[LMB] Ezar - - the hand he was dealt
Daniel R. Reitman
dreitman at spiritone.com
Sun Sep 18 02:34:18 BST 2011
Tel <teldreaming at gmail.com> wrote:
>. . . .
> The restraints that I'm talking about are the restraints that (for
> instance) prevent anyone from voting no at Aral's confirmation. Formal
> dissent is frigging dangerous on Ezar's Barrayar.
>. . . .
Read that passage again. Formal dissent is not dangerous. Anyone who
voted no was tolerated as the open opposition and not a potential
But Barrayar was still not a stable polity, as Vordarian - who voted
yes - proved.
At some point, Tel, you need to address your need to invariably
construe the situation for the worst. I don't claim that Barrayar is
perfect. What I do claim is that Barrayar is about as good as it can
get under the conditions that exist.
Dan, ad nauseam
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