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The Enemy: revamped part of the interview episode, up to "instigating a war".

Thanks to the people on Freenode's ##English (and a little to #london.pm on
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 <p>And so I went on, for a day and a half, with short discussions with an increasing number of large media networks, and I kept receiving increasing offers of payment for an exclusive interview. In my opinion, it was very sincere of me to tell each company about the offers I received from the others, but for some reason, they didn’t sound too enthusiastic when they realized I was doing it on a regular basis. </p>
 <p>"Sir, your offer sounds very tempting. In fact, it’s almost as tempting as another offer, which I received a couple of hours ago. Wait a second, are you saying that you have a better offer? Really? Yes, it does sound better. Just give me half-an-hour to consider it. Yes. Yes. Goodbye to you too."</p>
 <p>And a few minutes later: "Hello Madam! I’m glad that I was finely able to reach you. You won’t believe it but I was this close to accepting your offer when the telephone rang, and I was offered an even better one. I’m sorry, but it’s really nothing personal. Really? Let’s see, in comparison to the other offer it’s..."</p>
-<p>Anyway, I eventually got tired of this multi-sided negotiation, and decided to take the most attractive offer up to then. This offer included a sum of money, that is very large, even in the other part of the world. Moreover, it included a flight to one of the big cities there, and an accommodation at a five star hotel, at the expense of the media company of course. There I had to be interviewed at an evening show of one of the most famous hosts in the other part of this world. This was a host of whom I was particularly fond. The main reason for that was that I had never seen any of her shows and so did not change my initial opinion.</p>
+<p>Anyway, I eventually got tired of this multi-sided negotiation, and decided to take the most attractive offer up to then. This offer included a very large amount of money, even relative to what people of the other part of the world are used to. Moreover, it included a flight to one of the big cities there, and an accommodation at a five star hotel, at the expense of the media company of course. There I had to be interviewed at an evening show of one of the most famous hosts in the other part of this world. This was a host of whom I was particularly fond. The main reason for that was that I had never seen any of her shows and so did not change my initial opinion.</p>
 <p>So it happened that I had to leave my country for the second time that week. After I packed my belongings, and said goodbye to my family and my neighbours, I went to the airport in a car, which was also prepared and financed by the media company. At the airport I boarded a plane that flew towards the city in which the interview was about to take place.</p>
 <h2 id="a_star_is_born_maybe">5. A Star is Born. Maybe.</h2>
-<p>The flight that lasted 11 hours exhausted me completely and I was glad that they took me straight to the hotel, where I fell asleep right after lying on the bed. After I woke up at a late hour of the morning, I ordered breakfast, and then decided to go on a half tour-half shopping spree in the city. Even though I was supposed to get most of the money only after the interview, I had a good amount of money that was given to me in advance. The show in which I had to be interviewed, was scheduled for that night, and I understood that I had very little time for touring and shopping.</p>
-<p>The tour of the city was very interesting, and I was able to see wealth and luxury that I never had a chance to see. At least not since the time I was a little boy, before my country was torn by guerrilla organisations such as the Organisation. The luxury of the hotel was also way beyond what I was used to in my house, but I was sure that in the other part of the world, most people could not afford themselves such luxury in their houses either.</p>
-<p>The time passed very quickly and it was time for the interview. Two hours before it was held, they drove me in a limousine to the company's studios' building, where the show was shot live. I was brought to the makeup and dressing room where I was fit clothes, had makeup applied to my face, and was prepared the show.</p>
-<p>In the middle of the makeup, the makeup person asked me: "Do you feel like you're ready for the interview?"</p>
+<p>The flight that lasted 11 hours exhausted me completely and I was glad that they took me straight to the hotel, where I fell asleep right after lying on the bed. After I woke up at a late hour of the morning, I ordered breakfast, and then decided to go on a half tour-half shopping spree in the city. Even though I was supposed to get most of the money only after the interview, I had a good amount of money that was given to me in advance. The show for which I was going to be interviewed, was scheduled for that night, and I understood that I had very little time for touring and shopping.</p>
+<p>The tour of the city was very interesting, and I was able to see wealth and luxury that I never had a chance to see, at least not since the time I was a little boy, before my country was torn by guerilla organisations such as the Organisation. The luxury of the hotel was also way beyond what I was used to in my house, but I was sure that in the other part of the world, most people could not afford themselves such luxury in their houses either.</p>
