General Protection Fault: Scylla and Charybdis

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[Comic for Friday, May 23, 2014]


[[As Socrates has been defending his species spread across the galaxy, Dexter has grown increasingly uncomfortable. He stops Socrates with a question of his own.]]
Dexter: [sadly] That's all well and good, but what if the natives you "enrich" don't WANT to be "enlightened?"
Socrates: I... fail to see your point.

Dexter: Let's say, HYPOTHETICALLY, that your species could surreptitiously infiltrate a planet like Earth, taking control over key world leaders and controlling the population to do your bidding. Isn't THAT a bit like conquest?

Socrates: That should never happen. We generally avoid worlds with native sapient species. Sapience tends to... complicate things.
Patty: [dryly] That's generally true to begin with.

Socrates: But hypothetically... yes. That is how the war started. We made our greatest mistake, and now billions of innocent lives have paid for it in blood...

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