Rebel Zeal

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So – Jay’s gotten quite engaged in the Star Wars universe lately. It’s been fun to play lightsabers out in front of the house, watch the first two movies, and read the storybooks (see photo below).

Star Wars Storybook

Star Wars Storybook

Today he insisted on wearing a shirt I bought him last year at Star Wars’ 30th Anniversary Celebration, despite that it is several sizes too large. It depicts the rebel alliance logo above Luke, Han, Yoda, Obi Wan, and Chewbacca, notably leaving out Leia, Wedge Antilles, Mon Mothma and other long-suffering rebels.

This got me to thinking – if I were a rebel leader, working alongside Leia and the others, how annoyed would I be at these ‘johnny-come-lately-ies’ usurping power and glory for their hard-fought victories at Yavin and Endor? Sure they did their part, but they were a bit late to the party, weren’t they?

Obi Wan and Yoda disappeared for 18 years following the Jedi purge, Han and Chewbacca were merely smugglers in the right place at the right time, and Luke was a farm boy on a planet so far removed from the center of the galaxy to have proven to be insignificant in the eyes of the empire! Leia, her (adopted) father, Mon Mothma and hundreds of others worked under threat of dying as traitors for years before these bozos all showed up. And who gets the medals at the end of a Ep. IV: A New Hope? Luke, Han and Chewie!! Why not Wedge Antilles? He supported Luke in his destruction of the Death Star and survived the battle – where’s HIS medal? And don’t even get me started on Lando and Death Star II…

Granted – this sort of inner rivalry within the Rebellion has not been a subject of any SW story that I’ve seen. But, I’m just sayin’….

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One Response to “Rebel Zeal”

  1. christy Says:

    ohhh our boys are separated at birth. Connor LOVES Star Wars too!!! Sending you hugs.

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