Minbari Mondays: Two Lessons From “Lines of Communication” (B5:s4e11) On Precedents

1.) The  erosion of long-held protections is bad for civilizations,


2.) Precedents, and the stability they provide, must be taught, discussed, and built upon, Grey Council.

The Minbari find, as we are finding now in American society, that it is important to talk with those we live near, rather than talking at each other. Back on Earth, Human society has found that communications have become an Orwellian scramble of propaganda and double-talk, now recognized as gas-lighting.

The captain’s solution: Ivanova, once the Voice of B5 during the Shadow war, now becomes the Voice of the Resistances4e16VoResistance  in the build-up to Earth’s civil war.

Yes, just like during WWII. Yet another reason I love this series.


History Matters.


  Neatnik gives a more thorough and traditional review of this episode.

Last Monday’s review was s4e10:

       Minbari Mondays: Two Lessons From “Racing Mars” (B5:s4e10) On Practical Empathy ,


Next Minbari Monday will review: s4e12: Minbari Mondays: “Conflicts of Interest” (B5:s4e12), and Lifting Every Voice


Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

I come in peace, I am your friend.


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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