Why Donald Trump is using the same tactic as Star Wars villain Emperor Palpatine(Wait, what?)

 

I am a big Star Wars fan. I am also a big fan of politics, especially this year’s election. However, after looking at the political news, and reviewing the Star Wars storyline, I discovered a similarity in two people: Emperor Palpatine and Donald Trump.

I’m not saying that Trump is an idiot. In fact, I’m saying that he is actually intelligent enough to deceive voters and insult minorities in a way that nobody has before, except for the fictional character, Sheev Palpatine.

Now, I can guarantee you that this similarity is not intentional, Palpatine’s character was designed in 1980, long before Trump ran for president.

The main similarity is their treatment of minorities. Although this wasn’t seen fully in the films, official text and even the Rebels TV series have proven that Palpatine’s main strategy after gaining power, is basically banishing aliens from Imperial society. He appeared in holotransmissions spreading lies and fear about aliens, which led humans all around the galaxy to reject and hate their alien counterparts. Meanwhile, Trump’s ideals of racism are strengthened by inflammatory lies designed to strike fear into US voters, and lead them to believe that the country belongs to white people, and that immigrants cannot be tolerated.

Racism is one of the uses of Trump’s lies and metaphorical fear gas, but he also uses it to attack rivals such as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton. He used the rumored emails to insult Clinton’s crookedness, and attacked Cruz on his hypocrisy after going from “Not making America a police state” to requesting patrol of Muslim neighborhoods. Back to Star Wars, Palpatine exploits the chaos of the Senate when dissolving it, and sends propaganda on the Holonet painting the Rebel Alliance as a group of scoundrels, and the Galactic Empire as a protective force to prevent them.

If you don’t fully get it, here’s an analogy for you. Imagine you have a green table, but your friend thinks it should be brown, so he paints the table brown. In response, you paint the table green, and the war goes on. As you run out of paint, you both agree to have the rest of your friends decide. A good strategy is to frame the brown paint as filth, and your green paint a force of beauty. In this case, you are Trump/Palpatine, and your friend is the Democratic Party/Rebel Alliance.

Conclusion: The Sith Master, corrupt Emperor of the galaxy, and Master Of Deceiving, is running for president and is currently winning. No, this isn’t an excuse to stress eat the ice cream cake for your friend’s birthday. Think about Palpatine, who was later killed by Luke and Anakin Skywalker, and now is but a legend. Let’s hope somebody rises up to defeat the Galactic Empire and restore peace to the galaxy, whether it’s Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, or a random Canadian Star Wars fan/political blogger.

Cause you never know.

Other Cool Blogs

If you are on my blog right now, you should know that I, like you, am a huge fan of blogs. So I thought I’d make this list of some other cool blogs you should check out.

This blog belongs to one of my friends from school, who has cooking as his LiD topic(learn more here) and started this blog to show what he learned. He has some really cool facts, recipes, and restaurant reviews, and burgerbun is one of my favorite blogs.

This is a really cool blog featuring short stories which explain aspects of computer science through cool and hilarious fairy tales.(See Book Review: Computational Fairy Tales.) Some of these tales were made into a book which I wrote a review of, and I think this is a really cool blog that all of you should check out.

This blog has been put up by my little brother, and while he is still working on it, he has got some cool posts.

Game Review: Pokemon oRaS

You might not know, but I am a huge fan of Pokemon games. Recently, I saved up a bit of money with my bro, and bought myself a copy of Pokemon Omega Ruby.

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Summary: For anyone who knows the Pokemon series, I can just say were going way back to a better Hoenn. For those of you who don’t know much about Pokemon, it’s a game where you can catch, collect, train, battle, and befriend powerful creatures called Pokemon. Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire(oRaS for short)came out in 2014 and are the newest games in the Pokemon series. Pokemon oRaS is a remake of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, which released in 2002. I got Pokemon Omega Ruby, where you can catch Groudon and take down Team Magma.(as opposed to Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, where you catch Kyogre  and take down Team Aqua.)

The Plot: An adventure begins when you move to Littleroot Town, home of Professor Birch. Birch, being one of the best Pokemon Professors in Hoenn and a friend of your dad, Norman,  lets you choose between three starter Pokemon, Treeko, Torchic, and Mudkip. You must now embark on a journey to beat all 8 Gym Leaders, beat the Elite 4, become the champion, and “Catch ’em all!” Unfortunately, Groudon has awakened, and Team Magma plans to use his power to take over Hoenn! Now, it’s up to you to stop them, and catch Groudon!

Remarks: Pokemon oRaS brought back Secret Bases, a feature from the 3rd Generation, and added a feature where you can visit your friend’s secret bases through the use of QR codes on the BuzzNav. Speaking of the BuzzNav, it also brought the PokeNav Plus to the table, a great way to find your way around Hoenn, learn more about your Pokemon, use items, interact with your Pokemon, check out the news, and even train up your Pokemon’s base stats wit Super and Core Training mini games.

All in all, I think this is the best game in the Pokemon series, and also my new favorite. I give it twelve stars!(************)

Book Review: Computational Fairy Tales

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a book review, and I found a really good book recently, so I figured I’d better write a book review.

The book is “Computational Fairy Tales”, written by Jeremy Kubica. If you have a kid interested in computer science, you probably know about the many books designed to teach kids coding. Well “Computational fairy tales” is like that, except instead of just teaching coding methods, it also teaches the algorithms themselves.

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The Plot: Princess Ann is sent alone on a quest to prevent some sort of darkness from engulfing the kingdom. In this quest, she will face many challenges. She must learn to surpass these challenges using coding methods (which she already knows) and algorithms (some of which she must learn).

Remarks: The book is built like an anthology, separated into short stories, each one teaching a different method or algorithm. Unlike an anthology, all the stories are linked together, so reading them in a collection will give you the story of Ann’s quest to save the kingdom from darkness.

History: Jeremy Kubica originally had a blog where he would post short stories on aspects of programming such as merge sort, loops, recursion, etc. Soon, his blog became a big hit, and coders of all ages read his entertaining stories of magical mishaps, library apprenticeships, and of course, Princess Ann’s journey to save the kingdom. After writing a lot of stories, he decided that he could do something even cooler. He could write a book!

If you really want a good taste of the stories, you can check out this link over here.

Rating: I give this book(which is now my new fav) ten stars!(**********)