Friday, September 08, 2006

Trotsky, Klingons, and Bold Navel-Gazing

"You may not be interested in the Borg, but the Borg is interested in you."

Or, a case-study in why we could go to the moon in the 60's, but can't reliably get a human in orbit at the beginning of the third millineum:

Thanks to a process of osmosis from perennial reruns, Star Trek has propagated the belief that it is proper to interfere in other societies, that it is America’s duty to assume the role of (inter-)world policeman, and to correct the errant ways of other cultures — for their own good. And Spock was to Kirk what Blair is to Bush, a lackey willing to assist his master in his curious mission that seemingly has no specific objective.


Anyway, Happy Birthday, Trekdom.

Hat tip: The Geek in the Corner.


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