Who are the real villains in Star Wars?
I am an avid star wars fan and have been since I saw the first film when I was 3. If you don't play the games or read the books you might want to leave cause this could be confusing for you.
Anyhow, I'd like to draw attention to the two sects tenets for their codes:
There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
(There is no chaos, there is harmony.)(*)
There is no death, there is the Force.
Usually the fourth line is omitted, I assume because it's clearly not true.
Now let's look at the Sith's code:
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.
They are both different and yet the same would you not agree. The problem I have with the Jedi is that they try to suppress their nature; they call for no family ties, no sexual relationships, etc;
The problem with the Sith is quite obvious, they are totalitarian and they are ruthless.
Yet the Jedi nearly wiped out the Sith race entirely, for you see the Sith was not simply the antithesis of the Jedi originally they were a race of beings. The Jedi nearly drove them to extinction because they believed them to be irredeemable. But the Sith were only acting upon natural laws, that is to say the weak serve the strong and the strong dominate the weak.
This is revealed as a cruel fact of nature; the lion doesn't feel pity for the gazelle they eat and kill and the strong or better yet the most adaptable survives.
The Jedi remind me of religious fanatics while the Sith are more like the symbolic representation of the harsh realities of life.
You might say I'm reading too much into this but the fact is our fictions are a reflection of our realities. Both Jedi and Sith alike have done evil things, both have an oppressive order, and both toe the line beween light and dark.
What are your thoughts?