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Thu, 28 Sep 2000 15:20:17 -0700


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org]On
> Behalf Of Hobbitmastr@aol.com
> Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 14:29
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: Re: [gundam] Zion
>
> Zeon Zum Daikun was never a genocidal madman. He was a person who had true
> deelings about the freedom of spacenoids. If oyu want genocidal madmen (and
> women), look no further than the Zabi's.

If you make the analogy of Zeon to Nazi Germany, then the Zabi Family are
analogous to Hitler, Himmler, Goebbels, and Goering and Zeon Zum Daikun is
analogous to Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900). Nietzsche, like
Machiavelli and Darwin, has gotten a bad rap over the years more because of the
way his philosophy was misquoted and misused than for anything he actually said.

Just as Hitler used a distorted version of Nietzschean philosophy (along with an
unhealthy dose of Social Darwinism) to justify his National Socialist Party, so
did the Zabi Family use a distorted version of Daikun's Contolism to justify the
Zeon secession from the Federation and the subsequent establishment of the
Principality.

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