Film Theory: Star Wars, How The Mandalorian PROVES the Empire was Right!

14 nóv 2020
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With the return of The Mandalorian season 2 to Disney+, I felt it was about time to also return to a Star Wars theory. In a previous theory, I talked about how the Jedi could be construed as an 'evil' order. Today, I'm taking that kind of idea and flipping it to talk about the Empire itself! I think The Mandalorian provides us with even more clues that the Empire may not be as wrong in it's philosophy as we thought! How? Why? Well Theorists, make sure you Baby Yoda is somewhere safe because this is about to take a turn to the dark side...
0:38 - This is referencing two different studies citing two different percentages. It is not between 31% and 58%, it is both 31% and 58% percent results from the two studies.
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  • The republic and the empire are both the bad guys, we basically just choosing which evil is the one we can tolerate.

    ApsolonApsolon21 mínútu síðan
  • It seems that the empire would have been much better with a different emperor.

    Wade ConnerWade Conner24 mínútum síðan
  • The sith are psychopathic murdering lying cheating exploitatious backstabbers with a predisposition twords mass murder the jedi might be bad but it's the lesser of two evils.

    Wade ConnerWade Conner41 mínútu síðan
  • Well just from someone who doesn't like fake religions that force people to permanent abstinence. I can tell the Jedi are evil,

    JoybuzzahzJoybuzzahzKlukkustund síðan
  • You forgot one key thing that the empire was racist and did not care for other humanoids except for humans

    TyViTyVi2 klukkustundum síðan
  • The Empire enslaved wookies, tracked people and ships, they let crime syndicates flourish

    clement Paulclement Paul3 klukkustundum síðan
  • The empire enslaved the Wookiees

    Gannon 009Gannon 0099 klukkustundum síðan
  • First order stormtroopers representing the empire not triggering not triggering at all 😑

    british skeletonbritish skeleton15 klukkustundum síðan
    • (joke)

      british skeletonbritish skeleton15 klukkustundum síðan
  • The code of the sith follows power, so yes. Vader wants power just like revenge of the sith that he wanted to overthrow palpatine. And the sith are not honest, just like we see in revenge of the sith where palpatine promises to save padme byt lied telling vader that he killed him. Just to name 1 example. I can keep texting about this getting evidently from both canon and legends books and movies. Palpatine wants to rule to have power

    Darth CaedusDarth Caedus15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Imperials were always Good.

    Renegade Guardsman AngarRenegade Guardsman Angar19 klukkustundum síðan
  • So... things might have been better if Luke joined Vader, took down Palps, and endeavored to join make the empire better instead of tearing it all down?

    silverblade357silverblade357Degi Síðan síðan
  • The Empire was pretty bad, but was efficient and enriched the lives of normal everyday people. The New Republic wanted to be good, but was incompetent, inefficient, and impossibly stupid. Seriously, they got rid of *all* the imperial ships, bases and weapons because they were "tainted". Dumbasses.

    silverblade357silverblade357Degi Síðan síðan
  • Does anyone elae hate how he used first order stormtrooper pictures, when he is talking about the galactic empire? It really triggered me when he put it next to Darth Vader.

    IAmSoup(but cooler)IAmSoup(but cooler)Degi Síðan síðan
  • I watched all the star wars movies and I supported the rebellion during all the movies but I never knew I would hear that the empire actually did a bit of good during their rule but not everything can go to plan and not everyone approves of what they are doing but hey its just a theory like you said

    Herobrine 1087Herobrine 1087Degi Síðan síðan
  • 4:01 hmmm sounds like communism or somthing

    top of the world gamingtop of the world gamingDegi Síðan síðan
  • Did anybody notice that the storm troopers he put in are first order

    AugTheGamerAugTheGamerDegi Síðan síðan
  • Yeah what did the Empire ever do that was so wrong. Aside from legalised slavery, widespread genocide, human supremacism, harsh taxation, under the table deal with Hutts and other criminal organisations, rampant corruption among the Moffs, Operation Cinder in which they massacred their own people. And oh yeah they would lobotomize people and turn them into organic droids and that's not in any way totally fucked up.

