Thursday, December 07, 2006

Con Ass!, Star Wars!

The Philippine House of Representatives approved a resolution calling for the House to constitute itself into a Constitutional Assembly a.ka. Con Ass. The legislators want to propose amendments to change the form of government from a Presidential system to a Cabinet system.

The House amended its rules in order to pass the resolution. The opposition tried to derail this but failed due to lack of numbers. The loyal stormtroopers are commanded by the Speaker, Joe de V.!

Anyway, George Santayana once wrote "Those who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it" To that we add: "Those who don't watch "Star Wars" are condemned to be ruled by the Emperor! or Empress?"

I like how the Imperial Senate meets. On one floating dish we see Senator-Queen Amidala say "So this is how democracy dies. With applause!" clap clap clap clap.

In the next episode, we learn that Princess Leia was on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan on behalf of the Imperial Senate. Well we know what happened to the transport. Leia inserted what seems to be an SD card to R2D2 and the cheeky droid generates a hologram meant for Obi-Wan.

Later on we learn that the Imperial Senate was dissolved! The princess thus loses her parliamentary immunity.

Well it seems that our very own Yoda in in the process of turning into Lord Vader (or Dark Helmet?). Waitaminit? This was not in the script! It was supposed to be Anakin that turned to the Dark Side and fell into a volcano.

So what is the fate of our transmogrified Yoda? Would anyone cast him into the volcanic cauldron of public opinion?

We know he has always said to the Empress, who could be anywhere as a hologram. "What is thy bidding my mistress?"

Now whose going to be our Obi-Wan?, Luke Skywalker? or Han Solo? Are all these characters on the High Court bench? Now will we see a pathetic rebellion crushed by the "power of this fully operational Death Star!"

I suppose the Filipino people are , crying "Help us Obi-Wan Kenobi, you are only hope!"

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