Explaining the US Government to ‘Star Wars’ Fans

Found on Reddit.com.

I was unable to identify who created this clever illustration, but I’d love to know his or her name. I’m particularly amused by the artist’s choice of Salacious Crumb as a stand-in for the mainstream media. I can’t argue with that, or just about any of the depictions here.

Can we expand the analogy? What might Han Solo (frozen in carbonite during this particular scene from Return of the Jedi) represent? How about Luke Skywalker?



  • Jin The Ninja

    i disagree with nothing here.

  • Julien Champagne

    When will our Luke Skywalker come save us

    • kowalityjesus

      He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and His kingdom will have no end.

  • BuzzCoastin

    based on images created by the psyopers
    nice touch & potentially homeopathic

  • Misinformation

    This makes me laugh. I first heard it referenced on School Sucks Podcast, episode 3, thought I’d never actually seen the graphic that goes with it. It’s worth a listen, that ol’ podcast: http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/player/web/2009-08-24T09_20_02-07_00

  • Fulcanelli

    Han frozen in carbonite represents the mangina-fied man who has lost his power. Leia unfreezing him represents a strong yet healthy woman who appreciates a manly non metro sexual man who shoots bounty hunters first.

    Luke Skywalker represents the left side of the politcal specturm, Darth Vader the right. Emperor Palpatine with his striking resemblance to the the Pope represents the illuminati playing them off against eachother.

    • toxiczen

      left is good, right is evil…we don’t need the illuminati, we divide ourselves just fine… :/

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5OQFBZ26C3VQ5ONGZGDBDY4BUU Mark A

    C3PO as “the internet”.

  • lifobryan

    okay, I’ll bite ….

    STORMTROOPERS – Blackwater Industries

    ADMIRAL AKBAR – Wall Street whistle blower (“It’s a trap!”)

    JAR JAR W. BUSH – Himself

    PRINCESS LEIA’S HAIR BUNS – Apple (iPod division)

    DARTH VADER’S BREAST PLATE – Apple (iPad division)

    YODA – Noam Chomsky

    JAWAS – The 99%

    R2D2 – the Capitol Dome (if only ….!)

    TATOOINE CANTINA – the Tea Party

    EWOKS – Occupy Wall Street (mainly because of the facial hair & drums ….)

    THE DEATH STAR – Koch Industries