Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons “The Illusion of Truth” (B5:s4e8) Teaches On Looking Deeper

1.) Things are not always as they seem, Mr. Garibaldi and Lenier,


2.) One must always take a deeper look at what is presented as news, no matter who is presenting it.   Follow the sponsors and look at the outcomes.

Reporters forced to make propaganda are even worse than Torquemada’s daughter. So the main news network has been taken over by a dictator bent on persuading the population that the Babylon station is full of bad people who must be stopped.

As Neatnik’s review points out, this is just the warm-up…


Last Monday’s review was s4e7: Minbari Mondays, ” Epiphanies” (B5:s4e7) & Loose Ends, or, “Attention To Detail” ,


Next Minbari Monday will review: s4e9: Minbari Mondays: Two Lessons “Atonement” (B5:s4e9) Teaches On Transportation

  Can we learn, ourselves, to look beneath the surface and find the truth, however uncomfortable?                

    We can Do Better.


Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

I come in peace, I am your friend.

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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.


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14 thoughts on “Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons “The Illusion of Truth” (B5:s4e8) Teaches On Looking Deeper

    1. The problem is that both “reputable” and “scripture” are subject to interpretation. This is where logic and following the funding come in.

      If the outcomes are unjust, it should be discarded.

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  1. One way to try to verify information is to look at the source and it’s affiliations–it can range from conservative or liberal slant to who actually owns the platform. Another way is to check multiple sources and see how much variations there are in the story. I recently saw a tweet by someone I did not know questioning the supposedly unspoken US government fears about the Ukrainian government. Since this did not pop up anywhere else, I had to wonder if this was an attempt to cast doubt on how the US is supporting Ukraine either from another country (like Russia), somebody with insider knowledge, or a person trying to stir up problems.

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    1. Thank you for these excellent points, Quips.

      Btw, Phase I of Project Do Better, now that the manual is published (free) in various formats, should interest you greatly, and your expert advice is particularly needed in Chapter 6, in the section on Libraries.

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