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8 Reasons why Jedi are EVIL

When The Phantom Menace came out in 1999, we were meant to think that the Jedi are the good guys, and after seeing Yoda and Obi-Wan, it made sense. But during the course of the prequel trilogy, the Jedi do some unethical things that make you question how it all really went down, and when you watch the movies thinking the Jedi the bad guys, it transforms the films completely. It’s supposed to be a story of how the Jedi, the noble protectors of a perfect society, found their Chosen One and trained him, but a Sith mastermind made his way into the heart of the Republic, organized a war, destroyed the Jedi, and turned the Republic into an Empire with himself at its head. But if you watch it knowing that Jedi are evil, it becomes a story of how a genius planted himself at the head of an evil organization to destroy it from the inside, and killed the galaxy’s oppressors with his own army. It may sound far-fetched, but there is evidence.

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Jedi break their own code. “There is no emotion, there is peace,” but they invade Geonosis and start a war instead of negotiating. “There is no ignorance, there is no knowledge,” but they are still secretive and hide most of their affairs even from other lower-ranking Jedi. “There is no chaos, there is harmony,” except when one of their own accidentally commissions a clone army and starts a war…you get the point.

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They are an army disguised as peacekeepers. They call themselves “keepers of the peace,” but they still prefer the frontline over protecting civilians. They were in every battle in the Clone Wars, from Geonosis to Triple Zero. They were spread so thin over all the many fronts of the war that they failed to notice the corruption in the Republic, and even in their own ranks.

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They are terrorists. Onderon, a Separatist planet, was safely behind the frontline until the Jedi came to liberate the “poor oppressed civilians” from the “evil” Separatists. The people seemed fine, though slightly unhappy with their government, but what the Jedi saw was the opportunity to recruit more people to their cause. They successfully turned entire villages against their government, teaching them how to disable battle droids and tanks. When droids discovered their location, the Jedi encouraged the civilians to riot, who, using their terrorist-training, eliminated the droids and stormed the capitol. Saw Gerrera became a rebel, terrorist, and extremist due to the Jedi and the war that they brought to a planet that was safely uninvolved.

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They ignore democracy (“My allegiance is to the Republic, to democracy!” — Obi-Wan) Mace Windu and his friends take it upon themselves to assassinate the Chancellor of the Galactic Republic and are surprised when Order 66 is issued and they are proclaimed traitors. They tried to kill the Chancellor without consulting the Senate or giving him a fair trial. He was a Sith, but it was still an illegal terrorist assassination, and in making the attempt so open, they lost all hope of a peaceful relationship with the Republic in the future.

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They abduct toddlers. Force-sensitive infants and young children are taken — kidnapped by force, if necessary — from their parents and raised with a cold detachment so they never remember their parents. When they are old enough to walk, they join a small group and learn to fight with lightsabers. Then they are selected by and apprenticed to Jedi Masters. If they are not selected, they have no choice but to become “servants of the Republic.”

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They commissioned a clone army. That may not sound very evil to you, but it is. Human fetuses with modified and messed with genes are generated and grown in blindingly bright, transparent cylinders. When they are developed enough, they are hatched and taken off life support. They begin training after only one year and are ready for simulations with live rounds after two. They are grown to maturity in ten years among distant, emotionless Kaminoans who only see blinding shades of white and believe artificial genetic selection is the only way for a species to survive.

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They hold slaves. Commanded by Jedi generals (the same ones that call themselves keepers of the peace), these kids, who are mentally only ten despite accelerated physical aging, go out to a real battlefield and fight and die in a war they didn’t start for a society that will simply dispose of them when the conflict is resolved. They have no rights and no vote; they live on dry ration cubes; they are not allowed to interact with anyone outside the Grand Army; they are always under surveillance; they are not allowed to have any belongings unless they are elite ARCs or Republic Commandos. If they try to escape or desert, their own “brothers” are sent to kill them.

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They have no guilt. After all they did, not once did they question if what they were doing was right or wrong. Not once did they feel guilty about the lives of 100,000 clone soldiers lost on Geonosis and millions more in the rest of the war, abusing them from young ages, making them fight and die like expendable pawns against their will. Or for starting a war that destroyed hundreds of planets, costing so many civilian lives. Not only do they they do these things, but unlike the Sith, who are aware that they are evil and selfish, they can look themselves in the eye and say it was the right thing, and if given the chance they would do it again and know they are the good guys.

What do you think? Are they good or bad? Comment your opinion.

What If Grievous Killed Obi-Wan?

