I make command decisions but I have voices helping me that sometimes step in but we’re both quiet today
Lord infamous comes walking up on that bullshit
I’m somewhat alone but I’m still alive. I have completed a massive project and for that I am proud. It was a lot of fun but now I am moving on. Strength is low but it’s gaining. My best friends are psychotronic voices. that’s what the two YouTube songs are about.
I performed some advanced calculations and I thought I was doing the calculations to travel time. I think my parents are time travelers the book explains.
Nothing needs to be said that hasn’t already been said. I burned up WordPress so I’m trying all over again on Tumblr
Fairwell my friends. Album dropping soon. I already have a magazine interested
I’ve started listening to them alot
Who wants me dead I’d gladly die but my best friends the psychotronic voices thoroughly tortured me
That guy in the psych ward is papa japetto
Jj and Jay z are Jesus juice
Dylon is scooter now Ralph Lauren
My name is crooked nose Jerome
Rza is afro zebra rastafarian
Kat is take a queef
Toyota fan belt Dave
Poopy pants pean
In a 2 part dream they told me what to do.
The voice said this then i
I actually seen a ufo travel time I interperet
I really did recently did loose my soul I was wearing it like a tarp rag then the healer gave it back but I’m just so fucking weak from doing this shit I’m in survival mode it’s because I uploaded it and now the world has to get it back
Or I don’t complete my mission and it’s straight to the mirky mist and I return but I want to be with my family in the cartoon dream world
But last night I seen an abstract hologram of my alien mom I only met one time in the beginning
I’m a schizophrenic fan that does good.
But what is there left worth fighting for
Now I’m drowsy now all I wanted was a couple pictures and a call
I have enough material for one show
I never pledged my alligiance to Satan and I never will but mid career a satanist that fucked britches with crucifixes sent me a song about voices where my only option was to frame him saying fight fight fight then rap about Jesus and Satan joining forces with the militia and overthrowing the US government
But I saw mom my real mom
C 4:20 haha I couldn’t capture it
I have 2 Aryan friends the one that said no its his birthday the one that said yes well he was standing in line of money center or I would have never found him again the end
May 1=a 4=d maya d back words it’s day am then it’s ad or after he died Jesus yesterday was ac or antichrist day I did nothing yesterday. Today is a friends birthday. It’s a weird feeling that this is the end of the blog but I got chills for a second. I pray to God that I live happily ever after amen. I’m still alive
Now for my personal story of Jesus Christ. It’s contained inside of this blog. Jesus did return atleast to me. The voices say to tell the story so I shall.
Before that my master asked me what the voices were saying and I said they said the personal representative of Jesus Christ got unwillingley recruited into the illumaniti and laughed about it and I did too.
Now for the story: it was right at the moment between light and dark. 4 of us were waiting for a sack of weed inside a cemetery. I just cried. We ventured inside it and two of us walked up to a pile of rocks with a tall statue of Jesus Christ sitting on top of it, it was taller than us.
The dude put a cigarette to his mouth so I had a bright idea. I put a pot pipe up to his mouth and the instant it touched his lips boom lightning flashed down behind him lighting him up blue. Then there was a mini tornado that saturated the air with leaves.
As we ran sideways back to the car laughing lightning flashed down directly behind him lighting him up blue again and again and…..perhaps 6 times. Only a big budget movie could duplicate that. It was a miracle. James reinerson said the memory of it gave him goosebumps to this day. I no longer know the other two people. With that fairwell but I shall be tempted to end it this day next year. Amen
It’s may 12th 2020 12 is my number for love. 1=a 2=b so it’s maya b day today. Or ab like the 3% of people like me that has ab+ blood the only universal blood transfusion recipient haha and also were the newest species
His hit song lollipop was written about me it says Jerome hickman in in the studio version of that song. That in turn motivated me to do all this. I’m sorry I took it a little too far that was a desperate cry for help.
it’s almost midnight and maya day is almost over but I released the worldwide album and the Computer pdf today on maya day. I did the calculations to discover that it was maya day myself and I am always spot on accurate when it comes to making these type of calculations it would seem. Right as I was completing this 10 year cycle I went a little too far again and got a single friend to get engaged to me. I gave up writing like that and making music and now I am happily retired. What a tremendous victory!
