Who would have thought that one of the the most pertinent questions asked in 2015 would come from a disembodied voice in the first trailer for the latest Star Wars film. “There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it?” a mysterious, baritone voice asks in the opening. While the voice refers to an ‘awakening’ in the invisible, yet ever-present Force of the Star Wars’ universe, one could say that a different kind of force has been awakening throughout the United States.
This is a question I’ve asked a lot of people throughout my life, and while some exuded certainty in their replies, I can’t say that anyone has sufficiently resolved this matter for me. Sure, I’ve also read the opinions of people far smarter than I, and in the process arrived at similar conclusions (most are obvious), but I guess that what are likely the correct answers, I still find unsatisfactory.