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Palpatine
Credited With Extraordinary Powers Swaying Crowds To His Will

Chief Points of His Empire

Palpatine’s
Empire is less interested than his person and movement. His Empire consists
chiefly of half a dozen negative idea clothed in generalities. He is “against
the Jedi, Corporate Sector, Banking Clan Muun control, Separatists, the high
cost of living, existing conditions, the weak Republic Government after the
Clone Wars and the Ruusan
Accords” Positively he stands only for “a strong united Galaxy under a strong
Imperial Government.”

He is credited with being actuated by lofty, unselfish
patriotism. He probably does not know himself just what he wants to accomplish.
The keynote of his propaganda is speaking and writing is violent anti-Jedi. His
followers are popularly nicknamed, “Arriviste Hordes”.  So violent are Palpatine’s fulminations against the
Jedi that number of prominent Jedi supporters are reported to have sought safe
asylums on the Outer Rim planets, whence they hurry their families when
forewarned of the anti-Jedi Boonta Eve night.

But several reliable, well-informed sources confirmed the
idea that Palpatine’s anti-Jedi
rhetoric was not so genuine or violent as it sounded. And that he was merely
using anti-Jedi propaganda as bait to catch masses of followers and keep them
aroused, enthusiastic and in line for the time when his Empire is perfected and
sufficiently powerful to be employed effectively for political purposes.

A sophisticated politician, Governor Wilhuff
Tarkin
, credited Palpatine with
peculiar political cleverness for laying emphasis and over-emphasis on
anti-Jedi rhetoric saying, “You can’t expect the masses to understand or
appreciate your finer real aims. You must feed the masses with cruder morsels
and ideas like anti-Jedi rhetoric. It would be politically all wrong to tell the
truth about where you are leading them.”

The Palpatine
movement is not of mere Core Worlds or picturesque interest. It is bound to
bring the galaxy into a renewed clash with the Delegation
of 2000 (Senators that demanded a ending of the Clone Wars before the Jedi
betrayed the Republic)
as long as the Imperial Senate goes even through
with the motions of trying to live up to the Ruusan
Accords. For it is certain the partisans will take umbrage at the Palpatine Empire as a violation of
military clauses of the Accords and demand disbandment, even as in the case of
its predecessor, the Old Galactic Republic.

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Statement by the Emperor on the Rebels

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Imperial citizens, we are gathered here today to speak how the Galactic Empire will degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as the Rebel Alliance.

As Emperor, my highest priority is the security of the galaxy.  Over the last several years, we have consistently taken the fight to terrorists who threaten our galaxy.  Thanks to the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order, the Empire is safer. 

Still, we continue to face a terrorist threat.  We can’t erase every trace of evil from the galaxy, and small groups of killers have the capacity to do great harm. And that’s why we must remain vigilant as threats emerge.    And one of those groups are the Rebels – known as the “Rebel Alliance.”

Now let’s make two things clear:  The Rebels are not an “Alliance.”  No government condones the killing of innocents.  And the vast majority of Rebels’ victims have been inhabitants who live on the Outer Rim Territories.  And the Rebels is certainly not a planetary government.  The Rebel Alliance was formerly a Jedi-created sympathizer organization in the Republic Senate and the planet Datooine, and has taken advantage of Separatist strife and Mandalorian’s civil war to gain planets on both sides of the galaxy.  It is recognized by no Imperial government, nor by the people it subjugates.   The Rebel Alliance is terrorist organization, pure and simple.  And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way.

In a region that has known so much bloodshed, these terrorists are unique in their brutality.  They execute captured prisoners.  They kill children.  They enslave, rape, and force women into marriage.  They threatened Force sensitives with genocide.  And in acts of barbarism, they decapitated two HoloNet journalists.

So the Rebels pose a threat to the people of in the galaxy, and the broader galactic sectors – including Imperial citizens, personnel and facilities.  If left unchecked, these terrorists could pose a growing threat beyond that region, including to the Galactic Empire.  While we have not yet detected specific plotting against our homeworlds, Rebel leaders have threatened the Empire and our allies.  Our Intelligence believes that thousands of traitors -– including Jedi and some clones from the Clone Wars –- have joined them with their criminal Hutt strongholds.  Trained and battle-hardened, these fighters could try to return to their homeworlds and carry out deadly attacks.

I know many Imperial citizens are concerned about these threats.  I want you to know that the Galactic Empire is meeting them with strength and resolve.  I have ordered our military to take targeted action against the Rebels to stop its advances.  Since then, we’ve conducted more than 150 successful planetary orbital bombardment strikes against Rebel installations.  These strikes have protected Imperial military personnel and facilities, killed Rebel fighters, destroyed weapons, and given space for unaligned Imperial citizens and planetary forces to reclaim key planets.  These strikes have also helped save the lives of thousands of innocent men, women and children. 