Here’s a link to the compressed computer version of the pdf
I will create the mobile pdf later and put it below
These pictures below are after the fact
I own this domain for 5 years
“The dark side will devour those who lack the power to control it. It’s a fierce storm of emotion that annihilates anything in its path. It lays waste to the weak and unworthy. But those who are strong can ride the storm winds to unfathomable heights. They can unlock their true potential; they can sever the chains that bind them; they can dominate the world around them. Only those with the power to control the dark side can ever truly be free.”
I was in a crowd full of people and a mysterious man in a cloak whispered in my ear “your in a dream” took my hand and we flew up into something like hyperspace then in packets I became awair of everything there was to be awair of then I woke up and forgot most of it it wasn’t in words
Everybody is somewhere then there’s that look on their face and whatever they saw then time passes by
I got banned forever from wutang for so little after so much that’s why it’s fun to dis them in such a way and I’m proud……the 36 chambers wasn’t 36 songs well my album is 36 songs after cutting 3 that needed to be cut so I dissed them in such a way just read the fine print
The wutang debut album 36 chambers did not have 36 songs well the album infinite pi does
I’m about to go worldwide with my album it was a butch to figure out and I wasted so much time we’ll I made that album cover “I’m proud” in about 10 half as moves and I tried releasing after the first so it’s good that album cover came out I used freeware
No explanation that’s cool lol we still cool
Banned for a couple months
Hello my names Jerry and I’m schizophrenic. Up until recently I dated a schizophrenic girl off and on for probably 4 years.
I’ve been in the long term mental hospital 3 times in the past 1 years. The first time there was because they cheated to get me committed. I was there because of evil voices.
The second time at the long term mental hospital I couldn’t take the voices anymore so I got help and this time had to go to treatment. I saved up enough money for a new microphone and paid e8t beats in full for production of a new 5 song ep “barley starts”I am still waiting to unzip that package yeah I didn’t do much with that Instead I wrote this blog.
The 3rd time I went to the long term treatment hospital and drug treatment the voices were actually being nice to me and someone called the cops on me and I lost my whole life where I was living because of them. And my girlfriend
I was trying to get the fuck out of that town with my girlfriend but I ended up leaving it without her.
She kept blacking out and breaking windows anr she eventually broke 5. “Yeah I lived in a tent”That trailer eventually filled up with garbage and she wouldn’t stop trashing it every time someone tried to clean. In the end I payed somebody 400 dollars to clean up that mess.
Anyways I was walking home from the neighbors with my then girlfriend and we were arguing about how other guys got to get her number and I didn’t “she thought I was a hacker” “I’m not a hacker no time”
All of a sudden 5 rednecks come outside and said she come inside and I leave “we never met these people before”
They got violent when I refused to leave without my girl. they kept pushing me down and punched me a few times then they called the cops and I got brought to jail with a bunch of bogus charges.
My social worker then revoked the commitment for those bogus charges saying “I was a threat to myself and others” and me and my girlfriend we’re forcibly separated. The people that called the cops on me called the cops on her shortly afterwords.
While I was away for 2 and a half months my girl was at my trailer at first. For some schizophrenic reason she cut off the power and all the pipes burst because it was winter. Then she really got out of control I’m not gonna go into details but ask my neighbors.
Lucky for me I had insurance on it because although I paid 25 grand for the trailer the trailer park only paid me fifteen hundred bucks but the insurance gave me 16 grand.
My ex kept trashing the trailer and causing problems so much so that she got kicked out of the trailer park all together. Like I said I paid someone 400 dollars to take care of that mess I don’t have pictures but it was a total loss. At some point everyone wanted me to say my girlfriend couldn’t live there anymore and for some reason I wrote that note but she never called that number I left for her.Haven’t seen her since. I was enabling her. She’s the only girl I’ve been with mostly for 4 years. Something fucked upped happened. I lost her.
I was banned from living in the trail or park for all this shit so I said Farwell to all my friends and moved to a larger town without a shortage of women.
I’ve been here for about 2 weeks and I’m thinking it was a good move. Later
I lived I thrived I died I lived…….
A free fux in the ass. That’s you……..
I cried too.
