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Lit Is the Rebel Alliance a dictatorship in canon?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by LelalMekha, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Charlemagne19

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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    It's not the image Bail Organa would want to project but I think his reputation is the least of the things he'd be willing to sacrifice for galactic freedom.

    After all, he involved his daughter and planet in the Rebellion knowing both might die.
     
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  2. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

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    What I'm saying his that he wouldn't want to support even publicly if not privately Palpatine's policies as it would make him feel responsible-you know giving evil approval.
     
  3. DARTH_MU

    DARTH_MU Jedi Master star 4

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    This mentality of joining the enemy and trying to reform from the inside only work in fiction.
     
  4. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

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    It's proposed all the time in RL yet isn't take seriously that much.
     
  5. Charlemagne19

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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    If only there was a term for people who gathered information and covertly worked behind the scenes to harm someone while appearing loyal.

    Some sort of agent who has double loyalties.

    Or a person who spies on someone else.

    Damn, what a world we would live in if such people existed.

    Seriously? It's not that difficult of a concept that Bail Organa would be one of Palpatine's insiders while working to thwart him through the creation of the Rebel Alliance. OF COURSE he would be responsible for whatever he supported but if he went against Palpatine publicly in a totalitarian dictatorship, then he'd be taken out.
     
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  6. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    That's not Bail's goal though - his goal is to survive long enough, for the time when the Empire can be rebelled against openly, to come- and to create the Rebellion infrastructure in secret while waiting for the right time for the Rebellion to strike.
     
  7. Charlemagne19

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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    Bail Organa manages to spend 20 years as a Senator in the Imperial Senate and still highly regarded. At least until he turns over his position to Leia.

    I'm inclined to think he was a face of the Empire but the benevolent "victory without war" kind.

    Mind you, I suspect Palpatine was never fooled for a second. However, keep your enemies closer and all that.
     
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  8. Ackbar's Fishsticks

    Ackbar's Fishsticks Jedi Master star 4

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    An elegant system, for a more civilized age.