Author Margaret Atwood made a surprising comment regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Apparently, she thinks ‘Star Wars A New Hope’ inspired them.
This is a new one. Out of all the 9/11 theories over the years, this the first time I’m ever heard Star Wars & 9/11 mentioned in the same breath.
“Remember the first one? Two guys fly a plane in the middle of something and blow that up? The only difference is, in Star Wars, they get away,” she said. (source)
Ok, while they did blow up the Death Star in ‘Star Wars A New Hope,’ they didn’t fly into it. That shit happened in ‘Return of the Jedi.’ I’ll give her a pass for saying that though. I recognize she’s 78 years old. At that age, people don’t know what the hell they’re saying 50% of the time anymore. It wasn’t a plane either, but fine whatever. This is where me being forgiving ends.
Yes, unlike the hijackers, they got away. They also didn’t hijack the ship they used to blow up the Death Star either. I see no connection. Now, if you want to argue the Death Star explosion had more fatalities than 9/11, I’m all ears. It’s still stupid. One is obviously real. The other is science fiction, but it would still be a better conversation than reflecting on her dumbass comment. Almost anything involving an actual plane would make more sense than Star Wars. Hell, even the scene from the film ‘Independence Day’ where Russell Case (Randy Quaid) crashed his fighter jet into the ship would be a better argument.
People really need to think before they comment. Yes, life can imitate art, but use an example that actually makes sense. Also, did George Lucas shoot her down years ago? Why would you try to connect dots between something that brought so much joy, to something so tragic?
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