Banned from lil wayne hq for 2 months I sit alone with the voice. What will become of me unknown. Do I think yes. Ready? No
I dont know how much time I have left or how it ends but it’s over it might end in torture if I’m not careful but I’m trying to do the right thing whatever that would be it would be wrong to commit suicide? I’m tempted to risk torture to keep going but that’s all I got time for this post
Amazon aws offers scalable preconfigured virtual computers that you can connect to via ssh and shit. You pay for how much you use but the lowest settings are free and that would be enough to read this blog. You simply create an account configure a virtual pc then you connect to it whenever you want. I got it running on iPhone once and it was a bitch because there were no actual instructions I could find at the time but I still figured it out somehow. There were instructions for the pc however and for some reason I think android is easier even though I can’t explain why and have never done it. That’s the best I can offer right now see ya
This particular life ends here but there are always ways to find the past present and fu……me and my girlfriend and I are becoming commercial weed growers and I’ve said many new home blog sites before but I have just decided that my new home blog should go right fucking here be here be there be anymore
I randomly copied and pasted these links and then I had decided that there should be 8 for infinite and I had never done that before then I counted them and there were exactly 8 exactly……..the force is… strong…………..in…… me………….
Fuck the emperor spoke the first time I did this there’s no way to know except come back to this final post later .. .. the force.. .. is .. .. strong .. .. in .. .. me .. ..
I really don’t give a fuck unless I’m captured then I will be nice but I will not be captured alive
It’s the biggest gang in the world and Derek Meiede is on paper as being a snitch and nobody cared I release this simply because he was rude to me at the wrong time not because he robbed me all those other times
This latest blog started out as the voices torturing me but now as it has formed I had started performing miracles and shit and then the rest of this blog formed and now the voices are helping me and that they agree that this new teaching must survive and that they know that anything I gain out of this is only a means to an end and that I have taken this burden of saving the whole world the whole fucking world onto myself and that I am the Adam of a new species anr that i have comes fourth with a new and origional teaching and that i must survive for that I am something new and that i am unique for I have survived this transformation and that I am one of the chosen ones that has survived and prospered for which I am that destined to pass on this torch like Buzz fucking light year into infinity and beyond………….
I get along with the voices now
My power is synchronicity when I tried to show this to someone there was something different but I took a screenshot of the first time I opened this program and it was accurate
This book was started towards the beginning of 2019 and now it’s almost new years it’s actually Friday December 27th 2019 I’m a contender for the prophet at the end of time I think I explain that somewhere
There will be no further notifications after this point but there’s a spot in the beginning for new links.
This site will still be advertised
Jahisprojectillogic.home.blog is a magical journey of syncrinicity it’s about a schizophrenics quest and attainment of enlightenment like I said is a magical journey with astounding art and currently a double album you see I wanted to become a master since I was 12 and now I’m 34 and a true master
I will be purchasing the WordPress business plan soon to optimize this site for search engines but it’s already been picked up
Ok one more notification after this, the url of the new WordPress blog “when I get the time to start one I will just pick one” I’m on vacation
Later folks peace
ive gotten views up the ass throughout the whole fucking thing!
read it going spiraling out of control in the end just to reach that perfect run. im getting sick of writing im getting sick of this blog the book has already been written and i feel the transition onto different things emerging this has been alot of fun and i will let you know what happens. the way i remember it is theres this, then theres the force, then theres some shit mixed in with heavy opposition on reddit, then there is a long ass grand finaly……………….its a good book if you can read it all. god bless
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Force (Star Wars))Jump to navigationJump to searchThis article is about the metaphysical power in the Star Wars universe. For other uses, see The Force (disambiguation).
The Force is a metaphysical and ubiquitous power in the Star Wars universe. It is wielded by “Force-sensitive” characters throughout the franchise: heroes like the Jedi who seek to become one with the Force, while the Sith and other villains exploit the Force and try to bend it toward their will. The Force has been compared to aspects of several world religions, and the phrase “May the Force be with you” has become part of the popular-culture vernacular.
