It’s finally here!
The first chapter of the first book of the Star Wars: The High Republic series has been released online.
If the rumors are true this is the last gasp of Woke Star Wars before Jon Favreau takes over the whole thing. If so, Kray-Kray Kay-Kay is making the most of her swan song.
Make sure you have a drink at hand before you start reading:
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
“It is the time of The High Republic: a peaceful union of like-minded worlds where all voices are heard, and governance is achieved through consensus, not coercion or fear. It is a time of ambition, of culture, of inclusion, of Great Works. Visionary Chancellor Lina Soh leads the Republic from the elegant cityworld of Coruscant, located near the bright center of the Galactic Core (*random capitaliations indicates that this is High Art*).
But beyond the Core and its many peaceful Colonies, there is the Rim—Inner, Mid, and finally, at the border of what is known: The Outer Rim. These worlds are filled with opportunity for those brave enough to travel the few well-mapped hyperspace lanes leading to them, though there is danger as well. The Outer Rim is a haven for anyone seeking to escape the laws of the Republic, and is filled with predators of every type.
Chancellor Soh has pledged to bring the Outer Rim worlds into the embrace of the Republic through ambitious outreach programs such as the Starlight Beacon. Order and justice are maintained on the galactic frontier by Jedi Knights, guardians of peace who have mastered incredible abilities stemming from a mysterious energy field known as the Force. The Jedi work closely with the Republic, and have agreed to establish outposts in the Outer Rim to help any who might require aid.
The Jedi of the frontier can be the only resource for people with nowhere else to turn. Though the outposts operate independently and without direct assistance from the great Jedi temple on Coruscant, they act as an effective deterrent to those who would do evil in the dark.”
So, basically, CHAZ is running the galaxy, everyone is super happy about it and Visionary Chancellor Soh,* seems to be High Republic’s answer to Gretchen Whitmer.
Now, CHAZ wants to take over the last few remaining bastions of freedom on the Galaxy’s Edge (*capitalization indicates this author’s preference for another series*).
I have no idea what the Starlight Beacon outreach program is other than some thin edge of the socialist wedge. Probably setting up free universities on the galactic rim, for the kids of farmers with a curriculum that specializes in Gender and Species Studies. And I may be right about that, one of the things on the writer’s room board, wish list is “university.”
The creepiest part is the Jedi being the guys, people on the rim can turn to if Diversity and Inclusion are non-starters on their hard-bitten frontier planet. Apparently, the Jedi are now ANTIFA.
Why do I have a feeling I’m going to be rooting for the Sith Lords?
*Visionary Chancellor was capitalized as well so I assume that is title like; Supreme Leader.