I started a thread on this in The Saga forum, but that was many moons ago. I'd like to see how things go here. We've got two movies under our belts, and we've seen very little actual evil on the parts of the main baddies - in fact, the only action that the public of the GFFA has seen has been in *defense* of the Republic, and yet, if the new ending to ROTJ is to believed, the Emporer's fall is greeted with throngs of happy people. Is this reaction justified? How much evil have we actually seen, aside from what is inferred from the films? Aren't the Chancellor's/Emporer's actions publically about maintaining security, rather than consolidating power? Please, no "It's evil, DUH" posts. We've all seen the films and we know that GL meant for the Empire to be evil, but does that correspond to what we've actually seen so far? Does what we've seen actually demonstrate that the entirety of the Empire was evil and its destruction justified?