Here you are justifying the crimes of the Scoia'Tael based on the suffering they have endured and yet when a human commits a crime against the elves we are supposed to care?
No. The point is that neither side has clean hands, and pretty much everything you can accuse one side of applies just as well to the other.
The difference is that supporting Roche keeps the status quo in place, which may or may not be what he and the Blue Stripes want. Going with Iorveth is an opportunity to create something better.
In terms of reading your posts it seemed as though "the Elves" and "the humans" were being used as shorthand to refer to "the Elves who are trying to wipe out the humans" and "the humans who are trying to wipe out the non-humans" respectively. I simply went with that.
Jacques choose to not give a damn about them and just use them as a tool and then discard them, considering the horrors he saw in Murky Waters because of the Scoia'Tael is it any surprise he became what he did?
Alvin had already cemented his attitudes towards the non-humans before Murky Waters. Even as early as Act I you can see what his playmates are up to, and interacting with him in Act II and III confirms that, never mind Act IV where he's all keen on playing pretend elf torture.
Sure there's one who brags about screwing the elf beforehand though I fail to see how that indicates he is scum
He's bragging that he will rape her. Scum in my book whether he means to follow through or not.
I admire Cedric because what he was doing was the correct way, just like what Martin Luther King Jr. did was the correct way: Non-violence is the only solution to racism.
Martin Luther King did not always take the path of non-violence; quite the contrary, early on. He went that way due to the influence of Bayard Rustin.
Non-violence is the only thing that works in the long term and absolutely should be strived for wherever and whenever possible. Unfortunately to get to the point where diplomacy is used force is often employed beforehand. Wars always end where they started; at a negotiating table.
Saskia was played by an ancient and very powerful sorceress who may well be the only rival Emhyr has in the political game. Hardly a serious mark against her leadership abilities given that the same can be said for every other ruler at the time, up to and including (briefly) Emhyr himself.
So what the Taliban are doing in Afghanistan is acceptable? This is what I find a bullshit argument.
There is a major difference between "acceptable" and "a use of available force most likely to accomplish their goals." I do not support or advocate terrorism; I am simply pragmatic about evaluating the situation. The Taliban (and, by analogy, the Scoia'tael) do not have the military strength to defeat their opposition. They do have the military strength to make the lives of enough people miserable that their opponents have to question what they're willing to endure to defeat them.
It's vile, but you work with the tools you have.
The humans right now who are oppressing the non-humans are culpable for their actions, but by their very nature the non-humans who are striking back have seen this sort of thing going on for decades if not centuries. At present all either side is doing is trying to get revenge for what the other did the day before, which in turn prompts another round of reprisals. The past is important because it informs that dynamic, but people are culpable only for their own actions.
You said such actions are inexcusable, yet you excuse it when Iorveth and S'coiatel does it.
I'm guessing there's something of a language barrier here, because I've said the exact opposite to what you think I have up until this point.
Also, when you get to finish the quest in Chapter 3 with Cynthia, you learned that the Vrans are extinct in part because of the infertility virus created by the elves. They hold no higher ground on this.
The Aen Elle, however bloodthirsty they may be, are not the Aen Sidhe. Nor are they dwarves, gnomes, bobolaks, or the rest.
The ones personally responsible do not. But Iorveth, Mottle, Yaevinn, Toruviel and others had nothing to do with it, so why condemn them?
It's simple. If he has changed, he would've shown remorse of his actions in the past.
By trying to help stop Letho? By fighting to protect humans? By stating that he wants to see a free nation where all the races can co-exist? Iorveth is, at heart, a warrior. He knows how to fight. It's what he's good at, and he knows that the best he can hope for is fighting in the name of a noble cause.
As for most of the town enthusiastically supporting Loredo, I challenge you on that claim.
Talk to the NPCs. Read Margot's notes. Watch what happens during the riot. It's not until Loredo decides to burn the Elven women alive that you see any of the townsfolk displaying second thoughts.
And whilst it wasn't always that way, unfortunately for the people of Flotsam and Lobinden, it is now.
To condemn the town for things that part of its population do is akin to condemning all non humans who live in Flotsam for things that the S'coiatel do. It's racial stereotyping.
I condemn those who are responsible, on either side. No more, no less.