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Old 12-19-2012, 12:38 AM   #364
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Default Re: The IRON MAN 3 News & Speculation Thread - Part 5

"Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor"

Mandarin wants that role to be filled by technology. Also by transforming the people who go against his Empire into Soldiers... as well as ex-convicts and those who break the law without purpose or for money they don't necessarily need, like ColdBlood. That's the thing, true political anarchy as originally outlined does have laws. Those laws are decided upon at a local level, because Anarchism is totally against any form of remote leadership... Mandarin doesn't see himself as a terrorist.
Political anarchy's original goal was to break the world up into smaller governing bodies based on self-sustainability and to remove overall leadership of the nations governing them--making each of the regions into a political state that could cooperate with the others and have its own agreed upon laws applicable only in that anarchistic state. Mandarin wants this for the world, but secretly wants to guide them into his technological Empire and uses Anarchy as a tool.

Mandarin gets directly involved unlike most politicians, even though he's still controlling many things. He's like an Emperor who takes part in the bigger battles.

Time will tell on their power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait 'til their judgement day comes

Mandarin's too much like the people he's fighting, because he's adopted their technology. He thinks his cause is just and that he's not a terrorist--he thinks that he can treat his soldiers like complete pawns, use unconventional war tactics, and not be held accountable.
Taggert was willingly serving his country and that's what makes it so hard to turn him. Mandarin has to have his men do a lot of manipulating to turn him against the U.S. and continue to have him serve them, Taggert has a strong will like a true hero and he's able to fight the effects of the virus. In the end Rhodey/jarvis are able to save him but only because his mind's not completely gone. The worst thing about it is you would see yourself behaving as a pawn and not be able to stop it. ColdBlood would even be able to tell people he doesn't want to be doing this, although he was already evil.

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