Posts Tagged ‘Star Wars’

It is outrageous what we have become.  It is insane how we are allowing ourselves to lose all common sense and be bullied through political correctness.

This tool of Satan (political correctness) has been allowed to go way to far.  Unfortunately, I think at this point we are beyond the point of no return on reigning it back in and returning to common sense.

I am sorry for venting a bit here but it just frustrates me so to see these feigned acts of outrage.  How thin skinned are these people?  When did we become so thin skinned as a society?  I know it has been something that has built up over time but oh my how silly it looks if you take a second and step back.  This is a kids toy.  Lego’s?  Based on a movie from the 1970’s?  Outraged? Really?

As a Star Wars and a Lego’s fan, I never once thought of a mosque when viewing Jabba’s palace through my 30+ years of enjoying these films literally hundreds of times. (Side note:  It is not really even a mosque originally, but a converted Christian basilica.  Converted after Istanbul was conquered.  Check out the reference toward the end of the article.)


Maranatha!  Lord come quickly!!!



Lego accused of racism with Star Wars set

Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars model that supposedly resembles one of Istanbul’s most revered mosques.


By Matthew Day, Warsaw

3:18PM GMT 23 Jan 2013

Austria’s Turkish community said the model was based on Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and that the accompanying figures depicted Asians and Orientals as people with “deceitful and criminal personalities.”

The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement calling for Lego to apologise for affronting religious and cultural feelings.

The anger was provoked by “Jabba’s Palace”, a model of the home of Jabba the Hutt from Lego’s Star Wars product range based on the blockbusting series of science fiction films.

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I am posting this under the just for fun category, even though it has a very serious message and consequences.

I grew up on Star Wars, it was my world. I love Star Wars but this re-edit makes me very sad.

I could not agree more with Bill Whittle.  It is the slippery slope we are on.

By the way – Han did shoot First!



Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Han Shot First!


Click on the article title for a link to full original referenced article.

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