This week, Ranger Mayann has no report, but I am taking the liberty of summing up this 6th episode of season 2, from what I hope would be the Minbari point of view:
“I’ve read your proposal, Mr. Isogi. Frankly, you’re either insane or a very brave man. “
Here, after this reaction from a representative of a provisional colonial government, Taro Isogi reminds her, as the Minbari often remind us, that history matters. And so does long term innovative thinking. His idea of Future Corp was a way of solving the violence on the Mars colony peacefully.
Einstein said that only by thinking at a different level from which our problems began, can we solve those problems. This episode represents that idea in a more concrete form.
The core of the actual problem is that there exists a black ops agency buried deeply within the Earth government, working against the interests of peace. Captain Sheridan confides his intention to find that agency, the metaphorical Spider in the Web, and to destroy it. This is why this episode represents so much of what I love about Babylon 5: the willingness to confront unpleasant realities, and then create tools to deal with them.
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.
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Shira Destinie A. Jones, BsC, MAT, MPhil
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Stayed on Freedom’s Call
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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.
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