I expected "the refugee episode" would be disliked by channers because Trek is pretty rogressive, so it's just "ah fuck refugees i don't need this agenda here"
But it was just genuinely bad
And to be honest the alternative you propose doesn't sound much better. Though if they wanted to be realistic, it doesn't need to be magic, it can just be that farming is what they do and if working hard and constantly to make the tattered land grow crops, they'll do it, and it works for Bajor because they don't have such a surplus of people that anyone wants
Just like real life, it's giving shit jobs no one wants to do to the immigrants who don't need to be paid fairly for it
And the message is "migrate cheap labor into underdeveloped land to make it useful"
Then 3 seasons down the line, we'll stop with the constant retarded bajoran terrorist schemes and instead of retarded refugee terrorist schemes.
Anyway, we made jokes during the episode and after it, so it wasn't that bad. looking forward to the next one tomorrow.