sweetsunray Posted April 15, 2019 Share Posted April 15, 2019 3 minutes ago, Forlong the Fat said: But there’s a space between acting like Tywin or Aerys and not executing traitors that still includes ruling in a better manner. We have to remember the context of what she’s doing—she’s re-establishing feudal rule over Westeros, not running for election on a progressive platform. And this is a conflict she’s dealing with in real time—can she be different and also be Queen of all of Westeros? Maybe and maybe not. But I don’t think executing the Tarly’s precludes her from being better than Tywin or Aerys. As to your judgment of Jon and Sansa, for example, I think we all hope they will be better rulers as well. And we believe that they are morally better than the Lannisters or the Mad King, at least. Yet you are OK with their actions because they’re consistent with prevailing ideas of justice. Have you actually read my reply to you. I'm holding Dany's actions then against Dany's speech 5 mins prior to it to the same people. And I pointed out that yes, her first tactic was "running for election". And her speech to her POW was an "election speech" not the "I'm the rightful queen" speech. An election speech isn't an election speech when you burn the men who don't vote for you. The reason why I do not hold Jon and Sansa to that standard is because they don't give election speeches. They held speeches where they stress their inherited claim. And even if Jon was elected to be LC or KitN, he (nor Sansa) ever pretended to rule for the people. Jon never made such a claim to get elected. And once elected he rules, whether as LC or as KitN, with the feudal power he has. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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