[LMB] Quaddies in DI
RayLists at quixnet.net
Wed, 11 Aug 2004 22:28:00 -0400
PAT MATHEWS wrote:
[talking about quaddies]
> Wouldn't increasing bonding and decreasing aggression make the people
> more susceptible to an authoritarian or collectivist regime? I can see
> a Jacksonian House instilling this feature in its slaves (for sale or
> otherwise) as a matter of course.
It probably would, but if the quaddies are governing themselves, there
simply may not be enough dictator types to cause a problem -- especially
if there is another factor at work that acts as a relief valve. That
factor may be the fact that they had to fight hard to leave a bad
situation. This may have instilled a deep cultural wariness.
Anyhow, how much do we know about the rules? They may, in fact, live
very regimented lives -- and be happy with that.