I mentioned the PCA as an example.
Starvation caused by taxes and "oppression", and other classic rules... No offense, but I don't want to take it in consideration.
You earn 5,000. The government takes away 4,750. You and your family starve.
I earn 5,000 and the governments takes away 500-1,500. I continue to love and protect my family.
A guy earns 450,000 and the government takes away 200,000-300,000. It can be done without starving a family.
Sacrifices must be made...I would be willing to forgo all luxury and would be happy with the basics (any kind of food, roof over my head, water) if it means SURVIVAL FOR MY WHOLE RACE.
People don't think that way. If the British government began supertaxing so that they would win the war against the Humbuggs who had nuclear bombs, the British people would demonstrate, riot, etc. etc.
Humbuggs = Argentinians ? = Germans ? = Italians ?
Anyways, we're talking about another Species, capable of destroying stars.
You can't compare the Shivans to those...uhm..."Humbuggs".