My Name Is Legion wrote:
Well, that really raises questions about the kind of government Earth has as opposed to the way it's usually described.
Now, of course, that would apply to the children that they knew
about. And how resentful do you suppose that the families who escaped discovery would be of such treatment?
Maybe angry enough, after a long while, to detonate some things.
Cumberbatch as described his character as a terrorist. One might ask what sort of causes and conditions give rise to terrorists (particularly of the fictional variety). Certainly deep grievances borne for generations by a people who consider themselves oppressed and apart from the culture in power help.
Earth seems quite paranoid about genetic engineering, even to the point of pushing it's views down the throats of the rest of the Federation. In DS9 we've seen there are severe penalties for using genetic engineering illegally On the other hand, the Federation has no qualms about using genetically engineered people to further its aims. So I can imagine there might be some resentment.