One of the things that I've always found interesting is that the Force balances itself... The was always the 'prophesied one' that would bring 'balance to the Force', what if the Force wasn't 'balanced'? I know it's heretical to say, but with all the 'good' Jedi represent, that doesn't necessarily mean 'balance'. If the prophecy, was the Force was to be balanced, perhaps the essence of the Force, represented itself in Palpatine and Vader as a balancing mechanism.
An interesting concept is that if there is no good or evil, things stagnate - when too much good is in the world, nothing drives the populace to really do anything. Imagine a world with no disease, no hunger, infinite life, you don't have people working toward making things better, or improving. The opposite would be true in a world filled with malice, pestilence and hunger... Perhaps those that could fix the problems are killed before they get a chance.
This brings in play the concepts of 'balance' - there are many references to force users that must 'balance' their connection with the Force Kyle Katarn, from Dark Forces is one the comes to mind. A man who started out an Imperial, and while a friend to Luke and the Jedi Academy, Katarn was constantly faced with balancing his light and dark tendencies, eventually becoming a member of the new Jedi Council. The path wasn't easy, but canonically as the Dark Forces and Jedi Knight series were both made by LucasArts, we've got a Jedi that many times defied the will of Luke, used Dark Side powers and worked alone to fight what he considered to be evil. Another reference, from another previously mentioned Jedi is Jolee Bindo, who, while good, disagreed with many of the tenets of the Jedi order and eventually left them. He 'walked the line' if you will, but was never turned to the Dark Side.
I think the Force is more of a reference to fate and how it interacts with all things - the Force manifests itself in certain beings to do great good, or great evil. Is the Force User truly in control of the Force, or is the Force in control of the user? I believe both the Jedi and Sith would like to believe that they are in control, but that might not necessarily be the case...
The greatest example of what I believe is the force acting in mysterious ways with balancing was with Revan, which I won't sit here and go into mass amount of detail, because many of us are aware of that story.
Just as a conclusion, perhaps the Force doesn't 'see' good or evil, it uses instruments to bring 'balance' if either 'good' or 'evil' gets too powerful. Tis just a philosophy.
Edited by MosesofWar, 28 February 2014 - 12:28 PM.