Chapter 18

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Chapter 18

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The life of a single human, as the life of a family or an entire people,
persists as memory. My people must come to see this as part of their maturing
process. They are people as organism, and in this persistent memory they store
more and more experiences in a subliminal reservoir. Humankind hopes to call
upon this material if it is needed for a changing universe. But much that is
stored can be lost in that chance play of accident which we call "fate." Much
may not be integrated into evolutionary relationships, and thus may not be
evaluated and keyed into activity by those ongoing environmental changes which
inflict themselves upon flesh. The species can forget! This is the special value
of the Kwisatz Haderach which the Bene Gesserits never suspected: the Kwisatz
Haderach cannot forget.

-The Book of Leto, After Harq al-Ada

While crossing the sand from The Attendant back to Sietch Tabr, Stilgar couldn't help but think of Leto's comment on how beautifull the young women are this year. They often don't wear stilsuits anymore and villages are being made of mud bricks. He feels like part of a dying breed, but he feels this is a sign that the Fremen are becoming more like people on other planets in the Imperium. People had always dreamed of starting a new life on another planet but to the Fremen, this had never even been a possibility. The old ways forced them to look inward, not outward. This could be a danger to Alia's plans. Stilgar fears the comming changes, sameness and stability are the goals of government. As they reach the entrance to Sietch Tabr, Leto stops Stilgar and says tradition isn't the absolute guide Stilgar thought it was.
They were destroyed because they lied pretentiously. Have no fear that my wrath
will fall upon you because of your innocent mistakes.

~Leto II, God Emperor
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