aethereon wrote:Was it Darwi Odrade that visited his no-chamber centuries later and confirmed him (I'll have to check that myself, later)? The very notion that it was SHE who explored his chambers confirmed his GP.
She found his spice hoard at Sietch Tabr. His no-chamber at Dar-es-Balat was discovered several hundred years before the beginning of Heretics
. Leto could not know who exactly would discover/explore the hoard chamber because he could not "see" her: Odrade had the Siona Gene. But he could know that only a BG Reverend Mother would be able to discover the hoard because of the hints and directions he left.
The HM later confirmed the existence of Unknown Enemy out beyond the fringe of inner empire to the horizons of the scattering itself.
They reconfirmed the GP by heralding a jihad of their own against the neo old empire.
The Golden Path has nothing to do with jihad.
This was during and following the utter demise of the BT... The HM played the most significant role in eliminating their stronghold, right? As "awakened axlotl tanks" they were aware of something very nearly associated with it outside of their control?**
The HM did eliminate the BT by destroying their worlds. As for them being "awakened axlotl tanks", that is McDune heresy. Blasphemy!
Sheana was in-bourne with more than just wormsong. She, Duncan, the gholas (all in general), and the Jews were a huge part of what would have defined the other enemy. They may have been the remaining vestiges of what the GP was out to eliminate from the start. If I could speak for Leto, perhaps it would be: " I fixed 99% of humanity's fuck ups, but the tools I used must be eliminated."
The only things the Golden Path was "out to eliminate from the start" were the complete extinction of the human species and control of the whole species by one individual. I do not know this Leto you would speak for.
Furthermore, and back to M&D** - there were obviously things Leto felt a need to arm Humanity as a whole against. Perhaps it was his own "tools," perhaps it was M&D and their click (if any), or imperial government period. The other unknown enemy was not for damned certain a machine of any sort in terms as independent threat to humanity as a whole.
Leto did not feel a need to arm Humanity against anything except species-threatening disasters (man-made or natural) and future "predators" like himself. He believed that his Golden Path was what needed to be done. He did not micromanage by trying to foresee every threat that would ever arise.
I believe Leto was living an example for good/bad/ugly to be something that humanity would absolutely never forget, and if they did - spread them out to a point where consolidation on any level would be impossible. I believe his GP was with the intention of setting an example to cultivate individual resourcefulness across the board to deal with anything - especially if it was a manifest threat to all of humanity created by its factions. He was also using religious fervence against humanity to demonstrate the dangers of it.
Basically. But there could never again be a threat to ALL of humanity after The Scattering.
In this case, the essence of the original BG mission was accomplished, without them.
But he foresaw a role for them in his future universe, which is why he didn't eliminate them outright and why he had to ensure that there would be worms and spice in the future.