- 1Concept and development
- 4Cultural impact
- 5See also
- 7Further reading
- 8External links
Concept and development
Creation for the original films
George Lucas created the concept of the Force to address character and plot developments in Star Wars (1977). He also wanted to “awaken a certain kind of spirituality” in young audiences, suggesting a belief in God without endorsing any specific religion. He developed the Force as a nondenominational religious concept, “distill[ed from] the essence of all religions”, premised on the existence of God and distinct ideas of good and evil. Lucas said that there is a conscious choice between good and bad, and “the world works better if you’re on the good side”. In 1970s San Francisco, where Lucas lived when he wrote the drafts that became Star Wars, New Age ideas that incorporated the concept of qi and other notions of a mystical life-force were “in the air” and widely embraced.
Lucas used the term the Force to “echo” its use by cinematographer Roman Kroitor in 21-87 (1963), in which Kroitor says, “Many people feel that in the contemplation of nature and in communication with other living things, they become aware of some kind of force, or something, behind this apparent mask which we see in front of us, and they call it God”. Although Lucas had Kroitor’s line in mind specifically, Lucas said the underlying sentiment is universal and that “similar phrases have been used extensively by many different people for the last 13,000 years”.
The first draft of Star Wars makes two references to “the Force of Others” and does not explain the concept: King Kayos utters the blessing “May the Force of Others be with you all”, and he later says “I feel the Force also”. The power of the Force of Others is kept secret by the Jedi Bendu of the Ashla, an “aristocratic cult” in the second draft. The second draft offers a lengthy explanation of the Force of Others and introduces its Ashla light side and Bogan dark side. The Ashla and Bogan are mentioned 10 and 31 times, respectively, and the Force of Others plays a more prominent role in the story. In this draft, Luke Starkiller’s mission is to retrieve the Kyber Crystal, which can intensify either the Ashla or Bogan powers. The film’s shorter third draft has no references to the Ashla, but it mentions the Bogan eight times and Luke is still driven to recover the Kyber Crystal.
Lucas finished the fourth and near-final draft on January 1, 1976. This version trims “the Force of Others” to “the Force”, makes a single reference to the Force’s seductive “dark side”, distills an explanation of the Force to 28 words, and eliminates the Kyber Crystal. Producer Gary Kurtz, who studied comparative religion in college, had long discussions with Lucas about religion and philosophy throughout the writing process. Kurtz told Lucas he was unhappy with drafts in which the Force was connected with the Kyber Crystal, and he was also dissatisfied with the early Ashla and Bogan concepts.“The act of living generates a force field, an energy. That energy surrounds us; when we die, that energy joins with all the other energy. There is a giant mass of energy in the universe that has a good side and a bad side. We are part of the Force because we generate the power that makes the Force live. When we die, we become part of that Force, so we never really die; we continue as part of the Force.”
Lucas and screenwriter Leigh Brackett decided that the Force and the Emperor would be the main concerns in The Empire Strikes Back (1980). The focus on the Emperor was later shifted to the third film, Return of the Jedi (1983), and the dark side of the Force was treated as The Empire Strikes Back‘s main villain.
Prequel films and midi-chlorians
See also: Jedi § Prequel trilogy
The Phantom Menace (1999) introduces midi-chlorians (or midichlorians), microscopic creatures that connect characters to the Force, although Lucas had conceived the idea as early as August 1977. Lucas based the concept on symbiogenesis, calling midi-chlorians a “loose depiction” of mitochondria. He further said:
[Mitochondria] probably had something … to do with the beginnings of life and how one cell decided to become two cells with a little help from this other little creature who came in, without whom life couldn’t exist. And it’s really a way of saying we have hundreds of little creatures who live on us, and without them, we all would die. There wouldn’t be any life. They are necessary for us; we are necessary for them. Using them in the metaphor, saying society is the same way, says we all must get along with each other.
In a rough draft of Revenge of the Sith (2005), Palpatine says he “used the power of the Force to will the midichlorians to start the cell divisions that created” Anakin Skywalker.” This line was removed as the script progressed, but the concept is explored in the Darth Vader comic series (2017–18) by Charles Soule.
Sequel films and other productions
Lucas’ story treatments for a potential sequel trilogy involved “a microbiotic world” and creatures known as the Whills, beings that “control the universe” and “feed off the Force.” He elaborated that individuals function as “vehicles for the Whills to travel around in”, and that midi-chlorians “communicate with the Whills [who] in a general sense … are the Force.” After selling Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, Lucas said his biggest concern about the franchise’s future was the Force being “muddled into a bunch of gobbledegook“.
