Thursday, May 26, 2005
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Ouch pt. II

Recall a few weeks ago when Jim Geraghty at NRO gave George Lucas an online pimp slapping. He wasn't finished apparently. National Review: BRIEFLY RETURNING TO THE TOPIC OF GEORGE LUCAS by Jim Geraghty
When you make your diabolical cabal of villains include the “Trade Federation”, “Commerce Guild”, “Techno Union” and “Intergalactic Banking Clan”, etc., it's hard to believe that there's no conscious or unconscious statement about trade, commerce, technology and bankers — i.e., capitalism. (And as others have noted, one villain is named Nute Gunray. Yeah, maybe it’s not supposed to evoke Gingrich and Reagan, maybe we’re reading into it.)