The High Republic creators have revised the opening crawl for their anemic publishing effort. And as always, SJW activist authors give thought mostly to the the sing-song quality of the prose, and very little thought if any to the actual meaning of the words that they use.
Here’s the revised crawl:
But the original version had far more trendy political buzzwords. Here’s the original version via Flickering Myth:
“The Force is with the galaxy.
“It is the time of The High Republic: a peaceful union of like-minded worlds where all voices are heard, and governance is achieved through consensus, not coercion or fear. It is a time of ambition, of culture, of inclusion, of Great Works. Visionary Chancellor Lina Soh leads the Republic from the elegant cityworld of Coruscant, located near the bright center of the Galactic Core.
“But beyond the Core and its many peaceful Colonies, there is the Rim—Inner, Mid, and finally, at the border of what is known: The Outer Rim. These worlds are filled with opportunity for those brave enough to travel the few well-mapped hyperspace lanes leading to them, though there is danger as well. The Outer Rim is a haven for anyone seeking to escape the laws of the Republic, and is filled with predators of every type.
“Chancellor Soh has pledged to bring the Outer Rim worlds into the embrace of the Republic through ambitious outreach programs such as the Starlight Beacon. Order and justice are maintained on the galactic frontier by Jedi Knights, guardians of peace who have mastered incredible abilities stemming from a mysterious energy field known as the Force. The Jedi work closely with the Republic, and have agreed to establish outposts in the Outer Rim to help any who might require aid.
“The Jedi of the frontier can be the only resource for people with nowhere else to turn. Though the outposts operate independently and without direct assistance from the great Jedi temple on Coruscant, they act as an effective deterrent to those who would do evil in the dark.
“Few can stand against the Knights of the Jedi Order.
“But there are always those who will try….”
But riddle me this:
How could it be a time “of inclusion,” if people are seeking an escape to a haven in the Outer Rim away from the Republic? Aren’t the folks in the Outer Rim effectively excluded? So wouldn’t it be a time of exclusion? Or are we talking about forcible inclusion where the Republic uses force to bring the Outer Rim into the cuddly warmth of the “consensus?” Is that the nature of their Earthly named “outreach programs?” Wouldn’t it be the High Republic busy body activists who are the predators since they’re unwilling to leave others alone in the Outer Rim? If “all voices are heard” then why can’t the voices in the Outer Rim be heard too and be a part of that consensus? Or is that only proud hyperbole that the High Republic activists have no intention of putting into practice?
Which brings me to my next question:
For the authors, The High Republic is clearly an exercise in self-aggrandizement for idiot activists. No question there. But the phrase “governance is achieved through consensus” has me wondering if the activists of the High Republic will also incorrectly refer to their Republic as a Democracy, just as their Earthly counterparts do?
Regardless, I would have a bold and brave suggestion for the High Republic activists and the authors who write them. If people keep trying to escape the glorious Utopia of the High Republic, follow the fine example of East Germany, and build a wall around the High Republic to prevent people from leaving.
That’ll teach the Outer Rim.
Originally published here.