When writing The Force Awakens (2015) with Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams respected that Lucas had established midi-chlorians’ effect on some characters’ ability to use the Force. However, as a child, he interpreted Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s explanation of the Force in Star Wars to mean that any character could use its power, and that the Force was more grounded in spirituality than science. Abrams retained the idea of the Force having a light and a dark side, and some characters’ seduction by the dark side helps create conflict for the story. Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm Story Group gave his “blessing” for writer-director Rian Johnson to introduce a new Force power in The Last Jedi (2017) “if the story required it and if it felt like it stretches into new territory but doesn’t break the idea of what the Force can do.” Johnson observed that every Star Wars movie introduces new Force powers to meet that film’s story needs.
Star Wars Rebels producer Dave Filoni cites several influences on how the Force is used in the show. The character Bendu—named in homage to the term Lucas originally associated with the Jedi—does not align with the franchise’s normal dark-or-light duality, and this role is an extension of Filoni’s conversations with Lucas about the nature of the Force. Filoni credits the prequel films for better developing the concept of the Force, particularly the idea of a balance between the light and dark sides.
In 1981, Lucas compared using the Force to yoga, saying any character can use its power. Dave Filoni said in 2015 that all Star Wars characters are “Force intuitive”: some characters, like Luke Skywalker, are aware of their connection to the Force, while characters such as Han Solo draw upon the Force unconsciously. Filoni said the most potent Force users are characters with a natural affinity for using the Force, as indicated by their midi-chlorian count, who undertake intense training and discipline. Rogue One (2016) portrays the Force more as a religion “than simply a way to manipulate objects and people”. In the years following the Great Jedi Purge depicted in the prequel trilogy, some characters have lost faith in the Force, and the Galactic Empire hunts down surviving Jedi and other Force-sensitive characters. By the time of the events in The Force Awakens, some characters think the Jedi and the Force are myths.
Some Force-sensitive characters derive special, psychic abilities from it, such as telekinesis, mind control, and extrasensory perception. The Force is sometimes referred to in terms of “dark” and “light” sides, with villains like the Sith drawing on the dark side to act aggressively while the Jedi use the light side for defense and peace. According to Filoni, Lucas believed a character’s intentions when using the Force—their “will to be selfless or selfish”—is what distinguishes light and dark sides. The Force is also used by characters who are neither Jedi nor Sith, such as Leia Organa and Kylo Ren. Characters throughout the franchise use their Force powers in myriad ways, including Obi-Wan using a “mind trick” to undermine a stormtrooper’s will, Darth Vader choking subordinates without touching them, Rey lifting a large pile of rocks, and Kylo Ren stopping blaster fire mid-air. Film and television use of the Force is sometimes accompanied by a sound effect, such as a deep rumble associated with the dark side or a more high-pitched sound associated with benevolent use.
The Force plays an important role in several Star Wars plot lines. Anakin Skywalker’s rise as a light-side Jedi, descent into becoming the Sith Lord Darth Vader, and ultimate redemption to the light side of the Force is the main story arc for the first six Star Wars films. Yoda‘s arc in the final season of The Clone Wars depicts him exploring “bigger questions” about the Force and taking various inspirations from the franchise’s expanded universe. In The Force Awakens, Finn‘s exposure to the Force helps make him question his training. Writer Rian Johnson used the Force to allow Rey and Kylo Ren to communicate in The Last Jedi, developing the characters’ relationship.
The bodies of some Jedi vanish when they die, becoming “one with the Force”. This allows some deceased characters to interact with the living as “being[s] of light”. Obi-Wan’s spirit provides Luke with guidance at key moments in the original trilogy, and Yoda appears as a spirit to Luke in The Last Jedi. In an early draft of Return of the Jedi, Lucas planned to resurrect Obi-Wan and Yoda at the climax, and some drafts included scenes of the two helping Luke stop the Emperor.