+<p>The time passed very quickly and it was time for the interview. Two hours before it was held, they drove me in a limousine to the company's studios' building, where the show was shot live. I was brought to the make-up and dressing room where I was fit clothes, had make-up applied to my face, and was prepared the show.</p>
+<p>In the middle of the applying the make-up, the make-up person asked me: "Do you feel like you're ready for the interview?"</p>
 <p>"I think so." I told her.</p>
 <p>"Are you calm and everything?"</p>
 <p>"Yes. Do I have any reason to be nervous?"</p>
 <p>Maybe you want to see a recording of one of the shows to prepare yourself?"</p>
 <p>"No, that's O.K. I love surprises. In fact, I noticed that I respond better after something unexpected happened than after something that I knew was already going to happen."</p>
 <p>"As you wish. By the way, how much did you get for the interview? Really?!"</p>
-<p>After they finished dressing me and making me up, there was still some time left until the beginning of the show, and I spent it in the studios. I was offered to meet the interviewer before the interview, but preferred not to - being spontaneous requires a little planning. Then the show started, yet I wasn't the first person to be interviewed there (rating considerations). The interviewer first interviewed two motion picture actors who came out with a new film, a psychologist who published his first book, and a physicist who recently publicised a finding that he discovered along with his colleagues. I was supposed to enter after the interview with the physicist was finished, the physicist being present at my interview.</p>
+<p>After they finished dressing me and making me up, there was still some time left until the beginning of the show, and I spent it in the studios. I was offered to meet the interviewer before the interview, but preferred not to, as being spontaneous requires a little planning. Then the show started, yet I wasn't the first person to be interviewed there (rating considerations). The interviewer first interviewed two motion picture actors who came out with a new film, a psychologist who published his first book, and a physicist who recently publicised a finding that he discovered along with his colleagues. I was supposed to enter after the interview with the physicist was finished, the physicist being present at my interview.</p>
 <p>"So, " the interviewer asked the physicist towards the end of the personal interview with him, "what would be the implications of the discovery on the industry?"</p>
 <p>And he answered: "Well, the material is useful in many areas of the industry, but because until now its price was relatively high, companies used cheaper alternative materials instead of it. Our discovery, which lowers the price of its manufacturing, will allow factories to use it instead of the alternative materials and thus improve the quality of their products. </p>
 <p>My labs are in progressive stages of writing the patent on the improved manufacturing process, and I hope my colleagues and I will receive a generous sum of money from the royalties on the patent."</p>
 <p>"Yes. Definitely."</p>
 <p>"That's all for now, Doctor. I ask you to stay here in the studio to receive our next guest, which many of the viewers waited to see the interview with him impatiently. This is a man who is frighteningly logical. A man, whose actions have implications on the whole world. A media hero, that a week ago no one knew who he was. Is he a hero for a moment, or has a new star been born in the skies of the world's politics?</p>
 <p>Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the ex-Member of the Organisation!!"</p>
-<p>This was my cue to come in, and so I entered the studio to the tempered claps of the audience that sat there. I went in the direction of the interviewer, greeted the people who were present, and shook her hand and the hand of the physicist. Right after that, I sat down in one of the guest's chairs that were vacant next to the physicists. And then the interview began.</p>
-<p>The interviewer waited for the end of the hand-clapping, while moving her gaze from the audience in the studio to the physicist and me. After there was silence, she looked towards me and said: "The ex-Member, I must say we are very happy to have you here on our show. Tell me: how do you feel here, in the other part of the world?"</p>
+<p>This was my cue to come in, and so I entered the studio to the tempered claps of the audience that sat there. I advanced towards the interviewer, greeted the people who were present, and shook her hand and the hand of the physicist. Right after that, I sat down in the vacant chair next to the physicist. And then the interview began.</p>
+<p>The interviewer waited for the end of the hand-clapping, while moving her gaze from the audience in the studio to the physicist and me. After silence prevailed, she looked towards me and said: "The ex-Member, I must say we are very happy to have you here on our show. Tell me: how do you feel here, in the other part of the world?"</p>
 <p>"Excellent. The conditions are much more comfortable than what I'm usually used to." I answered.</p>
 <p>"Very well. " She said, "Please tell us a bit about your service in the Organisation? How did you feel back then?"</p>