    Erevis CaleErevis CaleDegi Síðan síðan
  • "Opportunity, peace" *The reality of alien communities being outright gunned down, blasted out and murdered during the Imperial rule.*

    DevinNationDevinNationDegi Síðan síðan
  • To be fair, it was somewhat acknowledge that the Republic itself wasn't the end all be all and that the things happening in the empire, was also happening during the time of the Republic. The Republic wasn't good, but neither was the empire. The reason the Rebels were trying to take out the empire was because they did carry out mass genocide and using fear as the main basis, the Rebels might not have been able to actually gather so many people to their cause. So the systems of the Republic and Empire was good, the concept itself, it's just that the people in charge made these systems bad.

    Edward NewgateEdward NewgateDegi Síðan síðan
  • Sure, but the clones were still cool

    Ameen SayeedAmeen SayeedDegi Síðan síðan
  • The worst thing the Empire did, blowing up Alderaan, was done via the same logic the USA used to end WW2. Demoralize the rebels by killing a relative handful of civilians and soldiers and bring an end to a costly conflict. How many innocent Ewok lives could've been saved the rebels had folded on Alderaan? How many innocents died on the second Death Star, in other conflicts and in the immediate aftermath of the Empire and New Republic's fall? The Empire isn't perfect but the Galaxy was far better off with it than without. As for the Jedi, well, what happened between them and the Sith is no different than any other petty religious conflict. Lie, scheme and destroy your way to becoming the "correct" belief. When punishing people for thought crimes leads to war crimes, then there's a problem.

    Hei ZuijinHei ZuijinDegi Síðan síðan
  • just like in the united states, things would've been better if the confederacy won the war

    IanIanDegi Síðan síðan
  • Yeah, China tried this thousands of years ago, let's just say things went badly

    LorlokLorlokDegi Síðan síðan
  • The empier makes the galaxy great and good Rebels blows up places attack planets and ships. And kills alot of soilders.

    silver spartan 2004silver spartan 2004Degi Síðan síðan
  • Star wars rebels. As seen in the last movies as being canon with the inclusion of the ghost, gives what civilian life is like for most people under the empire's rule. Especially lothal and close systems. Wookies being used as slave labor, farmers being arrested for having their own land, empire stealing food from shops and venders without paying, or paying half the cost, and threatening shop owners if they are concerned about the people. Plots of land being burned, entire eco systems being destroyed just for existing, brainwashing, the killing and kidnapping of force sensitive children. It all happens under the empire's rule. With or without rebel interference.

    TheGaming illustratorTheGaming illustratorDegi Síðan síðan
  • once again, Mat Pat ruined our childhood

    andrew rhoadsandrew rhoadsDegi Síðan síðan
  • Pretty good analogy for Iraq before, during and after Saddam Hussein

    Robert WedinRobert Wedin2 dögum síðan
  • I will always Join the Empire instead of Rebel Scums,

    Snow axeSnow axe2 dögum síðan
  • by this logic Gaddafi was a great leader.

    Sol StratusSol Stratus2 dögum síðan
  • But the empire did enslave the wookies

    Captain LA'GraphCaptain LA'Graph2 dögum síðan
    • He literally said multiple times the Empire isn't perfect and it ruler IS a dictator. And the Jedi take children away to raise in some pseudo-religious knight order and indoctrinate them to the cause, so yeah. The message is just that the majority of normal citizen have it better off in the Empire than the Republic.

      Shinigami SamaShinigami SamaDegi Síðan síðan
  • Emperor Palpatine Approves This Message

    Daniel ADaniel A2 dögum síðan
  • I think you forgot about the Confederacy of Independent Systems, or CIS.

    no nameno name2 dögum síðan
  • communism vs capitalism

    amir wechtatiamir wechtati2 dögum síðan
  • This sounds a lot like Far Cry 4, In which at the end you realize that the golden path you fought for was way worse then the faction with Pagan Min. And there is an easter egg for that if you do nothing but wait in the beginning.

    BlitzBlitz2 dögum síðan
  • The empire wasnt that bad it was a bit too authoritative but at the same time pretty successful at was goverments are supposed to do but that isnt all that surprising Darth Sidious is as strange as it may sound a competent leader and administrator he possesses for all his evil both the knowledge and the wisdom too lead.

    BabylonBabylon3 dögum síðan
  • My god. This is why we need mein kampf read in schools - Matt pat practically read the tenants to hitlers fascism and said it didn’t sound evil. The education system is so scared of letting kids learn about the evil philosophy in a safe environment, and now we are here hearing it from an irresponsible ISpastr. Wtf.

