Anakin, If you’re not with me, you’re my enemy.
Obi-Wan: Only a Sith deals in absolutes.
Queen Amidala: This is how liberty dies -- to thunderous applause.
"..The quote echos not just George W. Bush, as imagined by the Washington Post.
Long before that, a similar statement was made by Jesus Christ: “He who is not with me is against me.�?
"...I would add this question: Isn’t Obi-Wan’s statement absolutist in its own right?
I mean, Obi-Wan doesn’t say, “most Sith Lords think in absolutes�? or “Jedis tend not to think in absolutes.�?
Instead, he makes an absolutist declaration: “only a Sith thinks in absolutes.�?
By that logic, Obi Wan is himself a Sith...."
"This is how liberty dies -- to thunderous applause."
imho this just shows how interconnected siths and jedi really seem to be. both sith and jedi walk the razor's edge of the force, though the sith do it in a dangerous way. For if they let the force swoon them too much it will destroy them. It is like left and right handed tantraists. Furthermore, if each one learned a bit more from the other, imagine the possibilities. Maybe Frank Herberts "Kwisatz Haderach" ?