Rc – Heinlein – Starship Troopers

Rc – Heinlein – Starship Troopers – 175 – The moral ladder

Por |agosto 16th, 2017|

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“We have such a theory now; we can solve any moral problem, on any level.

Self-interest, love of family, duty to country, responsibility toward the human race

— we are even developing an exact ethic for extra-human relations.

But all moral problems can be illustrated by one misquotation:

‘Greater love hath no man than a mother cat dying to […]

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Rc – Heinlein – Starship Troopers – 152 – Every time

Por |septiembre 23rd, 2016|

Every time we killed

a thousand Bugs

at a cost of one M.I.

it was a net victory

for the Bugs.

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Rc – Heinlein – Starship Troopers – 025 – History and Moral Philosophy

Por |septiembre 23rd, 2016|

I thought about it during the last session of our class in History and Moral Philosophy. H. & M. P. was different from other courses in that everybody had to take it but nobody had to pass it — and Mr. Dubois never seemed to care whether he got through to us or […]

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Rc – Heinlein – Starship Troopers – 100 – Powered armor

Por |septiembre 23rd, 2016|

But, while they have not yet built a machine to replace us, they’ve surely thought up some honeys to help us. The suit, in particular.

No need to describe what it looks like, since it has been pictured so often. Suited up, you look like a big steel gorilla, armed with gorilla-sized […]

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Rc – Heinlein – Starship Troopers – 033 – Oath

Por |septiembre 23rd, 2016|

The Fleet Sergeant added, «Did you find exhibits relating to their present competence to take the oath of enrollment? If so, what?»

«We found,» the older one said, «appended to each record of physical examination a duly certified conclusion by an authorized and delegated board of psychiatrists stating that each of them […]

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Rc – Heinlein – Starship Troopers – 031 – Anything but the boss’s son

Por |septiembre 22nd, 2016|

«So? And how about you, bub?»

I hesitated — and suddenly realized that, if I didn’t take a swing at it, I would wonder all my life whether I was anything but the boss’s son. «I’m going to chance it.»

«Well, you can’t say I didn’t try. Got your birth certificates […]

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Rc – Heinlein – Starship Troopers – 153 – Bugs – Soldiers – Ammo

Por |septiembre 22nd, 2016|

We certainly didn’t know that we were losing.

Those Bugs lay eggs. They not only lay them, they hold them in reserve, hatch them as needed. If we killed a warrior—or a thousand, or ten thousand—his or their replacements were hatched and on duty almost before we could get back to base. […]

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Rc – Heinlein – Starship Troopers – 051 – Happiness – Sleep

Por |septiembre 22nd, 2016|

Two weeks after we got there they took our cots away from us. That is to say that we had the dubious pleasure of folding them, carrying them four miles, and stowing them in a warehouse. By then it didn’t matter; the ground seemed much warmer and quite soft — especially when the […]

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Rc – Heinlein – Starship Troopers – 053 – Bullies

Por |septiembre 22nd, 2016|

I may have given the impression that boot camp was made harder than necessary. This is not correct.

It was made as hard as possible and on purpose.

It was the firm opinion of every recruit that this was sheer meanness, calculated sadism, fiendish delight of witless morons in making other […]

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Rc – Heinlein – Starship Troopers – 182 – The welfare of the group

Por |septiembre 22nd, 2016|

Under our system

every voter and officeholder is

a man who has demonstrated

through voluntary and difficult service

that he places the welfare of the group

ahead of personal advantage.

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