It's insane, when you think about it. Trump and his army of deplorables are the true rebels, fighting against the mainstream media/Hollywood/network television, cable and streaming services entertainment/private and public sector/academia Empire, a veritable monolith with one clear objective: attack, attack, and attack any hint of white identity forming.
An Empire built on an anti-white agenda, united in suppressing even a shadow of white identity seeing the light of day.
And yet, Trump won.
Insane and bizarre Tweets from some of the top directors/writers in Hollywood seemed to suggest a hope that someone, anyone would stop Trump from taking office, which served as the unifying reaction to his election by Americans long regarded as nothing more sources of revenue. [In 'Rogue One,' a master class on diversity for Donald Trump, CNN, 12-16-16]:
Fifty years after "Star Trek" launched a multiracial and multicultural crew into outer space, the "Star Wars" franchise has finally joined the diversity universe. "Rogue One," the latest film set in a galaxy far, far away, boasts a wildly varied cast of human actors -- Asian, Hispanic, African-American, Pakistani.
And in this fraught political moment, such refreshing diversity comes across as a rebuke to President-elect Donald Trump's campaign.
George Lucas' creation has for years been populated by humans who are almost overwhelmingly Caucasian, with the occasional minority thrown in for spice -- Bill Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi;" Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu in "The Phantom Menace," "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith;" and Maori actor Temuera Morrison as Jango Fett in "Attack of the Clones" and Commander Cody in "Revenge of the Sith;" and Jimmy Smits in "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith."
But these earlier, pallid attempts at multi-culturalism don't hold a candle to the range of colors and ethnicities in "Rogue One." The heroes of the film, nearly all members of the Rebel Alliance attempting to steal the plans of the Empire's ominous Death Star, include a Mexican (Diego Luna), Puerto Rican (Smits), Englishwoman (Felicity Jones), African-American (Forest Whitaker), Dane (Mads Mikkelsen), two Chinese men (Wen Jiang and Donnie Yen) and a British/Pakistani/Muslim (Riz Ahmed).
As if to heighten the contrast, the leaders of the Empire -- who include a brilliant CGI rendering of actor Peter Cushing, who died in 1994 and appeared in the original "Star Wars" -- are all preening Caucasian imperialists; you can imagine them goose-stepping around their space ships.
What can we take from this in the age of Trump? Let me count the messages for out President-elect:
1. Please. Don't build that wall. You never know when a Mexican trying to cross the border might save the galaxy. Or at least be a good, hard-working member of society. In "Rogue One," Luna's Captain Cassian is a brave Rebel Alliance leader, willing to go on a suicidal mission to steal the Death Star's plans. He's not one of the Mexicans Trump has described as "bringing drugs, and bringing crime, and they're rapists." And in real life, there are plenty more like him.
2. While we're at it, don't set up a Muslim registry, or ban Muslims from entering the country. Riz Ahmed stars as Bodhi Rook, a former Imperial pilot with whiz-bang technical skills. He's the kind of educated, high tech guy we need more of in this country. So why stigmatize him, or not allow him to work here?
3. See? A diverse group of people really can work together to produce a better society. If nothing else, that's a key subtext in "Rogue One," in which the character's differences are not only put aside, they're barely mentioned. It's one of the most harmonious looks at a rainbow coalition ever put on screen.
I'm not saying any of this was intentional. Given Hollywood production schedules, "Rogue One" was probably in pre-production for a year before it finally went into production in August of last year. That was two months after Donald Trump announced he was running for President, which, at the time, many people took as some sort of cosmic joke.
So it's highly unlikely the filmmakers were thinking of Trump when they made "Rogue One." But its appearance in theaters just one month before Trump assumes the presidency is the height of irony -- an inclusive piece of work that is a slap in the face to the least inclusive president in modern history.
Or you can look at it this way: if Donald Trump has embraced the Dark Side, "Rogue One" is definitely on the side of The Force.Two thoughts: people get paid to write this nonsense, and there exist people who actually read this pablum and applaud every word they read?
The primary casting for "Rogue One" was complete in May of 2015, with the script and plot of the film established by April of 2015.
Those of us who dare the anti-white Empire (mainstream media/Hollywood/network television, cable and streaming services entertainment/corporate America/public sector/academia) are the true rebels.
We are the ones who still believe in something far beyond the forced, state-mandated belief in egalitarianism.
So the real question is this: how would the Left interpret/review/analyze "Rogue One" if Hillary Clinton had won, as virtually every person in Hollywood was an inevitability (which they to this day "can't understand")?
The plot of the film and casting was done long before Trump announced his bid for the GOP nomination and production/post-production was all finished long before November 8, 2016, when Trump blew up long-planned coronation of Hillary Clinton.
What would "Rogue One" have represented if Hillary had won?
Simply, the Empire triumphant.