Minbari Mondays: (B5:s4e13) “Rumors, Bargains, and Lies” Shows How A Little Knowledge is Very Dangerous

… or Deadly.

Talk about half-baked group-think! I’d have expected better from the Religious Caste, who are supposed to spend so much time learning, thinking, and meditating.

And Lenier, again nearly dying to save others:

“Have we fallen so far that we cannot trust even ourselves?”

I love his words about Delenn, perhaps the best words of wisdom he speaks, spat out with such venom from his hospital bed at his fellow caste members who nearly killed them all, in their stupidity:

“In her world, … we are better than we are… we act with compassion.”

So, with the Minbari as on B5, trust, solidarity, and the whole truth can indeed overcome half-truths and leaps to wrong conclusions, if you live long enough!


Truth Matters.

 Trust Matters.

Empathy Matters.

Last Monday’s review was s4e12: Minbari Mondays: “Conflicts of Interest” (B5:s4e12), and Lifting Every Voice ,


Next Minbari Monday will review: s4e14: Minbari Mondays (B5:s4e14) “Moments of Transition” On Following Illegal Orders?  …


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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