[quote=“Raithnor, post:75, topic:110”]
The Jedi are not ISIS, they never wanted to control territory or run a government. ISIS would be more akin to the Sith, as it’s more about control under a Autocratic Theocracy. (NOTE: I am not comparing Islam to the Sith. Only the violent extremism being committed in Islam’s name)
[/quote]Honestly, I don’t think they’re remotely comparable to ISIS, just that they’re a bunch of idiots who cause more trouble sticking by their ways instead of exploring new paths.
We know(or at least, until it gets pulled into the new canon, knew) about other force users who were not Sith, but also not Jedi, and were still good. The White Current/Fallanassi, the Potentium(who, I might add, despite being literally entirely dedicated to what the Jedi would call the “Light side”, they regarded as a sith plot because it wasn’t their teachings, something something absolutes), Aing-Tii, the Bendu(whose symbol, inverted, became the symbol of the empire), the Force Warriors(who, interestingly enough, for the basis for Chirrut Imwe and the Guardians of the Whills in Rogue One), The Grey Jedi, Grey Paladins(who used to be part of the Jedi order, until the order kicked them out for suggesting they use blasters as well as lightsabers - man, the Order were kinda dickbags), Keepers of the Breath, the Jal Shey(basically, Force Scientists), the Matukai, the list goes on.
I maintain both of my points, The Force is made of ghosts, and that the Jedi Order could have avoided this whole mess if they just stopped being tradition-obsessed, puritanical dickholes for like five minutes.