Tuesday September 15, 2009
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Part III: Credomar Command


KEVYN: Reverend, some of the most evil people in all history have been dictators.

REVEREND THEO: True.  But not because dictatorship itself is evil.

REVEREND THEO: Dictatorship is dangerous. An entire society rests precariously on the razor's edge of the judgment of a single person.

But dangerous isn't the same as evil.  Otherwise, mercenary work would be automatically evil.

REVEREND THEO: No...  Wait.  Let's pretend I used "ice-climbing" instead of warmongering in that last example.