Mantle of Responsibility=White Man's Burden?

Has anyone else seen the similarities between the Forerunner’s “Mantle of Responsibility” and old European’s “White Man’s Burden” ? Both assume they are the superior species/ race and that its their burden and responsibility to keep the lesser ones in line?

It should be noted that that particular view of the Mantle was held by the Forerunners- the Didact in particular. And the Precursors/Flood destroyed them for it.

What the Mantle of Responsibility really is remains to be seen. Considering the Precursors, there may not even really be a Mantle of Responsibility. It could be just another form of control.

Are we really gonna go there? Lol

I mean maybe but its not intended im sure.

> Has anyone else seen the similarities between the Forerunner’s “Mantle of Responsibility” and old European’s “White Man’s Burden” ? Both assume they are the superior species/ race and that its their burden and responsibility to keep the lesser ones in line?

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In paper the Mantle of Responsibility is a belief system that says “balh blah protect and serve everyone equally” but the Didcat took as like you are saying a “white-Man’s burden”, he would severely punish any troublesome species and he would do it in the name of the mantle. Similar to how Muslims use suicide bombers in the name of Allah ( no offence).

Clearly not the right thing to do but people will take an idea and abuse it to their own end; the ends justify the means.