A Reflection of the Times


The original Star Wars movie was introduced in 1977.  A long time ago.  Let us consider the primary female character, Princess Leia.  She was somewhat feminine, wearing fancy hair and flowing robes.  At times she acted very caring and nurturing, as when she pleaded with Darth Vader not to blow up Alderaan. At other times, she was very imperious and dare we say, feminist.  And example of this is when she scolded Luke and Han for not planning their escape from the detention deck well; with her consequently taking charge.  She was a classic damsel in distress when Luke was using his rope to cross the deep shaft.  She nurturing in consoling Luke after the loss of Obi-Wan.

As can be seen, she was an odd mix.  Perhaps this was because the makers of the movie did not want to create a strong female character, as this might be a turn-off to the audience of the era.  Rather, she would be strong at times.

Flash forward to today.  The new Star Wars movie is about to be released.  Apparently Leia is now a general.  The question is: What kind of character has she morphed into.  It is most assuredly something that fits today’s liberal sensibilities.  Your task is to guess exactly how these sensibilities will play out in the film

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69 comments on “A Reflection of the Times
  1. Farm Boy says:

    Here she takes charge,

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  2. Farm Boy says:

    Here she is pleading for Alderaan

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  3. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I shouldn’t be second guessing George Lucas with his life’s masterwork but,,,
    She will be impossible to live with and more imperious than Lord Vader.

    Farm Boy, I have submitted a draft.

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  4. Cill says:

    America’s Pathetic Prat of a President (y’know how I hate PPPs):

    Obama shrugged. Hillary shrugged. The media shrugged.

    Emphasis mine:
    Obama rushed to say that the motive was undetermined, but when a leftist follower of the Southern Poverty Law Center murdered three Muslims in North Carolina, Obama immediately ascribed the killings to “Islamophobia,” when in fact they were the act of a deranged man who was enraged over a parking dispute, and who had repeatedly said that he preferred Muslims to Christians…

    The Feds have not even been able to tell us exactly who Tashfeen Malik (if that is her real name) is, or provide a picture of her, or records of where she came from, when she married Syed Farook, when their child was born, or proof that Syed is indeed the father and that she had a legitimate claim to be in this country.

    Tashfeen Malik was subjected to background checks by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security before she was allowed to enter the country. She passed both. That is a stunning indictment of Obama’s vaunted “vetting process” for the Syrian refugees he is intent upon inflicting upon this country…

    In the wake of this jihad attack, Obama wishes to disarm the victims — as if that would stop the jihadists. Machete-wielding Muslims slaughtered a dozen Chinese commuters and wounded over a hundred at a major commuter train station in China. The commuters had no weapons – no way to fight back…

    Obama’s jihad-free counter terror policies and jihad denial is the cause of this catastrophic intelligence and law enforcement failure. Obama has blood on his hands (adding to the rivers of blood of Christians in Syria and Iraq.) But the message from the administration is, Get used to it. Disarm and get used to it. And the media follows after him like the man with the shovel after the circus elephant, always eager to clean up the messes he makes.
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    AMERICA MUST VOTE OUT THESE BARKING MAD LEFTIES. THEY (OBAMA, CLINTON, KERRY & CO.) ARE A TRAGIC CLOWN SHOW IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD.

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  5. Farm Boy says:

    Farm Boy, I have submitted a draft.

    How? Where?

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  6. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    To find it, I clicked on “My Site”in the WordPress bar and found it as a draft on my dashboard.
    If you can’t access it, I could post it as a comment.

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  7. Cill says:

    Fuzzy your post is there. I just checked. FB can schedule it for publication (or I can if that would help).

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  8. Farm Boy says:

    Fuzzie Bear,

    Is it ready to go?

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  9. Farm Boy says:

    So what would General Leia be like?

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  10. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    I have checked for typos. It should be good to go.

    As for Gen. Leia, that is the brilliance of Lucas. He can make her do anything and be crdible. That is why Nazis make the world’s best bad guys.

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  11. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    credible

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  12. Tarnished says:

    As can be seen, she was an odd mix.
    Leia was one of my favorites in the original Star Wars trilogy, and I’m enjoying her new comic series as well. Imho, she wasn’t so much an “odd mix” as an actual, believable character. Yes, she could be feminine and nurturing, but as a princess…conceivably an actual ruler…she could also take charge when the need arose because damnit, somebody had to. Like a real person, she (and Luke, Han, Lando, Chewbacca, the droids, etc) aren’t one dimensional.