 <p>"Oh, it was definitely an illustrative service. However, there was one thing which bothered both me and my late comrades: they kept lecturing to us how bad the Enemy was and why we must fight it. I think half of our training time was wasted on such lectures. We knew the Enemy was bad, and that was the reason we joined the Organisation in the first place!</p>
 <p>"Sure. That's why I suggested my suggestion, so the Organisation can fight it better."</p>
 <p>There was a short pause. "Can you tell us, following your visit to the land of the Supporter, how they eventually decided to handle it?", she continued.</p>
 <p>"Actually, I could tell you. We reached the conclusion that my suggestion corresponds to the philosophy of the Supporter and of the Organisation, and it will probably be implemented to a greater extent in the Organisation and in other establishments of the Supporter worldwide."</p>
-<p>"Speaking of the philosophy, according to many people who live here, in the other part of the world, both the philosophy and the actions of the Organisation are completely irrational."</p>
-<p>"The Organisation thought that such a thing might happen, and therefore he printed his philosophy on a note."</p>
-<p>"I'm sorry, but I don't understand how it contributes to its validation. Everyone can write the world's biggest nonsense on a note, and yet it will remain illogical and subjective to whoever said it."</p>
-<p>"But this note was printed in eight milliard copies, and thus there's plenty of it for every man alive, which makes it objective for all practical reasons. You can receive it from the Organisation for free, by enclosing mail payment only. Likewise, you can find it on the Internet in the following URL:</p>
+<p>The Interviewer then said: "Speaking of the philosophy, according to many people who live here, in the other part of the world, both the philosophy and the actions of the Organisation are completely irrational."</p>
+<p>I replied: "The Organisation thought that such a thing might happen, and therefore he printed his philosophy on a note."</p>
+<p>The interviewer then responded: "I'm sorry, but I don't understand how it contributes to its validity. Everyone is able to write the world's biggest nonsense on a note, and yet it will remain illogical and subjective to whoever said it."</p>
+<p>"Yes, ", I said, "but this note was printed in eight milliard copies, and thus there's plenty of it for every man alive, which makes it objective for all practical reasons. You can receive it from the Organisation for free, by enclosing mail payment only. Likewise, you can find it on the Internet in the following address:</p>
 <p>http://www.the-organisation.org/reference/anti-something/Aristotle/Organum/our_philosophy.html."</p>
 <p>The interviewer seemed shocked for a moment. Some media experts would claim it was unprofessional, but in my opinion, it was pretty much in place. "Indeed a strong argument, and I'm sure many of the viewers would take your suggestion, and will check the philosophy of the Organisation themselves. Whether they will accept it - that it is a different question."</p>
 <p>"Well, the objectivity of a certain thing is not dependent on people accepting it."</p>
-<p>"Of course. Let me move on to the next question, which interests me and probably many other people very much. It is known that both the Enemy and the Occupier invaded your country, after actions of terrorist organisations such as the Organisation caused it to lose stability. Both countries had one share or another in its destruction. Today, the Occupier occupies a large part of your country directly, and controls most of the other part with a puppet government. The Enemy, on the other hand, occupies only a small part of your country which is close to its border, for security reasons, and the condition of the people who live there, is as far as I know, not so bad. Why, if so, do the residents of your country act mostly against the Enemy and not against the Occupier?"</p>
+<p>"Of course. Let me move on to the next question, which interests me and probably many other people very much. It is known that both the Enemy and the Occupier invaded your country, after actions of terrorist organisations such as the Organisation caused it to lose stability. Both countries had one share or another in its destruction. Today, the Occupier occupies a large part of your country directly, and controls most of the other part with a puppet government. The Enemy, on the other hand, occupies only a small part of your country which is close to its border, for security reasons, and the condition of the people who live there, is, as far as I know, not so bad. Why, if so, do the residents of your country act mostly against the Enemy and not against the Occupier?"</p>
 <p>"An excellent question, Madame. There is, probably, some activity against the Occupier's army, but it is much limited and doesn't receive as much media coverage. Furthermore, it is a lot easier to fight the enemy, because the Organisation receives the support of the Supporter and the acceptance of the Occupier. Moreover, the Enemy's country, as opposed to the Occupier's country, is a free country, and therefore is committed to behave in a moral manner, even towards the members of the Organisation, that are, out of self-definition, immoral.</p>
 <p>If those reasons are not enough, then since the beginning of the Occupier's occupation, there have been peace in our country, which was disturbed only by the activity in the southern border. The civilians are happy that there's peace at last, and so they don't really mind that the country is under foreign occupation.</p>
