Bush, dark Lord of the Sith
The Nation sports an interesting cover this week, portraying Boondocks radical Huey Freeman as a valiant Jedi against the forces of the armor-clad FBI and dark-cloaked emperor, George Bush. Osama bin Laden, naturally, is alongside Bush in his quest to, oh, destroy civil liberties.
What occured to me the moment I saw this was the thesis of Jonathan Last’s article on the Star Wars universe: the Empire is a meritocracy trying to restore order in the face of an unhinged galactic order. But then I realized this was The Nation, not a movie – and I stopped taking it so damn seriously.
Song of the Day: American Flyer, “Call Me, Tell Me”