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Many people complain about Boba Fett or Jango Fett dying too easily, but General Grievous died when Obi-Wan shot him with a standard blaster. It makes sense that after Obi-Wan cut his hands off, depriving him of his lightsabers, a blaster finished him off, but he was carrying a MagnaGuard staff when he got shot. Was he really taken off guard that much, and how could he be killed by a blaster if he’s a cyborg and can modify himself to be indestructible? Instead of explaining that, which a bit of research could probably do, I will just point out that Obi-Wan’s lightsaber wasn’t that far from becoming just another trophy in the clash of the generals. Which brings up the question:

What would have happened if General Grievous had killed Obi-Wan Kenobi in their duel in Revenge of the Sith?

Obi-Wan couldn’t have gone to Mustafar, and Anakin would have strangled Padme on the spot. Luke wouldn’t have been born, so Vader would have ruled unchallenged for a while (below the Emperor). Leia wasn’t born, so 3P0 and R2 wouldn’t have escaped with the Death Star Plans, and all those people in Rogue One would have died for nothing. Grand Moff Tarkin wouldn’t have died, and would blow up many more rebel planets with his Death Star that didn’t get destroyed.

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Han and Chewie would remain smugglers and never become rebel heroes. Jabba would hire Boba to catch them and Han would become a decoration–permanently. Boba wouldn’t die in the Sarlacc pit.

Darth Vader would have no need for prosthetics as no one cut all his limbs off and burned him alive and would have become an even more powerful Sith. Since Luke wouldn’t thwart him and Obi-Wan is already dead, Yoda would have to come out of hiding and challenge him openly.

Yoda would kill Vader, because even with natural limbs Vader isn’t powerful or experienced enough to win, and from this point on there are a few ways the timeline could go:

Yoda might challenge the Emperor and lose, in which case the Emperor would find a new apprentice and the Sith would rule supreme over the Galaxy. Or, Yoda wins and helps the Alliance defeat the remaining bad guys and create a New Republic and New Jedi Order. The third possibility is that he doesn’t challenge the Emperor in the first place, but instead tries to raise more youngling Jedi and take on the Emperor with a team (maybe Ezra and Kanan, if they survive, or Ahsoka–we didn’t see her die, so she might be back).

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If the timeline goes the third (and most likely) way, the New Jedi Order would probably not win if they attacked right away–we all saw the Emperor slaughter experienced Jedi Masters like Kit Fisto and Saesee Tinn. Yoda would need highly skilled Jedi, and that would take time. In the meanwhile, the Emperor would destroy the Alliance with the Death Star and hunt Yoda down, bringing the fight to him. In addition, he would probably train more Sith, bring Grievous along (he never died!), and recruit Maul (assuming he survives Star Wars: Rebels). That would give him a huge boost and make the fight fair.

So the final fight is Yoda, Ezra, Kanan and the New Jedi Order vs. the Emperor, Maul, Grievous and the New Sith Order. Who would win? Decide for yourself.

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Gray Jedi

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The Gray Jedi Code

Gray Jedi are by definition Force-users who “walk the path between the light and dark [sides] without surrendering to either.”Gray Jedi did use some strong dark side powers: force-lightening, force-choke, etc. The reason they were not considered Sith is that while they openly wielded the dark side, they were not corrupted by it.

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The Jedi Council’s prophecy states that the “Chosen One will bring balance to the Force by destroying the Sith.” The prophecy was fulfilled, BUT:
how is destroying the Dark Side bringing balance? This is why I lost my faith in the Jedi.

As for Sith, they feed off the darkest emotions there are: they combine their opponent’s fear with their own anger to forge hate, the weapon of the dark side. I mean, really, who could do that all their life? Yeah, besides the Emperor; he does a pretty good job of it.

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The solution to the problem is the Gray Jedi. The keep the balance–actual balance–between the Jedi and Sith.

Gray Jedi make their way into both the Jedi Order and the Dark Council, as well as their own society, helping whichever side they believe needs help the most. In this way, they ensure the survival of both sides, but don’t allow either to destroy the other.

Some groups of Gray Jedi: The Voss Mystics, a force-sensetive species of the planet Voss, who allied themselves with neither party; Jensaarai, an order of Force users from the Suarbi System who considered themselves neither good nor evil; and Imperial Knights, who have nothing to do with the Sith Empire: they are their own, separate, non-dark side Empire from years after the fall of the more commonly known Empire. Jolee Bindo (human male), was also a self proclaimed Gray Jedi. Qui-Gon Jinn and Mace Windu were also suspected to be Gray, but neither case was proven.

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