    People are not a single aspect, and have many facets to their personalities. I can only hope that this willingness to create real characters with strengths and flaws alike will carry over into the new movies. Already got my ticket for opening night, regardless! 😀

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  13. You all DO know that George Lucas has almost nothing to do with this latest movie, do you not? He sold his entire interest to the Walt Disney Co. for $4 billion dollars.

    “[Robert] Iger [Disney CEO] wanted to make sure that Lucas, who was used to controlling every aspect of Star Wars, from set design to lunchboxes, understood that Disney, not Lucasfilm, would have final say over any future movies.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2013-03-07/how-disney-bought-lucasfilm-and-its-plans-for-star-wars

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  14. Yoda says:

    Wonder if secret lesbian she I will be I do.

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  15. blurkel says:

    blurkelblurkel???

    I’m beginning to detest WordPress!!!!

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  16. Yoda says:

    You all DO know that George Lucas has almost nothing to do with this latest movie, do you not?

    Catching Yoda virus you are

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  17. Yoda says:

    Wonder if Miss Piggy a Disney Princess she is I do.
    Great voice she did have.

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  18. Yoda says:

    Perhaps blurkel blurkel an homage to Jar Jar it is.

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  19. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Blurkel,
    I was not aware of this development. The third, and concluding, trilogy is out of his capable hands?

    I can identify with Chewbacca.

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  20. Cill says:

    I hope blurkelblurkel is not inviting a commensurately double-frazzled avatar, brother B. 😉

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  21. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Isn’t leia expected to mother children that the Force is strong in? I think Luke is expected to remain a bachelor.

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  22. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I thought of something in defense of Leia. She got along fine, right of the bat, wsith Ewoks. It is curious that I couldn’t find the clip of that on youtube.

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  23. SFC Ton says:

    Real world she would be a shitty leader. She throws hissy fits not asserts her command as her divine right

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  24. Yoda says:

    I wonder if make a sammich she would as a general she be.

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  25. Yoda says:

    Respect women generals as generals people would?

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  26. Farm Boy says:

    Here is the US Attorney General,

    In her response to what appears to be a deadly, ISIS-motivated domestic terror attack, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has offered an almost Onion-level self-parody of liberal pieties. Per Obama administration protocol, the attorney general was determined to never let a crisis go to waste. There is now a “wonderful opportunity and wonderful moment to really make significant change,” Lynch declared the day after 14 innocent Americans were murdered and 23 injured at the hands of a Muslim couple who’d reportedly pledged allegiance to ISIS. And what is this change? New gun-control measures, of course, including stripping the constitutional rights (without due process) of Americans often arbitrarily placed on the vastly over-inclusive terror watch list. Lynch addressed the Muslim Advocate’s tenth-anniversary dinner and declared that she is concerned about an “incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric . . . that fear is my greatest fear.” Her greatest fear is — not terrorism — but a nonexistent Islamophobic backlash? ISIS has demonstrated that it can bring down passenger jets, strike the heart of a great Western capitol with urban assault teams, and inspire horrible carnage in California. We also know that ISIS has pledged to keep attacking the U.S. and possesses chemical weapons. Yet it’s politically incorrect speech that strikes fear into the heart of our attorney general.

    What about blurring the distinction between speech and violence? Lynch is so serious about stopping Islamophobia that she’s sending a clear message to those who engage in “anti-Muslim rhetoric” — the Department of Justice is watching you:

    “When we talk about the First amendment we [must] make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not American. They are not who we are, they are not what we do, and they will be prosecuted.”

    Apparently she intends to prosecute for things protected under the first amendment

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/428048/san-bernardino-shooting-loretta-lynch-muslim-backlash

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  27. Farm Boy says:

    Around these parts, Leia would be eligible to be a general, and everything else.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2015/12/03/ash-carter-opens-all-combat-roles-to-women-within-30-days/

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  28. Tarnished says:

    Respect women generals as generals people would?

    I would certainly hope so! Why wouldn’t one show respect to someone who dedicated  decades of their life to the protection of our country?

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  29. Tarnished says:

    You all DO know that George Lucas has almost nothing to do with this latest movie, do you not? He sold his entire interest to the Walt Disney Co. for $4 billion dollars.

    Yup. Disney owns a crap ton of assets:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assets_owned_by_Disney

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  30. SFC Ton says:

    women generals? fuck those cunts. They are sjw in uniform

    I never once saluted a gash officer or ran across one worth a fuck

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  31. Tarnished says:

    There have been female generals since the 1970s. It’s not a new thing. 😕

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  32. Tarnished says:

    Really, scfton?
    You would refuse to salute a general just because she has a vagina instead of a dick? Ok, then.

