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Princeton’s Star Wars-Themed Class Reunion Bans Stormtrooper Costumes Because of ‘Nazi’ Tie-In

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posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 12:37 PM
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Princeton’s class of 2012 thought it would be hilarious to make the theme of their five-year reunion “Revenge of the Fifth.” There were going to be costumes, and they even had a little logo, featuring an R2-D2 lookalike droid (in Princeton colors, of course), made up to grace their ticket sales page.

It turns out, though, that even Star Wars can trigger people in this age of constant oppression, and the Princeton Class of 2012 was quickly faced with a quandary over their themed party: If people dressed like Stormtroopers, would they be mistaken for Nazis?

The connection isn’t immediately clear, but according to an email sent to members of the Class of 2012, the term “Stormtrooper” has its origin in pre-war Germany

Princeton’s Star Wars-Themed Class Reunion Bans Stormtrooper Costumes Because of ‘Nazi’ Tie-In

Dear lord Princeton....
REALLY???

Look, I get it: [some/many] millennials are triggered by anything which would offend their delicate liberal sensibilities but Star Wars???
REALLY???

Who here is offended by movie armies controlled by movie bad guys in a made up galaxy far, far away a long time ago??

If you are offended then please explain...

Princeton has gotten on the train to PC crazyville....why on earth would an institution so revered [by me] fall victim to the ethos of progressive whinyism?

Is "whyism" a word, let alone an ethos?
I don't know but y'all get my point..

Anyhow, for the love of Allah please pull it together Princeton...

Don't fall victim to the tipper and al gores of the world who would censor all they deem inappropriate...
For the leftists seek nothing but total annihilation of dissenting opinions..
And while this particular situation seems comical it belies their true motive which is to silence all voices with whom they disagree...

As a complete aside, I love puns, rhymes and homonym humor...
Thought this was clever...too bad it was deemed offensive...a friggin movie bad guy..

-Chris




posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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Yeah, they look so much alike, I'm sure people would have trouble telling them apart.
How stupid can these folks get?






posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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Not the first time.

The newest Star Wars film took quite a bit of heat because it had a female star and was considered feminist propoganda.

Not necessarily too relevant but the movie Get Out (which wasn't very good, imo) is taking heat for being racist BLM propoganda (film isn't racist at all, just boring).

People got butthurt when Marvel introduced female and minority characters as part of their new lineup.

People get butthurt about John Wick 2 because it was "gun porn," and was a part of the NRA agenda.

People got butthurt about Overwatch adding in two new heroes which were both female and was considered feminist propoganda.

People got butthurt because in the movie Arrival, a woman is the "key," to understanding alien languages which was considered feminist propoaganda.

The Magnificent Seven was considered racist propoganda because all the remaining members alive were minorities.

People are stupid.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

To be fair, without all the hard work Reeves put into his firearms training in three gun speed shooting I probably wouldn't have been nearly as interested.

Call me a sucker for gun porn.

Otherwise people get bent out of shape following agendas they didn't even come up with on their own.

Leading horses to water so they can be drowned and beaten after death.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 12:59 PM
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It turns out, though, that even Star Wars can trigger people in this age of constant oppression, and the Princeton Class of 2012 was quickly faced with a quandary over their themed party: If people dressed like Stormtroopers, would they be mistaken for Nazis?


It's crazy that I know multiple people that have never seen Star Wars - but even they know what a Stormtrooper is when they see one.

Is Yoda offensive to "little people" too?



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:00 PM
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posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:02 PM
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oh - FFS - history lesson :

storm troopers - first used WWI - western front

as assault shock troops to make a hole in the enemy line

one would have hoped that a university with a history faculty would know this



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

John Wick 1 & 2 were absolutely badass. My favorite action films without a doubt.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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I wish Nazi's had had the accuracy of Star Wars Storm Troopers.
2nd.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:05 PM
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originally posted by: RomeByFire
a reply to: projectvxn

John Wick 1 & 2 were absolutely badass. My favorite action films without a doubt.


I'd go full Wick on a MF'er that killed my dog too.

It's pretty relatable really.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:06 PM
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originally posted by: RomeByFire
Not the first time.

The newest Star Wars film took quite a bit of heat because it had a female star and was considered feminist propoganda.

Not necessarily too relevant but the movie Get Out (which wasn't very good, imo) is taking heat for being racist BLM propoganda (film isn't racist at all, just boring).

