Saturday, July 29, 2017

Cocaine, The Empire Strikes Back, and the War on Drugs

In some of our previous posts, we here at IW have discussed the inherent symbolism embedded in the Star Wars films, but recently we have discovered a new warning hidden within Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. In fact, the first part of the movie is a warning of what was at that time the impending War on Drugs. Prior to the film's 1980 release, cocaine and crack had already hit epidemic proportions in America and Hollywood in particular. This was the age when movie stars didn't shoot a single scene without snorting a few lines first. The Star Wars Trilogy was no exception. After all, it did feature Carrie Fisher. 

With the Illuminati in control of all events, it should come as no surprise that they slipped some warnings in blockbuster movies about future events, and The Empire Strikes Back is no exception. In this case, the Battle of Hoth, where the Rebel Alliance must evacuate their base while battling the Empire, serves as a symbolic warning of the then looming War on Drugs. And no, this is not crazy talk. This is real!

We'll take this one step at a time. All Star Wars fans know that Hoth is a frozen ice world covered in snow. From space, the planet looks like a gigantic snowball, and of course a slang term for cocaine is "snow." Needless to say at this point, but Hoth represents cocaine. Now, the Rebel Alliance has a hidden base carved in the planet's ice caverns. Its goal is to use the hidden base as a staging ground for launching attacks against the Empire, which is actually representing the United States.

Here's how this one works. Like the Empire, the U.S. was and still is the premier global power and can send forces wherever it wants at a moment's notice. The Empire functions in a similar fashion. It is the reigning power in the galaxy and can deploy its starfleet to any system that requires order. 

To the Empire, the Rebels are a serious threat. They had destroyed the Death Star and can wreak havoc without warning. In many ways, the Rebels represent the drug cartels. They operate from hidden networks and communicate through back channels to distribute cocaine. Their presence is toxic but truly no match for the U.S. armed forces. This is a similar situation to what we see in The Empire Strikes Back. The Rebels are working in a world of "snow" to wreak havoc on the Empire, which is desperate to stop them.

Now, let's move on to the events. In the movie's opening scene, a star destroyer is seen sending remote probes to search for the Rebels. This is a metaphor for America's intelligence staff trying to find the drug cartels, which was difficult and tedious at best, but sometimes the slightest leads led to the biggest results. As the movie progresses, a probe sights the Rebel base and transmits the images to the Empire. This was enough evidence for Darth Vader to order an assault on the ice world. Metaphorically speaking, the drug war was on.

Once mobilized, the Imperial fleet surrounds Hoth and establishes a blockade to prevent any ships to escape. Knowing their base is under attack, the Rebels immediately begin running transports through the Empire's blockade with great success. This is also another metaphor for the War on Drugs. Smugglers and drug runners had little trouble sneaking drugs past the Coast Guard and customs officers.

Orbiting the frozen world, the massive Imperial fleet has a lot of firepower and can let loose a torrential bombardment that would wipe the Rebels out. However, there's one problem. The Rebels have a deflector shield that can withstand the onslaught. This situation is also similar to the drug war. The U.S. has the capacity to wipe out an entire nation with the press of a button, whether it be through nukes, napalm, or countless air strikes. Unfortunately, the U.S. cannot bring its full destructive force without dire consequences. Like the Empire, it also had to find another alternative.

The ensuing snow battle between the Imperial walkers and Rebel snowspeeders is symbolic of America's futile efforts to stop the cartels. While the Empire is successful in destroying the Rebel base, it fails to stop the Rebels themselves who successfully evacuate and relocate. The same goes for the drug cartels. The U.S. uses ground forces and swat teams to stop cocaine operations, but the cartels seem to never endure a crushing blow. They just move and set up shop somewhere else, and the situation plays itself out again and again. 

This is what the Illuminati wanted when it started the War on Drugs. They wanted futile efforts as more and more drugs poured onto America's streets. Like the Rebels, the cartels may have been small groups hidden in the South American jungle, but they could inflict great harm. As with 9/11, the Illuminati knew of these events and warned us via pop culture. We just didn't listen until it was too late.  

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