Siths and Separatists

It's a few days old now, but Julian Sanchez launched a discussion about the politics of Episode III by asking: "Are the Republic and the Jedi on the right side of the war? Or, put another way: Why are the Separatists wrong?"

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The Separatists "are wrong"

The Separatists "are wrong" because, according to the story line from Episode Two, their "cause" was manufactured by the Sith conspirators specifically to foment a conflict that could be exploited by Palpatine to accumulate more power.

Of course, the Senate/Republic were similarly manipulated, so this is one of those cases where there is no "right or wrong" side, at least in the public sphere. The real good/evil split of Jedi/Sith was all behind the scenes.

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