Originally Posted by Elizadolots
Why? He's now part of that reality. Why does he have to let it take nasty turns?
Because it's too much power. Plus he can't stop them all from happening and it wouldn't prevent other nasty events happening anyway.
Not even so much political events etc - they have been changed in ways he can't forsee. But technologically he could advance the Federation 129 years overnight. Both militarily and scientifically.
I just don't see that as being a good idea. It destablises the quadrant as the powers are out of technological synch with the advantage the Federation has. The other powers seek to catch up - viola a new Cold War in the alpha quadrant as the Klingons/Romulans and others attempt to counter the advances the Federation makes.
Then you have more conflict, more death and more bad things happening.