George Lucas slayed by Sith-environmentalists

George Lucas has lost a war of attrition with Sith-environmentalists. If they can't find a compromise with someone as liberal as George Lucas, who can they work with? The answer: No one.

The transformation of George Lucas from creative genius to evil Sith Lord of the Star Wars universe is well documented. Up until this point I have merely pointed out that while Lucas likens George Bush to Darth Vader and often demonizes successful capitalists, it is he who sold his integrity to the highest bidders, built a merchandising empire and ruled it with an iron fist. Today, I get to chronicle the moment in time where Dark Lords, Sith-environmentalists, defeated Lucas in a war of attrition.

Since 1995, a gaggle of rabid eco-interests have relentlessly attacked the billionaire film magnate, whose productions ushered in the digital arts age, over his plans for a production complex that would house Lucasfilm, Industrial Light and Magic, and LucasArts, all beneath one roof. …

Finally, two weeks ago, the county supervisors gave the “Star Wars” creator the thumbs up to build his dream complex, though its size was to be reduced by nearly half and another green deed would have to be carried out by Lucas: fund a county-wide climate change action agenda. Lucas was ready to close the deal when officials moved to provide the opposition one last opportunity to state their case as to why the project should not be allowed. …

When the eco-warriors showed up at the County Hall with lawyers and reams of paperwork last week, George Lucas decided to finally surrender. …

“We have several opportunities to build the production stages in communities that see us as a creative asset, not as an evil empire,” stated a letter from George Lucas’ property company. “The residents [surrounding the property] have fought this project for 25 years, and enough is enough. …”

George Lucas couldn’t get much further to the left on the political spectrum if he tried, and yet the the environmentalists rode him out like a bad Tauntaun until he died, splayed his guts out in the open for all the world to see, and then left his smelly corpse on the steps of city hall in Marin County, California.

How many jobs would George Lucas have brought to the area with a brand new, state-of-the-art movie making complex? What kind of impact would it have had on the economy? We know the answers but they don’t matter, because psychotic environmentalists don’t care. They don’t care about jobs. They don’t care about property rights. They don’t care about compromise. All they care about is imposing their will on the rest of us.

If George Lucas can’t come to an agreement with green activists, who can? Nobody. His case proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that these are people who can not be reasoned with. Lucas bent over backwards to appease his critics, and all he succeeded in doing was making it easier for them to put their boots on his neck.

As the United States assesses its energy needs for the decades to come (where to drill or dig or “frack”) they should remember what happened to George Lucas not so long ago in a state not so far, far away.