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From: matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 10:44:55 +0100
Subject: Re: (urth) TBOTSS and colonialism

On 31/05/2002 05:12:16 Jason Ingram wrote:

>On Thursday, May 30, 2002, at 12:41 PM, Jerry Friedman wrote:
>[. . .]
>> To get back to something more to the point, why doesn't Silkhorn
>> try "donating" blood to inhumi?  That would seem like an excellent
>> attempt at making improvements.  He's too humble to think he
>> would help?  Too squeamish?  Wolfe didn't like the echoes of the
>> Eucharist?
>I believe that he did so, deliberately opening his veins several times
>to feed an inhumu or two.  It seemed that this altered their subsequent
>behavior, though Jahlee presents a counter-example (I believe that she
>was a recipient).  I couldn't opine whether Silkhorn's intent was simply
>to prevent them from preying on others or he had something else in mind
>without rereading.

Thought just appeared out of the blue so perhaps nonsense: if humans
volunteered this and inhumu acceded to it would it not create a dependence
that ultimately could make the inhumu a slave race?  Potentially a
solution as ethically problemtaic as the problem.

This would't happen if all human doners were altruistic.  But isn't our
premis that they (we?) can't be so consistantly and universally?



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