The Last Minbari Monday: Some Reflections on Babylon 5, and Hope

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

“Pause, and consider.” (a quote from the previous B5…)

 As I quoted last week, and continue to do.  This series has indeed given us much food for thought, and maybe also a ray of hope for our world.  People do, sometimes, nurture the angels of their better natures, and we do sometimes “do the right thing because it is the right thing to do,” as our Naval Leadership instructor taught at USNA.  But doing the right thing sometimes carries with it, as when refusing to follow an unlawful order, 

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“Negative, Fleet Command. The Vesta will not engage in support of illegal orders.”

or, 

when standing up for a wrongly accused personzola_jaccuse   

tremendous, even mortal, risk.

   There is also the importance of community, both of building community, as Delenn shows us, and of knowing when to sacrifice for the good of community, as G’Kar agrees…

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