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  • With the arrival of the upcoming Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels we shall get to see an original era that we haven't seen on television for a whole decade, the era when the Empire ruled the galaxy and the Rebellion who fought to restore the ideals of the Old Republic.

    Many Star Wars fans are known to be either a fan of the Rebels, the Empire or both sides. Now here is your chance tell us which side you prefer.

    Which side do you serve, the Empire or the Rebellion?
     
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    The poll was created at 17:54 on September 7, 2014, and so far 25 people voted.
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    • As a kid I was often a fan of the Galactic Empire and in every Star Wars game, I played more as the Empire than the Rebels.

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    • The Galactic Empire Superior Rebles  Alliance  inferior 

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    • Tyranny is never the answer to leading a galaxy. Using fear and threats to make society conform, even if it is to get peace, is not how you lead a galaxy. The means do not justify the ends when it comes to tyranny. And they never will. The Empire leads through fear, and as the Jedi said, fear ultimately leads to suffering. Though the Empire brought peace to the galaxy, they brought it through tyranny and violence. I'm not very rebellious, but if I lived in the SW galaxy, I'd rather be a Rebel then a forcefully-conscripted stormtrooper any day.

      (Dunno why this thread is here as well as the Rebels Wiki, but I thought I'd share my thoughts here too.)

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    • Jessanna Stansu wrote: Tyranny is never the answer to leading a galaxy. Using fear and threats to make society conform, even if it is to get peace, is not how you lead a galaxy. The means do not justify the ends when it comes to tyranny. And they never will. The Empire leads through fear, and as the Jedi said, fear ultimately leads to suffering. Though the Empire brought peace to the galaxy, they brought it through tyranny and violence. I'm not very rebellious, but if I lived in the SW galaxy, I'd rather be a Rebel then a forcefully-conscripted stormtrooper any day.

      (Dunno why this thread is here as well as the Rebels Wiki, but I thought I'd share my thoughts here too.)

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    • Aww... no neutral option? Because that would have been my vote if available.

      Jessanna Stansu wrote: Tyranny is never the answer to leading a galaxy. Using fear and threats to make society conform, even if it is to get peace, is not how you lead a galaxy. The means do not justify the ends when it comes to tyranny. And they never will. The Empire leads through fear, and as the Jedi said, fear ultimately leads to suffering. Though the Empire brought peace to the galaxy, they brought it through tyranny and violence. I'm not very rebellious, but if I lived in the SW galaxy, I'd rather be a Rebel then a forcefully-conscripted stormtrooper any day.

      (Dunno why this thread is here as well as the Rebels Wiki, but I thought I'd share my thoughts here too.)

      I agree with you to a point, which is one of the reasons why I wouldn't align myself with the Empire, even if it DOES have the capability of doing good without using fear.

      Other than that, though, and at the risk of getting political and religious, thanks to some things I learned about George Lucas' views, including the fact that he actually not only modeled the Ewoks off the Viet Cong, but basically implied that the entire Endor ground battle was his commentary on American Involvement during the Vietnam War with the implication that the Empire was us Americans, and that he basically wants us to root for the Communists, not to mention some of his more recent remarks, I can't say I can ever align myself with the Rebel Alliance either. I simply cannot in good conscience support something that basically promotes the evil that is Communism or even Enlightenment values (remember, Marx's communism was derived from the events of the French Revolution, the Reign of Terror more specifically, and that was derived from various Enlightenment teachings, specifically those from Jean-Jacques Rousseau as well as Encyclopedists such as Voltaire and Denis Diderot), especially when both the various Communist revolutions and the French Revolution/overall Enlightenment thought acted to destroy Christianity in an act of "liberation".

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    • Empier wrote:

      Jessanna Stansu wrote: Tyranny is never the answer to leading a galaxy. Using fear and threats to make society conform, even if it is to get peace, is not how you lead a galaxy. The means do not justify the ends when it comes to tyranny. And they never will. The Empire leads through fear, and as the Jedi said, fear ultimately leads to suffering. Though the Empire brought peace to the galaxy, they brought it through tyranny and violence. I'm not very rebellious, but if I lived in the SW galaxy, I'd rather be a Rebel then a forcefully-conscripted stormtrooper any day.

      (Dunno why this thread is here as well as the Rebels Wiki, but I thought I'd share my thoughts here too.)

      Ok but if you follow The Empire way than thay will not harm you if you follow ther rules I see what Darth Vader Do to his troops if you even fail to the Sith lord He would use he force choke on you or Grand moff Tarkin wolud behead you or The Emperor wuold use he force Lighting on you.I hate to say this but The Empire is just like the Nazi don't you agree?

