In Response to Rustys Lack of Faith

I find Rusty's lack of faith disturbing.

Arguably the greatest Jedi Master of all time, Yoda was renowned throughout the galaxy for his ability with the Force and his great wisdom. Of all of his insights, probably his most famous piece of advice was given to Luke Skywalker on Dagobah: “Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.”

Whilst we could spend time plenty of time explaining why this makes Yoda pretty much the single worst teacher of all time, we decided instead to check a few things called “facts” and see how Yoda stacked up against his own advice. Without further ado, here is a (non-exhaustive) chronological list of things the grossly incompetent Jedi Master tried (and completely failed) to do:

Convince Qui-Gon not to train Anakin.

Convince Obi-Wan not to train Anakin (several times).

Bully Anakin into not training to be a Jedi (no crap you sense fear in him, Yoda. He’s a nine-year-old kid who’s just been taken from his mother and is now standing in a room full of magical judgemental old people talking to a space goblin).

Realise that the only way ANYBODY could “Bring balance to the Force” would be by killing a crap load of Jedi.

Figure out the identity of the Sith Lord mastermind behind everything (despite INCREDIBLY FREQUENTLY BEING IN THE SAME ROOM).

Beat Count Dooku in a lightsaber fight.

Prevent Count Dooku from getting away after their lightsaber fight.

And I would argue the Empire hasn't failed. Oh no After Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker becomes defacto Emperor. You kill the Emperor, you get his job. It doesn't matter if he wants the job or not. The adoring people will demand it. So as Darth Sideous says, "Everything is proceeding as I have forseen." Luke will have succeeded both Vader and Sideous. And although Yoda's record isn't outstanding he does predict, "Help them you could, but you will become an agent of evil."

So Luke will find himself the head of an Empire. Will he try to bring back democracy? The type of democracy where the Republic rotted from within. Or will he be tempted to take the short and easy path of the benevolent dictator? Which will inevitably lead him down a path to the Dark Side. All who have power are afraid of losing it.

And will Leia then cut her brother's hand off? Thus continuing the inevitable cycle of failure of both sides to bring peace and justice to the Galaxy?

Posted by: Howie at 08:22 AM

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