    Gary SandersGary Sanders3 dögum síðan
  • The point always was that the Jedi order, while well intentioned, was heavily flawed and made grave errors of judgement. Especially while trying to prevent others from making those same errors.

    EthribinEthribin3 dögum síðan
  • This is def an argument for fascism lol

    Gary SandersGary Sanders3 dögum síðan
  • The galactic republic under the leadership of valorum was better than empire

    MemezyMemezy3 dögum síðan
  • Interesting

    Jay of th e sgcJay of th e sgc3 dögum síðan
  • If you would have wished to take every point of view, you should have watched the other series (clone wars and rebels), where we see more of the empire and the republic

    ShackuHachiShackuHachi3 dögum síðan
  • This review is a giant load of Bantha poodoo. Palpating caused allot of the issues. Yes the Jedi were a terribly run cult. Anakins failure was in large part because of the Jedi but the Empire was NOT remotely the good guy. This gig will do well under socialism.

    T PT P3 dögum síðan
  • The Empire are the good guys only if you are human. Otherwise any alien species had virtually zero rights under the Empire and could be enslaved (Wookiees) or killed in a genocide (Geonosians). Both of these are brought up in canon in Star Wars Rebels by the way. In legends, the whole no rights to aliens led to the Rebellion mostly being made up of aliens along with human sympathizers. Aliens simply had far more rights under the Galactic Republic and I would assume they have more rights under the New Republic as well. Also Starkiller Base was built by the Empire in Jedi Fallen Order. The First Order just inherited it. The First Order is all of the bad things about the Empire and proves that the Empire was just as much of a failure as the Republics before and after it. In the end all major galactic powers are critically flawed in some aspect.

    Jason Grigor-SalasJason Grigor-Salas4 dögum síðan
  • I like how he says chonks instead of chunks

    Rex FergusonRex Ferguson4 dögum síðan
  • We need all the people who want to overthrow the government to see this video because it explains how their idea is majorly fucking dumb

    Hunter McMillanHunter McMillan4 dögum síðan
  • Yes, but no! The republic was corrupt beyond measure. When it had lasted 1000 years it 100% was. The Emperor used this to obtain power. The Jedi, the senate 1000% corrupt. But it was just trading one evil for another. Its all about balance. Anakin did balance the force, he destroyed the arrogance and ignorance of the Jedi and left the force in balance. Only two Sith and a very few Jedi. The Jedi were just so full of themselves they couldn't see that they were the imbalance.

    Justicar 66Justicar 664 dögum síðan
  • Casent point the Middle East

    Hades DogsHades Dogs4 dögum síðan
  • The economy boomed There was stability Corruption

    Hades DogsHades Dogs4 dögum síðan
  • Man without the military the government falls apart. no order.

    commander darkcommander dark4 dögum síðan
  • I know the "Empire is space Nazis" thing is way overused, but there is an interesting correlation. The Empire's method of having Imperial governors overseeing each sector is similar to Germany's planned system for conquered Europe. The plan was to break Europe into zones (Reichskommisariats) and each zone would have a governor (Reichskommisar) who was appointed by the Reich. The kommisars would have been in charge of quashing revolutions and ensuring local governments did not get out of hand, while the local governments pretty much self governed.

    Burner 23Burner 234 dögum síðan
  • Mangalorian! I'm Bebby Yoda!

    Lucas GribbonLucas Gribbon4 dögum síðan
  • Even taking into account Palpatine's manipulations, he was only exaggerating and accelerating what was already might sound like an evil comparison but it's like the controlled burn of a forest, even if he hadn't enticed the Trade Federation and others into breaking away by playing the part of shadowy benefactor that promised to help them achieve victory the separatist crisis would have still been building up with how corrupt the republic senate had become well before Palpatine showed up on the scene.

    Benjamin BierleyBenjamin Bierley4 dögum síðan
  • pay close attention to these words: "Peace is a Lie. There is only Passion. Through Passion I gain Strength, through Strength I gain Power. Through Power I gain Victory, through Victory my Chains are Broken. The Force shall Free me." In my understanding, this Codex is much more humane...

    Askan HelströmAskan Helström4 dögum síðan
  • So you’ve boiled Star Wars down to a Fox News editorial. Everything you talk about is oversimplified and misleading.

    Bronze SparrowBronze Sparrow4 dögum síðan
  • Jabba the Hutt was still in power after 20-plus years under the Empire's rule. Maybe it wasn't as effective as you claim.

