Tuesday, May 17, 2005
AC's Letter to George Lucas... Priceless
Arthur Chrenkoff wrote an open letter to George Lucas to address the Star Wars Mafioso's comments at the Cannes Film Festival. The letter, written by someone who was born and raised in a totalitarian regime, is a slam dunk to George's pandering to the Cannes judges that the United States is the Evil Empire of Star Wars. Chrenkoff's brilliant logic leads to the idea that if the U.S. is the Empire, who then are the good 'Rebels'.
"Yes, we were very wrong indeed - to you, the Empire was the United States of America, and if that's the case, then the brave rebels could only be all those people around the world fighting the American Empire - the Castros, Che Guevaras, Ho Chi Minhs, Pol Pots, and by extension, the Brezhnevs and the Mao Tse Tungs of this world. You, of course, live in the Free World, and as such you have the right to believe that your country is the most powerful force for evil operating in the world. But just for the sake of completeness and historical accuracy, can I just mention that whatever the sins of the United States - and I certainly understand well enough that no country is perfect - your rebels, both when fighting for power and when finally in power, ended up being responsible for the death of tens of millions and enslavement of hundreds of millions; the Luke Skywalkers and Han Solos of the last century gave us gulags and re-education camps, terror famines and political prisons; they institutionalized cults of personality, stifled every human freedom and impoverished whole nations."
I highly recommend you read the entire letter (Scroll down to read it). It just goes to show that if you take the ideas of the far far left (or far far right, let's be fair) and logically follow them from start to finish, chaos and stupidity insue.
Why is it that our greatest actors and directors are rarely as bright as the stars they create?
posted by El Capitan at 7:40 AM