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Run and get your Star Wars tix: there's a wingnut boycott

It’s hard to forgive George Lucas for the offensive Jar Jar Binks and the hapless casting of Jake Lloyd as young Anakin. However, I want to see the storyline come full circle, so I’m in for this last go-round.

After reading the following, now I’ll have to go at least one extra time just to spite this sure-to-fail boycott by some low-rent, ludicrous outfit called Patriotic Americans Boycotting Anti-American Hollywood (PABAAH). (Original emphasis)

When will Hollywood learn? George Lucas and his intergalactic empire have now been added to our official boycott list. Sad…but necessary. A bigger Star Wars fan you’ll never find…until now. Our country is at war and Lucas spouts off this crap?

Star Wars a cautionary tale about politics

Star Wars is a wakeup call to Americans about the erosion of democratic freedoms under George W. Bush, George Lucas said yesterday.

Lucas, at a Cannes film festival press conference yesterday, said he first wrote the framework of Star Wars in 1971 when reacting to then-U.S. president Richard Nixon and the events of the Vietnam War. But the story still has relevance today, he said, and is part of a pattern he has noticed in history.

“I didn’t think it was going to get quite this close,” he said of the parallels between the Nixon era and the Bush presidency, which has been sacrificing freedoms in the interests of national security.

“It is just one of those re-occuring things. I hope this doesn’t come true in our country. Maybe the film will awaken people to the situation of how dangerous it is . . . The parallels between what we did in Vietnam and what we are doing now in Iraq are unbelievable.”

For extra fun, check out the official Hollywood Boycott list.

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