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Old March 1 2011, 06:38 PM   #370
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Re: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts Of Empire review thread

^"He's just buying into the myth..."? it really necessary to be so, to be blunt, patronizing?

Remember, in my full post, I just pointed out that Star Trek is a work of fiction. In fiction, we think outside the box, and allow for possibilities which are arguably absurd and unrealistic, due to the premises we are given.

IF there were such a conspiracy (or, more appropriately, secret organization), and IF it was able to be stay in power for 200 years (which, BTW, one might call equally unrealistic and mythical)--

And IF such an organization is de-centralized, as "Extreme Measures" indicates...

Then is it not rational to allow for the possibility that it was not completely taken down? With respect, Chris, I think you're taking a lot of things for granted.
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