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Are Star Wars fans liberal, moderate or conservative?


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Initial post: Jun 22, 2010 7:14:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 22, 2010 7:22:03 PM PDT
As a Star Wars fan who follows world events and politics, I would like to know if you consider yourself liberal, moderate, or conservative.
I'm simply curious.
Many high profile celebs who are also SW fans such as Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Kevin Smith and the maker himself are committed liberals.
I myself am a conservative. Am I in the minority amongst the SW fanbase?
It is not my wish or intent to provoke an ideological debate here.
I just want to know if you (the SW fan) are liberal, moderate or conservative in your world view

Posted on Jun 22, 2010 7:32:01 PM PDT
I'm a Star Wars fan, I even kind of like Jar Jar Binks, and I am pretty liberal.

Posted on Jun 22, 2010 10:43:37 PM PDT
Kirk Travel says:
What!? who put politics in meh entertainment?

I'm none of the above, I am a true Independent Libertarian and Leader. I uphold diplomacy over political jargon and b's* , but your just asking for an angry Wookie to come trollin' through for putting politics in a fantasy entertainment forum...even IF its Star Wars related. just forewarning you that is highly possible.

Posted on Jun 23, 2010 9:31:33 AM PDT
Lev T. says:
I am a socialist. Not the evil that was called socialism under Stalin and the Soviet Union, for example. One of the reason's I love Star Wars is that a small rebellion grew into something big and overthrew the empire. A line by Darth Vader in Revenge of the Sith sounded like it came out of George W's mouth.
In my part of the world if you say you are a liberal you are really saying you're a conservative. The conservative party in Australia is called the liberal party. So, I think the Australian equvilant of liberals is socialism or the greens. It is a long story and I don't want to get into it. Just thinking about it is giving me a headache.

Posted on Jun 23, 2010 2:38:21 PM PDT
Clancifer says:
I'm a huge Star Wars fan and am pretty much socialist.

Posted on Jun 23, 2010 7:22:52 PM PDT
Ralph Munoz says:
I consider myself a StarWars fan, and I happen to be a Socialist! No biggy. To me there are no wrong or right political ideologies unless your intentions are...My intentions are to help humanity, but not to force religion or ideologies amongst them. I salute my comrades and my fellow star wars bros.!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2010 5:38:35 AM PDT
C. Cantrell says:
Moderate. Unfortunately, I would probably fit into the Republic from Episode I.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010 10:32:26 AM PDT
W.T. says:
HUGE Star Wars fan, and I'm a libertarian-leaning conservative.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 1:29:02 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Apr 11, 2014 5:13:54 PM PDT
I'm a Star Wars fan and consider myself to be a progressive.

This is a progressive blog I read daily: http://www.winningprogressive.org/

Since their Facebook page gets updated more often than their website, here is the link for Winning Progressive on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/WinningProgressive

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2012 1:24:21 PM PST
I'm liberal, and the vast majority of my friends who like Star Wars are also liberal, but I do have a couple of conservative friends who are Star Wars fans.

Posted on May 4, 2013 12:58:45 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 4, 2013 1:01:08 AM PDT
alexwilbury says:
I'm left-of-center.

Posted on May 4, 2013 1:28:44 AM PDT
Ripplemagne says:
Libertarian-conservative. Star Wars touches all political persuasions.

Posted on May 4, 2013 2:01:36 AM PDT
dragoon says:
And who says socialists and libertarians can't find something to agree on?

I'm right of center, mostly libertarian.

Posted on May 4, 2013 8:32:11 AM PDT
I am a star wars fan and very much a liberal. Most of my friends who like star wars are liberals though we rarely talk politics.

Posted on May 4, 2013 9:07:47 AM PDT
gandalfcmk says:
My first reaction to this question was a mixed bag, but, happily, STAR WARS seems to cross most political and philosophical lines. I'm not sure the question itself is particularly useful or helpful, but, generally speaking, there seems to be a desire to label people and things as ideologically conservative or liberal or whatever. In the end, I guess I'd like to see a return to a discussion of ideas - whether they concern films or politics....or whatever - in terms of the MERITS (aside from the strictly COMMERCIAL merits, of course). To me, there is simply too much of name-calling, labeling, and branding, both inside AND outside the media, which tends to send rational discussion into a black hole of non-communication. Unfortunately this has led to social and political stagnation and polarization and further inhibits the ability - to say nothing of the willingness - to understand one another or to consider alternate points of view. But then again, what do I know....

Posted on May 4, 2013 2:48:12 PM PDT
Mark Twain says:
Politics - "Never will you find a more wretched hive of scum and villany".

Cant stand socialisim, communisim, liberalisim, conservatisim ect .. they all stink to high heaven
but
I am an Independent and a swinging voter all the wayyyyyyyyyyyy

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2013 3:42:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 4, 2013 3:44:11 PM PDT
H. C. Laney says:
I'm a Libertarian so i don't associate with either wing because my political affiliation is a healthy middle between the two.
I believe in a Republic (no SW pun intended) and i lean conservative on a lot of foreign issues but when it comes to social things i lean liberal.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2013 4:10:51 PM PDT
S. Brown says:
I don't know what i love more, Star Wars or Conservatism.

Posted on May 4, 2013 4:14:43 PM PDT
Huge Star Wars fan and liberal.

Posted on May 4, 2013 6:11:11 PM PDT
Scott Shelar says:
Huge Star Wars Fan and Conservative!

Posted on May 4, 2013 7:10:52 PM PDT
Ian Shepard says:
well i tend to be more about issues since associating yourself with a broad ideology can mislabel you....with that being said i am more of a liberal (in the american sense, socialist in the more international sense)

Posted on May 4, 2013 8:01:53 PM PDT
k Saba says:
Do I have more faith in a government or in a divine being?
Not a slave to the church or state. I am an Ayn Rand fan and a
libertarian-leaning conservative.

Posted on May 4, 2013 8:41:49 PM PDT
dragoon says:
Thinking about it, that may just be one of the aspects that makes Star Wars politically open to all: I can easily go back and forth in relating the evil Empire to the republican party or the democratic party, depending on the issue. I can relate the good Republic Alliance, even the Jedi to the democratic party or the republican party, depending on the issue. Whether movies or even any of the books (I've read most) - those who ran the Star Wars Universe did an incredible job to not alienate any major political groups.

In the entirety of the SW Universe the only political jabs I can think of are from the prequel movies: The naming of Nute Gunray ("Newt" Gingrich; President "Reagan" (syllables swapped)) and Anakin's "If you're not with me, then you are my enemy" (GW Bush's "You're either with us, or against us"). I personally wish Mr. Lucas hadn't done those but even after the fact...those are so mild I wouldn't classify those as alienating in any way.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2013 9:01:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 4, 2013 9:03:56 PM PDT
Conservative here as well.
-Criss

Posted on May 5, 2013 12:05:20 PM PDT
Jack says:
Libertarian Socialist, a la Noam Chomsky.
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