[LMB] Aral and power

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Fri Jan 22 23:45:30 GMT 2016


Didn't he have someone all set up and died in an accident?

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> On Jan 22, 2016, at 3:49 PM, Sarah Chambers <sarah.chambers00 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Really it comes down to, if Aral didn't want to remain in the hot seat, his
> focus needed to be, in addition to performing his leadership role well,
> training up others to take his place, which I think the series shows he
> well understood and was amazing at it.
> 
> Of course, the REAL test of Aral's teaching ability is to see how many
> generations after the training continues to be passed on--that re-makes a
> culture. Wish I could look ahead and read how Miles' kids do...:)
> 
> Sarah from Bend, OR
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> On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 12:37 PM, Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net>
> wrote:
> 
>> On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 02:03:05PM -0500, Fred Smith wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Yes, he turned over the throne (or stool).  But he continued as Prime
>>>> Minister and then Viceroy until he died.  He in fact hung onto quite a
>>>> lot of power.
>>>> 
>>>> I'm not saying it's a bad thing.  But it's a thing.
>>> 
>>> but as I recall it, he didn't SEEK it, in fact tried to refuse it,
>>> at least in the case of the regency as well as the prime-minister-ship,
>>> but had, in both cases, his nose rubbed in the evidence that he was
>>> the only person available who was well-suited to the job.
>> 
>> He resisted the Regency, yes.  I don't remember him resisting the Prime
>> Ministership.  I don't think we even see the transition there.  The one
>> bump was accepting that he was only PM now, and that Gregor had to be
>> able to make his own decisions.
>> 
>> -xx- Damien X-)
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