And hell, this might as well be “random Star Wars thoughts day” from me, because here’s another one:
You may or may not have seen that post going around about how scary the Force is because letting yourself go too far into it is at least partly what causes you to “fall into the Dark Side” and it basically eats you up when that happens.
That’s not even necessarily the most insidious interpretation of the Force’s habits.
There’s an excellent analysis out there that points out that Force sensitivity should not, logically speaking, be a heritable trait, essentially because any being that can pass superpowers on to its offspring is going to be very successful reproductively and soon enough everything will have superpowers and then they won’t be superpowers anymore.
And this was intended as an argument against heritability, but unfortunately for that argument there’s a lot of evidence that it is a heritable trait.
Here’s where it gets insidious: Anakin Skywalker is described as fitting the characteristics of a prophesied being who will bring Balance to the Force, as a being mysteriously created by the Force itself.
It’s very possible to interpret the bringing of Balance as Anakin killing Palpatine in ROTJ.
It’s also very possible to interpret the bringing of Balance as Anakin helping to destroy the Jedi Order (and killing a lot of Force sensitive people as a natural extension of that).
And of course, it could also be that both actions together are what brought Balance, but that still includes the destruction of the Jedi Order.
Take that second option together with the idea that Force powers are heritable, and you arrive at: The Force wants people to have superpowers, but not too many people. If too many people have superpowers, it’s time to make a superpowered baby to help initiate a purge.
Fuck you, Force, you’re an asshole.