    Sixth JayhawkSixth Jayhawk4 dögum síðan
  • I am pretty sure Anakin wanted to be a Jedi, and I am pretty sure they asked his mother if he could go. I don't think Fin 2187 was asked before he was conscripted.

    musikSkoolmusikSkool4 dögum síðan
  • It sounds like you are trying to get your British citizenship there Mat Pat. #BritishEmpireStrikesBack

    musikSkoolmusikSkool4 dögum síðan

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  • Darth Vader was supposed to bring balance.he did exactly that.

    Saurjyesh BanerjeeSaurjyesh Banerjee5 dögum síðan
  • We just gonna wash over the anti alien racism.

    Runic VisionRunic Vision5 dögum síðan
  • Enjoyed the theory but couldn’t help but notice first order stormtroopers being used in images where it should be imperial stormtroopers

    Bandito The SneakBandito The Sneak5 dögum síðan
  • Something with Alderaan that nobody seems to mention is that for a veritable garden world THAT close to the core, Alderaan’s population (in relation to the other core worlds) was TINY, while most planets in Alderaan’s position ranged from the very high millions to BILLIONS Alderaan was barely 2 billion. Another thing that nobody mentions is that the Empire did what America did in WWII to Japan and gave an evacuation order and a time. Unlike Japan however most of the planet’s population took them up on the offer and went off world ASAP leaving “only” a few million who were either to stubborn or stupid to know when to leave.

    ender_slayer3ender_slayer35 dögum síðan

    Lead TownLead Town5 dögum síðan
  • So the Empire was like the CIS: actually the good guys but the Sith pulling the strings ruined it.

    PuddingPudding5 dögum síðan
    • yeah

      Terrace15Terrace15Degi Síðan síðan
  • "Life under the Empire wasn't so bad..." Tell that to the people of Lothal.

    Lexington73300Lexington733005 dögum síðan
    • also you know, mass g*nocide on Geonosis

      Game Knight613Game Knight61312 klukkustundum síðan
    • I just wanted to comment the same! He doesn't consider anything that is shown in Rebels. Also, what about Kashyyyk? The Empire actively enslaved Wookies and uprooted big parts of the jungle to build refineries and stuff (as seen in Legends Han Solo and Chewbacca Stories, iirc, and in Fallen Order)

      Johannes WortbergJohannes Wortberg4 dögum síðan
  • If this person wasn't so annoying it could be good content. Instant ignore Oh and good job stealing content from others. This is totally a unique opinion on the Jedi 🤣

    Mr VoldisMr Voldis5 dögum síðan
  • Imperialism is the best form of government.

    LancerZ 420LancerZ 4205 dögum síðan
  • Sorry, but this argument is total crap. It’s like making an argument for Communism.

    Dave JoyceDave Joyce5 dögum síðan
  • One thing though is that the empire as seen in the bad batch, they kind of tag each person and repress them.

  • The thing I didn't like about the Jedi is that they let fights escalate to the point where someone gets killed. That's what happened between Kenobi and Anakin. Kenobi fought Anakin and when Anakin fell into the pit of lava, he left him there for dead. Anakin could've died! But luckily, the Empire kept him alive by giving him a mech suit. This suit was designed to keep Anakin alive, which is why it made that breathing sound effect. Anakin stayed that way until he died in the explosion of the second Death Star. That's the only reason why I didn't like the Jedi and perhaps I still don't to this day.

    Matthew StahlMatthew Stahl5 dögum síðan
  • The Ewoks seem way more impressive if you think of them as honey badgers entering their stone age

    James F.James F.5 dögum síðan
  • Eek. This is almost a commercial for socialism over capitalism. You completely glazed over the difference between conscripted service into the empire and voluntary service with the jedi. You also skipped the part about the empire controlling everything and killing lots and lots of innocent people all across the galaxy. You also stated without supporting that almost everything the empire did was as successful. I think you've been reading too many of the new comics books and forgot how miserable Tattooine was at the start of episode 4 compared to their better (although still crappy) existence in the prequels. The whole universe was crap under the empire. One government cannot successfully control an area that big. That's why a Republic - a collection of smaller governments in alliance - works better. Your main evidence of empirical success is the monologueing of two villains. Probably not the best source for objective analysis. What is it about dictatorial rule that Millennials find so irresistible?

