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Others are picking up on The Last Jedi’s politics, too.  §

Though they seem generally more laudatory than I feel:

What The Last Jedi and Cat Person Have in Common
The Last Jedi Will Bother Some People. Good.

The difference between these authors and me is that I think it’s a bad idea to make everything political, including shared mythologies. I thought it was a bad idea with the NFL, and I think it’s a bad idea here.

Once the factions start warring to factionalize the few remaining things that an entire population shares… well… the entire population soon shares nothing.

And what we have is warring factions.