"I only know one Truth... It's time for the Jedi to end."
I've posted about my views on the Jedi a long time ago, so I'll only briefly summarize here, and I'll lay out my hopes for where Disney will take this.
The Best thing about the prequels is that Lucas condemned the "heroes," showing just how egotistical and corrupt (and lost) the Jedi were as an institution.
Unfortunately, most of this message was coded in the visuals, from their first starfighters being near exact proportional replicas of the Star Destroyers (that triangular shape is synonymous with Evil), to those fighters morphing over the films to resemble TIE Fighters, to the fact that Anakin slaughtered the Jedi and the children with a blue ("Good") lightsaber, and that the troops that assisted him were colored in Jedi Blue paint markings. There's a ton more, but The Bottom Line is this:There would be no Emperor possible were it not for the Jedi.
Simple. Sweet. Undeniable.
And it was their arrogance, fully confident that they were "The Good Guys," that brought the Republic to its knees.
And rightfully so.
My heart sank a bit after I saw The Force Awakens, and the sinking continued as the canonical supplements (novels, comics, etc.) provided more details. It's pretty clear to me that Luke was making the same mistakes as his predecessors did. Institutionalizing celibacy (denying a Natural and deeply embedded hard-wiring is a terrible idea, leading to far worse perversions than accepting what's truly Natural and learning to INTEGRATE it with one's desires for a better world, and is as Pro Nature as can possibly be), establishing a temple for the Force "elite," etc., etc.
History has demonstrated, over and over and OVER again, that concentrating power ALWAYS, with NO exceptions, leads to corruption, and unimaginably painful ruin. Right now, our entire planet is, once again, on the verge of collapse and calamity.
I hope, deeply, that Luke has finally learned The Ultimate Lesson, and he's going to overturn on a fundamental level how things are done.
If the Force is as Yoda describes it...
"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life
creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere
, yes. Even between the land and the ship.”
...then the Force needs to be awakened in EVERYONE. By distributing the power, one ensures BALANCE, for no government, party or individual can then simply seize it to do with it as he pleases.
And thus the Jedi must end.
The sooner, the better, as far as I'm concerned.
What's your take on what Luke might possibly mean...?