[LMB] Barrayar: medical ethics
mtraber251 at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 10 10:52:17 BST 2010
Tony Zbaraschuk wrote:
> Vagen is a chemical weapons specialist. Not a nice profession,
> and really really ugly (particularly as applied on Barrayar). Also
> the only hope for a baby's life.
> Life, or death? It's the same hands. What do you do when the
> gift is double-edged like that?
> Tony Zbaraschuk
I find that rarely are people pure evil, and that many people with
negative jobs do positive things to mitigate their karma. Bear is a
great example of this. He and his unit take donations of fluffy
critters, school supplies, stickers, and candy and gives them out to the
kids in the towns the go through.
Just don't shoot at them as they *will* shoot back. Whether 'police
actions' in foreign countries are evil or not is not under discussion
here, just like Vagan they are doing a job for their government.
"This is me, Órale vato, this is who I am. Take me or leave me. You don't like me? Turn around and look the other way. Its that simple." - Eddie Guerrero
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