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Old February 13 2013, 10:23 PM   #124
sonak
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Re: My "Just Saw Insurrection For the First Time" Review.

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It's not clear if the Baku even thought of the planet as theirs.
They just called it "home" because they're quirky.

And?
And see: Palatine and Israel.


It is much more like the episode Ensigns of Command.
No it's not.

it was a humanitarian move.
In what twisted world is kidnapping "humane"?

The humane thing would have been to turn around and go home.

You're essentially trying to excuse a large force's persecution, subjugation and displacement of a smaller one to gain access to a natural resource. As a society, we don't do that. As a matter of fact, we tend to condemn it.

Trying to justify it by invoking some bastardized interpretation of the Bentham Pannomion holds about as much water as a thimble. Utilitarianism has its place; implying one's claim to absolute power is more significant and essential to anther's by simple arithmetic is not it, especially under the guise of "health benefits."


relocation of a small village to provide a cure for various diseases would only be regarded as "persecution" or "subjugation" by someone unclear on the meaning of those terms.
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