[LMB] TSK - Echoes

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Mon Jul 22 13:50:49 BST 2019

> On Jul 21, 2019, at 10:49 PM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Gwynne: One thing that depresses me about most evil overlords is that they're
> so small, in their ambitions. Yes, they want to take over the world, etc etc, but...
> then what? They have no reason for doing it except to bounce around gloating.
> Now, I don't mind a good gloat, I've been known to do it myself. But they don't
> seem to plan beyond that.
> Surely it'd be a greater challenge, and achievement, to create something great?
> Make and maintain a wonderful society where people are happy and strong. Cure
> something; invent, or sponsor the inventors, of amazing things. Be a patron for
> artists, musicians and writers. Build a wonderful world and society. Set it up so that
> it will keep on going for a good long time.
> But no, they just want to grab and hold and destroy, leaving nothing of note behind
> them but ash and misery. All their power, all their ability and strength, and it's
> achieved nothing. Such sadly small ambitions, when they could have been truly great.

Not that much different from great conquerors of our world.

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