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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,

and

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” ,

and

Next Minbari Monday will review: s4e9 …

  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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Minbari Mondays, ” Epiphanies” (B5:s4e7) & Loose Ends, or, “Attention To Detail”

 

1.) The end is not always the end,

and

2.) Never throw away those who’ve sacrificed for your cause.   It could be bad for your health.

On the station, Delenn is watching, with Captain Sheridan, from above, as the ‘commoners’ revel, celebrating their survival and the war’s end. The captain thinks maybe they are right to celebrate:

“Give me tomorrow and I will be happy.”

But back on earth, at PsyCorps HQ, they wonder about the something that had rattled their lead tyrant “big time” -I guess even they were kept in the dark about those Shadowy associates of Mr. Morden. Too bad they didn’t take all of their consequences with them…

G’Kar, meanwhile, is also back on the station after his torture at the hands of the Centauri, and now suffering from phantom eye syndrome. He explains the relationship to what power does, and what power costs, saying that:

“The one is never equal to the other.”

This seems to be a lesson that the B5 leadership has yet to fully learn, as they are already starting to forget the help and sacrifices of one that they never really trusted to begin with.

This cannot lead to a Happily Ever After…

Last Monday’s review was s4e6: Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons ” Into The Fire” (B5:s4e6) Teaches On Sacrifice ,

and

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

  Can we learn, ourselves, not to disregard those who have contributed, just because they are not like us?                

    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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Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons ” Into The Fire” (B5:s4e6) Teaches On Sacrifice

 

     1.) Non-cooperation with your exploiters requires vast cooperation with your allies, and

     2.) Even an arrogant one like Londo can be capable of self-sacrifice

Sorry to gloat, but I have to, even after Londo’s shocking behavior.  Nearly two years later, Vir finally gets his wish!!

After refusing to die for one false dichotomy version or another “of the truth,” Delenn leads the way:

“Now, we build the future.”

     Last Monday’s review was s4e5: Minbari Mondays, A Lesson From “The Long Night” (B5:s4e5) On Strength ,

and then

     Next Minbari Monday will review: s4e7; Minbari Mondays, ” Epiphanies” (B5:s4e7) & Loose Ends, or, “Attention To Detail”

 

  Can we learn, ourselves, to show such cooperation and, if necessary, self-sacrifice?                

    We can Do Better.

  …

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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Minbari Mondays, A Lesson From “The Long Night” (B5:s4e5) On Strength

 

          1.  There are many kinds of strength, and they do not all look the same.

 

     Excellent episode for G’Kar.   He reminds us that all strength 

“…is not from weapons or arms.” 

             The heart-wrenching sacrifice ends on the note of continuity left on Captain Sheridan’s desk, when he took command of the station:

to strive … and not to yield.

  Can we learn, ourselves, to show such beautiful cooperative strength?                

    We can Do Better.

 

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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Minbari Mondays, A Lesson From “Falling Toward Apotheosis” (B5:s4e4) On Persistence

 

          1.  “You can’t save them all. “

                    “I can try.”

 

     Excellent episode title for one becoming a despicable god, and excellent manipulation of a dangerous megalomaniac.  Even Londo is an angel by comparison to this emperor.

    And the captain decides to kill a near god.  Impressive.  And I love Ivanova as the Voice of Babylon 5, reminding us all that 

“Our greatest enemy is fear.” 

    This episode has an excellently horrifying ending, as we finally see how G’Kar loses his eye,  the scene made all the more terrifying for not actually being shown, not even a sound.

  And Captain Sheridan shows that it is often important to know how to motivate others to follow what may seem to be obvious, in a stirring speech that cuts through the fear and hopelessness, persuading everyone to unite:

“not just for ourselves, but for our children, and for our children’s children.”

and that his plan can, indeed, work, but

“only if we do it together.”

  Can we learn, ourselves, to show such determination and cooperation?                

    We can Do Better.

 

Last Monday’s review was S4e3: Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons From “The Summoning” (B5:s4e3) On Bullies ,

and 

Next Minbari Monday will be episode 5 of the year  2261, in this 4th season:

           Season 4e5: Minbari Mondays, A Lesson From “The Long Night” (B5:s4e5) On Strength ;

  …

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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Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons From “The Summoning” (B5:s4e3) On Bullies

 

          1.   They don’t care who gets hurt.

          2.   Only by working together can we stop them.

 

     This is the famous scream episode…  A lot happens, on January 17, 2261, including rescuing Garibaldi, and the perfectly timed return of Captain Sheridan from Z’ha’dum.  The crew, is horrified to learn of the destruction of an entire planet, informed by Dr. Franklin of the significant population that has been completely wiped out.  Hope is waning, but not entirely gone. 

    The captain tells everyone that this work is

“not just for ourselves, but for our children, and for our children’s children.”

and can, indeed, work, but

“only if we do it together.”

  Can we learn, ourselves, to show such determination and cooperation?                

    We can Do Better.

 

Last Monday’s review was S4e2: Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons From “Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?” (B5:s4e2) On Loyalty ,

and 

Next Minbari Monday will be episode 4 of the year  2261, in this 4th season:

           Season 4e4: Minbari Mondays, A Lesson From “Falling Toward Apotheosis” (B5:s4e4) On Persistence ;

  …

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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Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons From “Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?” (B5:s4e2) On Loyalty

       This week’s lessons are questions, really:

          1.   How can one find such loyal siblings in arms as G’Kar is toward Garibaldi, now?

          2.   Why is romantic love, rather than fraternal loyalty, the love that G’Kar is showing for Garibaldi, always seen as THE reason to live, in our culture?

 

     This is one of G’Kar’s most worrisome episodes -for us!!  He runs straight into danger, just to find Mr. G.   Where is such a brother in arms, here, today? GkarCapt  Even Jack The Inquisitor would be impressed.

  Can we learn, ourselves, to show such loyalty?                

    We can Do Better.

 

Last Monday’s review was S4e1: Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons From “The Hour of The Wolf” (B5:s4e1) On Wisdom,

and 

Next Minbari Monday will be episode 3 of the year  2261, in this 4th season:

           Season 4e3: Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons From “The Summoning” (B5:s4e3) On Bullies ;

  …

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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Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons From “The Hour of The Wolf” (B5:s4e1) On Wisdom

       This week’s lessons:

          1.   It is unwise, yet very human, to blame ourselves for things out of our control.  Critical thinking, and keeping a journal, can help with this.

          2.   Wisdom includes seeing and acknowledging the growth in another person.

 

     This is one of G’Kar’s best episodes:

Our thoughts form the universe -they always matter.  …  It takes a rare kind of  wisdom to accept change and redemption in another.  Many would refuse…

  Let’s learn, ourselves, please, to see the person standing in front of us, at the present moment, and ourselves, at the present moment.                

    We can Do Better.

 

Last Monday’s review was S3e22: Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons From Z’ha’dum (B5:s3e22) On Hope,

and 

Next Minbari Monday will be episode 2 of the year  2261, in this 4th season:

           Season 4e2: Minbari Mondays, Two Lessons From “Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?” (B5:s4e2) On Loyalty ;

  …

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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Shira

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