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“Didn’t the prequels reveal that all stormtroopers were white clones?

“No, they didn’t. In Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi travels to the secretive planet of Kamino, where he discovers the existence of a clone army that would feed the so-called Clone Wars and eventually serve as the model for the evil Galactic Empire’s stormtrooper infantry. (Spoiler alert: Don’t watch the prequels.) Those clones weren’t white in any sense of the word. Jango Fett, the bounty hunter who served as the genetic template, was culturally (and perhaps ethnically) a Mandalorian. And the actor who portrays him, Temuera Derek Morrison, is a New Zealand-born person of brown skin and partial Maori descent.”

via ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer: Of Course There Are Black Stormtroopers – The Atlantic.

Ectogenesis is a social and political minefield.

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Money is a sign of poverty. It took a few Scottish sci-fi authors to point this out, but it is the most obvious fact ab…
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Our hunger for crisis is breeding dystopian narcissism.

Sharrock‘s insight:

This is a powerful piece. This could be useful as a common core resource that could also energize a discussion on topics like utopia/dystopia, open/closed mindsets, positive/negative attitudes, exploring the possibilities of predicting the future, even the Bible (as literature).

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