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Is Buckhorn Evil

Post by Zain Farough » 05 Nov 2017, 00:14

This discussion is about Buckhorn. It is not sure that is he evil or is he a good man. Guys come on tell your opinions
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Post by Momiji1987 » 13 Dec 2017, 18:56

This is a good question and I'm curious why there's no engagement. I'd love to answer the question,but I haven't read the book.

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Post by Bancroft » 14 Dec 2017, 03:51

I don't think so that he is evil. Many people among us are of such nature and we can't call them evil
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Post by Spirit Wandering » 29 Jan 2018, 07:05

I'm not big on labeling people or situations good or evil. Rather, I think behavior should be evaluated as positive or negative. In this case, Buckhorn is not properly balancing environmental concerns with their profit motive.
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Post by Kuolettava » 29 Jan 2018, 16:12

Personally, I don't really believe that the aspects of "good" or "evil" should exist. They are very restricted and are based entirely on what a person's point of view is. I, like the person who posted above me, view things like this more as "positive" or "negative" in reflecting on the actions that other people make. I wouldn't necessarily label Buckhorn or the company as "evil". However, I would say that they are greedy. I believe in the conservation of our natural lands, particularly those that are currently in use by Native Americans. Companies, corporations, and the government have taken enough away from the people that existed here before any colonizers. I don't think what Buckhorn is doing is right, but we also get little to no information on what the material that they are trying to mine is going to be used for.

On the other hand, those with a more corporate interest would likely view what Buckhorn is trying to do as a positive for the community. What I don't think those people are generally looking at are the long-term effects that an excavation of that size would have on the community. Sure, initially there would be jobs for locals, but it could also very likely bring in work from all over the country (or even the world) and create the good ol' boom towns, which, in the end, destroy the local economy. Not to mention the natural land that was once so beautiful and something to be proud of would be destroyed. It wasn't entirely clear if the land was a part of the state park or not, but if it was, there is also the plot hole of the protection of state and federal parks that wasn't considered in the inclusion of Buckhorn and their intentions.

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Post by Carmel Bachelor » 09 Mar 2018, 23:11

I don't know whether I would call him 'evil' but the acts that he's committed, particularly with the insinuations that he sexually assaulted Tom's daughter, Becky, and quite possibly Sarah, are definitely unforgivable and I hope he answers for it in the coming sequels.

Add the fact that he's the head of the company that's trying to destroy Native American land and think its totally okay to practically hire mercenaries to intimidate and threaten people into silence definitely doesn't help his case either. I hope he answers for all of it.
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Post by mamalui » 12 Mar 2018, 13:29

I don't think Buckhorn was evil,to me he came across as a business man who perhaps didn't have much consideration for the natives beliefs or their sacred lands and perhaps his goons took things too far to ensure his mining plans see the light of day.
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Post by onixpam » 31 Mar 2018, 11:45

I think he is evil, but only people who put his own will over others must be call evil, he only search for personal gaining, monetary accrue and he forgets what people needs, he is able to destroy anything between him and his goals.

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Post by mmklundt » 02 Apr 2018, 13:43

Buckhorn is not evil. He is a man focused on his own business priorities without the consideration for other cultures and history. He is selfish, hard headed, rude, and unlikable but not evil.
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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 17:53

Zain Farough wrote:
05 Nov 2017, 00:14
This discussion is about Buckhorn. It is not sure that is he evil or is he a good man. Guys come on tell your opinions
I believe in the inherent goodness of humanity. I prefer to look at the actions and situations, and to attempt at looking at the person holistically. There's not much description or evidence to base my judgments on Buckhorn. What would be ideal, though, is that there should be a conscious effort not to sacrifice ethical principles and societal awareness for the sake of power or business profit. I've read about mega corporations, which ensure that sustainability remains part of their overall organisational strategy yet they still amass profits, obviously; it's a win-win.
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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 17:55

Momiji1987 wrote:
13 Dec 2017, 18:56
This is a good question and I'm curious why there's no engagement. I'd love to answer the question,but I haven't read the book.
I believe it's a good question, too. If it's fine for us to have spoilers, I would have gladly give you some inside look. I definitely agree with you that it's always best to reserve our judgment when we're already satisfied that we already have all the facts and considerations we need. Cheers.
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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 17:57

Bancroft wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 03:51
I don't think so that he is evil. Many people among us are of such nature and we can't call them evil
I also would like to avoid calling another person evil. There's always hope.
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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 18:01

Spirit Wandering wrote:
29 Jan 2018, 07:05
I'm not big on labeling people or situations good or evil. Rather, I think behavior should be evaluated as positive or negative. In this case, Buckhorn is not properly balancing environmental concerns with their profit motive.
That's very much well-expressed and I agree. I've seen the balanced scorecard (sustainability and other considerations and not just profit) work for huge business entities, so it could have worked in Buckhorn's case should the company chose to do so, too.
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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 18:05

Kuolettava wrote:
29 Jan 2018, 16:12
Personally, I don't really believe that the aspects of "good" or "evil" should exist. They are very restricted and are based entirely on what a person's point of view is. I, like the person who posted above me, view things like this more as "positive" or "negative" in reflecting on the actions that other people make. I wouldn't necessarily label Buckhorn or the company as "evil". However, I would say that they are greedy. I believe in the conservation of our natural lands, particularly those that are currently in use by Native Americans. Companies, corporations, and the government have taken enough away from the people that existed here before any colonizers. I don't think what Buckhorn is doing is right, but we also get little to no information on what the material that they are trying to mine is going to be used for.

On the other hand, those with a more corporate interest would likely view what Buckhorn is trying to do as a positive for the community. What I don't think those people are generally looking at are the long-term effects that an excavation of that size would have on the community. Sure, initially there would be jobs for locals, but it could also very likely bring in work from all over the country (or even the world) and create the good ol' boom towns, which, in the end, destroy the local economy. Not to mention the natural land that was once so beautiful and something to be proud of would be destroyed. It wasn't entirely clear if the land was a part of the state park or not, but if it was, there is also the plot hole of the protection of state and federal parks that wasn't considered in the inclusion of Buckhorn and their intentions.
I wouldn't be able to express the ideas similar to yours any better than you just did. It seems like you've got much in-depth knowledge on actual examples and situations to base your views on.
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Post by Espie » 27 May 2018, 18:07

Carmel Bachelor wrote:
09 Mar 2018, 23:11
I don't know whether I would call him 'evil' but the acts that he's committed, particularly with the insinuations that he sexually assaulted Tom's daughter, Becky, and quite possibly Sarah, are definitely unforgivable and I hope he answers for it in the coming sequels.

Add the fact that he's the head of the company that's trying to destroy Native American land and think its totally okay to practically hire mercenaries to intimidate and threaten people into silence definitely doesn't help his case either. I hope he answers for all of it.
The triumph of goodness is what I'd look forward to, too.
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