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  33. Liz says:

    blurkel: “You all DO know that George Lucas has almost nothing to do with this latest movie, do you not? He sold his entire interest to the Walt Disney Co. for $4 billion dollars.”

    Yep. And they are the ones who came up with Frozen (very empowered gurl fare).

    I expect to see a lot of marketable characters come out of this one, hopefully not similar to Jar Jar or the Ewoks, but who knows. That Frozen teet ran dry a while ago, they are excited to bring out products for public consumption I’m sure.

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  34. Liz says:

    “There have been female generals since the 1970s. It’s not a new thing.”

    We have a LOT LOT more women in higher ranking chains of command now, Tarn. It’s a quota and agenda based system.

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  35. Tarnished says:

    Agreed, Liz.
    I’m just pointing out that there have been women in our (and other’s) military that were actually worth their salt and dedicated to the safety of the nation before this SJW/feminazi shite started.

    I condemn the current system 100%, but am not going to disrespect the previous female generals and officers who truly *worked* for their positions.

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  36. Tarnished says:

    And shit like that is a perfect example of what’s wrong with how things are now. Nobody like that should ever be considered for a position over other soldiers.

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  37. Tarnished says:

    As an aside but still somewhat related topic, this concept of being able to “sleep your way up” will likely be drastically cut or even eliminated outright once we have superior sexual electronics. The sexbots and VRs cannot arrive fast enough…

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  38. Yoda says:

    Many men not working they are
    Bad for women this is

    There was a record high of 38,151,000 men 16 years and older not participating in the labor force in November, while the participation rate for this demographic declined to lowest level ever recorded, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    http://freebeacon.com/issues/38151000-record-number-of-men-not-in-labor-force-participation-rate-dips-to-lowest-level-ever-recorded/

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  39. Liz says:

    I don’t think sex bots will change things that much, Tarn.
    These weren’t men who couldn’t get laid. It was emotional manipulation, not just sex…she was very good at that. Most of them were married.

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  40. Yoda says:

    Nobody like that should ever be considered for a position over other soldiers.

    This is how she gained her high rank it is.

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  41. Liz says:

    Plus, I don’t think they’re going to let soldiers take sex bots out into the field/combat zones.
    🙂

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  42. Yoda says:

    Nobody like that should ever be considered for a position over other soldiers.

    Probably an up and down experience for her it was

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  43. Yoda says:

    Wonder if anal like Captain Janeway Leia will be.
    Tired of hearing self-righteous prime directive crap I was.

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  44. SFC Ton says:

    tarn how many days in uniform do you have?

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  45. Tarnished says:

    You’re probably right, Liz. I wasn’t considering the emotional aspect of it, just the base physical.

    *sigh*

    I just keep hoping for something to happen that will make the promise of sex from a woman not worth what it is. It should be worth something (because it is still intimate, after all) but the fact it can be used like a godsforsaken tool and commandeer such an exorbitant price is just revolting.

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  46. Yoda says:

    I would certainly hope so!

    Respecting affirmative action promotees difficult it is.

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  47. Yoda says:

    Plus, I don’t think they’re going to let soldiers take sex bots out into the field/combat zones

    Bring trailer with them out to the field they could

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  48. Yoda says:

    Sex positive Leia will be?
    JJ Abrams made Uhura into a slut he did.

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  49. Tarnished says:

    Respecting affirmative action promotees difficult it is.

    That’s because affirmative action is a load of shite.

    Sex positive Leia will be?

    Better to be sex positive than veteran of starfish position or sexually dead it is?

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  50. blurkel says:

    The Epic Book of Response

    @ Yoda

    Wonder if secret lesbian she…will be I do.

    As the series is now a Disney production, I’d say that, while there might be hints, it wouldn’t be a blatant presentation.

    Catching Yoda virus you are

    Pandemically contageous, it is!

    Wonder if Miss Piggy a Disney Princess she is I do.

    Not if the recent TV “comedy” was any indication.

    http://www.gossipcop.com/the-muppets-one-million-moms-petition-abc-boycott-perverted-muppet-tv-show-new-series-adult-sex-drugs-jokes/

    One Million Moms posted a lengthy plea on its official website, voicing the opinion that the new “Muppets” show, as opposed to previous incarnations, is “not suitable for family viewing” and should be protested. The advocacy group cites the program’s adult-themed humor as its main source of contention, pointing to jokes about “sex” and “drugs” as evidence. The organization even goes as far as to say, “ABC has ruined ‘The Muppets.’”

