Date: 03/21/2014 12:52 PM Title: For the sake of future generations
I don't know how this managed to slip past my attention for so long!
This is a deep, thought-provoking piece that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. You never disappoint!
Author's Response: Oh my. I don't know what to say. I'm just so flattered. So, thank you. I'm really happy you feel this way. Really.
Date: 11/02/2012 7:56 PM Title: For the sake of future generations
No dictator ever says, 'I will take over because I am an evil person.' The motivation might be power, but the world's dictators don't think of themselves as evil. If they're in it solely for the power, they won't admit it publicly. Many are motivated by patriotic notions, love of nation or ethnic group, or they know how to manipulate those feelings in their people.
The chilling thing is that nothing contradicts what Katse tells Everett. At least, not on the surface. Finding the lie requires digging deep, which requires time that few people have. So even if Everett found a lie, he could rationalize it away.
Date: 07/08/2012 8:24 PM Title: For the sake of future generations
Very interesting take on things. Katse definitely would have to have a silver tongue to get people to do things for him. You can't count purely on threats/fear for motivation, I think.
I like that Katse seems to almost pity the team because they have no way of knowing better, though of course we have to wonder if he really means that or not. :) I had the feeling he did.
Author's Response: Of course he meant it. After all, if one wishes to get under the skin of his opponents, one has to empathise with them first. Without understanding the feelings, one can't manipulate them. And besides, there was the whole Time-Place-Occasion that Katse had used. This is what brainwashing is all about. Time, place, occasion, and confusion.