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Old July 7 2013, 01:53 AM   #134
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Re: Star Trek morality test - best and worst episodes

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which would have been absurd, but at least it would have been amusing.

Unlike the episode itself, which combined being morally offensive with jusr being boring.
Amusing to learn that there are possibly realpolitik reasons for not blinding jumping to everyone's aid?

slippery slope arguments are not realpolitik. Just because a humanitarian intervention is doable in one scenario(because of population size, resources, etc.) doesn't mean that the Federation would somehow be forced to intervene throughout the galaxy.
It would set a precedent, and once those are established you've opened up a whole new can of worms you were better off leaving unopened.
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