Jun 5, 2016

What was that rallying speech General Hux gave in The Force Awakens?

General Hux speech, angry face.

What was that rallying speech General Hux gave in The Force Awakens?

General Hux has a small part to play in The Force Awakens. He's clearly supposed to be a big deal in that he reports directly to Supreme Leader Snoke and otherwise is in charge of the First Order. Hux is also somewhat of a foil to Kylo Ren. The two have a troubled working relationship. Hux appears to see Kylo as being in his way and Ren sees Hux as necessary to keep things 'ticking over'.

Hux is almost a re-run of Governor Tarkin from A New Hope. The key similarity is when Hux orders the firing of the Star Killer base which is similar to when Tarkin orders the destruction of the planet Alderaan. The key difference is that General Hux gave a pretty awesome rallying speech to his assembled First Order troops and soldiers.

Here's what he said:

"Today is the end of the Republic. The end of a regime that acquiesces to disorder. At this very moment in a system far from here, the New Republic lies to the galaxy while secretly supporting the treachery of the rogues of the Resistance.

This fierce machine which you have built, upon which we stand will bring an end to the Senate, to their cherished fleet. All remaining systems will bow to the First Order and will remember this as the last day of the Republic!"

This scene deliberately invokes the manner of the speeches that Adolf Hitler would give at rallies to spread his propaganda and sell his policies to the Nazi Party faithful, and of course his military.

Indeed, even the name of Hux's army is First Order, a none too subtle nod to Hitler's New Order.

Here's the video clip of Hux getting himself all worked up:

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