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Old February 14 2010, 01:21 PM   #57
Rush Limborg
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Re: Was Picard wrong in I,Borg?

I wonder if folks realize the irony of Omega:

The Section 31 novel Cloak establishes why the Omega Directive came to be--it was due to an expirimentation on the molecule by a group of ambitious scientists supposedly subsidized by Section 31.

This book, and the other books in the miniseries, go to great lengths to demonize The Bureau as either incompetent or just plain evil. Our heroes dismiss the arguments of the 31 agents out of hand, swearing to bring them down, someday.

And yet...Janeway is forced to effectively employ Section 31's methods to do what is neccesary to save lives...the justification Section 31 asserts, as well.
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."
--David Mamet
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