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morbidyetdelightful replied to your post: morbidyetdelightful replied to your post: Thoughts…And really put a damper on everyone’s good time. But still, that is some creepy eugenics theme going on in the Equalist movement. It would scare the hell out of me if someone wanted to remove a part of me in the name of ‘equality’.
they would totally try to take Julian’s bending
(water bc he’s a *~healer~* and air as an enhancement extra that he has to keep secret)
This might be an unpopular opinion and I don’t even have any personal explanation for it, but I find something about the word ‘healer’ really wanky. Usually when something annoys me I can verbalise why, and since I can’t do that in this case I usually keep a lid on it, but I just felt like sharing it this once.
Julian would only use his airbending as a last resort, like when the Equalist jump him outside his clinic.
And Garak can be the agent going undercover in the Equalist movement, sent by the City Council. He rescues Julian from his attackers, and is intrigued by him having control over two elements despite their already being an Avatar.
Maybe because ‘healer’ has the connotation that there is something wrong with you, something that need to be fixed for you to be let back in society with everyone else. Considering that there are many things that do need to be managed by medication/therapy, but doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be considered a part of and take part in society as a whole, that could be a valid point.
I’ve begun to feel that ‘healer’ is a strange word in the last few months. A physical therapist is different from a thoracic surgeon from a psychiatric nurse from a pharmacy technician from an EMT. But when you hear ‘healer’, it rarely brings up the above, even though they are part of the health professions. You just think something like a primary care physician, or maybe a trauma surgeon, but hardly ever anyone that isn’t a doctor. Or maybe I’m just nitpicking.
Actually, I think it just sounds SMUG to me, like the person is all ‘I am a heeealerrrr’ and I’m like dude you didn’t heal anything, the body healed itself, not to downplay what you did with medicine or surgery or whatever, but that is not the part you did.
Smug like Julian monologuing to Kira about how awesome his medical talent is, in that one early episode.
Also, Garak, Obsidian Order generally, total bloodbenders.
But why wouldn’t Kira be pleased that Julian was there to bring his Federation medicine to the natives? I’m honestly surprised that she didn’t deck him; Kira had more self-control in the first season than people gave her credit for. He didn’t mean to sound self-important or put down his host planet, but it does reveal that the Federation still has issues related to race relations. It is canon that they were seen as pariahs on many worlds where they tried to start over during the Occupation.
All his life, Julian might have grown up with images of Bajorans either seen as refugees in need of a handout, blood thirsty terrorists, or part of a ‘let’s laugh at the funny foreigner’ episodes of popular entertainment broadcasts, a commercial asking for donations to help Bajoran orphans, or as part of a immigration and foreign aide debate on political broadcasts. He could have seen them in person as domestics at a friend’s house, taking orders from diners at restaurant, holding a position at half the qualifications they actually have, or as part of a affirmative action program to help Bajoran ex-pats assimilate into Federation society. He could have heard people wonder why their Bajoran neighbors don’t move back to Bajor now that the Occupation has ended, even if their neighbors have settled there for decades. He would never have thought of Bajorans as being lesser, but would have been accustomed to being in a more privileged position than them. That sort of thing has a way of warping and seeping into a person’s outlook.
What I wouldn’t give for a deeper look into non-Starfleet views of the world of Star Trek.
Yes, that does make sense. He even has the blue eyes for it. Would they be a covert ops for the Republic, or an outfit like the Triple Triad?