Friday, 20 January 2017

Rogue One : Rebellions are Built on Hope


The insurrection of five kulak districts should be pitilessly suppressed. The interests of the whole revolution require this because ‘the last decisive battle’ with the kulaks is now under way everywhere. 

An example must be demonstrated.

1. Hang (and make sure that the hanging takes place in full view of the people) no fewer than one hundred known landlords, rich men, bloodsuckers.

2. Publish their names.

3. Seize all their grain from them.

4. Designate hostages in accordance with yesterday’s telegram.

Do it in such a fashion that for hundreds of kilometres around the people might see, tremble, know, shout: “they are strangling, and will strangle to death, the bloodsucking kulaks”.

Telegraph receipt and implementation.

Yours, Lenin.

Find some truly hard people

You're really not cut out for this, are you? 
Being a terrorist, I mean. You're not very good at it. 


You're acting more like a Starfleet officer who's more interested in intelligence reports and Cardassian politics than in actually hurting Cardassians. You have one of the most powerful ships in this quadrant under your command. Why aren't you out attacking every Cardassian outpost along the border? 

Because these stakes here are far greater than border outposts. 

Not for the Maquis, there're not, because the Maquis are terrorists and the only thing terrorists care about is attacking the enemy. 
I know. 
I was a terrorist. 
And if I'd had this ship then, I would've destroyed Deep Space Nine. 
I would've hit the Cardassians so hard they would have screamed for peace, but I certainly wouldn't have gone flying off into the middle of Cardassia on some wild goose chase. 

I guess we're different kinds of terrorists. 

No, you're trying to be a hero. 
Terrorists don't get to be heroes. 

We'll see.

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