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Old January 9 2012, 02:32 PM   #45
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Re: Is Picard a hypocrite?

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post

As for the Ba'ku:

I cannot stress how much I disagree with this interpretation. The Federation is a democratic collection of 150 plus worlds. To try and assign blame elsewhere simply ignores the fact that they wouldn't all share human values.

These novels are really old so I'm not sure spoilers are warranted...

You're telling me that a species like the Andorians, who are a dying race in the novels, wouldn't be interested in doubling the lifespans of their people while they struggle with the rampant fertility issues?

Insurrection tries to paint a black and white picture on a situation that is anything but black and white. Especially in a democratic order of worlds with wildly varying morality.
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