Originally posted by Andy867
Well, my theory is that the Force meant for things to happen because whether or not we try to control it, is ultimately controls us to where it can make things happen to balance itself out. Why else would it have created Anakin skywalker when there was no father figure? Why else would it have been on tattooine, where Qui-gon and Obi-wan would end up. It was all destiny to where not even Palpatine could control the outcome because he was never in control of the Force, only made to believe he was so that the Force could run its own path.
i will agree with you for the most part, but i do think that the Force allows some room for choice. It allows each Jedi or Sith to choose how to allocate the force and what to do with their lives. So i think it is safe to say that Palpatine was in control of the force to some degree, just so long as the force saw balance at some point, which is all i think the force cares about.
Why else would jedi be worried about going to the dark side, unless they had a choice. Because, according to your theory, the Force would ultimately decide If a force-user will be light or darlk, in which case, those force-users wouldn't have to be held accountable for how they use the force if the force controls them, not vica-versa.