But this is not our fight alone.  Imperial power can make a decisive difference, but we cannot do for Outer Rim inhabitants what they must do for themselves, nor can we take the place of economic partners in securing their galactic regions.  And that’s why I’ve insisted that additional Imperial action depended upon the Outer Rim planets forming an inclusive provisional government under the consent of the Empire, which they have now done in recent days.  With a new provisional Imperial government in place, by the consent of the Empire, and following consultations with allies and the Imperial Senate on Coruscant, I can announce that the Empire will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat.

Our objective is clear:  We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, the Rebel Alliance through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy.

First, we will conduct a systematic campaign of planetary orbital bombardment strikes against these terrorists.  Working with the provisional Outer Rim government under the consent of the Empire, we will expand our efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions, so that we’re hitting Rebel targets.  Moreover, I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten the Empire, wherever they are.  That means I will not hesitate to take action against the Rebels in other sectors of the galaxy.  This is a core principle of my Empire:  If you threaten the Empire, you will find no safe haven. 

Second, we will increase our support to forces fighting these terrorists on the ground.  I deployed several hundred Imperial Stormtroopers to Lothal to assess how we can best support Lothalian security forces.  Now that those teams have completed their work –- and Lothal has become a part of the provisional government under the consent of the Empire –- we will send an additional Imperial personnel and Stormtroopers to Lothal.  As I have said before, these Imperial forces will not have a combat mission –- we will not get dragged into another ground war with the Rebels.  But they are needed to support Lothalian forces with training, intelligence and equipment.  We’ll also support Lothal’s efforts to stand up former Separatist Guard Units to help alien communities secure their own freedom from Rebels’ control.

On Mandalore, we have ramped up our military assistance to the Mandalorian opposition.  Tonight, I call on Imperial Senate again to give us additional authorities and resources to train and equip these fighters.  In the fight against Rebels, we cannot rely on a Death Watch regime that terrorizes its own people – a regime that will never regain the legitimacy it has lost.  Instead, we must strengthen the opposition as the best counterweight to extremists like Rebels, while pursuing the political solution necessary to solve Mandalorian’s crisis once and for all. 

Third, we will continue to draw on our substantial counterterrorism capabilities to prevent the Rebel attacks.  Working with our partners, we will redouble our efforts to cut off its funding; improve our intelligence; strengthen our defenses; counter its warped ideology; and stem the flow of Jedi traitors and sympathizers into and out of the Outer Rim.  And in two weeks, I will meet with my top advisers to further mobilize the galactic community around this effort.

Fourth, we will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to innocent civilians who have been displaced by this terrorist organization.  This includes Lothalians and Outer Rim inhabitants who are at grave risk, as well as tens of thousands of Mandalorians.  We cannot allow these communities to be driven from their ancient homeworlds. 

So this is our strategy.  And in each of these four parts of our strategy, the Empire will lead by a broad coalition of partners.  Already, allies are flying starships with us over Lothal; sending arms and assistance to Lothalian security forces and the Mandalorian opposition; sharing intelligence; and providing humanitarian aid.  Darth Vader met with the new provisional government and forced their efforts to promote unity.  And in the coming days he will travel across the galaxy to enlist more partners in this fight, especially Imperial planets who can help mobilize communities in Lothal and Mandalore, to drive these terrorists from their lands.  This is Imperial leadership at its best:  We stand with people who fight for their own freedom, and we rally on behalf of our common security and common humanity. 

My administration has also secured support for this approach here at Coruscant.  I have the authority to address the threat from the Rebels, but I believe we are strongest as an Empire when the Emperor and the Imperial Senate can work together.  So I welcome Senatorial support for this effort in order to show the galaxy that the Empire are united in confronting this danger.

Now, it will take time to eradicate a cancer like the Rebels.  And any time we take military action, there are risks involved –- especially to the Stormtroopers who carry out these missions.  But I want the Galactic citizens to understand how this effort will be different from the Clone Wars.  It will not involve Stormtroopers on unaligned galactic planets.  This counterterrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out Rebels wherever they exist, using our galaxy power and our support for partner forces on the ground.  This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued with the Jedi and Separatists planets for years.  And it is consistent with the approach I outlined earlier:  to use force against anyone who threatens the Empire’s core interests, but to mobilize partners wherever possible to address broader challenges to international order. 

