This week, actor Wil Wheaton published an outstanding blog, wherein he talks about Star Wars and the the current state of our country.

The fun of cheering for Darth Vader when he’s being a badass villain, believing that bounty hunters are awesome, or getting excited when the Death Star is cleared to fire and a Star Destroyer blasts ships into oblivion … it was all gone. The Empire is terrible. The Empire is evil. I realized that Yoda is right about the Dark Side of the Force and those who are seduced by it. I realized that the Republic — our Republic — is worth fighting for.

It’s worth a 5 minute read. May the Force be with us.