Rorschach Test

From wikipedia: The Rorschach test (German pronunciation: [ˈʁoɐʃax]; also known as the Rorschach inkblot test or simply as an Inkblot test) is a method of psychological evaluation in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using, depending on the psychologist, intuitive insight, complex scientifically derived algorithms, or both.

Today I went to Panera for lunch and didn’t have really anything special in mind. But as I’m picking up my lunch from the counter and walking back to my seat something triggered in my brain. There was a kid I’d say about 7 or 8 sitting in a booth wearing an Anakin Skywalker t-shirt. Which made me think how odd. When I was that age Star Wars had just come out and I remember Han Solo t-shirts, Luke t-shirts, Chewy and Leia.  Hell even the droids had t-shirts. But I do no recall Darth Vader t-shirts in the 70’s. Posters yes but not t-shirts.

Maybe my moral compass is askew again but I have a problem with kids wearing Anakin shirts. In my mind it’s like seeing a kid wearing a t-shirt of a young Hitler holding a copy of mein kampf.  The parent’s know what is going to happen, who the guy becomes but decides to ignore it.  Who knows, maybe the kid’s parents use it as a learning tool. Look how everyone can fall to evil or something along those line. But why do we let kids worship anti-heros?  Batman I can deal with along with Wolverine and the Punisher. When I was 16ish Rorschach from Watchmen was one of my favs as well but I’d rather see an 8 year old kid in a Jar-Jar shirt than Anakin.

Maybe I take Star Wars a bit to seriously?

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