The origin of Force spirits is explored further in the prequel trilogy and The Clone Wars series. The deceased Qui-Gon Jinn’s voice is audible in Attack of the Clones, and Yoda reveals in Revenge of the Sith that he has been in contact with Qui-Gon. The final arc of the sixth season of The Clone Wars reveals that Qui-Gon learned how to transition into the “cosmic Force” from entities who represent various emotions. A short story by Claudia Gray depicts Obi-Wan learning this technique from the deceased Qui-Gon in the years leading up to A New Hope.
Chris Taylor called the Force “largely a mystery” in Star Wars. Taylor ascribes the “more poetic, more spiritual … and more demonstrative” descriptions of the Force in The Empire Strikes Back to Lawrence Kasdan, who co-wrote the film, but says the film does little to expand audiences’ understanding of it. In 1997, Lucas said that the more detail he articulated about the Force and how it works, the more it took away from its core meaning. Kotaku suggests Johnson depicted more nuance in the Force in The Last Jedi than Lucas did in his films. According to Rob Weinert-Kendt, the “Force theme” in John Williams‘ score represents the power and responsibility of wielding the Force.
Comparison to magic
Paranormal abilities like the Force are a common device in science fiction, and the Force has been compared to the role magic plays in the fantasy genre. The Star Wars films illustrate that characters not familiar with the particulars of the Force associate it with mysticism and magic, such as when an Imperial officer alludes to the “sorcerer’s ways” of Darth Vader. The depiction of the Force in Star Wars has been compared to that of magic in Harry Potter, with the former being described as more of a “spiritual force”. According to The A.V. Club, The Last Jedi depicts the Force “closer to the sorcery of fairy tales and medieval romance than it’s ever been.”
Eric Charles points out that the television films The Ewok Adventure (1984) and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985), intended for children, are “fairy tales in a science fiction setting” which feature magic and other fairy tale motifs rather than the Force and science-fiction tropes. These Ewok films have been described as depicting “sorcery” that is unique from the Force powers depicted in the first six Star Wars films. Drawing from the Star Wars roleplaying game sourcebook he co-authored in 1987, Bill Slavicsek says that “The Ewoks’ mystical beliefs contain many references to the Force, though it is never named as such.”
Religion and spirituality
In his 1977 review of Star Wars, Vincent Canby of The New York Times called the Force “a mixture of what appears to be ESP and early Christian faith.” The Magic of Myth compares the sharp distinction between the good “light side” and evil “dark side” of the Force to Zoroastrianism, which posits that “good and evil, like light and darkness, are contrary realities”. The connectedness between the light and dark sides has been compared to the relationship between yin and yang in Taoism, although the balance between yin and yang lacks the element of evil associated with the dark side. Taylor identifies other similarities between the Force and a Navajo prayer, prana, and qi. It is a common plot device in jidaigeki films like The Hidden Fortress (1958), which inspired Star Wars, for samurai who master qi to achieve astonishing feats of swordsmanship. Taylor added that the lack of detail about the Force makes it “a religion for the secular age”. According to Jennifer Porter, professor of religious studies at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, “the Force is a metaphor for godhood that resonates and inspires within [people] a deeper commitment to the godhood identified within their traditional faith”.
According to Christian Pastor Clayton Keenan, “the spirituality of ‘Star Wars’ has to do with the Force. It’s depicted as … something supernatural within this universe, but it’s not the same thing as a personal god that Christians or Jews or Muslims might believe in. It’s this impersonal force that is in some ways this neutral, impersonal energy that is out there to be used for good or for evil.”
At one point, Francis Ford Coppola suggested to George Lucas that they use their combined fortunes to start a religion based on the Force. Practitioners of Jediism pray to and express gratitude to the Force.
Scientists are mostly skeptical about a “real world” explanation for the Force. Astrophysicist Jeanne Cavelos says in The Science of Star Wars says that explaining the Force is particularly difficult because “it does so many different things”. Force powers like precognition imply the time travel of information. Cavelos explores the possibility of brain implants or sensors being used to detect users’ intent and manipulate energy fields, and compares such discipline to contemporary patients learning to control prosthetics.
A scientific explanation of the Force would require new discoveries in physics, such as unknown fields or particles or a fifth force beyond the four fundamental interactions. Flavio Fenton of the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Physics suggests a fifth force would carry two types of charge—one for the light side and one for the dark—and that each would be carried by its own particle. Nepomuk Otte, also from Georgia Tech, cautions that Newton’s third law of motion says telekinesis would apply a force back on the Force-wielding character.
