That bit about Drysdale being a puppet seems extremely odd to me. A military man following the chain of the command is usually not considered a “puppet”, especially not by the people under them, and I don’t think they’ve had enough information to figure out that Drysdale was essentially doing a non-military favour for Winters… in fact, I doubt Drysdale did up until shortly before he was shot.
However, if she was grousing about him basically abandoning them and leaving them for dead, that would make more sense.
Also, great to see that Rick’s got his priorities straight!
I can understand why you may think that. However, in light of the current situation, they will no doubt be questioning the integrity of their commanders. Especially given the fact that they were left for dead, and are now learning that the reasons their CO gave them for the attack were completely bogus.
Being lied to by a superior, and being left for dead will make you start to question whether or not you are on the right side, and would seriously shake the trust you are supposed to have with the people that lead you. It’s the same with Grey, if you can’t trust the people who are leading you into hostile territory, what reason would have to fight for them? Especially if they regard their troops as disposable assets.
As for Drysdale. Following orders is one thing, but to follow them blindly is another thing entirely. Any individual in the military can question the orders of their superiors if they feel it is unlawful or unjust. The chain of command means nothing if your commanders are breaking the law. He was clearly unsure about the mission long before he sent his pilots in, but he decided that risking his neck wasn’t worth it. It was only when he lost some of his best men that he came to his senses and stood up for what’s right. However, as we all know that didn’t go over too well for him :P.
Man, that was super wordy… I apologize lol.
One of my favorite quotes, “Everything is Lie” (even that saying is.) It goes right with “Life is Hard, Death is Easy.” It might not make sense now, but it will when your old enough. 😉
To Holly: Does Drysdale count as a puppet for military industrial complex.
P.S- Why UEC remind me of Western Imperialism? (Natives get out, I want you land)
The Shadow Cabal seems similar to the Yakuza/Militarist alignment for the 1930’s and 1940’s in Imperial Japan. The killing of the Elder sort of like someone taking a shot at the Imperial presence of the time. Allowing the criminals to eventually from a lesser partner to a true partner.
We got one people who compare politics and the comic! It’s jamming!
Its History, not politics. 😉
I must have missed something, then. I’m seeing a lot of evidence for exactly the kind of disillusionment you’re describing, but not so much for the “puppet” judgement… at least, not from Alex’s perspective. How have they been given cause to question their superior’s integrity?
Well five days have passed since they were found. At this point they would at least know that the attack was not justifiable, and that one of their commanders, General Winters, is the prime suspect. They knew Drysdale answers to Winters, and that he obviously doesn’t have a mind of his own to question whether the attack on the Resistance was worth sending his pilots in. However, I should state that Lex questioned the mission from the get go, this is only adding fuel to the fire.
Lex is really just thinking out loud though, I wouldn’t put too much stock into every little thing she says. She’s running things over in her mind trying to get a grip on the situation, so it’s only natural she’s having doubts.
Ah, so the rumour mill was churning off-screen. Gotcha.