An unexpected by-product of last week’s Caption Contest: The discovery of how many people have never seen a Star Wars film.
If you read John Locke’s Social Contract, you know that as a member of society, you have certain expectations. Obligations. You stop at red lights. You don’t steal. You defend other people’s rights to autonomy and dignity. And you see the original Star Wars trilogy. Then, you complain that George Lucas is ruining the films with endless tinkering. That’s What Civilized People Do.
(Side note: another by-product of my posts this week was the discovery of how many of my readers live in Nebrasksa. India, and Nebraska. I’m still working on that one.)
But I also understand – as a civilized person – that I must respect other people’s baffling decisions to, say, not see films that are awesome and part of the cultural lexicon.