This article deviates from the type that I normally speak upon; yet none the less I feel it’s relevancy has grounds for discussion. As with all things please use discernment.
I honestly have to say that this upcoming Star War’s movie is going to be an abomination to the Star Wars Canon. Not only that this new trilogy has been counterproductive for Women’s Empowerment. Now many people will disagree with my assessment; but they’re also completely unaware of what made Star Wars successful.
The Hero’s Journey as talked about By George Lucas in the above video is a representation of the cycle that hero’s undergo in order to develop into what makes a hero appealing, realistic, admirable and effective.
Rey in the Disney Star Wars trilogy is a Mary Sue. She hardly experiences any type of challenge that she can’t overcome. She’s perfect from the get go and there isn’t any type of character development for her. Her backstory is lacking and many of the skill sets she possesses doesn’t fit in with her backstory; unlike Luke who experiences many problems and temptations; his flaws are openly noticeable and he frequently needs help from others. Rey doesn’t closely experience the same amount of difficulties as Luke did.
Yet the new series is an example of the imbalance that accompanies what many have termed as the Women’s Empowerment which seeks to empower women after a long period of them being suppressed, invalidated and demeaned.
I’m not insinuating that women have been treated fairly and this whole movement is unjustified; on the contrary they have reasons that justify the formation of this movement; but the means in which they seek to empower themselves completely hijacks the reality of how empowerment occurs. Plus many of the promoters of the WE are so extremely polarized towards men that they deliberately demonize men and make them look weak.
Look what Disney did to Han Solo…. He left his wife, went back to a life of crime and was killed by his own son…. On top of that when they were attempting to fix the Millennium Falcon’s hyper drive Rey who has no experience working on a hyper drive magically was not only able to fix it; but do it “better” then Han Solo who’s spent a lot of time fixing and living on the ship…
Her backstory is one of a scavenger; someone who takes things apart and sells them; not fixing complex machinery. Not only that she knows how to speak Wookiee…. She’s never had interactions with Wookiees on Jakku; furry creatures don’t live in desert, they also don’t buy much technology; they use very little technology; for God’s sake they live in trees!
Let’s not forget what they did to Luke Skywalker, they made him a disgruntled old man who didn’t care about helping anyone at all. He abandoned his family, left the republic, almost killed Kylo Ren in his sleep; which a Jedi Master would never consider doing, so of course they want to make him look very weak and negative while Rey is just Perfect. Not only that; Rey beats Luke in a Lightsaber duel; even though Luke is the most POWERFUL jedi… Someone with very little training with a Lightsaber is able to beat a Jedi Master who defeated Darth Vader…..
Now these type of movies that clearly exhibit unhealthy attitudes towards men are completely counterproductive in helping women become empowered. In fact movies like these create more conflict; the idea of women being empowered isn’t something new and men aren’t opposed at viewing and believing women as equals(Because they are equal to men); but empowerment that originates from the demonization of men isn’t how women are going to become empowered. Most will not consciously notice this in the movie; yet it’s influence will be imprinted into their subconscious and unconscious mind. They’ll become prejudice through social programming and mind control.
Unfortunately though; those with political agendas want to divide and conquer the people of this world; thus they promote these unhealthy attitudes and depictions in order to create chaos. If we fight amongst ourselves it’s easier for the Cabal to rule over us. It doesn’t matter if it’s black vs white, good vs evil, women vs men, gays vs straights; it’s all meant to keep you fighting your fellow countrymen so that you cannot see that your being enslaved.
We need to stop the vicious cycle of judgments; revenge and inequality. Women are not better then men and men are not better then women. We are equals; we are all one. If you truly want to become empowered then don’t fall into the dualistic mental pattern of creating a division where there should be unity. We should work with one another, help one another and be kind to one another regardless of gender, race, nationality or appearance.
Accept everyone for who they are; in fact if you practice the act of imagining yourself as being that person(Which from a metaphysical and energetic reality you are) you naturally increase your ability to emphasize with them. Seeking to understand others more intimately is how we will heal one another. I’ve been an empath my whole life and I’m quite good at picking up emotions from others; which can be overwhelming at times, but I’m grateful for this ability because it allows me to feel the emotions of others and thus helps me understand them better. With this understanding I try to help others and bring them joy, love and happiness into their lives.
The Golden Rule is the single most potent tool we have at our disposal that can remedy all the prejudices we encounter in everyday life. When we ask ourselves if we would appreciate being demeaned, marginalized, mistreated and even suppressed because of our gender, race or appearance it opens a door for fairness to reign supreme. Most people wouldn’t want to be mistreated because of these things; yet many times people don’t realize how they treat others is how they treat themselves.
So remember that how you treat others is how you treat yourself. If you judge another; you judge yourself. If you suppress another; you suppress yourself. If you demean another, you demean yourself because in the end we’re all one.