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What would a real Starship Troopers movie look like? 
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Post Re: What would a real Starship Troopers movie look like?
Certainly the lash was used in society at large, although not seen directly:

(chapter 5) I had never seen a flogging. Back home, while they do it in public of course, they do it back of the Federal Building—and Father had given me strict orders to stay away from there.

(chapter 6) Nobody in our family had ever been flogged (except paddlings in school, of course, which isn’t at all the same thing). There were no criminals in our family on either side, none who had even been accused of crime.

(chapter 8) “But—good heavens!” the girl answered. “I didn’t like being spanked any more than any kid does, but when I needed it, my mama delivered. The only time I ever got a switching in school I got another one when I got home—and that was years and years ago. I don’t ever expect to be hauled up in front of a judge and sentenced to a flogging; you behave yourself and such things don’t happen. [...]"

(The latter is just before Dubois' discussion of morals theory: "They had no scientific theory of morals. [...] A scientifically verifiable theory of morals must be rooted in the individual’s instinct to survive—and nowhere else!—and must correctly describe the hierarchy of survival, note the motivations at each level, and resolve all conflicts. ¶ We have such a theory now; we can solve any moral problem, on any level. [...]")

(yes, I have a searchable Word file of ST not obtained illicitly)


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