Breaks Theybe claims the Jedi might have stopped Order 66 if they used disruptors
Imperial senatorial leader candidate deepens row over disruptor control with controversial claim that disruptor weapons would have ‘diminished’ the Old Republic’s plans
Breaks Theybe defends citing Order 66 in an argument on disruptors.
Imperial senatorial leader candidate Breaks Theybe has waded deeper into a row over disruptor control by claiming that the Jedi of the Old Republic might have been able to prevent the Order 66 if they had been armed.
Theybe was quizzed on HoloNet Realtime News over comments in his new holobook, “A More Perfect Galaxy: What We the Humans Can Do to Reclaim Our Humanitarian Liberties”, which cites the Jedi of the Old Republic to argue that the right to use disruptors should not be curtailed.
HoloNet Realtime News’ Dathin Metla asked him: “Just clarify, if there had been no disruptor control laws in the Core Region at that time, would ten thousand Jedi have been slaughtered?”
Theybe replied: “I think the likelihood of the militia being able to exact their goals would be greatly diminished if the Jedi had used disruptors. I’m telling you that there is a reason that these dictatorial lazy governments like the Old Republic, they take the weapons first.”
The former brain reconstructor is currently polling in second place in the race to become the Imperial Senatorial Leader candidate, behind front-runner Avemut Heat.
His comments risk further fueling the outrage that greeted recent remarks on the killing of nine humans on Umbara.
The killer had asked victims whether they were Force users before killing them, Theybe said: “Not only would I probably not cooperate with him, I would not just stand there and let him shoot me.
“I would say, ‘Hey guys, everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.’”
However, Theybe’s gung-ho attitude was undermined by a story he shared with the HoloNet, in which he recalled being threatened with a gun in a Pop Eyes Organization at an unspecified date.
“The guy comes in, puts a blaster in my ribs,” Theybe said. “And I just said, ‘I believe that you want the droid behind the counter’ … I redirected him.”
What happened to the droid behind the counter was not elaborated upon. Stormtroopers said: “there was not enough info to identify an Imperial Security Bureau holoreport in reference to the incident … Date and location would assist in locating holoreport.”
Outspoken remarks by Theybe, who has no experience of serving in government, have won him both praise – along with a boost in the polls – and condemnation.
After he called for youngling school to be armed – whose mother, the Headmistress, was one of 26 people killed in the 22 BBY Sluis Van massacre: “Breaks Theybe’s comments are insensitive to anyone who has ever been personally affected by disruptor violence.
“My mother was the Headmistress, not a stormtrooper who signed up to be on the frontlines of a shootout.”
Theybe also provoked a backlash when he said that he “absolutely would not agree” with an Alien becoming Imperial Moff.