Minbari Mondays, Divided Loyalties and Who Are We?

       This week’s report, in our year 2259 CE, sent to us from our future by Ranger Mayann, writing to us from Minbar, where she is stationed:

Greetings, from Tuzanor:

        This incident takes place from 24 November 2nd, through December 1st, of your year 2259.  My order, on your Mars colony, lost members in the task of getting a message to your Babylon station.  The message was that we may not always know who we really are.


The Eye on Minbar section of your periodical, and your Captain teaching Delenn new and colorful vocabulary allow them to bond, in the early steps of their coming closeness.  And, each learns more of who the other really is.  From gathering needed intelligence proactively, as she does, to the colorful language that he uses, each is surprised by the other.


Delenn took charge of acting on our message, as the initial protector of your telepath, Lyta, the one most badly used, in the end.  But that will come out, in the end.  On the matter of self-knowledge, Delenn is nearest.


Writing from Tuzanor, on Minbar

Earth year 2278,


Anla’Shok Mayann


    No addendum this week from Shira.


Last Monday’s review was Confessions and Lamentations,

Next Minbari Monday will review:  The Long Twilight Struggle



Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

I come in peace, I am your friend.


There are earlier episodes, as part of a letter on the history of the Babylon Project.  

Action Prompts:

1.)  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.

2.) Write a book, 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

Read, Write

-we can learn from the past Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

        by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plans offline) in the present, to

                                       help build a kinder future: Do Better: a Vision of a Better World

( 5 month GED lesson 21 of 67 plans),

   and  Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective: story, especially historical escape women’s story,  inspires learning…

Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: 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.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

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


8 thoughts on “Minbari Mondays, Divided Loyalties and Who Are We?

    1. Very good point! I think I feel as if, of all the crimes committed by the Corps, this one may be the worst, possibly even topping that of Bester’s crimes. Both Byron and Garibaldi, after all, were active agents, and had some level of choice in their actions, even when “blocked at the point of action” as Garibaldi was.

      Talia, on the other hand, never had the slightest choice at all. Had the nice natural personality ever learned of the evil implanted one, might she even have chosen to make the ultimate sacrifice, and kill or otherwise find a way to neutralize herself, rather than be used by the PsyCorps in that way?

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