Trump and the Emperor Trifecta
If you’re a Star Wars fan you probably have heard of Emperor Palpatine and his galactic exploits. His best known role is as the ruthless galactic tyrant of the original trilogy. Although he is often portrayed as a villain, he was a master of his craft. He was a brilliant strategist, able to plan ahead and leverage his superior organizational skills to his advantage.
The Emperor was certainly not the first person to wield the power of the Force. His scheme to destroy the Jedi was hatched decades before it was implemented. However, his plan to destroy the Jedi was not his only accomplishment. In fact, he had some very good strategists on his side.
A great example of the Star Wars trifecta is the original episode, “The Phantom Menace,” which was released nearly a year before the first Bush-Gore War. While the prequels are often marred by heavy-handed retconning, there are still several gems in the canon. As for the aforementioned episode, it’s easy to see why the eponymous emperor would have been impressed.
As far as the Star Wars trifecta goes, Emperor Palpatine is the undisputed master of the long game. In addition to his many enticing schemes, he was also one of the most clever politicians in the galaxy. That’s not to say he didn’t make mistakes, but he possessed a certain level of discipline that was rarely matched. One of his more dubious decisions was his decision to allow Jar Jar Binks to serve as his Senate replacement. This decision was a bad move for the planet and for Padme Amidala in particular.
For this reason, the Emperor’s sex-themed galactic gimmick is a tad redundant. Unlike Palpatine, Trump doesn’t have magical powers to make anyone bend to his will. He has the ability to galvanize support, and that’s a pretty big deal. Besides, he won’t be trying to enslave the rest of the planet.
In addition to the aforementioned droid, the Emperor has a book that’s a surprisingly good source of advice. It’s called the “Presidential Star Wars” and it’s a hefty book. You might be interested in reading it, especially if you’re looking for inspiration on how to govern the galaxy.
The other Star Wars trifecta is “The Empire Strikes Back.” While the movie’s climax was disappointing, the movie’s aficionados will agree that it is a cult classic. With its mix of action and slapstick, it is a fun watch. Unlike most Star Wars movies, the characters are not indistinguishable from one another, and the script is not as cheesy as one might expect. On the other hand, the film does suffer from a lack of exposition, which makes it feel like a rushed demo reel.
The other three stars of the trifecta are Darth Vader, Bill Clinton, and Joe Biden. Regardless of who you support in the coming election, we all need to be aware that our government is made up of two branches. While the executive and legislative branches are the most powerful, they’re not always able to keep the peace.