allow me to strenuously object while fervently disbelieving in either.
employment of telekinesis is an active use of a personal internal power.
employment of the force is a passive yielding to an impersonal external power.
the two could hardly be more different.
Oh snap, that's a hell of an observation! Well stated!
But, doesn't Yoda also say to let the Force flow through you? So, it is an external power, but you access it (or it accesses you?) and basically you use your will to, you know, move shit around like. Lightsabers and X Wings (though honestly if I could use the Force, I would just Force-float ice cream into my mouth-hole all day. I'd never even have to leave the chair. I'd be a terrible Jedi.)
So maybe telekinesis does access external power - it's possible (or as possible as telekinesis is.) Or maybe it's totally not that. Maybe it's people using their brain waves to affect matter, with no middle-man.
Well, either way, these are fantastic ideas! I never thought much about this before!