76- Konspiracy Kyle- Intergalactic Totalitarianism In A Galaxy Not So Far Away
Konspiracy Kyle joins us to talk about his new book Intergalactic Totalitarianism: Authoritarian Tactics In A Galaxy Far, Far Away
“How does a democracy turn itself into a dictatorship?”
This was the question George Lucas asked when he started writing the Star Wars prequel trilogy in the mid 90s. In this book, Konspiracy Kyle chronicles the authoritarian tactics and traits used by Palpatine in the prequels as he rose from Senator to Chancellor to Emperor. This book walks through the Hegelian dialectic, otherwise known as problem, reaction, solution.
Kyle has created new framework dubbed the StarWarsian dialectic which he has called crisis, consent, and control. He shows how galactic citizens and Earthbound citizens alike can be persuaded to trust the government through lies, deceit, and manipulated events. Time and time again, we are fraudulently told to consent to the government’s authority because they are trying to ‘keep us safe’.
Konspiracy Kyle has truly created an original and thought provoking book. By looking far away, into the stars in a distant past, we can learn about ourselves and our place in society.