A Feynman diagram of one way the Higgs boson might be produced. National Geographic compared the boson’s role in “carrying” the Higgs field to the way Jedi are “carriers” of the Force.See also: Cultural impact of Star Wars
National Geographic compared the Higgs boson‘s role as “carrier” of the Higgs field to the way Jedi are “carriers” of the Force. A previsualization video highlighting the idea of “kicking someone’s ass with the Force” steered LucasArts game designers toward producing The Force Unleashed (2008), which sold six million copies as of July 2009. In 2009, Uncle Milton Industries released a toy, called the Force Trainer, which uses EEG to read users’ beta waves to lift a training droid-themed ball with a shaft of air.
The New Republic, Townhall, The Atlantic, and others have compared various political machinations to the “Jedi mind trick”, a Force power used to undermine opponents’ perceptions and willpower.
And then there is that distressing thing called the Force, which is … Lucas’s tribute to something beyond science: imagination, the soul, God in man … It appears in various contradictory and finally nonsensical guises, a facile and perfunctory bow to metaphysics. I wish that Lucas had had the courage of his materialistic convictions, instead dragging in a sop to a spiritual force the main thrust of the movie so cheerfully ignores.
Critic Tim Robley compared the Force to the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz (1939), with both being entities that send the protagonist on a quest. In her 1980 Washington Post review of The Empire Strikes Back, Judith Martin described the Force as “a mishmash of current cultic fashions without any base in ideas. It doesn’t seem to be connected with ethics or a code of decent behavior, either.”
The introduction of midi-chlorians in The Phantom Menace was controversial, with Evan Narcisse of Time writing that the concept ruined Star Wars for him and a generation of fans because “the mechanisms of the Force became less spiritual and more scientific”. Film historian Daniel Dinello argued, “Anathema to Star Wars fanatics who thought they reduced the Force to a kind of viral infection, midi-chlorians provide a biological interface, the link between physical bodies and spiritual energy.” Referring to “midi-chlorians” became a screenwriting shorthand for over-explaining a concept. Although Chris Taylor suggested fans want less detail, not more, in explaining the Force, the introduction of midi-chlorians provided depth to the franchise and fomented engagement among fans and franchise writers. Religion expert John D. Caputo writes, “In the ‘Gospel according to Lucas’ a world is conjured up in which the intractable oppositions that have tormented religious thinkers for centuries are reconciled … The gifts that the Jedi masters enjoy have a perfectly plausible scientific basis, even if its ways are mysterious”.
Characters’ faith in the Force reinforces the Rogue One‘s message of hope. The A.V. Club said Rian Johnson’s depiction of the Force in The Last Jedi goes “beyond George Lucas’ original transcendental concept”. Polygon said Johnson’s film “democratize[s] the Force”, depicting Force sensitivity in characters from outside a “Force-sensitive lineage” and suggesting that the Force can be used by anyone.
“May the Force be with you”
“May the Force be with you” redirects here. For other uses, see May the Force be with you (disambiguation).
Several Star Wars characters say “May the Force be with you” (or derivatives of it) and the expression has become a popular catchphrase. In 2005, “May the Force be with you” was chosen as number 8 on the American Film Institute‘s 100 Years… 100 Movie Quotes list. May 4 is Star Wars Day, taken from the pun “May the Fourth be with you”. The expression was intentionally similar to the Christian dominus vobiscum, “the Lord be with you”.
President Ronald Reagan in 1985 said “the Force is with us”, referring to the United States, to create the Strategic Defense Initiative to protect against Soviet ballistic missiles. Some weeks earlier, Reagan had compared the Soviets to the Galactic Empire. The Gospel According to Star Wars says that Reagan’s invocation of the Force was actually perverting Star Wars‘s “self-dispossessing” (or other-focused) ethos:
[The] blessing “May the Force be with you” is the expression of a hope for others (“May the Force be with you“), not for ourselves as with Reagan (“The Force is with us“). Moreover, the [Star Wars] blessing is precisely a request for hope for others (“May the Force be with you”), whereas Reagan’s claim sounds like a possessive assertion (“The Force is with us”).
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