i have trouble understanding this concept. there were non-human sith (i'm referring here to the sith order, not the sith species), such as darth maul. it seems to me that they would have been working against their own best interests to put it VERY mildly. and if i understand correctly, and i'm not sure i do, there were those of the sith species who were also of the sith order.
and apparently (i'm not sure if "apparently" is the right word to use here) the sith order was NAMED after a non-human species in the first place, on top of everything else mentioned above.
Gringo300 03:39, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
- The whole nature of Emperor Palpatine's humanocentrism is subject to debate. Some think that he was a humanocentrist, some think it was just COMPNOR. There's a lot of evidence for both. Personally, I think he was just inflamming passions. Suspicion and superiority breed fear, and fear breads hate, and hate fuels the dark side of the Force. -- SFH 03:56, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
- Palpatine wasn't a speciesist. The Empire was. Personally, Sidious saw force-sensitive non-humans as better than non-force-sensitive humans. (as evidenced by his favor towards Maul and Sly Moore, and the various non-human Dark Side Adepts in Dark Empire). QuentinGeorge 05:02, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
Historical Analysis of Dictators and Xenophobia Edit
Dictators use xenophobia to create surges in radical nationalism, which is sometimes compromised by the dictator themselves. This means that dictators allow exceptions for those who give them greater power. After the enactment of anti-Semetic laws by the Nazi government, Hitler soon realized that some friends of his had Jewish blood in their family line, he allowed a number of them to escape the Holocaust. In addition, Hitler's Aryan Race concept did not prevent him from creating Japanese and Arab allies who also . Iraq briefly had a Nazi regime in 1941, which was overthrown, and the leader was allowed sanctuary in Berlin, despite being of a different race. Palpatine kept the beings he liked, and desposed of all who he distained. Palpatine wasn't stupid, he knew Admiral Thrawn was too loyal and too competent of a commander to be thrown away, he knew Mas Ameda and other alien beings could be easily manipulated to do his bidding, but killed those who posed resistance.
Could it be that creatures descended from humans are treated better than non-humans. This would expain why almost all the 'aliens' that serve the Empire are 'near-humans' (Thawn who is Chiss - a near-human?) - Lt. Jaris
Absence from Prequels Edit
"On the other hand, non-Humans are numerous in the prequels, due to the fact that Lucas had the finances and special effects to pull it off."
And, whether this was intentional or not, by placing them so heavily at the highest levels of the evil CIS and discredited, "treasonous" Jedi, set up circumstances where it's not at all difficult to imagine such anti-alien policies being enacted.--Tpt828 19:17, June 1, 2010 (UTC)