Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Seven Thousand People
They are divided not only departmentally but also on issues of power and policy.
"chants" (I cannot find this word)
The different groups riot. Chants and manufacturers want a return to free enterprise and independent representation on the Council. Factions and powerful individuals maintain gangs of goons and bullies outnumbering the police. The Captain is (seen as) a puppet of continually shifting groups wielding real power.
I admit that, when I first read that many years ago, I just accepted it but it is the strangest description of a spaceship crew that has ever been written. An explanation will be given but will it be adequate?