Minbari Mondays, A Voice in the Wilderness, Pt. 1, and Hope for Our Inheritors

This is the continuation of our fictional letter (reviewing each film and episode of Babylon 5) that I receive each week from Ranger Mayann.

Here is her 20th report:

Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa, Greetings from Tuzanor:

In this report, in your Earth year 2258, it is just past the middle of the second year of operation of the station. Due to the nature of events and technologies in this incident, the Anla’Shok has forbidden me to write a letter this week, and next.

From the city of  Tuzanor, on Minbar

Earth year 2278,

Anla’Shok Mayann

  Addendum to Ranger Mayann’s report, by Shira: This will be the start of it all, and this episode has one of my favorite Delenn quotes

Without the hope that … our inheritors will have a life that is fuller and richer…”

and I love the Third Principle of Sentient Life (the capacity for self-sacrifice). It is such a Minbari way of looking at things!

Then there is Ivanova’s Babylon 5 Mantra: Ivanova is always right, and if you defy her orders, she will rip your lungs out! That is probably not as Russian as the detailing of stupid things before doing something stupid, which she agrees that

“I know, I know: it’s a Russian thing!”

Last week, next week

That was part of Ranger Mayann’s letter on the history of the Babylon Project.  

To see a far more traditional review of this episode, go to Neatnik’s review.

-Shira Destinie

Action Items:

1.)  Share your thoughts on the many means of Service, and what gives your life meaning.

2.) Share your thoughts on how we Human Beings might start to build a more fully inclusive society for all of us, and how this episode of Babylon 5 could help that process.

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for COVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
ReadWrite, Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans offline) 

Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa. and my Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction, and a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: for a kinder world…    

Shira Destinie A. Jones, BsC, MAT, MPhil

our year 2021 CE =  12021 HE

(GED lesson plans: Day 1Day 5)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

-one can read Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free, described on this GoodReads link: Please leave a review, if you can make a bit of time.

Shira Destinie Jones is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

7 thoughts on “Minbari Mondays, A Voice in the Wilderness, Pt. 1, and Hope for Our Inheritors

  1. Your timing on this one is apt since we just had a magnificent meeting this week at work about inclusivity. Ironically, I didn’t know that was happening at the time of our reviews, but I found 3 of our reviews all focus on that very thing this week at the Junkyard. (The Next Life re: C’rizz, Kirk with Klingons, and I, Robot with the way we handle the “not us”)
    We are coached almost daily on seeing each other as different which is partly why I can’t stand the news. (Cnn or fox?) Our own government is divided into 2 primary divisions. (Democrat or republican?) We daren’t get into religion because obviously mine is right and yours is wrong (I say that ironically, not being religious nor knowing what yours is!). And let’s not forget the standard of every Monday starting with “did you see the game last night” where fans of one side or the other argue over who should have won.
    I’m like people. I don’t care what face they wear, to quote the Brigadier. Be open minded, be considerate, be the best of humanity and I’m in for the ride. Being inclusive can create a much better world. Being a bigot will only destroy it. ML

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