Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014
I'm sure they probably were lampooned and ridiculed in some quarters of Coruscant and the Republic at-large due to their peculiar beliefs, habits and training, and with only 10,000 or so Jedi of all different levels and ranks existing at a given time in a Republic that might have had trillions of different sentient lifeforms under its umbrella a Jedi would have been like a combination of UN diplomat, the French Foreign Legion and an oddball religion - all in one comparatively tiny organization with a veneer of privacy and secrecy that most citizens of the Republic would never personally come into any sort of contact with.
Human instinct is pretty strong. You can't expect us to change overnight.
-Captain Jonathan Archer, 2151