Sep 28 2007
Boy, as if the far right has not done enough to alienate America over illegal aliens, now they are taking on the icons of Science Fiction:
Jonah, as for your discovery of your distaste for Star Trek: The Next Generation, let’s face it, the show was a conservative’s nightmare unless, maybe, you’re Ron Paul.
Oh pulleaase. These people are freaked out over a science fiction show? One which had some semblence of think before shootting? One that respected the right to life (or why else worry about shooting?). It’s a TV show folks. And a really good one too! With all the real world problems NRO is worried about Star Trek? Seems to me they are easily spooked. Conservatism can handle a little story telling, and all the Star Trek shows tried to illustrate how issues are complex and not something someone should knee-jerk react to. Acting on impulse is a serious sign of immaturity. That is a real world lesson that Star Trek hammered home again and again in various ways. The federation never appeased its enemies, accept to demonstrate how wrong that was (The Cardasssians come to mind).
But I cannot understand why the far right would take a swipe at one of the most popular cultural icons in the last 45 years? It seems they are desparate to be rejected. Are we going to get into the “Harry Potter is the devil” crap now????