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    • Jessanna Stansu wrote:
      Tyranny is never the answer to leading a galaxy. Using fear and threats to make society conform, even if it is to get peace, is not how you lead a galaxy. The means do not justify the ends when it comes to tyranny. And they never will. The Empire leads through fear, and as the Jedi said, fear ultimately leads to suffering. Though the Empire brought peace to the galaxy, they brought it through tyranny and violence. I'm not very rebellious, but if I lived in the SW galaxy, I'd rather be a Rebel then a forcefully-conscripted stormtrooper any day.

      (Dunno why this thread is here as well as the Rebels Wiki, but I thought I'd share my thoughts here too.)

      I applied this thread on here first before I started editing more on the Rebels Wikia and decided to put it there as well. It's a habit of mine to spread out whatever I do.

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    • While you have a point about the Ewoks VS Stormies, you do realize that though the Battle of Endor was based off a certain battle in history, the Empire is almost entirely based off of the Nazi army, who wanted to just blow everyone up on the basis that they basically just weren't like them? George Lucas may have some... different views, but Star Wars as a whole, I like to think, encompasses a point for every view. Despite the Battle of Endor, I still see the Rebellion as the lesser of two evils. Besides, as Candace pointed out in P&F SW... THE EMPIRE BLEW UP A PLANET FOR NO REASON.

      Not trying to argue or change your opinion. Just sharing mine.

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    • Jessanna Stansu wrote: While you have a point about the Ewoks VS Stormies, you do realize that though the Battle of Endor was based off a certain battle in history, the Empire is almost entirely based off of the Nazi army, who wanted to just blow everyone up on the basis that they basically just weren't like them? George Lucas may have some... different views, but Star Wars as a whole, I like to think, encompasses a point for every view. Despite the Battle of Endor, I still see the Rebellion as the lesser of two evils. Besides, as Candace pointed out in P&F SW... THE EMPIRE BLEW UP A PLANET FOR NO REASON.

      Not trying to argue or change your opinion. Just sharing mine.

      Unfortunately, it doesn't matter what your or my views are. If it did, George Lucas would be removed from the company by our hands and we'd be running the show, and he'd be erased from history. He calls the shots (or rather, called the shots, since Disney's doing their own thing now with the franchise). And really, comparing the Empire and the Rebel Alliance is no different than arguing Nazis are bad and Soviets are good, even though they were BOTH evil (in fact, at least in terms of body count, Communism was even WORSE than Nazism). Or better yet, claiming the French Revolutionaries are good and both Nazis and Soviets were evil, even though all three are exactly the same.

      And as far as blowing up a planet, technically, they DID have a reason as Alderaan was confirmed to be supplying aid to the Rebel Alliance (need I remind you that Princess Leia, one of the leaders of the Rebel Alliance, was actually the Princess of Alderaan?). Yes, it was bad that they had to go, not denying that it was very evil of them to do so, but the Empire did ultimately have a reason to blow it up.

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    • Fair point about Alderaan. And no, you don't need to remind me of much when it comes to SW, I'm pretty SW-obsessed.

      I guess neither of us are going to win in this discussion, so... agree to disagree on these points?

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    • Well, thanks to the revelation made by Lucas, or rather, his notes in the book How Star Wars Conquered the Universe about how he always planned for Star Wars to be an "allegorical" tale on the Vietnam War (more accurately, a story demonizing American involvement and praising the Vietcong for driving out the Americans), with the Empire being us Americans, and the Rebel Alliance (not just the Ewoks, but the entire Rebel Alliance, yes, even Luke, Han, and Leia) being the Vietcong, since 1973, I'm going to have to vote Empire. They're essentially my country of America based on what Lucas said even if they ARE the bad guys, and besides which, I simply cannot in good conscience support a group that was explicitly primarily based on a psychopathic, mass-murdering, terrorizing band of marauders who had several acts of inhumane brutality under their belt, including chopping kids hands off if they were vaccinated by Americans, or merely as an act of intimidation against voting, and with communist ties no less, especially not if they are the heroes of said story. That's definitely a sad time for me, because I really did look up to the Rebel Alliance long ago as a kid, under the naïve belief that they were either the American Minutemen, or even the French Resistance during World War II.

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    • Alex2424121 wrote:
      As a kid I was often a fan of the Galactic Empire and in every Star Wars game, I played more as the Empire than the Rebels.

      I'm with you

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