first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a city council concerned itself with irrelevancies. Members passed silly resolutions rather than tending to the serious matters of the day. This government is purely fictional, mind you. It’s nothing like, oh, the Los Angeles City Council of today, which is currently considering the weighty matter of … a resolution to make May 25 “Star Wars Day” in Los Angeles. Oh sure, joyless Sith lords might complain about such a campy way to celebrate Star Wars on its 30th anniversary. They might even note the absurdity of the council cheering a Star Wars convention that will be coming into town at the end of the month while council members have been urging conventioneers to boycott L.A. hotels. But the politics of frivolity are a good distraction from the absence of politics of substance. A clever ploy this is – beware the dark side.last_img