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"Propaganda in the United States is spread by both government and media entities. Propaganda is information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to influence opinions. It's used in advertising, radio, newspaper, posters, books, television, and other media."  -  Propaganda in the United States - Wikipedia

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Sunday Sermon: Star Wars

 

These Interviews Are Revealing

 

George Lucas Explains Propaganda & The Life Force

George Lucas tells Charlie Rose how Star Wars was his "Tar Baby".

Tar-Baby - Wikipedia

George Lucas Calls Disney “White Slavers” in Charlie Rose interview  source: Laurent Touil-Tartour

Charlie Rose CFR Member

Members of the Council on Foreign Relations - Wikipedia

 

Star Wars : Modern Myth

Entrevista - George Lucas com Bill Moyers  source:  Monique Garcia

 

The Mythology of Star Wars with George Lucas and Bill Moyers, full video interview link: https://vimeo.com/groups/183185/videos/38026023

 
 

The Power of Myth

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers | Star Wars | PBS  source: PBS 

 

In our world truth is less important than fiction.

Documentaires Have Long Been Faked

"Gimme Shelter is a 1970 documentary film directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte .... The credited camera operators for Altamont included a young George Lucas. At the concert, Lucas' camera jammed after shooting about 100 feet ..."

Gimme Shelter (1970 film) - Wikipedia

 

December 12, 1969,

"American Zoetrope (also known as Zoetrope Studios from 1979 until 1990) is a privately run American film studio, centered in San Francisco and founded by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas.

Opened on December 12, 1969, the studio has produced not only the films of Coppola (including Apocalypse Now, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Tetro), but also George Lucas's pre-Star Wars films (THX 1138, American Graffiti), as well as many others by avant-garde directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Akira Kurosawa, Wim Wenders and Godfrey Reggio. American Zoetrope was an early adopter of digital filmmaking, including some of the earliest uses of HDTV.

Four films produced by American Zoetrope are included in the American Film Institute's Top 100 Films. American Zoetrope-produced films have received 15 Academy Awardsand 68 nominations."

American Zoetrope - Wikipedia

Gimme Shelter (1970 film) - Wikipedia

Nanook of the North - Wikipedia

 

The Power of Myth: Fiction More Powerful & Important Than Fact:

Blurring The Lines Between Fact & Fiction

"One of the most well-known documentaries of all time, Robert Flaherty’s 1922 ethnography took viewers up to northern Quebec to experience the life of a fur trader named Nanook and his family in the inhospitable frozen wastes. The film was a tremendous success and it inspired a wave of imitators.

Only one problem: Flaherty staged a whole bunch of it. Nanook wasn’t named Nanook but actually Allakariallak, the woman claimed to be his wife wasn’t, and by the time it was filmed the Inuit had moved past spear hunting and began using guns. Several scenes, including one where Nanook is perplexed by a phonograph record and bites it, were completely scripted."

5 Controversial Documentaries That Blurred the Line Between Fact ...

 

Pulp Fiction, A Yellow Journalism Element of Modern Culture

Modern Mythology: Ours Is A Cartoonish Cult

"George Lucas has often said that his original idea for the project that evolved into Star Wars was to remake the Flash Gordon movie serials from the 1930s (a "serial" is a movie shown in weekly installments of about 10-20 minutes each). The license wasn't available, so Lucas moved on to other ideas, beginning with Akira Kurosawa's film The Hidden Fortress and then Joseph Campbell's Hero With a Thousand Faces. Despite the plot changes the Star Wars films are still bursting with influences from the Flash Gordon movie serials, including the Rebels vs. the Imperial Forces, Cloud City, the "soft wipes" between scenes, the underwater city with a manta ray-shaped sub and even the famous "roll up" which begins the movie:"

Star Wars Origins - Flash Gordon - Jitterbug Fantasia

PULP FICTION: The Golden Age of Sci Fi, Fantasy and Adventure - FEATURE  source: UFOTV® The Disclosure Network

 

Pulp Fiction & World War Newsreel Footage Inspires Star Wars

Truth is a lot less important than propaganda fantasy.