Imperial citizens, we live in a time of great change. Tomorrow marks 14 years since our Galactic center was attacked by Separatists.  Next week marks 14 years since our society suffered the betrayal of the Jedi.  Yet despite these shocks, through the pain we have felt and the grueling work required to bounce back, the Empire is better positioned to seize the future than any other in the galaxy.

Our technology companies and academies are unmatched.  Our manufacturing and starship industries are thriving.  Planetary energy independence is closer than it’s been in years.  For all the work that remains, our businesses are in the longest uninterrupted stretch of job creation in our history.  Despite all the divisions and discord, I see the grit and determination and common goodness of the Imperial citizens –- and that makes me more confident than ever about our galaxy’s future.

Imperial leadership is the one constant in an uncertain world.  It is the Empire that has the capacity and the will to mobilize the galaxy against terrorists.  It is the Empire that has rallied the galaxy against Jedi aggression.  It is the Empire –- our scientists, our doctors, our know-how –- that can help contain and cure the outbreak of Blue Harvest virus.  It is the Empire that helped remove and destroy Mandalore’s declared superweapons so that they can’t pose a threat to the Imperial citizens or the galaxy again.  And it is the Empire that is helping Outer Rim communities around the galaxy not just in the fight against terrorism, but in the fight for opportunity, and tolerance, and a more hopeful future.

The Empire, our endless blessings bestow an enduring burden.  But as Imperials, we welcome our responsibility to lead.  From Eriadu to Alderaan, from the far reaches of Tatooine to war-torn capitals of the former Confederacy of Independent Systems, we stand for freedom, for justice, for dignity.  These are values that have guided our Galactic Empire since its founding. 

I ask for your support in carrying that leadership forward.  I do so as a Emperor who could not be prouder of our Imperials –- our pilots who bravely fly in the face of danger, and Stormtroopers who support our partners on the ground.

When we helped prevent the massacre of civilians trapped on a distant planet, here’s what one of them said:  “We owe our Imperial friends our lives.  Our children will always remember that there was someone who felt our struggle and made a long journey to protect innocent people.”

That is the difference we make in the galaxy.  And our own safety, our own security, depends upon our willingness to do what it takes to defend this galaxy and uphold the values that we stand for –- timeless ideals that will endure long after those who offer only hate and destruction have been vanquished from the galaxy..

May the Force Serve You Well.

Our Review of #StarWars Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir, Issue 3

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Count Dooku and Darth Maul prepare to fight

Listen to the Star Wars Actors Guild 77 (@SWAG_77) Podcast as Gina and Tony read through and review the comic, Star Wars Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir, Issue #3. Prepare for the awesome power of Darth Maul after TCW Season 5 Mandalorian Arc — or Mauldalorians. SPOILERS!

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HEADCANON FICTION: Early Signs of Order 66

[Another scientific piece written by the owner of SWAG 77 who is a trained PhD molecular geneticist]

Order 66 as planned

Early Signs of Order 66 by the Yun Ne’Shel Master Shaper Corps Interrogation of the Biological Make up of Clones for the Praises of the Yuuzhan Vong Empire.

Order 66 was enacted by a “SEETH LORD” who caused the demise of the entire infidel JEEDAI system. It was done by a combination between genetic compulsion, addiction and brainwashing. It is something that the SEETH are evil enough to do and capable of doing.

Basically, the process was simple: Order 66 was not just “words inscribed on holograms”, it is an “incantation” and “subliminal message” to activate a particular neurological region in the brain of a clone to force them to choose to enact the Order.

Human Brain Anatomy

Addiction Exacerbates Brain Reward System

That neurological region in real life would be similar to the “brain reward system” of addiction to substances, chiefly drugs. With just one word or saying, the addicted individual would be compelled to act on any directive given.

What is the addiction? WAR! Fighting war by shooting and killing is addicting to some people even in real life. When individuals stop fighting it may be one of the withdrawal causes to PTSD…

 

Fighting war is addictive. Withdrawal = PTSD

For someone as EVIL as the SEETH, of course, war would be the driving force in using clones specifically created and trained to fight a war, add a few genetic precursors and subliminal markers and the system is ALL PRIMED for brainwashing…

What was the primer?

On the “Y” chromosome we identified a protein region that is highly amenable to mutation. It actually wasn’t that hard for our Qang Qahsa’s and Rikyams (living computers) to identify. It was genetically modified by the promoter region to make sure it was highly expressed in the brain, and then allowed to clamp on the neurological memory engrams of war so during the build up process, the addiction could set in. All anyone really had to do was to suggest keywords and it would have set off the response codes.

The protein is SRY:

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Protein SRY not genetically modified

We have found that this protein is easily genetically modified with its lack of introns to govern its production.

