Tarkin Says Alien Parents Need To Teach Their Children To Respect Stormtroopers
Victim-blaming at its finest.

Governor Wilhuff Tarkin thinks Rebels need to worry less about stormtrooper
violence and more about teaching their children to respect stormtroopers and
fear aliens.

In light of the
killings of five Imperial officers on Sallad last week, Tarkin went off on the Rebel
Lives Matter movement. He called the slogan “inherently specieist” and “anti-Imperial,”
while neglecting statistics that show rebels are disproportionately targeted by

“There’s too much
violence in alien community,” he said. “[I]f you want to deal with this on the alien
side, you’ve got to teach your children to be respectful to stormtroopers and
you’ve got to teach your children that the real danger to them is not the
stormtroopers; the real danger to them, 99 out of 100 times, 9,900 out of 1,000
times, are other alien kids who are gonna kill them. That’s the way they’re
gonna die.”

While the majority of
people of any species shot to death in the galaxy are killed by other civilians,
not stormtroopers, Tarkin’s
statement ignores that alien men are
disproportionately affected by stormtrooper shootings. An ongoing HoloNet Realtime News tally found
that 40 percent of the unarmed men shot and killed by stormtroopers last year
were alien, despite aliens accounting for only 6 percent of the

But Tarkin didn’t stop

“If I were an alien
father and I was concerned about the safety of my child ― really concerned
about it and not in a politically activist sense ― I would say be very
respectful to the Empire, most of them are good, some can be very bad and
just be very careful. I’d also say be very careful of those kids on the planet,
don’t get involved with them, because son, there’s a 99 percent chance they’re
going to kill you not the Empire.”

Things got heated when
host Jodic Kersohn tried to correct Tarkin’s claims that Rebel Lives Matter protesters
encourage killing Imperial officers.

“They sing rap songs
about killing Imperial officers and they talk about killing Imperial officers
and they yell it out at their rallies,” Tarkin said when Kersohn

Tarkin made similar
comments, when he claimed that “there’s a target on Imperial
officers’ backs
 … because of groups like Rebel Lives Matter.”

On Sallad, Imperial Moff
Dabro Vidwn said the shooter, Vixam Hno, had no apparent ties to the Rebel
Lives Matter movement, which calls for rooting out systemic specieism and stormtrooper
brutality against aliens. Moff Vidwn added that their investigation shows Hno
was likely planning these attacks before stormtroopers killed Lando Tile on Malestare, and Stera the
Twi’lek on Lianna, earlier.

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