"There’s nothing subtle about this historical allusion in “Star Wars.” After all, the elite assault forces fanatically devoted to the Galactic Empire share a common name with the paramilitary fighters who defended the Nazi Party—stormtroopers. The Imperial officers’ uniforms and even Darth Vader’s helmet resemble those worn by German Army members in World War II, and the gradual rise of Palpatine from chancellor to emperor mirrored Adolf Hitler’s similar political ascent from chancellor to dictator. The Empire wasn’t the only side in “Star Wars” that cribbed Nazi imagery, however. The final scene of the original 1977 “Star Wars” in which Princess Leia awards medals to Rebel heroes Luke Skywalker and Han Solo while soldiers stood at attention echoed the massive Nazi rallies in Nuremberg captured in Leni Riefenstahl’s 1935 propaganda film “Triumph of the Will.”"

The Real History That Inspired “Star Wars” - History in the Headlines

From World War to Star Wars: Stormtroopers | StarWars.com

Star Wars sources and analogues - Wikipedia

 

A War Of Pulp Fiction Inspired Religious Views?

Scientology vs Star Wars

 

Star Wars A Space Soap Opera Presents: The Fan Based Jedi Order

"Jediism (or Jedism) is a philosophy mainly based on the depiction of the Jedicharacters in Star Wars media." 

"Jediism attracted public attention in 2001 when a number of people recorded their religion as "Jedi" on national censuses."

"Jediism is inspired by certain elements of Star Wars, namely the fictional religion of the Jedi. Early websites dedicated to bringing up a belief system from the Star Wars films were "The Jedi Religion and regulations" and "Jediism". These websites cited the Jedi code, consisting of 21 maxims, as the starting point for a "real Jedi" belief system.[4] The real-world Jediism movement has no founder or central structure."

Jediism - Wikipedia

Scientology, A Religion Based On A Space Based Opera Presents: The Order of Stars

"Scientology is a body of religious beliefs and practices developed in 1954 by American author L. Ron Hubbard (1911–86). Hubbard initially developed a program of ideas called Dianetics, which was distributed through the Dianetics Foundation. The foundation soon entered bankruptcy and Hubbard lost the rights to his seminal publication Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health in 1952. He then recharacterized the subject as a religion and renamed it Scientology,  retaining the terminology, doctrines, the E-meter, and the practice of auditing.[5][6] Within a year, he regained the rights to Dianetics and retained both subjects under the umbrella of the Church of Scientology. 

Hubbard describes the etymology of the word Scientology as coming from the Latin word "scio", meaning know or distinguish, and the Greek word “logos”, meaning “the word or outward form by which the inward thought is expressed and made known”. Hubbard writes, “thus, Scientology means knowing about knowing, or science of knowledge”."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology

Of Space Operas & Star Wars

"Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes space warfare, melodramaticadventure, interplanetary battles, as well as chivalric romance, and often risk-taking. Set mainly or entirely in outer space, it usually involves conflict between opponents possessing advanced abilities, futuristic weapons, and other sophisticated technology. The term has no relation to music but is instead a play on the terms "soap opera" and "horse opera",[citation needed] the latter of which was coined during the 1930s to indicate clichéd and formulaic Western movies. Space operas emerged in the 1930s and they continue to be produced in literature, film, comics, and video games.

Notable space opera novels include the Foundationseries (1942–1999) by Isaac Asimov, the Lensmanseries (1948-1954) by E. E. Smith and the Ender's Game series (1985–present) by Orson Scott Card.[citation needed] An early notable space opera film was Flash Gordon (1936–present) created by Alex Raymond.  In the late 1970s, the Star Wars franchise (1977–present) created by George Lucas brought a great deal of attention to the sub genre."

Space opera - Wikipedia

Scientology: A Space Opera Religion

"Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard included space opera narratives in his writings, wherein thetans (the name given to human souls) were reincarnated periodically over quadrillions of years, retaining memories of prior lives, to which Hubbard attributed complex narratives about life throughout the universe. The most controversial of these myths is the story of Xenu, to whom Hubbard attributed responsibility for many of the world's problems.

Some space opera doctrines of Scientology are only provided by the church to experienced members, who church leaders maintain are the only ones able to correctly understand them. Several former members of the church have exposed these secret documents, leading to lengthy court battles with the church, which failed to keep the secret. Critics of the church have noted that some of the narratives are scientifically impossible, and have thus assailed the church as untrustworthy for teaching them. The space opera teachings have also been satirized in popular culture. Scholars of religion have described the space opera narratives as a creation myth designed to encourage reverence of Hubbard as a supreme messenger. Several academics have drawn attention to the similarity of the space opera myths to themes of the 1950s Cold War culture in which they were constructed."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_opera_in_Scientology

 

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