i think she was legit thinking its not ok to eradicate another species, no matter what the state of the gemworld was. like, i think the gems had somewhat justified reason to make kindergartens - i think it was either for a war with some other enemy where a loss would result in genocide/enslavement/colonization/a mix of all, or they had a problem with reproduction (or maybe rather production). or maybe it’s both. it’s probably both. maybe their numbers were dropping too quickly and they had to find new places to make gems. maybe kindergartens are a last-resort way of production - quick, effective, and at the cost of others. or maybe the gems drained their own planet already and had to find new places to fill the numbers.
what makes me wonder is that they still want to use them. why the gems left the kindergartens for such a long time? if they are so superior now, why they were not interested in reactivating them earlier? they easily could do it. perhaps they fought off the threat or their own. or something worse happened. they lost and got colonized. i think it can explain why they are so different now - another culture dominated and influenced their growth, perhaps? also the kindergartens seem to be of low priority. maybe they were meant to be dusted off just as an ‘old thing that we used to have that maybe someday comes in handy so lets have it at hand’.
basically unrelated, but i had this thought in my head for a while and i don’t know if i’ll have a chance to share it:
gems live in the temple that has a humanoid shape, based on how the 4 would look like together fused. and now we know that homeworld gems use tech shaped after body parts too. this makes me think that the ‘homeworld’ is actually a huge ass gem-shaped megazord shaped after their leaders fused (diamond authority?) maybe its more than one, maybe it’s few zords, each for one leader/important person. (maybe its both!!) but what if it goes further - what if the megazords ARE the authority?? who knows what this cartoon is capable off.
makes me wonder if its always been this way or if the gems fucked up their planet and had to leave, or maybe something from the outside fucked them up and they had to leave? or maybe they never had a planet in the first place???? maybe they are space parasite species?? were they created by someone or they evolved????
there are so many possibilities, but theres just so much unknown data here. i think we’ll get to learn more about it in season 2… someday….