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Poem: "Do Wrong to None"
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From: chordatesrock Date: February 22nd, 2013 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Thoughts [from private message]

Posting publicly what I said to you privately earlier:

While Shakespeare and his competence seem completely realistic to me, I'm surprised the military hired him. He would have to be truly phenomenal to overcome their prejudices, which clearly still exist in this world (or else they never would have seceded). Perhaps they had a personnel shortage and accepted people they otherwise might not have.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: February 22nd, 2013 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts [from private message]

>>While Shakespeare and his competence seem completely realistic to me, I'm surprised the military hired him. He would have to be truly phenomenal to overcome their prejudices,<<

He is ...

>> which clearly still exist in this world (or else they never would have seceded).<<

... they do ...

>> Perhaps they had a personnel shortage and accepted people they otherwise might not have. <<

... and they are.

The war had been going on for a while. When that happens, militaries tend to make their standards more flexible; they'll take people they can put to some use, because it frees up able-bodied soldiers for the front lines. Notice, however, that they've stashed the weird specialists in the ass-end of nowhere so that nobody has to look at them much. That's also not an accident.
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