No humanity in the state

Star Wars deals with the essential problem: Is the machine going to control humanity, or is the machine going to serve humanity? Darth Vader is a man taken over by a machine, he becomes a machine, and the state itself is a machine. There is no humanity in the state. What runs the world is economics and politics, and they have nothing to do with the spiritual life.

 

-- Joseph Campbell
“PW Interviews Joseph Campbell, by Chris Goodrich” Publisher's Weekly (August 23, 1985, p.74 - 75)
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