> I won't deny there are some cynical and/or fanatical rulers in Fonrit.
> A major constraint against widespread cynicism, I feel, is the knowledge
> that the use of unrestrained insights have had memorably bad
> consequences (like say the gloranthan equivalent of Godzilla or Cthulhu
> demolishing large portions of the city). While a ruler could be cynical
> and/or in the pursuit of power, they have to be covert in doing so. If
> news about their philosophy broke, the other rulers would gang up on
> them to put them down (and then fight each other over the spoils).
> --Peter Metcalfe
I'm afraid that I still see this as providing too many opportunities for humanity's darker nature to emerge, regardless of whether or not the insights are being used.
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