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Are Jedi Knights Libertarian or Socialist? (Please help us figure it out)

(excerpt from) The Atlantic Wire
Are Jedi Knights Libertarian or Socialist?

by Max Fisher on July 26, 2010

Most political journalists are also nerds, so it was probably only a matter of time until someone started debating the politics of Star Wars. This particular discussion started when an official with the Canadian prime minister’s office sent out a press release announcing that the forthcoming national census would be optional.

Jedi Knights Are Libertarian The release noted that, during the previous census in 2001, [Twenty one thousand] 21,000 respondents listed their religion as “Jedi Knight.” The official presumably pointed this out to suggest that these Canadians were protesting the personal question on the census form…

KW: Do any wilderside readers understand the precise reasons someone would label themselves a “Jedi Knight”? Do you think it is the privacy issue, or something more about Jedi’s we should understand?

2 Responses

  1. Super Heroes vs. the Westboro Baptist Church

    “They’ve faced down humans time and time again, but Fred Phelps and his minions from the Westboro Baptist Church were not ready for the cosplay action that awaited them today at Comic-Con. After all, who can win against a counter protest that includes robots, magical anime girls, Trekkies, Jedi and…kittens?

    Unbeknownst to the dastardly fanatics of the Westboro Baptist Church, the good folks of San Diego’s Comic-Con were prepared for their arrival with their own special brand of superhuman counter protesting chanting “WHAT DO WE WANT” “GAY SEX” “WHEN DO WE WANT IT” “NOW!” while brandishing ironic (and some sincere) signs. Simply stated: The eclectic assembly of nerdom’s finest stood and delivered. “

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