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mamalui wrote:
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.
I'd also avoid calling anyone evil. The bad choices and actions are evident, though.
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onixpam wrote:
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.
I agree with you that a person should not consciously sacrifice ethics just for wanton personal wants and gains.
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mmklundt wrote:
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.
I also think the same way. His choices have negative implications.
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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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dtb wrote:
28 May 2018, 09:16
Espie wrote:
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.
Me too.
Thank you. It's great to "meet" someone who thinks the same way. Cheers.
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Espie wrote:
27 May 2018, 18:09
mamalui wrote:
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.
I'd also avoid calling anyone evil. The bad choices and actions are evident, though.
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mamalui wrote:
28 May 2018, 13:07
Espie wrote:
27 May 2018, 18:09
mamalui wrote:
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.
I'd also avoid calling anyone evil. The bad choices and actions are evident, though.
True...
It's good to "meet" someone who's on the "same page." Cheers.
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Buckhorn's all about the money. You can call that evil. I would. :P

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If he did sexually assault Sarah he does have problems. It didn't really get into it that much.
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I don’t think he is evil. He was just doing his business and didn’t thought about native people. He was just thinking about his business. So he was not evil just pure businessman.

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I'm a little confused with the wording of your question. Buckhorn is the company, which unfortunately, seems to allow its employees to use whatever means necessary to secure what the company desires. Since it's tolerated, and maybe even encouraged, I think it would be safe to say that Buckhorn as a whole is crossing the line in regards to adhering to the code of ethics. Yet in today's society, it's probably more common than we'd like to believe. Evil? Perhaps. Taking advantage of depressed economies? Absolutely.

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