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  1. You've read my mind. For very long I have been an advocate of using what you consider 'mature themes' to make people political and globally aware, especially young people who so often have no clue on these things and usually follow what their parents say. A good example was Jade Empire. When I was playing it and I asked Smiling Mountain on the philosophy of 'The way of the Open Palm' and 'The way of the Closed Fist', I saw an incredibly simplistic view of human behavior and life in general. For example, the Way of the Open Palm was meant to be a Confucius-like philosophy but with 'good' aspects to it. This meant that you accepted your role in society and in nature, that is, if you were a peasant, then you had to stay a peasant, otherwise it would be considered being out of your station, belonging to the Way of the Closed Fist. But then again, the peasant is being exploited of his fruits of labor by the landlord... which is supposedly 'evil' or belonging to the Way of the Closed Fist. So we see a contradiction of ideas. I suppose Bioware attempted to unite Chinese philosophy with Western values, but the result is a mess and conflict of ideas which make no sense. Imagine how this affects teenagers who are starting to discover the values and ideologies which make up the society he/she lives in. There is also the scene where Master Li or Emperor Li says that 'he will correct the violence inherent in man', basically saying that by nature we are violent. One cannot claim such thing, as human nature is very debatable and, in my view, does not even exist. It's these kind of childish ideas which are thrown by game developers in order to 'entertain'. But games also have moral themes in order for us to learn something. So if there is anything to learn, I'd rather it was a proper and insightful message than 'all humans are evil and greedy RAAR!'. He's not arguing that laborers should be right and corporations wrong. He's saying that they should explore both sides so as to gain an insight on what these people go through. So you are in favor of committing an injustice to a majority of the population, which happens to be the working class? Even those who love capitalism advocate it because it's a fairer and more just system. There is an answer, and it's not dictated by right or wrong. It's dictated by the present material conditions and the ruling class which is in power. After hundreds of years of exploitation to peasants and workers, you'd think that they're the ones whom you're going to side with. Making claims like this without sources is not a good idea. Tread carefully. Religion has been enforced for much longer than your so called 'communism' has and countless people have suffered for it. Even now it continues to destroy lives in the Middle East. Again, provide sources. I could make the claim that the Christian church is right now slaughtering hundreds of Muslims in an underground lair, but it is not necessarily so unless I show sources. This used to be true a long time ago, not anymore though. With the free access to information and the easier it is to access it, this problem barely happens anymore. Long before those people were born, they ancestors were beaten and exploited for the service of a landlord or a capitalist. The 'poor communities' do try to get out of that situation, but can you honestly say that all of them will be able to get out? Only a few might, but the majority will continue to suffer. Besides, it was originally the ruling classes who traded drugs and products like it, especially when the great slave trade of the 15th and 16th century. They are 'locked in a cycle of poverty' because they are unable to get out by any means, even if they work as hard as they can. Exactly what liberals have said for the last 200 years. You should have understood by now that individualism is overrated.
  2. I've always wanted to tell Kreia: "Oh of course, I mean helping others only weakens them! Right! Hurray for logical fallacies!"
  3. Why not? He speaks the same way that the sith holocrons do.
  4. "Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people." -Karl Marx Nuff said. Onto the original topic. Kreia is wise and she certainly knows what she is talking about. However, I disagree with most of her philosophy. However, there is one thing I found realy interesting and true in what she said, 'It is better to make them see through your eyes, than to close them forever.'
  5. The teachings of Karl Marx and Engels. Communism all the way!
  6. Haven't you heard? Kreia is THE hottest ****. You all know you want to dig her.
  7. The war made Europe stronger only becuase it was allowed to recover and it received help from us. But what about Europe after the war? It was practically in ruins. Same way after World War I. And don't just look at those two wars. Most wars leave a nation weakened afterward. Just look at France after the defeat of Napoleon, or the U.S. after the Civil War. Just look at any country involved in long conflicts. Just look at how the arms race in the Cold War weakened the U.S.S.R. The same would have happened with the Republic/galaxy - and it did happen. Aren't we forgetting the Republic was close to collapsing in the beginning of K2? The entire galaxy was weakened. It was ripe for the picking by any outside invaders, like the True Sith. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Again, you are looking at the physical and not in the psychological. Yes, Europe was in ruins. Yes, wars weaken the countries economy. The point that l was trying to show, is that the PEOPLE IN SUCH COUNTRY LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES. The countries of Europe understood that the only way to stop war, was to COOPERATE and help each other, instead of holding grudges with each other. This is what Kreia was referring to. The psychological part of Revan's war, not the economic.
  8. Wrong. The US did not stay out of the war. It also cost the US a lot of money, but their influence was greatly extended over Europe. But, once again, you are looking at the physical aspect of the war. Besides, the 'money' you mention is called 'Marshall Aid'. Many countries accepted this money (It was not a donation and it was not out of the goodness of the USA. They were motivated by self-interest in that they could create more markets in Europe, therefore avoiding another depression like the one in 1929), but they would have to give it back in time, which they did. The war made Europe stronger, in that the people learned not to trust radical parties, for example, or that Europe became more united than ever into cooperating.
  9. Indeed? You are wrong. Wars make a country stronger, not only physically (Economically), but mentally as well. There many examples of this. The USA being one. It always came richer and more powerful after a war. And Europe did become stronger too. Look at it. The European Union came into formation because of the second world war. Or the UN. It came into being because of the second world war. And because people did not want to suffer similar disasters, they approved of this. They learned their lesson. Why do you think humanity as progressed so much? And without war, techonology would not have progressed as fast. Thanks to war, you and everyone else has a computer and internet. This is what Kreia was trying to say. That people become stronger, not neccesarilly physically, but their will is greater, their morale higher and when you achieve your goal, the satisfaction is great, and the harder or more dangerous the problem, the greater that reward will be.
  10. Jawas are the best and the coolest.
  11. I don't think the dialogue has anything to do why l like Kotor I better than Kotor II. I mean, l really liked the dialogue, but as previously said, there are a few points: -Not enough choices. Everything is sort of forced on you. Not enough choices as to how the game ends. (This has more to do with the cut content) -It didn't feel as 'Star Wars' as Kotor I. There was too much 'Grey Jedi' and not enough good or evil fighting. Of course, sometimes it's nice to put a character which questions these two terms. Compare Jolee with Kreia. -Influence system and the RLG were kind of annoying. The influence system makes you either win everything or lose everything. And with the RLG, many times you couldn't get items that you wanted to get. -Kotor II didn't feel alive. Personally, l like stories which are really active and feels alive. I didn't like the whole 'True Sith' or 'Force Bond' thing, but l did find it interesting to think about.
  12. Indeed. I have the game and finished it with both sides. Jerec is a dark Jedi and, as a Miraluka, he is blind and can only see through the force. He is not really a Sith Lord, but he does lead the remnant imperial forces. His lightsaber colour is (Obviously) red, single. His objective was to find the valley of the jedi, which happened to store the power of ancient jedi who were buried there. Kyle Katarn, guided by his fathers message, becomes a jedi and (Cannon is light side obviously) defeats Jerec in the end.
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