Does helping Mirror Universe Terrans violate the Prime Directive?

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Does helping Mirror Universe Terrans violate the Prime Directive?

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Does helping Mirror Universe Terrans violate the Prime Directive?

Post by marsh8472 » Sat May 26, 2018 8:02 pm

I was watching DS9 episode "Shattered Mirror" where the Terran rebels built another Defiant which did not seem to bother Sisko. Kirk went out of his way to influence Spock at the end of the "Mirror, Mirror" episode to reform the Terran Empire. It got me thinking about whether interfering with the events of the mirror universe, specifically with Terran Rebels/Empire, is a violation of the prime directive or not. The federation has influenced the Terrans in virtually every mirror universe episode.

Sisko did say this in "Through the Looking Glass":
SISKO: I'm sorry, but you're going to have to find someone else. I don't belong here and I'm not about to interfere with events going on in this universe.

insinuating that it may be a violation to help Terrans.

But in episode "Masterpiece Society" they said interring with human cultures is not a violation:
PICARD: If we ever needed reminding of the importance of the Prime Directive, it is now.
RIKER: The Prime Directive doesn't apply. They're human.

In "Masterpiece Society" they disregarded the Prime Directive to save a human society that was isolated from the federation kind of like the way the Terrans in the mirror universe are isolated from the humans in the Prime universe. Or trying to relocate the Indians in episode "Journey's End". Since they're both cases of humans isolated from the federation maybe the prime directive does not apply in the same sense. So maybe by birthright they do have a say in how the Terran culture of the mirror universe counter-parts develop?

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