One of the most bizarre reactions to a presidential candidate has to be the new Facebook page “Trek against Trump” which consists of a statement opposing the candidacy of Donald Trump. The document is signed by a myriad of people, directors, producers, writers, actors, and even children of the same associated with “Star Trek.” The argument against making Trump president is, “Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe as Donald Trump.”

What exactly are the “ideals of the Star Trek universe” one might ask?

The statement contains Pablum about “hope and optimism”, “positive vision of the future”, and “individual beliefs and lifestyles are respected.” Of course, that is all wrong and that such is being associated with Star Trek shows how much the social justice warriors have captured the franchise.

The essential ideal of Star Trek was caught in the voice-over that sounded over the opening credits. “To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” The latter phrase was updated to the more inclusive phrase, “where no one has gone before.” In essence, Trek was about space exploration. When utopianism started to creep into the franchise, it began to become annoying.

A cynical person would add that the ideals of “Star Trek” also consisted of shooting evil aliens with phasers and having sex with good, attractive looking aliens. Those activities seemed to have been what took up the time of Captain James T. Kirk, the first and best captain of the starship Enterprise. In that, one would imagine that Donald Trump would be very keen to follow the “ideals of the Trek universe.”

In fact, Trump is an orange haired Ferengi, the troll-like aliens who were parodies (some would say racist stereotypes) of free market capitalists.

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“Star Trek” never understood economics, suggesting that humanity had evolved beyond having money or an economy without explaining what that means. Buying and selling things and doing business were considered vulgar things, which meant that the Ferengi were vulgar. They resembled Nazi era stereotypes of Jewish moneylenders.

Which candidate, you might ask, best exemplifies the “ideals” of Trek? Why, none other than Hillary Clinton, who appears to be the greatest statesman (woman) since Surak of Vulcan.

Of course, she is a cross between Janice Lester, a character who would stop at nothing, even use an alien device to occupy Captain Kirk’s body, to acquire a position she was unqualified for and the Borg Queen, who wanted to assimilate the universe.

So the message of the “Trek against Trump” is “resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.”  

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