However the overexpression in the brain can cause early stage neuronal degeneration and premature aging. According to the design from our research, many clones can be created and have several years of service before dying by natural causes.

Ironically, there were no genetic modification to make the clones sterile. Any good cloning protocol would ensure that only the desired genes would be inherited for the next generation of clones. What that would entail in their programmes? Unknown.

The Yun Ne’Shel Master Shaper Corps highly suggests that the Great Doctrine protocols of Qah be examined to incorporate the “addictive paradigm” with the infidels to serve us under Yun Shuno. We request blessings from the Elites to shape infidels with invasive measures rather than subliminal. The infidels will choose our request because they know it will bring them closer to the Gods! ZHAETOR ZHAE!

THE BEST ARC of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 – Shadow Conspiracy

If you have not been watching Season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, then you do not have SWAG 77 😉

About the BEST arc is to unfold. Highly anticipated. Well-prepared. Excellent voice acting by mainstream actors, such as Sam Witwer, Clancy Brown, Jon Favreau and Katee Sackhoff.

The scenes are fast paced, lots of shooting, lots of lightsabering and all the wonderful facets that a Star Wars movie should have without a Death Star.

And this conversation must be stopped due to the desire of SPOILERS…

The Shadow Collective

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Anyhow, the first episode of the arc, entitled, “Eminence” is due to start in another couple of weeks. While watching the arc, follow along with us at SWAG 77 by liking our character pages as we remain “in character”.

All of us are more than geeked out when this episode starts.  To show you why, watch the video below:

C’mon! This is where the fun begins! Unleash your inner fandom!

For The Enduring Love of Padme

Her name is Padme Naberrie of Naboo. She was not the youngest ever elected Queen at the age of 14, but her terms were very important.

In her early days as Queen, the planet Naboo was blockaded by the rogue Trade Federation and she had to be protected by two Jedi Knights. They narrowly escaped the blockade but had to crash land on the Outer Rim planet Tatooine. While there, she met a young slave boy named, Anakin Skywalker.

It would be ~10 years before she saw him again. She would meet him as a Jedi  Padawan Learner, who was guided by his master, Obi-Wan Kenobi.  On Galactic Capital Core planet, Coruscant, she was the Senator Padme Amidala from Naboo, and she strongly opposed the “Military Creation Act”  supported by Chancellor Palpatine. Because of her strong opposition, she became the target of several assassination attempts. For her safety, she was sent to her homeworld, Naboo escorted by Padawan Anakin Skywalker.

While on Naboo, something happened between them:  They fell in love.

Anakin’s burning passion for her poured out from his soul finally. It was illogical and Jedi were not supposed to love.  But after Geonosis, they were secretly married on Naboo.

Then, the Clone Wars started, and while she fought in the Senate and in the field, she tried to keep their love life a secret. It was difficult to do, and it even forced Anakin to hide underneath her desk in her Senate Office. Somehow their love managed to pull through it.

Faced with many pressures and forces, such as the Confederacy of Independent Systems or Separatists and even General Grievous himself,  their love endured!  Even being captured by Count Dooku, their love endured!  However, over time her fears for Anakin’s safety became overwhelming; but learning about his safety came at a price.

The war, unfortunately, is far from over…

Written by AG-
Edited by Dr.G-


EnActress’ note:

For me, being “Padme Amidala Skywalker” on Facebook is a dream come true. She is my childhood hero and I dreamed of being just like her:  Beautiful, Strong, Powerful, Kind, and Noble.

I have grown into that kind of woman and am honored to be able to portray such admirable qualities through SWAG 77. I hope to inspire and be a good role model and influential for others as “Padme” was for me.

While there are several other Facebook Fan Pages of the character “Padme Amidala Skywalker”, I think what makes mine special  is how much I know about my character, how I relate to my character, and how much I can express myself through my character when I post.

Playing, “Padme” has inspired me in so many ways in my life, and being her for SWAG 77 is like my personal way of thanking Mr. George Lucas for giving me a worthy role model.

 

SWAG 77 note:

Padme Amidala Skywalker will be a featured character at the SWAG 77 Fan Table at Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Celebration 6

I Follow No One! I am Darth Maul! I am Sith!

Darth Maul was ripped from his twin brother, Savage Opress, as a baby when he was given to Darth Sidious and taken to the planet Mustafar.  A droid, TD-D9, cared for and trained him by severe “reward and punishment”.

Every once in awhile, Darth Sidious would gauge his progress. Several times, Darth Maul had extensive lacerations and broke bones. Then one day, Darth Sidious tested Darth Maul in which he passed. He was 13 years old. At that point, Darth Sidious destroyed TD-D9, and took Darth Maul to train at a special school on the planet Orsis.

