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Old January 6 2014, 01:48 PM   #1
Deranged Nasat
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Proof: Federation Politicians Are All On Drugs! (Spoilers -The Fall)

Specifically, they regularly take an anti-scopolaminergic compound to render their minds opaque to most known forms of telepathy.

If they didn't, then Ishan Anjar's jaunt to Betazed during the election campaign might not have been a good idea. When you're hiding a dark secret of that magnitude, a planet full of mind readers is somewhere to avoid... unless you're sure that no-one is going to be able to read you.

Think non-treasonous thoughts, think non-treasonous thoughts...

Although, it does make perfect sense that people would use these (pre-established) drugs. It must presumably be standard practice for prominent politicians and others in high-profile positions - or those with large amounts of sensitive information floating around in their heads - to take such precautions. Presumably Ishan reading as a blank to any probing telepaths didn't arouse suspicion on Betazed, and was considered normal - probably particularly predictable for a politician whose platform revolves around the need for tight security. There's nothing suspicious about it.

If not, then Cort Enaren pulled a Yoda on this one. "The dark side clouds everything, Supreme Chancellor. We have no idea where this Sith Lord is"
The seeds of the ORDERS OF DISCORDIA were planted by Greyface into his early disciples. They form the skeleton of the Aneristic Movement, which over-emphasizes the Principle of Order and is antagonistic to the necessary compliment.
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