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Old April 19 2013, 09:07 PM   #132
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Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku

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So it's ok for a government to just take something from you without compensation?

absolutist ethical questions devoid of context are usually meaningless.

I believe the Federation's actions in STIX were ethically "okay," BUT I do think they would have been a lot better had they negotiated with and offered compensation to the Baku.

Again though, the reason that option was NOT pursued is because the movie didn't want to give us a situation where the Baku refused to move or negotiate, and then Picard is left defending a group that the audience has little sympathy for.

The bottom line is that the premise was flawed to the core and needed to be re-thought.
"why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?"
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