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We talked about the veterans

Jean Rasczak:
All right, let's sum up. This year we explored the failure of democracy. How our social scientists brought our world to the brink of chaos. We talked about the veterans, how they took control and established the stability that has lasted for generations since. You know these facts, but have I taught you anything of value this year?
[to a student]

Jean Rasczak:
You. Why are only citizens allowed to vote?
Student:
It's a reward. Something the federation gives you for doing federal service.
Jean Rasczak:
No. Something given has no value. When you vote, you are exercising political authority, you're using force. And force my friends is violence. The supreme authority from which all other authorities are derived.

Transcript:
Let's sum up.
This year we explored...
the failure of Democracy, how the
social scientists brought our world...
to the brink of chaos.
We talked about the veterans,
how they took control...
and imposed the stability that
has lasted for generations since.
You know these facts. But have
I taught you anything of value?
You. Why are only citizens
allowed to vote?
It's a reward.
What the Federation gives you...
- for doing federal service.
- No. No! Something given...
has no value.
When you vote you are exercising
political authority.
You're using force.
Force, my friends, is violence.
The supreme authority from which
all other authority is derived.
My mother says violence
never solves anything.
Really? I wonder what the city fathers
of Hiroshima would say about that.
You.
They probably wouldn't
say anything.
- Hiroshima was destroyed.
- Correct.
Naked force has
resolved more issues...
throughout history
than any other factor.
The contrary opinion that
violence never solves anything...
is wishful thinking
at its worst.
People who forget
that always pay.
What's the moral difference,
if any...
between a civilian
and a citizen?
A citizen accepts personal
responsibility for the safety...
of the body politic,
defending it with his life.
- A civilian does not.
- Exact words of the text.
But do you understand it?
Do you believe it?
I don't know.
Of course you don't.
I doubt anyone here...
would recognize civic virtue
if it bit you in the ass!
Not here.
Come on. Let's see if
they posted the math final.

Clip duration: 125 seconds
Views: 5
Movie: Starship Troopers
Year: 1997
Genres: action, adventure, sci-fi, thriller
Summary: Humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs.


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Actors

Jean Rasczak - Michael Ironside
Student - Tyrone Tann