    The new “Muppets” is in fact being promoted as an “adult Muppet show,” something that Kermit says himself in one of the promos. And the creators of the new series have admitted that ABC’s “Muppets” has more in common with “30 Rock” and “The Office” than it does a typical “Muppet” movie. The show is shot mockumentary-style, and takes place behind-the-scenes of a talk show titled “Up Late With Miss Piggy.” Much of the storyline revolves around the love lives of the various muppets.

    ABC is owned by Disney.

    Perhaps blurkel blurkel an homage to Jar Jar it is.

    Har Har!

    @ Fuzzie

    I was not aware of this development. The third, and concluding, trilogy is out of his capable hands?

    Considering the “first” three episodes, I think “capable hands” doesn’t quite apply. IMHO, only the third of these had a real chance at being a good movie – and it was bungled badly.

    @ Cill

    I hope blurkelblurkel is not inviting a commensurately double-frazzled avatar, brother B. 😉

    Considering how this week went, Bro Cill, I’d be hard-pressed to find one. It wouldn’t reflect my reality accurately.

    @ Farm Boy

    IMHO, Loretta Lynch is at least as useless as Eric Holder was. I find it interesting that few know about Obama’s main advisor and nominee-selector Valerie Jarrett (who I sometimes wonder if she doesn’t also double as his maternal substitute).

    @ Liz

    There’s a woman I know who is up for General now…

    The corporate world is rife with such tales. Where would Carly Fiorina, Lucent, and Hewlett-Packard now be if she hadn’t married the boss (her first husband)?

    @ Tarn

    Nobody like that should ever be considered for a position over other soldiers.

    Or over anyone, yet in my Real-world job, almost all of the management are recently-separated officers. Only a couple are worth more than used toilet paper.

    @ Yoda

    Many men not working they are

    And few of these will ever find meaningful employment. Globalization and automation are making people obsolete. Won’t even need men for the military much longer.

    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150517/news/150518944/

    @ Tarn

    …the fact it can be used like a godsforsaken tool and commandeer such an exorbitant price is just revolting.

    And MGTOW men are revolting against this cost, aren’t we?

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  51. blurkel says:

    New post up.

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  52. Tarnished says:

    And MGTOW men are revolting against this cost, aren’t we?

    Yes, and rightfully so.
    Sex for manipulative purposes is a perversion.

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  53. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Liz and Tarn,
    It is well that you are so angry with this wanna general. Us ing the methods she has, has undercut the integrity of all other women. There is a silver lingin, she has a great height to fall from. Complain, and loudly.

    As for respecting generals, I am having troube with attorneys general.

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  54. Yoda says:

    For new movie Princess Leia lose 35 pounds she did.
    Explains why Miss Piggy is a princess not.

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  55. When did gypsys come to have better morals than the majority of folks? Very interesting… (The article is about a lot more than her being pregnant.)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3347386/Tyson-Fury-s-wife-says-telling-pregnant-24-hours-heavyweight-title-fight-inspired-shock-victory-hope-TEN-children.html

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  56. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Bloom,
    The last that I heard, and it was long ago, was that Gypsys had very strict morals relative to sex. The rumors to the opposite are just that.

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  57. SFC Ton says:

    LOL gypsy… they are a plague on society. The ones in West Va tried to screw over my sister in law. They do have a no calling the cops rule which is pretty funny since they need police protection. Funny watching them strut around like banty roosters, to proud to fix their shit, to ball-less to attack, claiming to be victims when they took the cash to do the job and never showed up. They ponnied up the $2300 once I started breaking shit

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  58. Lol. I have never met a gypsy irl. That I know of anyway.

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  59. SFC Ton says:

    Me either until the invaded West Va and set up shop ie doing shady shit around the clock. There are so many their now they did that reality tv show about them up there

    Kind of hard to hate whole groups of people until you interact act with them. When I was a kid up in the all White Appalachia I never gave different groups of people any thought. Now that I have traveled and experienced the world I hate most of them.

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  60. Liz says:

    I had no idea there were zingari communities in West Virginia.
    There are many in Italy (and they are much despised, for good reason).

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  61. Liz says:

    I think the gypsy culture is romanticized in areas of the world that haven’t had to deal with them much.
    Imagine an entire culture built around thievery….teaching generations of children how to rob and pick pocket, and screw people over as a lifestyle career. Without remorse, without shame, as an actual point of pride.
    That pretty much sums up the zingari culture.

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  62. Liz says:

    Now that I think about it more, they are perfectly positioned to flourish in this new social media age.

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  63. SFC Ton says:

    sounds like all the other gimmiedats and didndu’s

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  64. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Bloom,
    If I see a wedding dress that over the top, I’m outta here.
    Even as a spectator.

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