Now Jedi Kinights, a fictional group who lived a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, are not woke enough, according to Scientific American.

The Jedi are inappropriate mascots for social justice. Although they’re ostensibly heroes within the Star Wars universe, the Jedi are inappropriate symbols for justice work. They are a religious order of intergalactic police-monks, prone to white saviorism and toxically masculine approaches to conflict resolution (violent duels with phallic lightsabers, gaslighting by means of “Jedi mind tricks,” etc.).

The Jedi are also an exclusionary cult, membership to which is partly predicated on the possession of heightened psychic and physical abilities… The heroic Jedi are thus emblems for a host of dangerously reactionary values and assumptions.

It’s a movie, people. Get over yourselves.

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SiG · September 30, 2021 at 10:03 am

Sigh… I remember when Scientific American actually published deep articles on science topics. I even subscribed back then. Literally a lifetime ago. Only 40 years, but I think we’ve all known people who never made it to 40.

Historic High Speed Rail Czar · September 30, 2021 at 12:21 pm

Purple haired pajama boys should be the new fictional characters out to save us from the dastardly evil white male capitalist patriarchy in a terminally sick society of overabundance on the verge of collapse.
A society that spends all of its time running away from reality will get smacked upside the head by it in an EPIC attitude adjustment.

    Divemedic · September 30, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    They travel the universe using the Force to get people to recognize people’s chosen pronouns.

Toastrider · September 30, 2021 at 12:22 pm

Boy, I can’t WAIT to see them analyze the Transformers from the comfort of their own buttholes.

Phil Moss · September 30, 2021 at 12:28 pm

The little green dude is a Jedi…the yoda unit?
How’s THAT white saviourism? Jeez, these people are f-cked in the head!

    Big Ruckus D · September 30, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Because Frank Oz had his hand up Yoda’s ass, that’s how. And can you get much whiter than Frank Oz? I liked his role as the property clerk at Joliet prison in The Blues Brothers much better. Amusing as a pupeteer, you are not.

    Anyway, these congenitally stupid SJW fucks coopted the starwars franchise via a Jizzney buyout of George Lucas and his flagging intellectual property that was already long waning in popularity, proceeded to shit all over it to “make it woke” to their tastes, and now they are pissed about the Jedi – a fictional order within a fictional story line, being too white and patriarchal? Ok.

    Bitch, please. STFU. If that’s all you have to worry about in life, go suck start a 12 gauge.

it's just Boris · September 30, 2021 at 6:05 pm

… aaaand that’s why I, as a practicing scientist, no longer read Scientific American.

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