People got butthurt when Marvel introduced female and minority characters as part of their new lineup.

People get butthurt about John Wick 2 because it was "gun porn," and was a part of the NRA agenda.

People got butthurt about Overwatch adding in two new heroes which were both female and was considered feminist propoganda.

People got butthurt because in the movie Arrival, a woman is the "key," to understanding alien languages which was considered feminist propoaganda.

The Magnificent Seven was considered racist propoganda because all the remaining members alive were minorities.

People are stupid.


Why not a single mention of the loudest and most reported on butt hurt of left wingers who are mad white people play [parts they dont want white people playing?



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:07 PM
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i can only muse - how long " john wick - the documentary " would have been



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:07 PM
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Hmmm, Nazi stormtroopers could actually shoot.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:07 PM
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Totally fine with the seeing storm troopers slaughtered en-mass on screen.
But not fine seeing people dressed as them in real life...
Just when you think modern liberalism couldn't get any more illiberal they go and do something like this.
VIGFAEOIUGDWQ
^Sorry head vs keyboard^



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:08 PM
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I'm just glad that they extended their most sincere apologies for their egregious and horrific sin. Thankfully they've chosen to virtue signal loud and clear for us, otherwise we may never have known just how easily one could confuse dudes in all white plastic armor for Nazi brownshirts.




posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:11 PM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

People are pissed off that there's "black guys" in Battlefield 1. The claim is that it "breaks my immersion!!111!!" or something.

How the # you can be "immersed" in World War One while sitting on your couch in your climate controlled living room/man cave/whatever while drinking your Mountain Dew fresh from the fridge and eating your slowly cooling Domino's pizza is beyond me, but that's their claim.

I've often suggested those seeking an "immersion" into combat go like...y'know, do actual combat type stuff.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: Christosterone

Have these idiots seen any of the Star Wars films. How can anyone mix these two up? PC has finally gone mad.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:28 PM
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How about this college student debating a policy called "Oops....Ouch" at a North Carolina college??
She was subsequently suspended for uploading the below discussion to Facebook...

Have colleges simply turned into petri dishes to grow liberals??
It certainly appears that way...



-Chris



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:29 PM
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So these people are at Princeton, one of the world's top universities?

And they needed someone else to tell them of The origin of the word Stormtroopers? And they were incapable of seeing the connection between the imperial forces and those of the Third Reich?
What are they studying? bloody pottery?


Being offended by everything is something students seem to do these days, but I am quite shocked at how bloody stupid they are.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:29 PM
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George Lucas, production staff, and StarWars.com have stated that many themes, plots, designs, and even terms used in *Star Wars* were indeed inspired by Hitler and Nazi Germany.
Themes

StarWars.com explains that one of the primary themes is taken from history, including Hitler's rise to power.

In the Star Wars saga, creator George Lucas showed us how the democratic Republic was slowly manipulated into giving unlimited power to the Sith Lord, Chancellor Palpatine. In Revenge of the Sith, Lucas explored the question, “How do you turn over democracy to a tyrant with applause? Not with a coup, but with applause?” Lucas recalls, “That is the story of Caesar, Napoleon, and Hitler.”

The events of Revenge of the Sith are eerily similar to the real story of Adolf Hitler.

Costumes and Designs

StarWars.com mentions that Imperial Officer uniforms were based on Nazi uniforms.

The fact that fascism inspired the look and feel of the Empire is no secret. In fact, Star Wars creator George Lucas even refers to the Imperial officers in The Empire Strikes Back as “Nazis” while giving his commentary of the film. He specifically mentions their militaristic dress, noting, “The Nazis are basically the same costume as we used in the first film and they are designed to be very authoritarian, very empire-like.”

The Educator's Guide for the the Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume traveling museum exhibition expands on this.

John Mollo, the costume designer for episodes 4 and 5 said

George wanted the Imperial people to look efficient, totalitarian, fascist; and the rebels, the goodies, to look like something out of a Western or the U.S. Marines.

The guide continues:

Many of the costumes worn by the Imperials and the Rebel Alliance were inspired by American Navy pilots, World War I and World War II - era German troops, and Japanese fighter pilots.

It also specifies that the Imperial Officers were modeled after a specific type of German soldier:

The outfits of the Imperial officers include several direct references to uniforms worn by the German military including their tunics, tall boots, and hats — modeled after the elite Alpine troops of Nazi Germany.

Additionally, some things go far beyond being influenced and inspired by Germany.
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