From the beginning the series portrayed the dispute between these two factors. And in this final arc they showed in a very realistic way the outcome. When the military leaders (or political ones) don't listen to the people and think they can decide for everyone there'll be resistance and/or revolution. The greatness of this series was always the multi-layered story telling. SciFi, politics, action, personal tragedies, belief and great acting combined. A milestone of televison.