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Old April 14 2010, 03:18 AM   #17
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Re: was ezri right in Tacking into the Wind - are Klingons hypocrites?

Admiral Shran wrote: View Post

A few examples of what I was thinking of....

TOS - The Return of the Archons - They pass judgement on the concept of the Festival because it's not what Humans would do.
No, they passed judgement on a system set up by and run by a machine that imposed its will on human beings by force, and rightly so.

Landru's "peace" left the inhabitants of that planet with as much free will as your average Borg drone.

TNG - Suddenly Human - They simply assume that Jono would natuarally want to return to his Human family. They also look down on the Talarian concept of taking war orphans and raising them as their own children.
So it's ok to kidnapp someone as long as you do it early enough and make sure that he grows up "one of you" so he doesn't even know he's been taken from his rightful place? Jono was and is a Federation citizen. It was Picard's DUTY to return him to his rightful society and family.

DS9 - Just about any Starfleet officer's, other than Sisko in the later seasons, reaction to the Bajoran religion.
Show me where they stopped them from practicing said religion.

VOY - False Profits - Janeway, using Human standards, flat out rejects any concept that the Takarian religion might be correct or in any benefical.
Given that the Ferengi were posing as "gods" and exploiting the people for their own profit, it was the right call.
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