The Overlord wrote:
Just a suggestion, but you might want to distill the salient points of your part 2 and part 3 SF debris vids into a paragraph or 2 if you'd like to start a discussion. I'm not ready to sit through 33 minutes of commentary, especially one that begins with season 2's "Alliances".
As for your question "was she a hypocrite?" I'd say no.
Janeway and her crew were never rescued by a fellow Federation crew with a superior/intact ship at the risk of their own lives. She/her crew never repaid that rescue by stealing their Federation brethren's shield generator and purposely leaving them to the mercy of aliens intent on exacting murderous revenge upon "humans" for heinous crimes committed by Voyager.
committed the worst crime he could have done in Janeway's eyes.
He sacrificed HER ship & crew not for food or survival but just so he could run away home.
Imagine the fireworks going off if Equinox arrived on Earth "three months later", hailed as heroes when in reality they were the "24th century's version of the Donner party". A group ready to eat their own, NOT so they could survive, but merely so they could get home a little faster.
Janeway helped the Borg defeated Species 8472 which led to the Borg assimilating other species in the DQ and as it turned out in "In The Flesh" 8472 was the lesser of the two evils. So Janeway helped the Borg survive a war the Borg themselves started and then Borg went around destroying more civilizations in the DQ, it seems like Janeway has more blood her hands then Ransom does.
Didn't we learn from DS9 that morality doesn't win wars?
You say, Janeway stopping Species8472 caused the Borg to destroy more civilizations in the DQ, vs. what?
Letting Species 8472 win and having them destroy life in all 4?
It was an invasion. They didn't speak a verbal language to reason with them yet, so they weren't going to distinguish humanoid Borg for humanoid anybody else. Everyone on two legs or that opposed them were dead meat.
Is that what you honestly see as a better solution?