Discussion in 'Spam....' started by AlphaAlex, Feb 12, 2009.
Truth Seeker shook his head. "I don't know. I don't think there are others, but if there are, they would be either controlled or dead, or driven away somewhere else. And even if they existed, The Powers That Be have an iron grip on the mortal folk of the world. Unless somepony decided to take absolute control, and basically become the new Powers That Be, there's not much that brute force can do to change things..."
He grinned. "But from inside, by agents they don't expect? That, I think, can change the world."
Lyra sighed. "It does sound like it should be that simple, doesn't it? But the thing is, the Rainbow of Light is one of those impartial tools that have real limits to what it can do. Loyalty through control, Laughter mandated, Generosity through welfare, Honesty through laws and strict enforcement, Kindness through a nanny state, and Friendship through the Government's programs. By twisting the meaning of the Elements, their power can be deflected, or even used maliciously. After all, while to you and me it is 'wrong' to forcefully turn thinking, intelligent adult ponies into giggling helpless obedient foals, if you look at it from a strictly utilitarian viewpoint, it does increase 'harmony'. To The Powers That Be, the rules of magic are merely more laws, more red tape, another bureaucracy - and you know how efficiently the Elites can find loopholes in anything that has so much as a single rule in it."
what? seems legit to me.
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