STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE NEVER ENDED
In the mythology of the Star Wars universe, you have the all encompassing Empire, whose term comes from the Latin, Imperium, and in turn you have the word, Imperialism, which is a type of an advocacy of Empire, meaning to rule over large territories.
Imperialism is a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through colonization, which is sustained through its technological superiority of a military industrial complex.
Other means are also used, such as by utilising economic warfare as well as propaganda, of a mind-control tool, which is smoothly accomplished of media social engineering via an established centralist religion.
The Galactic Empire of Star Wars is also described as the New Order. The term New Order is derived from the term New World Order or NWO.
The term New World Order commonly refers to the emergence of a totalitarian one world government, which has centralised its fascist politics of a religious theocracy across the globe.
In Star Wars, the New Order arose as a result of the fragmentation of the Galactic Republic, whose governing power was decentralized.
Whereas the New Order of the Empire championed centralism, which advocated an authoritarian and militaristic social and political culture spanning the galaxy.
The Empire promised to trade frailty for strength, chaos for order, and uncertainty for decisiveness.
The Imperialist politics of New World Order centralism can also be found in the feudalist hierarchy of Angels, which holds that there are different levels or ranks of Heavenly Angels.
Higher ranks may be asserted to have greater galactic power or authority over lower ranks, and with different ranks having differences in appearance, such as varying numbers of X wings or helmeted heads, of masked faces.
These Angels are arranged around a God, who is essentially an Emperor ruling over an Empire. In other words, the Angelic hierarchy symbolises what is occurring in the terrestrial world; its belief system is being sustained by a self-perpetuated indoctrinated focus upon the religious politics of Imperialist centralism, which can be summed up as the New World Order.
The New Order’s ideology in Star Wars is pervasively male chauvinist, which is not only due to it being based upon the centralist politics of the New World Order, but also because of a patriarchal religious influence.
This religious influence is symbolically encapsulated by the Angelic hierarchy of the patriarchal grimoires, which is well established in the Hebrew Bible of the Talmud and Rabbinic literature, as well as traditional Jewish liturgy.
The Angels are categorized into different Cabbalistic hierarchies as proposed by various theologians.
For example, Maimonides, in his Mishneh Torah or Yad ha-Chazakah: Yesodei ha-Torah, counts ten feudal ranks of male Angels emanating from the ten (Sephiroth) planetary spheres of the Cabbala.
The Hebrew Angelic hierarchy influenced the Angelic hierarchy of the Romano Christian’s who had appropriated the ancestral-self-identity of the Hebrew’s as their own, which was put forward by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, in the 4th or 5th century, as described in his book: De Coelesti Hierarchia (On the Celestial Hierarchy).
During the Middle Ages, many Angelic hierarchies were proposed, some drawing on and expanding on Pseudo-Dionysius, others suggesting completely different feudal classifications. According to medieval Christian theologians, the Angels are organized into several feudal orders, or ‘Angelic Choirs,’ all of whom are armoured for celestial battle
Pseudo-Dionysius (On the Celestial Hierarchy) and Thomas Aquinas (Summa Theologica) drew on passages from the New Testament, specifically Ephesians 1:21 and Colossians 1:16, to develop a schema of three celestial Hierarchies, Spheres or Triads of Angels, with each hierarchy containing three Orders or Stormtrooper Choirs.
As for the centralist religion of Islam, which also appropriated the ancestral-self-identity of the Hebrew’s, there is no standard hierarchical organization, of a parallel with the Christian division into different militarised ‘choirs’ or planetary sphere dominions; it is a topic, which is not directly addressed in the Quran.
However, it is clear that there is a set order or militaristic hierarchy existing between the Islamic Angels, as defined by the assigned jobs and various tasks to which the Angels of the Quran are commanded by their (Emperor) God.
Some scholars suggest that Islamic Angels can be grouped into fourteen militaristic categories, with some of the higher orders being considered Archangels; one of whom no doubt looks like Darth Vader.
The centralist hierarchy of the Abrahamic Angels, whether they be of the Judaic, Christian or Islamic of shared Imperialist religious politics are forever warring against the (Fallen Angels) Demons, who equate in the mythology of Star Wars with the Alliance, whom seek to restore the Old Order freedoms of the Republic. Basically, the Republic equates with the Roman Republic of pre-Christian Pagan Rome, which is traditionally dated to have lasted from 509 BC, and ending in 27 BC, with the establishment of the Roman Empire.
The Alliance is an interstellar faction, whose forces, rebel against the New Order of the Galactic Empire, throughout the Star Wars galaxy.
The Galactic Empire equates with the demise of the Roman Republic, during 27 BC, when Octavian was granted the use of the names, ‘Augustus’ and ‘Princeps,’ indicating his primary status above all other Romans, who revered the God, Mars.
Octavian then adopted the title ‘Imperator Caesar,’ making him the first Roman Emperor. The Star Wars Alliance are commonly known as the Rebel Alliance, and, informally, as the Rebellion.
The Rebel Alliance was first featured in the 1977 film Star Wars, which featured Princess Leia who equates with the ancient pre-Christian Roman Goddess Diana Lucifera.
It was Diana-Lucifera who led the Rebel Angels as the main Biblical protagonists. But then the centralist politics of the monotheists had demonised the elder Pagan faiths, and in turn demonising the ancestral-self-identity of the European’s.
Leia (Diana Lucifera) was also in the Star Wars sequels: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). The faction’s origins were alluded to in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005).
The early activities of the Rebel Alliance are featured in the Disney television series Star Wars Rebels, who as said earlier, can be symbolically equated with Demons (Fallen Angels) against whom, the Angelic Stormtroopers of the Orwellian New Order Empire of Heaven are at war.
Whether the film director, J.J Abrams will take Star Wars to a far deeper symbolic level than he ever did with Star Trek is of course debatable, since his Abraham namesake may be at odds with a ‘rebellious’ perspective; unless, he is a fan of the author Philip K. Dick, who once said, “THE EMPIRE NEVER ENDED.”