While the Sith commit the most despicable actions in the Star Wars universe, it must be noted that they do have a creed that they live by. This article will explain the Sith’s perspective on the Force, morality, and their own character.

The Sith Code

“Peace is a lie.
There is only Passion.
Through Passion, I gain Strength.
Through Strength, I gain Power.
Through Power, I gain Victory.
Through Victory, my chains are Broken.
The Force shall free me.”

  • War might never change, but peace does. Its definition is abstract, its time is limited, and its price is hefty. If you wonder why the Sith don’t believe in peace, it’s because no one truly believes in it. We are in conflict with our own minds, family, friends, and neighbors every day in one way or another. When we lie to protect ourselves or those we love, we allow conflict to prosper. When we fight each other for petty reasons such as money, we let our emotions control us. Why should we avoid battle instead of embracing it? We are born to fight, and those who are unable or unwilling won’t always prosper. The moral high ground is a lie.
  • While the Jedi believe that Passion would destroy oneself, the Sith realize that to be alive is to have Passion. The strive for glory, Victory, and pride is powered by Passion, and without it, we would only be a husk of ourselves.
  • Moral Strength is a lie, for it can easily be used against you. The Strength of one’s cunning and skills is what makes an individual powerful, not some ideology.
  • Through the Force, all this is possible, for it holds Passion, Strength, Power, and Victory.
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The Master & The Student

Star Wars vader and palpatine in Rogue One

It’s a key element of Star Wars lore.

The master is the elder, and the student is the young one who is willing to learn. But just as life goes on, the student needs to pick up the torch and eventually pass on their master’s teaching to a new student. However, the Sith realize that Strength is vital for themselves, which is why they require the student to kill their master to prove their cunning and prowess. The master isn’t selfless and going to die easily, and they would have to put up a fight against the student while teaching them everything they know. This isn’t some title passed on because of birth but instead by one’s own prowess.

Does it Work?

While the Sith have an interesting perspective on the world, I do not agree with their philosophy. The Jedi would block all my emotions if I was to join them, but the Sith would have me revel in all my emotions, including those that I should be ashamed of, like greed. What do you think about the Sith? Please leave a comment and tell us what you think about their point of view.

2 Comments

  • jaykldn3000
    Posted August 10, 2023 3:43 pm 0Likes

    I believe in the Sith philosophy which sounds akin to The Prince (Machiavelli) philosophy. It’s all about Passion for “through Passion I gain Strength” and, ultimately, “Power” for all I care about , in the Sith’s context, is “Power”, not “ Victory!”

    • Muhammad AR
      Posted August 11, 2023 5:30 am 0Likes

      jaykldn3000, you made a great point. Machiavelli is a great example of how the Sith operates. While writing this article, I initially thought of Nietzsche’s philosophy when writing this article. But The Prince does have lessons that the Sith follow to the letter, such as: “he who is the cause of another becoming powerful is ruined.” The rule of two is a prime example of this, as the teacher must teach the student, but if the student is too successful, the teacher is ruined.

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