I’ve been enjoying watching the Star Wars prequels, yet again, and as I’ve been watching, it happened to occur to me what the Star Wars philosophy may be as far I can read it.
Simply stated, Star Wars philosophy as far as I sense is that good and evil are equal halves of the same union, but one of these, either good, or evil, can get pushed further into existence than the other.
The pull towards good or evil, light or darkness, depends on how certain people and figures converge with good or with evil, light or darkness, at a certain point in time.
The ideal state is balance or equilibrium, even distribution, and harmony and peace, not greed and possessiveness (which is “imbalance”). One must be in-tune or integrated, to overcome evil or the darkness, and if one is, one may change the world, as one strives for the ascendency of the light in the mechanisms of the world, such as in Government.
However fragile I see this philosophy, I still enjoyed the films. The films can be seen from simpler angles such as what happened and from subtler thematic points of view about subjects like Fall and Redemption. However, the above philosophy is in my opinion the main idea in Star Wars, but it doesn’t work. I don’t believe in it as its untenable. Jesus addressed effectively the kind of philosophical issue Star Wars raises with his life, death, resurrection, and teachings.