upon themselves.

On the other hand the ninety nine percent are having to deal with increasing financial and civil pressure; people have to work longer with fewer benefits, fewer rights, and fewer choices. People have no say in what laws are passed or where their tax money goes and they crave for the power that would better their lives.

One to embody the power, the other to crave it.

Then there's politics. In most democratic nations on Earth, the right and the left bicker relentlessly on various subjects, but that amounts to nothing if one side does not have the seats. The sheer weight of numbers will decide what gets passed and what gets shot down, and the power truly lies with the majority. However the minority opposition will do their best to no avail, and can only wish of what they could achieve if they were in power.

One to embody the power, the other to crave it.

The rule of two can also apply to the media. Certain factions of the MSM are unabashedly bias and are doing a fine job of shouting louder than it's competitors, and yet the unbiased independent media outlets can only dream of the exposure that their competitors receive.

One to embody the power, the other to crave it.

And then there's technology. In Africa, the home of blood diamonds and big screen TVs, Tech companies like Apple enjoy huge profits year after year and will sue and counter sue each other, and each company has the money to hire the best suits the moment someone murmurs 'patent infringement'.

Yet the Africans who dig up the rare earth elements that are used to make these products earn less in a week then the what a CE pay for brunch, and should have the right to demand a better wage.

One to embody the power, the other to crave it.

There you have it. A quote from a galaxy far far away that hits close to home.

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posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 10:57 AM
a reply to: Thecakeisalie

ive always found it interesting ever since i first noted it that sith and jedi arent so different as to be completely incompatible. more precisely you cant have jedi without having sith, they draw from the same engine. a great example of how everything isnt black and white.
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posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 01:20 PM
Darth Revan was both.....

posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 02:05 PM
one ring to rule them all, and in the darkness bind them...

Sounds like a minor ripoff to me

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posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 03:32 PM
I like to take star wars things and apply them to real life. Its actually quiet productive at giving insight that would ultimately go unnoticed.

Here is the Je'daii Code

"There is no ignorance; there is knowledge.
There is no fear; there is power.
I am the heart of the Force.
I am the revealing fire of light.
I am the mystery of darkness
In balance with chaos and harmony,
Immortal in the Force."

Its different from the Jedi or Sith credos. The Je'daii preceded them both and were masters of both light and dark sides of the force. IMO it is best to embrace both light and dark sides of ourselves and to be masters of both.

I think balance is playing out as far as politics and world really. When one side is too great the other is empowered to take power from the hands of those who hold it.

When the people are too powerful then the Ruling class is empowered to take power from them. When the reverse is true the people are empowered. Balance is being played out until it is finally achieved. Right now government is enjoying its power, but it knows that the people will take back that power eventually. The ruling class is engaged in exercises of futility trying to prevent the inevitable. They wish to prevent the other side, the people, from ever taking power again. The people before the ruling class engaged in such endeavors trying to secure their rule for ever and somehow cheat life and balance out of the flip side that WILL come.

It is when the ruling class and the people learn to exchange power in the seasons that they are given to that we will have balance. If when in power they do not destroy the other side. Then balance will prove fruitful and yield great ages of enlightenment and advancement.

But instead we are being destroyed by the ruling class in an effort to prolong their age of rule. We will respond in kind and the cycle will be set back once again to never find balance. Maybe when WE have power again we will not destroy the ruling class and instead pave the way for balance.

For all our enlightened men of the ruling class I know them to be as foolish as those they rule. They have been given kingship and dominion, eternal rule they have not been given. They still wish to cheat life and balance out of its necessary functions. They do not understand the system of life. I see them like us, scared mortals trying to prolong their age or usurp another.....Always and forever this will fail.

Balance is our goal. Balance is our life. Balance is our final destination. Balance is everything.

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