This editor hasn’t watched enough of the “Star Wars” movies to know who Jyn Erso is, but if I did, I’d have total clarity on what’s going on on the ground in Ukraine right now. Matthew Dowd, former candidate for Texas lieutenant governor, has drawn an analogy to “Star Wars” that fits in one tweet and makes the whole thing “perfect clear” and even leaves it to you to pick your side.
Let me make this perfectly clear. Putin is Emperor Palpatine. The Ukrainian people and all those who stand up for democracy around the world and here in America are Rey Skywalker, Jyn Erso, and the Rebel alliance. Pick your side.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) February 25, 2022
Teachers are really thankful:
Thank you! I can share this with my students and they will get it!
— The Blue Prophet 🇺🇸 🇺🇦 (@zadok50) February 25, 2022
I am going to borrow your analogy for my students on Monday! Thank you.
— Margaret A. Ballantyne 🕊🌱🧠📚🗳🇺🇸 (@ProfaMAB) February 25, 2022
so depressing seeing the american teachers on this thread going “this is great! i’m going to explain it to my students this way on monday then they’ll REALLY get it.”
— Mikhaila Gorbachev (@bunnybroiler) February 26, 2022
Anyone surprised by the genius of this man hasn’t been paying attention. It’s right there in the bio folks! pic.twitter.com/r6mdSJ9N8X
— @polinicaltheory (@polinicaltheory) February 25, 2022
Bro great analogy you should be sent to the front lines
— Lee (@enphield) February 25, 2022
Who is Jar Jar Binks in this scenario?
— recalcitrant (@meraklikoylu) February 25, 2022
Ok. Putin is Palpatine. Azov Battalion is Rogue Squadron. Zelensky is Mon Mothma. CIA handlers are Jedi. The Ghost of Kyiv is Mando in a Naboo fighter. John McCain is a force ghost. Biden is Jar Jar’s absent-minded uncle. We are definitely not children.
— Gregory Pecked (@Gregory_Pecked) February 25, 2022
— 🇸🇴NCFM🇸🇴 (@palmetto_fan41) February 25, 2022
Good one. It's like the perfect distillation of cringe.
— FrogButt (@butt_watermelon) February 25, 2022
— Thad Actual (@Flex_Machina) February 25, 2022
— Bootytone (@_puddlewalker) February 25, 2022
This tweet made me want to encase myself in carbonite forever
— Siddhartha Mahanta (@sidhubaba) February 25, 2022
— Roy Harris (@N0sfera_2) February 26, 2022
— MK-Cooltra (@noseas_bobo) February 25, 2022
I still don't understand. Can you analogize it to the Harry Potter universe next? Which house would Putin be from?
— Victor ⬣ HEXFanNetwork (@PunishedVic) February 25, 2022
Let me make this perfectly clear. Putin is Hans Gruber. The Ukrainian people and all those who stand up for democracy around the world and here in America are Holly Gennaro, John McClane, and the Nakatomi Corporation. Pick your side.
— åπd®ew 🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢 (@Andrew_Bol) February 25, 2022
Can you explain this in a “Handmaid’s Tale” analogy instead? I really boned up on that canon thanks to all the equally incisive comparisons you folks made the last five years.
— Colin Duffy (@TheRightDuff) February 26, 2022
Thank you. I was having trouble figuring out whether the guy who’s trying to annex a foreign country is bad or not, but now that you’ve compared it to a science fiction film I get it. This really helped.
— J-P (@uhactually) February 25, 2022
you're a grown man
— inverted vibe curve: burgertown must be defended (@PatBlanchfield) February 25, 2022
Wow, it’s like I can hear you saying this post out loud in a muffled voice from inside a locker
— 🔎Al🔍 (@SweatieAngle) February 25, 2022
— lezzy bene gesserit (@itsStephGee) February 26, 2022
When you put it like that, I’m kinda torn now.
— SheaJ21 (@SheaJ21) February 25, 2022
We noticed he didn’t link President Biden to a character — probably one of the extras standing in the back. Or maybe Biden is Luke Skywalker, who just bailed on the whole conflict and went to his beach house in Delaware for solitude.
CBC reports that even though the Freedom Convoy is gone, many in Ottawa are suffering from ‘phantom honking’ https://t.co/wdYN0uzCkF
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 26, 2022