    SamieMacSamieMac5 dögum síðan
  • To old to be a Jedi to old f To be friends with a Catholic priest Life is BS

    Paul DeliveraPaul Delivera5 dögum síðan
  • m@ p@ : * forgets intro * me : :O

    rix.rix.5 dögum síðan
  • Why are the captions korean????

    BattlecatbombYTBattlecatbombYT6 dögum síðan
  • Your forgetting one thing. We are capitalists

    MT29KMT29K6 dögum síðan
  • This is the one series I don't want ruined for me so ima skip this on.

    Jonathan LewisJonathan Lewis6 dögum síðan
  • Essentially your saying communism is good

    MrCole462MrCole4626 dögum síðan
  • Yes yes, the empire is good. I’m tired of this argument. It’s hilarious. Now come up with something good.

    Master KenobiMaster Kenobi6 dögum síðan
  • What I'm getting here is that Star Wars is just Capitalist propaganda

    NyarlathotepNyarlathotep6 dögum síðan
  • What about the slavery of the wookees

    Joseph AshworthJoseph Ashworth6 dögum síðan
  • in some comic there was a history of the empire and the ewoks fighting

    Joel VarleyJoel Varley6 dögum síðan
  • So it’s kind of comparable to the Roman Empire, but Caesar fails to defeat his opposition and Pax Romana is never realized

    Bob DickensBob Dickens6 dögum síðan
  • When I was a child I was under the impression that the Republic were the bad guys.

    John NopeyJohn Nopey6 dögum síðan
  • From a certain point of view. The rebels were just useful idiots used by politicians to meet their end game which they never actually had. It is always easy to find fault with a system but very difficult to replace it with something better. Like you stated both sides were flawed beings got screws over and some rose to prosperity. Got to be carful of which truths you cling to.

    steve denissteve denis6 dögum síðan
  • Ah, yes. The Empire and ewoks coexisted! Oh, hi Star Wars Battlefront two! what are you doing here? Also, the Empire are well known for the slavery of wookies, even at a young age.

    Outhouse ProductionsOuthouse Productions7 dögum síðan
  • the new republic just thinks like technoblade

    ElyyaElyya7 dögum síðan
  • Star wars Rebels shows the bad side of the empire.

    MegaManNeoXMegaManNeoX7 dögum síðan
  • I don't think anyone reading in to the SWU is really thinking that the Jedi are in any way good.

    mxrxmxrx7 dögum síðan
  • Princess Leia is the best imposter known

    Elio FormiconeElio Formicone7 dögum síðan
  • I request an updated version after the bad batch

    Lincoln PalmerLincoln Palmer7 dögum síðan
  • Big difference between stealing children (empire) and having the parents permission to take the child to be raised (the jedi order) Also the empire only wants to make thing good for humans... Ever notice no aliens working for the empire that isn't thrawn ot a bounty hunter

    Lexiis AliceaLexiis Alicea7 dögum síðan
  • emperor palpatine was not a dictator but a tyrant. there is huge difference in motive and execution between those two roles...

    sakatababasakatababa7 dögum síðan
  • like it shows in episode 2, anakin was always guided by the force to bring greater good and order. well, if it works...

    sakatababasakatababa7 dögum síðan
  • 5:53 is anyone else such a nerd that they noticed that those are first order storm troopers not imperial ones

    Yoda07 MYoda07 M7 dögum síðan
  • It was better...for most humans of influence. Wookies were practically outright enslaved if not so, there were prisoner mining locations in some cases with “prisoners” who had no charges, like the republic they did nothing or little about the Hutts, in general aliens were often disregarded or brought down, Corruption was a fairly common issue, forcefully taking citizen property wasn’t uncommon (rebels has that in one of the first episodes). To be fair, most of what I know comes from legends. But still the Empire had a serious issue with actually keeping any sort of real peace.

    PhoenixPhoenix7 dögum síðan
  • Everybody were talking about the movies not the cartoons when people say the empire is good

    Mr. PandaMr. Panda7 dögum síðan

    Stephen CSAXXX BialkowskiStephen CSAXXX Bialkowski7 dögum síðan
  • In episode one its verified that the republic couldn't get to tattoine and other outer rim planets

    Sugu MuraliSugu Murali7 dögum síðan
  • Discrediting Leia was a good step.

    StinkPickle4000StinkPickle40007 dögum síðan