 <p>In my opinion, even if we had all the reasons to fight the Occupier, then like the man who looks under the light of a street-light for a coin he lost in the dark, we would have still preferred to fight the Enemy. It's much more convenient, and still satisfying."</p>
 <p>"From what I understood from what you said," The physicist said "the war against the Enemy doesn't bring your country much good, and it would be better better if you did not fight it at all."</p>
 <p>"Definitely Not!" I replied to him vigorously "The very fact that it would be better to fight the Occupier, doesn't mean that fighting the Enemy, even tough it isn't beneficial for us in the long run, or even the short run, is useless."</p>
 <p>"O.K., we could say you cleared that point." The interviewer said and continued, "Several forces in the Enemy's country suggest that the Enemy's army will retreat from the security-zone that he possesses at the moment in the south of your country, and will try to protect his civilians only from within his sovereign territory. This action might stop the fighting between him and the Organisation, because the Organisation reasons the continuation of the fighting in that it does it to liberate that territory. </p>
-<p>Yet, the Supporter's country despises the Enemy, not because he hurt your people or holds part of your country, but out of ideological motives. Therefore, its interest is that the fighting against the Enemy will not be stopped at all. Moreover, even for the Occupier, the withdrawal from that territory will not change anything, and it will ll want the fighting to go on.</p>
+<p>Yet, the Supporter's country despises the Enemy, not because he hurt your people or holds part of your country, but out of ideological motives. Therefore, its interest is that the fighting against the Enemy will not be stopped at all. Moreover, even for the Occupier, the withdrawal from that territory will not change anything, and it will still want the fighting to go on.</p>
 <p>Thus, assuming the Enemy withdrew from that limited territory he's controlling at the moment, do you think the Organisation would continue its activity against the Enemy?"</p>
 <p>Undoubtedly, this was also a very good question. I thought about it a little and replied: "Look, it's not a small dilemma. On the one hand, it would be more difficult for them to get support for the actions from the civilians, unless they will manipulate the desire for revenge on the Enemy's past crimes. Still, both the Supporter and the Occupier, which now sanctions the aggressive activity of the Organisation, will want the Organisation to keep on fighting out of their own motives.</p>
-<p>As you may well remember, I met with those who are responsible on the Organisation's activity in the Supporter's government and I realised that except for the fact that they reject Aristotle's Organum, they are very reasonable people. Therefore, I estimate that in such a case, they will take the reasonable decision. For people who reject the Organum, of course."</p>
+<p>As you may well remember, I met with those who are responsible on the Organisation's activity in the Supporter's government and I concluded that except for the fact that they reject Aristotle's Organum, they are very reasonable people. Therefore, I am forecasting that in such a case, they will take the reasonable decision. For people who reject the Organum, of course."</p>
 <p>"That is, will continue to fight the Enemy?", the physicist asked.</p>
 <p>"Or vise versa. When the Organum is rejected, it's hard to know."</p>
 <p>"I'd like to ask the ex-Member a question.", the physicist said.</p>
 <p>"Please do." The interviewer said to him.</p>
 <p>"Some of the actions of the Organisation were followed by bombardments of the air force of the Enemy's military, which were, at times, even very massive. Those bombardments sometimes caused civilians of your people to get hurt. The Organisation knew in advance that such bombardments could come as response to its activity, and yet didn't stop it. In your opinion, can one say that the Organisation is responsible in killing its own people?"</p>
-<p>"No!" I replied to him, "It is absurd to believe that if someone performed an action with an expected cause, then he's guilty of the cause. Thus, for instance, as opposed to common belief, Hitler is not responsible for breaking World War II. All he wanted was for people to hear his command to invade Poland!</p>
+<p>"No!" I replied to him, "It is absurd to believe that if someone performed an action with an expected cause, then he's guilty of the cause. Thus, for instance, as opposed to common belief, Hitler is not responsible for instigating World War II. All he wanted was for people to hear his command to invade Poland!</p>
 <p>Furthermore, a man who positioned a gun at the forehead of another man and shot him, is not responsible for killing him. All he wanted was that the bullet will be emitted from the barrel, or even just for the trigger to be set backwards!"</p>
 <p>"Speaking about bombardments," The interviewer said, "many criticisms were directed at the Enemy for hurting the civilians among you, although they are only trying to hurt the Organisation's soldiers. As an objective viewer, do you think those criticisms are justified?"</p>
 <p>"What do you mean?" I asked, "I have always been completely objective."</p>