The Orsis Academy trained military and bounty hunters, but Force Users were not allowed at the school. Through some manipulations, Darth Sidious was permitted to have Darth Maul train there. For 4 years, Darth Maul trained, but the Dark Side of the Force took an “interest” in him and he had to leave.

Darth Maul completed his training with Darth Sidious on the planet Hypori for his final test to become a Sith Lord. Darth Sidious announced:

From this day forward, you are a Sith Lord. You have chosen a path of Darkness, the path of power. You are Lord Maul. You are my instrument.

Then “The Phantom Menace” starts.

SWAG77 created our own Darth Maul performance page in 2011, when we discovered that he was back with robot legs.

There were several Star Wars Novels that were released in succession and we read as much as we could to understand how it was possible for a bisected individuals survive and thrive as a cyborg.

What we found it there are many ways of the Dark Side of the Force, that some find unnatural.

On our page, we perform Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Clone Wars Revenge

He believes he is a Sith Lord. He knows that Darth Sidious dumped him. He knows Darth Sidious has a new apprentice, Darth Tyrannus or Count Dooku. He is also bitter that he was beaten by the puny Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi. Essentially, Darth Maul seeks revenge.

The voice of Darth Maul is Sam Witwer who also voices the secret apprentice to Darth Vader, Galen Marek or Starkiller, and Emperor Palpatine.

Some find Darth Maul sexy even though he needs to see a dentist

SWAG 77 made our main emblem for Star Wars Celebration as Darth Maul

 

SWAG 77 note:

Darth Maul will be a featured character at the SWAG 77 Fan Table at Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Celebration 6

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine or Darth Sidious, I presume…

Palpatine was born and bred on the planet Naboo in a Galaxy Far, Far Away. He attended elite schools from the house Palpatine.

Sadly, he never quite “fit in” to Nabooian society. He was reckless, always getting into trouble, he was a troubled boy and his aspirations were low.

Then a strange Muun named Hego Damask approached him and offered him a different path…

That path was the way of the Sith…

In time he learned many things including great calm, essentially hiding his real being to what was called, “the profane world”, so that the grand plan of the Sith could be manifested.

He first became a Senator of Naboo in the Old Galactic Republic Senate. He had to convince the Queen Padme Amidala to vote of no confidence in Supreme Chancellor Valorum on the taxing of trade routes. Subsequently, the Trade Federation held an embargo on Naboo and the Jedi were sent in to negotiate.

It was then he learned of a little boy strong in the Force named, Anakin Skywalker.

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine was decisive and dictatorial. He often made independent decisions without consulting the body politic. It frustrated the Senators, one of them now being Padme Amidala. But when her life was threatened key vote for militarization, he demanded her to be saved by some “old friends of hers”, Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker his padawan.

Then it was realized that part of the Galactic Republic was being torn apart by planets who were seceding and forming a new Galactic government called the Confederacy of Independent Systems, led by a former Jedi named Count Dooku of the planet Serenno.

A decision had to be made and somehow it was discovered that the Republic had placed an order of clones for a “Grand Army of the Republic” to fight a civil war in the Galaxy. It was dubbed, the Clone Wars.

The Clone Wars is where SWAG 77 is mostly directing the character, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine or Darth Sidious.  From the reading of several novels, comics and reviewing the movies and televisions shows, we have learned key ways to perform Palpatine on social media entertainment.

During the Clone Wars he was guarded and hidden. He was beneficent, though he was a very evil man as a Sith Lord. He used the “art of the small” to suppress his Dark Side presence (Darth Plagueis novel) that took nearly 30 years to perfect.

While performing him actively, we have learned key character attributes: Keep him laughing, make him chuckle and laugh at all things, use subterfuge and subvert what anyone says with a pleasant smile on the face; and always keep him courteous because it throws the Jedi off from pursuing him.

Images that are preferred are from the Clone Wars, but since the actor, Ian McDiarmid has always been identifiable as Palpatine (Darth Sidious) we include those actively in our performances. Unfortunately, in 2012, the actor who voiced the animated Palpatine, Ian Ambercrombie passed. It is unknown who will voice Palpatine. It is suspected that it will be Ian McDiarmid, but that is unclear at the moment. When SWAG77 attended Star Wars Celebration VI, more will be known as he will be there and well will report it to you our fans immediately!

UNLEASH YOUR INNER FANDOM!

 

SWAG 77 note:

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine ~ Darth Sidious will be a featured character at the SWAG 77 Fan Table at Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Celebration 6